Sept. 7, 2001
San Francisco, Calif. - The 10th-ranked UCLA men's soccer team picked up its first victory of the 2001 season, defeating host San Francisco, 4-0, at the diadora Classic.
After a scoreless first half from both teams, UCLA dominated in the second half, scoring four goals while limiting the Dons to zero shots. The Bruin defense allowed only three shots total in the contest, two of which were saved by goalkeeper Zach Wells.
Redshirt sophomore Dru Hoshimiya, a transfer from the University of California, recorded his first goal as a Bruin at the 47:51 mark for the game-winner. Hoshimiya beat San Francisco goalkeeper Scott Spaulding to a loose ball and finished into the open net.
Junior forward Tim Pierce made it 2-0 at 55:17 by heading in a Leonard Griffin cross to the near post. The goal was Pierce's team-leading second of the season. Freshman midfielder Aaron Lopez added some insurance at 74:56, with Griffin registering his second assist of the game. Sophomore forward Matt Taylor broke it open just two minutes later with his first career goal.
Wells earned his first career solo shutout and his first career victory. Scott Spaulding, who also made two saves, took the loss.
UCLA improves its record to 1-1-1. San Francisco drops to 2-1-0. The Bruins will next face Santa Clara on day two of the diadora Classic Sunday, Sept. 9. The two teams will meet at noon.
Team 1 2 F UCLA 0 4 4 USF 0 0 0
Shots - UCLA 13, USF 3
Saves - UCLA 2, USF 2
Corner Kicks - UCLA 3, USF 0
Fouls - UCLA 13, USF 24