September 10, 1998
DAVIDSON, N.C. -- It didn't take long for the #5 UCLA Bruins (2-1) to take the lead against the host Davidson Wildcats (0-4). The Bruins' first goal came less than three minutes into the match to get them on their way to a 3-0 victory on the road.
UCLA's Seth George took a pass from Ryan Lee in front of the net at the 2:55 mark and put it away past Davidson keeper Marshall Tyler for his 36th career goal. George then assisted the next Bruin goal with 1:11 remaining in the first half, dribbling the ball out of traffic towards his own goal then dumping it off to Pete Vagenas. From 30 yards out, Vagenas then delivered a rocket into the upper-left corner of the goal.
Martin Bruno finished the scoring for UCLA at the 71:36 mark off a pass from Chester Goodson.
Bruin goalkeeper Nick Rimando made three saves off 10 Davidson shots to preserve the shutout. Tyler made eight saves of his own as UCLA peppered the Davidson defense with 20 shots.
The win for the Bruins comes on the heels of a 2-1 loss to then eighth-ranked South Carolina on Sunday. The defending champs will next face Fresno State Sunday, Sept. 13 at UCLA's North Athletic Field at 2 pm.