Bruins Blank Gators, 3-0

Sept. 6, 2009

Box Score

Champaign, Ill. - In a battle of top 10 opponents on Sunday, the eighth-ranked UCLA women's soccer team scored three second-half goals en route to a 3-0 victory over No. 6 Florida at the Illini Challenge Cup hosted by the University of Illinois. The win concludes a successful weekend for the Bruins (3-1-1), who also defeated No. 11 Illinois, 2-1 on Friday.

Despite outshooting the Gators, 12-3 in the first half, the Bruins were unable to find the back of the net for the first 45 minutes of action. That changed just five minutes into the second half, however, as sophomore Sydney Leroux knocked in her team-leading sixth goal of the season off a pass from senior Kristina Larsen to give UCLA a 1-0 lead in the 51st minute.

Larsen would get a goal of her own in the 75th minute, her second of the season, as she buried a shot to the lower-left post after receiving the ball off a deflection from a Gator defender. Freshman Ahsha Smith was credited with the assist on that goal.

Senior Kara Lang capped the scoring for UCLA in the 88th minute, scoring off of a free kick.

UCLA owned a commanding 22-4 advantage in the final shot count. Redshirt freshman Chante' Sandiford picked up her second shutout of the season, making three saves in 90 minutes of action.

After playing its first five matches of the year on the road, UCLA will play its 2009 home opener on Sunday, Sept. 13 against Gonzaga. That match begins at 1:00 p.m.

UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Wednesday, Aug 12
vs. Missouri
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Aug 21
at Long Beach State
Long Beach, CA
L, 0 - 1
Sunday, Aug 23
at San Diego
San Diego, CA
W, 1 - 0 (2OT)
Sunday, Aug 30
vs. Wisconsin
Los Angeles, CA
W, 2 - 1
Friday, Sep 04 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Virginia
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Sep 06 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Texas
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Sep 11 - 4:00 PM PST
at Wake Forest
Winston-Salem, NC
Sunday, Sep 13 - 10:00 AM PST
at North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC
Thursday, Sep 17 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Pepperdine
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Sep 25 - 8:00 PM PST
vs. Oregon
Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, Oct 01 - 7:00 PM PST
at Washington
Seattle, WA
Sunday, Oct 04 - 11:00 AM PST
at Washington State
Pullman, WA
Friday, Oct 09 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Arizona
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Oct 11 - 1:00 PM PST
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Oct 17 - 1:00 PM PST
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
Friday, Oct 23 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Colorado
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Oct 25 - 1:00 PM PST
vs. Utah
Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, Oct 29 - 3:30 PM PST
at California
Berkeley, CA
Sunday, Nov 01 - 3:30 PM PST
at Stanford
Stanford, CA
Friday, Nov 06 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Nov 13 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA First Round
Friday, Nov 20 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Second Round
Sunday, Nov 22 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Third Round
Friday, Nov 27 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Quarterfinals