Another Bruin Shutout

Sept. 19, 2008

Box Score

LOS ANGELES -The second-ranked UCLA women's soccer team picked up its sixth straight shutout on Friday, registering a 3-0 victory over Miami in the first match of the UCLA Women's Cup at Drake Stadium. The Bruins (6-0-1), who haven't allowed a goal since the season opener against UC Santa Barbara, have outscored their opponents 19-1 through the first seven matches.

Senior midfielder Christina DiMartino notched her first multiple-goal performance of the year, scoring the Bruins' first two goals of the match. Her first strike, just before halftime (39:19), came on a ball sent up from junior Lauren Cheney. DiMartino was able to control the ball with her shoulder before rifling a right-footed shot to the far post from about 15 yards out. DiMartino and Cheney hooked up again for UCLA's second goal at the 51:23 mark. This time Cheney crossed the ball across the top of the box to DiMartino, who curled in a perfect shot to the top-left corner.

Sophomore Kylie Wright capped the scoring for the Bruins with the first goal of her career in the 88th minute. After freshman Sydney Leroux had a shot blocked toward the top of the box, the ball bounced to Wright, who was positioned near the top left corner. She hit a right-footed ball to the far post for the Bruins' third goal of the match.

Junior Kristina Larsen almost got in on the scoring in the 58th minute, as she made a brilliant run through the box before hitting a header off the post. Miami's best chance at a goal came at the 54:56 mark when Brittney Steinbruch hit the crossbar on a shot. The ball bounced back into play and Julianne Rickers had an open header, however the ball sailed just wide.

UCLA played its two goalkeepers for the fourth straight match, with senior Ashley Thompson getting the start before being relieved by freshman Yiana Dimmitt in the 62nd minute. Each player made one save on the day. The Bruins outshot Miami, 27-5 for the match.

UCLA will round out the weekend against New Mexico on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. The first match that day features No. 24 San Diego against Miami.

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
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 - 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
Friday, Dec 04 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA College Cup ...
Cary, NC
Sunday, Dec 06 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA College Cup ...
Cary, NC