Nov. 20, 2004
LOS ANGELES - For the fourth time in the last five years the UCLA women's soccer team has earned a spot in the NCAA Quarterfinals after defeating Duke, 2-0 Saturday in an NCAA Third Round match at Drake Stadium. The No. 14-seeded Bruins (16-6) will play the winner of No. 11 Tennessee and No. 6 Ohio State in the next round. With the loss, Duke ends its season 15-8 overall.
UCLA scored its first goal in the 24th minute of play on a strike by freshman forward Danesha Adams. Lindsay Greco played a ball into the box, finding Adams who quickly put in a shot from about five yards out. Adams, who now has 11 goals on the season, has scored three of UCLA's six goals in the NCAA Tournament.
After playing the next 60-plus minutes with a 1-0 advantage, UCLA added an insurance goal in the 87th minute of play on a 12-yard shot from sophomore Bristyn Davis. Iris Mora was credited with the assist. Adams, Mora and Davis have accounted for 14 of the Bruins' 19 points in the tournament.
Bruin goalkeeper Valerie Henderson earned the win, making just one save on the night. Duke goalkeeper Allison Lipsher made seven saves. The Bruins outshot the Blue Devils, 13-7.
UCLA, which improves to 2-0 all-time against Duke, is making its fifth-ever appearance in the NCAA Quarterfinals. The Bruins defeated Penn State, 4-0 in last year's quarterfinals to earn a spot in the College Cup.
Since both Ohio State and Tennessee are seeded higher than UCLA, next week's match will either be in Columbus or Knoxville, with the winner moving on to the College Cup in Cary, NC.