Third-Ranked Bruins Defeat No. 19 Toreros, 3-0

Oct. 5, 2008

Box Score

LOS ANGELES - After being held scoreless for the first half of play, the third-ranked UCLA women's soccer team exploded for three second-half goals to defeat No. 19 San Diego, 3-0 on Sunday afternoon at Drake Stadium. With the win, the Bruins (9-0-2) continue their dominance in home matches, extending the nation's longest home winning streak to 42 in a row.

Junior Kristina Larsen put the Bruins on the board just 24 seconds into the second half, capitalizing on a close-range strike from about eight yards out. Defender Lauren Barnes made a run down the left side of the field, hitting a cross into the box that found the feet of Kara Lang. Lang managed to one-touch the ball across the box and Larsen ran onto it, eventually beating San Diego goalkeeper Brittany Cameron to the left corner.

UCLA would add another goal in the 61st minute, as midfielder Christina DiMartino got free towards the top of the box, eventually lofting a perfect ball into the top-right corner. It marked DiMartino's fourth goal of the season.

Defender Lauren Wilmoth would cap the scoring for UCLA in the 83rd minute with her second goal of the year. Forward Lauren Cheney made a run up the middle, laying the ball off on the right side to an overlapping Wilmoth, who drilled a shot to the upper-left corner.

Despite giving up three second-half goals, Cameron enjoyed an outstanding match in goal for San Diego. The Torero senior came up with several spectacular saves throughout the match, including a saved penalty kick in the first half. She finished with a match-high eight saves on the day. Bruin goalkeeper Ashley Thompson had two saves on the day, posting her third straight shutout.

"I was extremely pleased with our effort this weekend," said UCLA head coach Jillian Ellis, who notched her 200th career coaching victory in the Bruins' 1-0 win over Pepperdine on Friday evening. "Today I thought we played well and scored some great goals. Everybody contributed and we were able to get a lot of players in the match. I take my hat off to their goalkeeper. She played fantastic."

UCLA's penalty kick in the first half came when midfielder McCall Zerboni was brought down in the box. Lang took the kick for the Bruins, however Cameron was able to make a great save on the play.

UCLA has now outscored the competition 26-1 this season. The Bruins continue to add to their school record consecutive shutout streak, notching their 10th in a row Sunday.

The Bruins open up Pac-10 play next week, hosting Washington State on Friday at 7:00 p.m. and Washington on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. Both matches are at UCLA's Drake Stadium.

UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Wednesday, Aug 12
vs. Missouri
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Aug 21
at Long Beach State
Long Beach, CA
L, 0 - 1
Sunday, Aug 23
at San Diego
San Diego, CA
W, 1 - 0 (2OT)
Sunday, Aug 30
vs. Wisconsin
Los Angeles, CA
W, 2 - 1
Friday, Sep 04
vs. Virginia
Los Angeles, CA
L, 1 - 2
Sunday, Sep 06
vs. Texas
Los Angeles, CA
L, 1 - 2
Friday, Sep 11
at Wake Forest
Winston-Salem, NC
W, 2 - 1
Sunday, Sep 13
at North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC
L, 1 - 3
Thursday, Sep 17
vs. Pepperdine
Los Angeles, CA
W, 1 - 0
Friday, Sep 25
vs. Oregon
Los Angeles, CA
W, 1 - 0
Thursday, Oct 01
at Washington
Seattle, WA
L, 1 - 2
Sunday, Oct 04
at Washington State
Pullman, WA
L, 2 - 4
Friday, Oct 09
vs. Arizona
Los Angeles, CA
W, 5 - 1
Sunday, Oct 11
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
T, 1 - 1 (2OT)
Saturday, Oct 17 - 1:00 PM PST
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
Friday, Oct 23 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Colorado
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Oct 25 - 1:00 PM PST
vs. Utah
Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, Oct 29 - 3:30 PM PST
at California
Berkeley, CA
Sunday, Nov 01 - 3:30 PM PST
at Stanford
Stanford, CA
Friday, Nov 06 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Nov 13 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA First Round
Friday, Nov 20 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Second Round
Sunday, Nov 22 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Third Round
Friday, Nov 27 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Quarterfinals
Friday, Dec 04 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA College Cup ...
Cary, NC
Sunday, Dec 06 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA College Cup ...
Cary, NC