Bruins Fall to Cal State Northridge 3-2

Oct. 22, 2011

Box Score

Los Angeles, Calif. - Junior forward Chandler Hoffman scored two first half goals for the Bruins, but it wasn't enough as the No. 7/8 UCLA men's soccer team was upset by Cal State Northridge 3-2 on Saturday night.

With the loss, UCLA now falls to 10-4-1 overall while Cal State Northridge improved to 7-7-1 with the win.

The Matadors struck first in the 33rd minute when Christian Gonzalez found the back of net off of a pass from Thomas Ramos to put Northridge up 1-0. But UCLA responded as Chandler Hoffman scored twice in five minutes, scoring first off of a through ball from Fernando Monge in the 38th minute and then scoring in the 43rd minute off of a volley after a receiving a headed pass from Andy Rose, to give UCLA a 2-1 lead going into the half. Hoffman now has 13 goals in 14 matches this year, making him the highest scoring Bruin since Matt Taylor had 14 goals in 2003.

The Bruins looked to be on their way to a win, but Northridge forward Brian Behrad scored the equalizer in the 82nd minute to tie the game at 2-2. The Matadors scored the game-winner just four minutes later as Edwin Rivas beat Brian Rowe near post, handing the Bruins their first loss in five games.

Overall, Cal State Northridge outshot the Bruins 11-8.

UCLA returns to conference play next week as they take on the Washington Huskies on Friday, Oct. 28, at 7 pm out at Drake Stadium.

UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Saturday, Aug 29
vs. New Mexico
Los Angeles, CA
W, 1 - 0
Friday, Sep 04
at Maryland
College Park, MD
L, 1 - 2 (OT)
Monday, Sep 07
at Georgetown
Washington, DC
L, 1 - 3
Sunday, Sep 13
vs. UC Riverside
Los Angeles, CA
L, 1 - 2 (OT)
Friday, Sep 18
vs. Cal Poly
Los Angeles, CA
W, 4 - 1
Monday, Sep 21
vs. UC Santa Barbara
Los Angeles, CA
L, 2 - 4
Friday, Sep 25
vs. VCU
Los Angeles, CA
W, 2 - 1
Sunday, Sep 27
vs. UC Irvine
Los Angeles, CA
W, 4 - 3 (OT)
Friday, Oct 02
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
L, 0 - 1 (2OT)
Sunday, Oct 04
at Washington
Seattle, WA
W, 3 - 2 (2OT)
Monday, Oct 12
vs. San Diego State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 4 - 0
Friday, Oct 16
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
L, 1 - 2
Monday, Oct 19
vs. California
Los Angeles, CA
W, 6 - 0
Friday, Oct 23
at Stanford
Stanford, CA
T, 2 - 2
Sunday, Oct 25
at California
Berkeley, CA
L, 3 - 4
Sunday, Nov 01
at Akron
Akron, OH
W, 4 - 2
Friday, Nov 06
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 4 - 1
Sunday, Nov 08
vs. Washington
Los Angeles, CA
W, 2 - 1
Saturday, Nov 14
at San Diego State
San Diego, CA
L, 0 - 1 (2OT)
Thursday, Nov 19
vs. Cal Poly
Los Angeles, CA
W, 2 - 0
Sunday, Nov 22
at Seattle
Seattle, WA
L, 0 - 1