Bruins Defeat Seattle 2-1

Sept. 23, 2011

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Los Angeles, Calif. - Junior forward Chandler Hoffman and sophomore midfielder Kelyn Rowe each scored goals as the No. 13/18 UCLA men's soccer team defeated the Seattle Redhawks 2-1 on Friday night.

Seattle had a great opportunity to take a 1-0 lead in the 18th minute when Brian Rowe was caught out of the net and Travis Heim put a shot on goal. But defender Patrick Matchett made a fantastic play, heading Heim's shot off the line and away from goal. Three minutes later in the 21st minute, Chandler Hoffman put in his eighth goal of the season to give UCLA the lead. Hoffman took a through ball from Kelyn Rowe into the box and put a shot past Seattle keeper Jake Feener to put the Bruins up 1-0. Hoffman now has recorded either goal or an assist in 12 of his last 14 matches. Neither team would score for the rest of the half and UCLA took their 1-0 lead into the locker room.

In the 64th minute, the Bruins went down a man when Eder Arreola was handed a red card for a hand ball in the box. Demaci Roussos stepped up to take the penalty kick for the Redhawks and put one in the corner past Rowe to level the match at 1-1. Things looked bleak for the Bruins down a man, but they kept pushing forward and attacking Seattle and in the 78th minute UCLA finally broke through as Kelyn Rowe scored his 3rd goal of the season. The play started as Victor Munoz dribbled towards the edge of the box and put a lovely ball through into the box to Shawn Singh, who promptly crossed the ball towards the front of the net where Rowe tapped it in. Seattle could not find the back of the net for the rest of the match and the Bruins went on to defeat the Redhawks 2-1.

Overall, UCLA outshot Seattle 15-10 and Brian Rowe made two saves to earn his fourth win of the year.

UCLA improves to 5-2-1 on the year and will host the SMU Mustangs on Sunday, Sept. 25 at 1 pm at Drake Stadium.

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