No. 4 Bruins Edge No. 23 Wildcats, 2-1 in Double-OT

Nov. 4, 2005

Box Score

LOS ANGELES - The fourth-ranked UCLA women's soccer team moved one step closer to claiming its third Pac-10 title in a row Friday evening, registering a thrilling 2-1 double-overtime victory over No. 23 Arizona at UCLA's Drake Stadium. Bruin freshman McCall Zerboni netted the game-winner in the 105th minute of action.

With the victory, the Bruins (16-1-2; 6-0-2 Pac-10) can now win the conference title outright with a win over Arizona State in the final match of the regular season on Sunday. With the loss, Arizona drops to 9-6-3 overall and 4-3-1 in Pac-10 play.

UCLA, which improves to 11-1 all-time against the Wildcats, struck first when freshman Christina DiMartino hit a 20-yard shot over the outstretched hands of Arizona goalkeeper Chelsea McIntyre in the 40th minute.

Although the Bruins went into the locker room with a 1-0 advantage, the Wildcats evened the score a little more than four minutes into the second half when forward London King hit a 25-yard shot high into the Bruin net. Mallory Miller was credited with the assist. That goal ended UCLA's streak of six-straight shutouts dating back to Oct. 7. It was also the first goal given up by Bruin keeper Valerie Henderson in a UCLA record 556 minutes.

With the scored tied at one apiece, both teams had several excellent scoring opportunities throughout the end of regulation and into both overtime periods. The Bruins' golden goal was scored at the 104:51 mark of the second overtime period on a loose ball in the Arizona box. Kara Lang came down the right side of the field and played a ball to Danesha Adams, who then sent a ball into the box. After a scramble in the box, Zerboni hit a shot that deflected off the hip of an Arizona defender and into the goal. It marks the second goal of the season for Zerboni and the first game-winner of her career.

UCLA out-shot Arizona, 23-9 on the evening. Henderson finished with four saves, recording her 14th victory of the season. McIntyre ended up with a match-high eight saves.

Friday's match will be broadcast on a tape-delayed basis by Fox Sports Net. It is scheduled to air on Thursday, Nov. 10 and Saturday, Nov. 12. Fans should check their local listings for times in their area.

The Bruins host Arizona State on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. Sunday is Senior Day for Jill Oakes, Iris Mora and Camille Toney.


EVENT INFORMATION
UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Wednesday, Aug 12
vs. Missouri
Los Angeles, CA
0-0
Friday, Aug 21
at Long Beach State
Long Beach, CA
L, 0 - 1
Sunday, Aug 23
at San Diego
San Diego, CA
W, 1 - 0 (2OT)
Sunday, Aug 30
vs. Wisconsin
Los Angeles, CA
W, 2 - 1
Friday, Sep 04 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Virginia
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Sep 06 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Texas
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Sep 11 - 4:00 PM PST
at Wake Forest
Winston-Salem, NC
Sunday, Sep 13 - 10:00 AM PST
at North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC
Thursday, Sep 17 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Pepperdine
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Sep 25 - 8:00 PM PST
vs. Oregon
Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, Oct 01 - 7:00 PM PST
at Washington
Seattle, WA
Sunday, Oct 04 - 11:00 AM PST
at Washington State
Pullman, WA
Friday, Oct 09 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Arizona
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Oct 11 - 1:00 PM PST
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Oct 17 - 1:00 PM PST
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
Friday, Oct 23 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Colorado
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Oct 25 - 1:00 PM PST
vs. Utah
Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, Oct 29 - 3:30 PM PST
at California
Berkeley, CA
Sunday, Nov 01 - 3:30 PM PST
at Stanford
Stanford, CA
Friday, Nov 06 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Nov 13 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA First Round
TBA
Friday, Nov 20 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Second Round
TBA
Sunday, Nov 22 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Third Round
TBA
Friday, Nov 27 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Quarterfinals
TBA
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