Nov. 11, 2001
Stanford, Calif. - A late goal by No. 3 UCLA at 73:28 gave the Bruins the 1-0 victory over No. 4 Stanford this afternoon at Maloney Field. With the victory, UCLA wins the 2001 Pac-10 title and will receive the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament when the pairings are announced on Monday, Nov. 12. The Bruins finish the regular season with a 17-2-0 overall record and 8-1-0 Pac-10 mark.
Both teams were evenly matched throughout the first 45 minutes of play, with UCLA registering seven shots to the Cardinal's six. Stanford did get an early scoring opportunity in the third minute, but Marcie Ward's and Marcia Wallis' shots were both saved by Bruin goalkeeper CiCi Peterson.
The Bruins came out of halftime pressuring the Cardinal defense and at 73:28 Staci Duncan took the ball from the Stanford defender and fired a shot from the box giving UCLA the 1-0 lead.
UCLA outshot Stanford 13-11.
The bracket for the NCAA Division I Women's Soccer Championship will be announced live on Monday, Nov. 12 at 12 p.m. (PT) on various Fox Sports Affiliates.
1 2 F No. 3 UCLA 0 1 1 No. 4 Stanford 0 0 0 Scoring Summary: UCLA: Duncan, 73:28.
Shots: Stanford 11, UCLA 13 Corners: Stanford 3, UCLA 3 Saves: Stanford 7, UCLA 2