UCLA Men's Soccer Rallies To Defeat Washington, 3-2, In Overtime

Nov. 11, 2001

Box Score

Los Angeles, Calif. - The UCLA men's soccer team came from behind twice to defeat 10th-ranked Washington, 3-2, in overtime during the Bruins' regular season finale at Frank W. Marshall Field. The Bruins end the regular season with a six-game unbeaten streak.

UCLA made its first comeback in the first half. After a Bryn Ritchie goal in the 13th minute gave Washington a 1-0 lead, Tim Pierce came off the bench in the 29th minute and scored the equalizer just one minute later, following through on a Matt Taylor shot that was blocked by Husky goalkeeper Chad Olsen. The goal was his team-best seventh of the year.

Washington took the lead again in the 39th minute when Seth Marsh scored off a free kick and looked to win their sixth consecutive against the Bruins until UCLA earned a free kick in the 88th minute. Adolfo Gregorio took the free kick and lofted it to Taylor in the left corner of the goal box. With his back to the goal, Taylor unleashed a bicycle kick past Olsen to tie the game and send it to overtime.

In the 12th minute of overtime, a Tony Lawson cross found Cliff McKinley in the right corner of the box, and McKinley finished for the golden goal game-winner.

"The bottom line is that the guys showed a lot of heart and put all of their emotions into coming back into the game," said UCLA head coach Todd Saldana.

UCLA's record improves to 10-6-4, 5-2-1 in the Pac-10. Washington falls to 12-4-0, 3-3-0. The Bruins will await their post-season fate while the Huskies will finish out their Pac-10 schedule next week.

Game Summary - Washington at UCLA

Washington (12-4-0, 3-3-0)    2-0-0=2
UCLA (10-6-4, 5-2-1)          1-1-1=3

Shots - UW 12, UCLA 20
Corner Kicks - UW 8, UCLA 10
Saves - UW 7, UCLA 5
Fouls - UW 17, UCLA 22
Attendance - 631

Scoring Summary
12:20 - Bryn Ritchie, UW (Billy Sleeth)
29:49 - Tim Pierce, UCLA (Matt Taylor)
38:06 - Seth Marsh, UW (C.J. Klaas, Zach Kingsley)
87:34 - Matt Taylor, UCLA (Adolfo Gregorio)
101:08 - Cliff McKinley, UCLA (Tony Lawson)

UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Friday, Sep 04
at Maryland
College Park, MD
L, 1 - 2 (OT)
Monday, Sep 07
at Georgetown
Washington, DC
L, 1 - 3
Sunday, Sep 13
vs. UC Riverside
Los Angeles, CA
L, 1 - 2 (OT)
Friday, Sep 18
vs. Cal Poly
Los Angeles, CA
W, 4 - 1
Monday, Sep 21
vs. UC Santa Barbara
Los Angeles, CA
L, 2 - 4
Friday, Sep 25
vs. VCU
Los Angeles, CA
W, 2 - 1
Sunday, Sep 27
vs. UC Irvine
Los Angeles, CA
W, 4 - 3 (OT)
Friday, Oct 02
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
L, 0 - 1 (2OT)
Sunday, Oct 04
at Washington
Seattle, WA
W, 3 - 2 (2OT)
Monday, Oct 12
vs. San Diego State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 4 - 0
Friday, Oct 16
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
L, 1 - 2
Monday, Oct 19
vs. California
Los Angeles, CA
W, 6 - 0
Friday, Oct 23
at Stanford
Stanford, CA
T, 2 - 2
Sunday, Oct 25
at California
Berkeley, CA
L, 3 - 4
Sunday, Nov 01
at Akron
Akron, OH
W, 4 - 2
Friday, Nov 06
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 4 - 1
Sunday, Nov 08
vs. Washington
Los Angeles, CA
W, 2 - 1
Saturday, Nov 14
at San Diego State
San Diego, CA
L, 0 - 1 (2OT)
Thursday, Nov 19
vs. Cal Poly
Los Angeles, CA
W, 2 - 0
Sunday, Nov 22
at Seattle
Seattle, WA
L, 0 - 1