October 4, 1998
The second-ranked UCLA men's soccer team came from behind to defeat Loyola Marymount 2-1 in double overtime. The win was UCLA's sixth consecutive and its 23rd consecutive regular season home victory. The 23 consecutive home wins ties UCLA for second all-time in NCAA history with Virginia (1983-84 and 1987-88) and Philadephia Textile (1968-72).
Loyola Marymount, which is coached by former Bruin assistant coach and player Paul Krumpe, struck first in the third minute when Nick Resich launched a long throw-in to Brad Myrand in front of the goal. Myrand's shot beat UCLA keeper Nick Rimando (Montclair, Calif.) to give the Lions the early lead. The goal broke Rimando's shutout streak at 447 minutes and was UCLA's first goal allowed in 483 consecutive minutes.
But the Bruins showed their resiliency and scored 43 seconds later when sernior forward Seth George (Mission Viejo, Calif.) took a pass from Martin Bruno at the mouth of the goal and put it into the net.
One hundred and ten minutes later, the scoreless drought and the game ended when Sasha Victorine (Corona, Calif.) passed the ball from midfield to Junior Gonzalez (Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.) on the flanks. Gonzalez sent a cross to George, who put the ball into the net for the game-winner. George has now scored a goal or assist in nine consecutive games (third-most all-time at UCLA) and has scored 42 career goals (tied for seventh place on UCLA's all-time list) and 107 career points (eighth place on UCLA's all-time list).
Loyola keeper Jerad Bailey made 13 saves on 25 UCLA shots. Rimando had one save on four LMU shots.
UCLA runs its record to 7-1. Loyola is now 3-6. The Bruins will begin MPSF conference play Friday, Oct. 9 at home against Stanford. The game will be held at Spaulding Field at 7:30 pm.