UCLA Men's Soccer Ties South Carolina, 0-0, Wins Pacific Soccer Classic

Oct. 28, 2001

Box Score

Box Score, CS Fullerton vs. St. Mary's

Los Angeles, Calif. - On Day Two of the 16th Annual UCLA Pacific Soccer Classic at Frank W. Marshall Field, UCLA and 12th-ranked South Carolina battled to a hard-fought 0-0 tie, giving UCLA its 12th Pacific Soccer Classic team title on goal differential.

UCLA's 5-1 win over St. Mary's on Friday proved to be the deciding factor in the team title since South Carolina beat Cal State Fullerton only by two goals, 2-0.

The UCLA-South Carolina game, was a thriller, as both teams attacked often throughout the contest. UCLA took 25 shots to South Carolina's 17. Both goalkeepers were outstanding in the nets, as Gamecock keeper Michael Bachmeyer made a stadium-record 15 saves, and Bruin netminder Zach Wells made six.

The Bruins nearly won the game in the waning seconds, as midfielder Adolfo Gregorio fired a shot past the 6'6" Bachmeyer. However, Gamecock midfielder Jack Cummings put a head on the ball just before it crossed the goal line to preserve the tie.

"In terms of feeling successful, we definitely feel it this weekend," said UCLA head coach Todd Saldana. "We scored five goals in the first day and created a lot of offense today. We got good quality opportunities once we got Ryan (Futagaki) in the game (at the start of the second half), and to see the defense hold up under South Carolina's pressure was encouraging. Winning the tournament was our objective."

Earlier in the afternoon, Cal State Fullerton downed St .Mary's, 4-0 behind two goals from reserve Jason Ashurst. Ashurst scored his first goal at the 39:52 mark when he chipped the ball over St. Mary's keeper Dan McElhinney from 30 yards out. Ashurst scored again at the 50:25 mark with an assist from Jyrki Kylaheiko. Brent Whitfield made it 3-0 in the 60th minute, and Cameron McKinnon closed it out in the 83rd minute when he fired in a rebounded shot past McElhinney.

Fullerton keeper Sam Reynolds, who made six saves, picked up his first win of the season. St. Mary's goalkeeper Dan McElhinney made a career-high 10 saves.

UCLA midfielder Chadd Davis, who recorded two goals and an assist against St. Mary's Friday, earned Tournament Offensive MVP honors. Wells, who made nine saves and allowed zero goals in 181 minutes of play over the weekend, was selected the Defensive MVP to extend UCLA's streak of Pacific Soccer Classic Defensive MVPs to 10 years. Also earning All-Tournament honors were: Nelson Akwari and Scot Thompson (UCLA), Tim Glowienka, Ryan Daley and David Moore (South Carolina), Keith Buckley and Jason Ashurst (Cal State Fullerton), and Brian Kummer and Diego Rovira (St. Mary's).

All-Tournament Team

Offensive MVP: Chadd Davis, UCLA
Defensive MVP: Zach Wells, UCLA

UCLA - Chadd Davis, Zach Wells, Nelson Akwari, Scot Thompson
South Carolina - Tim Glowienka, Ryan Daley, David Moore
Cal State Fullerton - Keith Buckley, Jason Ashurst
St. Mary's - Brian Kummer, Diego Rovira

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
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 - 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
Sunday, Nov 29 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Third Round
Friday, Dec 04 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Quarterfinals
Friday, Dec 11 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA College Cup ...
Kansas City, MO
Sunday, Dec 13 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA College Cup ...
Kansas City, MO