Men's Soccer Team Falls To Maryland In Overtime

Aug. 31, 2001


Charlottesville, Va. - Playing two men down for the last 44 minutes of the contest, the seventh-ranked UCLA men's soccer team lost its season opener, 2-1, to 15th-ranked Maryland. With 40 seconds remaining in the second overtime, Maryland's Philip Salyer headed a one-timer into the net for the golden goal.

After Maryland's A.J. Herrera scored on a penalty kick at the 10:42 mark, UCLA evened the score when sophomore forward Cliff McKinley scored on a one-timer from Jimmy Frazelle in the 40th minute. The game remained tied at 1-1 through the entire second half, the first overtime and all the way through to the 119:20 mark of the game.

UCLA was hit hard by fouls, as Alex Yi and Adolfo Gregorio were issued red cards and will have to sit out the next game, which will be Sunday against host Virginia. Yi received his first yellow card two minutes into the game then received his second in the 38th minute that put him on the bench. Gregorio received his red card on a tackle in the second half.

In his first collegiate start, redshirt sophomore Zach Wells made six saves and gave up just two goals (one being a penalty kick) in 119 minutes. Noah Palmer, who entered the game at halftime, earned the victory for the Terrapins.

The loss was UCLA's first in a season opener since 1988.

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