Oct. 16, 2005
Los Angeles, CA - A battle between two of the top goalkeepers in the nation - UCLA's Eric Reed and San Diego State's Tally Hall, resulted in a 0-0 scoreless tie at UCLA's Frank W. Marshall Field. The two goalkeepers entered the week ranked second (Reed) and third (Hall) nationally in goals against average and improved their numbers by earning the shutout over 110 minutes. Reed preserved UCLA's shutout streak at home, now at five games, and Hall made eight saves to earn his ninth shutout of the year.
UCLA outshot the Aztecs by a 20-9 count but was stymied by spectacular saves by Hall, particularly in the second half. At 66:40, Bruin midfielder Jonathan Bornstein got free on a breakaway and sped ahead of the defenders with just Hall to beat. But Hall made a fingertip save on a hard Bornstein shot. Eight minutes later, Bornstein stole the ball from an Aztec player, served it to Kamani Hill, who passed to Ryan Valdez in the box. Valdez fired a shot, but Hall made a point blank save. Hall came up big again at 77:40 when Bornstein again got free for a 1v1 shot, which Hall tipped out of bounds with a diving save.
Reed had his share of spectacular stops as well, totaling four saves on the day. He stopped a Kraig Chiles shot with a diving save to his left in the 14th minute and then came up with a huge play in the 85th minute. After an Omar Persad shot banged off the left post, Reed stayed with the play and was able to make the save on Raul Bautista's rebound shot.
UCLA put pressure on San Diego State in the two overtime periods, outshooting the Aztecs 6-0 in the extra time, but was unable to break through with a goal.
The Bruins (7-3-2, 3-1-1 in the Pac-10) will next host UC Santa Barbara on Thursday, Oct. 20 at 7:00 pm. San Diego State (7-1-4, 1-1-3) has a week off before facing San Diego on the road on Monday, Oct. 24.