Bruins Down Gauchos, 3-1 in Santa Barbara

Sept. 27, 2009

Box Score

Santa Barbara, Calif. - Forward Sydney Leroux had a pair of goals, and defender Jenna Belcher added another, as the third-ranked UCLA women's soccer team posted a 3-1 victory over UC Santa Barbara at Harder Stadium on Sunday afternoon. The Bruins, winners of eight straight, up their record to 8-1-1 on the season. The Gauchos fall to 3-6-1 overall.

Leroux scored her ninth goal of the season in just the fifth minute of Sunday's match, as she got loose on a breakaway set up by a through ball from Ahsha Smith.

UCSB, however, would actually tie the match just before halftime when Erin Ortega headed in a cross from Alissa Sanchez at the 42:54 mark.

Redshirt junior Jenna Belcher then put the Bruins ahead 2-1 in the 50th minute, scoring her first career goal off of a corner kick sent in from junior Lauren Barnes.

Leroux capped the Bruins' scoring in the 63rd minute, as she beat a pair of Gaucho defenders to eventually finish off a one-on-one situation with UCSB goalkeeper Ali Cutler.

The Bruins outshot the Gauchos, 12-7 on the day. Chante Sandiford made one save in 90 minutes of action, improving to 8-0-1 on the year.

UCLA rounds out the non-conference portion of its schedule next Friday, facing Pepperdine at 3:00 p.m. in Malibu.

UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Sunday, Aug 30
vs. Wisconsin
Los Angeles, CA
W, 2 - 1
Friday, Sep 04
vs. Virginia
Los Angeles, CA
L, 1 - 2
Sunday, Sep 06
vs. Texas
Los Angeles, CA
L, 1 - 2
Friday, Sep 11
at Wake Forest
Winston-Salem, NC
W, 2 - 1
Sunday, Sep 13
at North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC
L, 1 - 3
Thursday, Sep 17
vs. Pepperdine
Los Angeles, CA
W, 1 - 0
Friday, Sep 25
vs. Oregon
Los Angeles, CA
W, 1 - 0
Thursday, Oct 01
at Washington
Seattle, WA
L, 1 - 2
Sunday, Oct 04
at Washington State
Pullman, WA
L, 2 - 4
Friday, Oct 09
vs. Arizona
Los Angeles, CA
W, 5 - 1
Sunday, Oct 11
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
T, 1 - 1 (2OT)
Saturday, Oct 17
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
L, 1 - 2
Friday, Oct 23
vs. Colorado
Los Angeles, CA
W, 2 - 1
Sunday, Oct 25
vs. Utah
Los Angeles, CA
W, 1 - 0
Thursday, Oct 29
at California
Berkeley, CA
L, 0 - 7
Sunday, Nov 01
at Stanford
Stanford, CA
L, 0 - 2
Friday, Nov 06
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
L, 0 - 2