UCLA Shuts Out Fresno State 3-0

September 13, 1998

LOS ANGELES - The fifth-ranked UCLA men's soccer team shut out its second consecutive opponent, defeating Fresno State 3-0.

Junior forward Martin Bruno opened scoring early, hitting a rocket into the net 6:40 into the contest. The play was set up by goalkeeper Nick Rimando (Montclair, Calif.), who threw an outlet pass to Tom Poltl down the right sideline. Poltl sent a through ball to Bruno, who put it into the net. It was Fresno State's first goal allowed this season. Senior forward Seth George (Mission Viejo, Calif.) scored his 37th career goal at the 56:10 mark on an assist by defender Carlos Bocanegra (Alta Loma, Calif.). The goal gave George 96 career points, tying him with Tom Silvas for 10th place on UCLA's career scoring list. George needs one more goal to tie Silvas and Joe-Max Moore for 10th on the career goals scored list.

Senior midfielder Tom Poltl rounded out the scoring at 64:43 launching a ball across the field into the net. He was assisted by freshman Sean Walker.

Rimando made five saves on the game to record his second consecutive shutout.

Game Summary - UCLA vs. Fresno State
                  1st 2nd  F
Fresno State (2-1) 0   0   0
UCLA         (3-1) 1   2   3

Shots Fresno State - 10 (Matt Williams, 3); UCLA - 10 (four with 2)

Saves Jeff Fluharty (FSU) - 1; Nick Rimando (UCLA) - 5

Lineups FSU - Fluharty, Roney, Ramirez, Maurer, Morgan, Delgado (Flynn), Madrigal (Morales), Gaither (Provenza), Davis, Brown (McGregor), Williams. UCLA - Rimando, Lee, Gonzalez, Bocanegra, Cooper, Futagaki (Westbay), Vagenas (Paneno), Poltl (Hart), Victorine (Shak), George, Bruno (Walker).

Scoring Summary Team Goal by Assist Time UCLA Martin Bruno Tom Poltl, Nick Rimando 6:40 UCLA Seth George, Carlos Bocanegra 56:10 UCLA Tom Poltl, Sean Walker 64:43

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