Sept. 12, 2010
LOS ANGELES - Defender Lauren Barnes converted a second-half penalty kick on Sunday to help the No. 13 UCLA women's soccer team register a 1-1 draw with visiting UC Santa Barbara at Drake Stadium.
The Gauchos (3-3-1), who were seeking their first win at UCLA since 1994, struck first in Sunday's match when a failed UCLA clearance bounced off the back of midfielder Kailyn Kugler and into the Bruin goal.
UCLA had a chance to answer just before halftime when midfielder Jenna Richmond was taken down in the UCSB box resulting in a penalty kick. However, Sydney Leroux missed the kick and the Gauchos were able to maintain their 1-0 lead heading into the locker room.
Following the intermission, Leroux nearly tied the match again after a UCSB foul resulted in a free kick from about 30 yards out. Barnes hit a high ball to the far corner of the box and Leroux ran onto it, knocking a header off the post and out of play.
After several near misses, UCLA finally got the equalizer in the 67th minute on the penalty kick by Barnes. The Bruins were awarded the kick after Zakiya Bywaters was taken down near the edge of the UCSB box.
Both teams played scoreless soccer for the remainder of regulation and two 10-minute overtime periods.
UCLA out-shot UCSB, 30-10 on the day. The tie snaps UCLA's 65-match home winning streak, which was the longest such streak in the nation. The Bruins still own the nation's longest home unbeaten streak at 71 matches.
UCLA heads to the Omni Hotels Colorado Women's Soccer Classic next week, facing Denver on Friday and Colorado on Sunday.