Oct. 22, 2011
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.