San Bernardino Blast Earn Runner-Up Finish At US Youth Soccer National Championships

July 29, 2002

Germantown, Md. - If the play of five Bruin players at the Snickers U.S. Youth Soccer National Championships is any indication, the 2002 UCLA Men's Soccer squad will have a very successful season. Juniors Adolfo Gregorio, Leonard Griffin and Ty Maurin and sophomores Mike Enfield and Ahmed Khalil led the San Bernardino Blast club team to an unprecedented runner-up finish for the U-19 James P. McGuire Cup. The Blast, which was making its first-ever appearance at the National Championships, lost in Sunday's title match to 2001 U-18 champ Texans '82/'83, 4-1.

Gregorio, a midfielder from Hilmar, Calif., scored the Blast's lone goal in the 69th minute after he was tripped in the penalty box. Gregorio successfully converted the penalty kick to cut the lead to 3-1. However, the Texans put the game away just a minute later with their final goal.

San Bernardino finished 1-2-1 in the tournament. Griffin, a defender from Palmdale, Calif., netted two goals in the tournament, and Gregorio scored one.

UCLA begins its 2002 season on Saturday, Aug. 24 with an exhibition game at Saint Louis University. The Bruins' first regular-season game will be Friday, Aug. 30 at 5:00 pm vs. Boston University at Cal State Fullerton's Titan Classic.

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Los Angeles, CA
T, 1 - 1
Saturday, Aug 22
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Los Angeles, CA
W, 2 - 1
vs. New Mexico
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Sep 04 - 4:00 PM PST
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College Park, MD
Monday, Sep 07 - 10:00 AM PST
at Georgetown
Washington, DC
Sunday, Sep 13 - 5:00 PM PST
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Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Sep 18 - 7:00 PM PST
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Los Angeles, CA
Monday, Sep 21 - 7:00 PM PST
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Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Sep 25 - 4:30 PM PST
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Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Sep 27 - 7:00 PM PST
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Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Oct 02 - 1:30 PM PST
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
Sunday, Oct 04 - 7:00 PM PST
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Seattle, WA
Monday, Oct 12 - 7:00 PM PST
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Friday, Oct 16 - 8:00 PM PST
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Los Angeles, CA
Monday, Oct 19 - 6:00 PM PST
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Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Oct 23 - 8:00 PM PST
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Stanford, CA
Sunday, Oct 25 - 3:00 PM PST
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Sunday, Nov 01 - 10:00 AM PST
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Friday, Nov 06 - 2:00 PM PST
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Sunday, Nov 08 - 5:00 PM PST
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Saturday, Nov 14 - 7:00 PM PST
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