No. 4 Bruins Down Pepperdine, 2-0 in NCAA Second Round

Nov. 16, 2003

Box Score

LOS ANGELES - Following a scoreless first half, fourth-seeded UCLA tallied a pair of goals in the second half to defeat Pepperdine, 2-0 Sunday in an NCAA Second Round showdown at UCLA's Drake Stadium. With the victory, UCLA (18-3-3) moves on to the third round and will take on 13th-seeded Kansas in a home match on Friday, Nov. 21 at 7:00 p.m. Pepperdine ends its season with a 14-6-1 overall record.

Much like she has done all season, Bruin forward Iris Mora tallied her sixth game-winning goal of the year Sunday, breaking a scoreless tie in the 62nd minute of play. Mora, who leads the team in scoring with 37 points (12g, 13a), was able to out-jump a Pepperdine defender and head in an Amy Fazio cross to give the Bruins a 1-0 lead.

UCLA would score its second goal of the match less than a minute later when forward Lindsay Greco received a Jill Oakes pass deep in the Pepperdine box. Greco was able to slip in a right-footed shot past goalkeeper Anna Picarelli.

UCLA's back line consisting of Kathryn Lee, Amy Fazio, Kendal Billingsley and Nandi Pryce turned in one of its best defensive performances of the season Sunday, holding the Waves to just one shot on the day. Offensively, the Bruins had 24 shots and were led by Sarah-Gayle Swanson, Bristyn Davis and Mora, who each had five. UCLA also owned a 9-1 advantage in corner kicks.

Bruin goalkeeper Arianna Criscione, who made her only save of the day in the last seconds of the match, registered her fifth shutout of the season.

UCLA stands just two victories away from tying the school record for most victories in a season. The 2001 team finished with a 20-3 overall record. It is the fifth year in a row that the Bruins have advanced to the third round of the NCAA Tournament.

Friday's third-round match between UCLA and Kansas will be the first-ever meeting between the two schools.

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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