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Men's Soccer Wins First Game of Pacific Soccer Classic
By: UCLA Athletics

October 31, 1998

UCLA men's soccer team won its opening match in the Pacific Soccer Classic Friday night by defeating Saint Mary's 2-0. Top-ranked Indiana won its opening match, 3-0 over Loyola Marymount to set up a showdown for the tournament title with UCLA Sunday, November 1 at UCLA's North Athletic Field at 1:00 pm.

Shea Travis came off the bench with a sliding one-on-one goal at the 39:11 mark. Seth George scored his 11th goal of the season in the 67th minute after Martin Bruno's shot was saved but not held by Saint Mary's keeper Steve Reardon. George's rebound shot hit the top of the crossbar and went in. UCLA's defense allowed just five shots on goal, all in the second half.

UCLA's victory extended its home winning streak to 26 regular season games (29 overall), the second-most in NCAA history.

Dema Kovalenko scored two of Indiana's first-half goals to lead the Hoosiers to victory over Loyola Marymount. Matt Fundenberger had two assists in Indiana's fifth consecutive shutout. The Lions had to play a man down for the final 13 minutes when forward Robert Palikuca picked up his second yellow card of the match but did not allow nor score a goal.

The Bruins improve to 11-2 overall. Indiana improves to 16-1. Saint Mary's drops to 5-10-0, while LMU drops to 4-9-1. The Pacific Soccer Classic concludes Sunday, Nov. 1 at the North Athletic Field. LMU will face Saint Mary's at 10:30 am, while UCLA meets Indiana for the Classic title at 1:00 pm.

UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Tuesday, Aug 18
vs. Mexican U-17 ...
Los Angeles, CA
T, 1 - 1
Saturday, Aug 22
vs. San Francisco
Los Angeles, CA
W, 2 - 1
Saturday, Aug 29
vs. New Mexico
Los Angeles, CA
W, 1 - 0
Friday, Sep 04 - 4:00 PM PST
at Maryland
College Park, MD
Monday, Sep 07 - 10:00 AM PST
at Georgetown
Washington, DC
Sunday, Sep 13 - 5:00 PM PST
vs. UC Riverside
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Sep 18 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Cal Poly
Los Angeles, CA
Monday, Sep 21 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. UC Santa Barbara
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Sep 25 - 4:30 PM PST
vs. VCU
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Sep 27 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. UC Irvine
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Oct 02 - 1:30 PM PST
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
Sunday, Oct 04 - 7:00 PM PST
at Washington
Seattle, WA
Monday, Oct 12 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. San Diego State
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Oct 16 - 8:00 PM PST
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
Monday, Oct 19 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. California
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Oct 23 - 8:00 PM PST
at Stanford
Stanford, CA
Sunday, Oct 25 - 3:00 PM PST
at California
Berkeley, CA
Sunday, Nov 01 - 10:00 AM PST
at Akron
Akron, OH
Friday, Nov 06 - 2:00 PM PST
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Nov 08 - 5:00 PM PST
vs. Washington
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Nov 14 - 7:00 PM PST
at San Diego State
San Diego, CA
Thursday, Nov 19 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA First Round
Sunday, Nov 22 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Second Round