No. 1 UCLA Cruises to 3-0 Win Over Arizona

Nov. 4, 2007

Box Score

LOS ANGELES - Sophomore Lauren Cheney put in her team-leading seventh game-winning goal of the season, as the No. 1 ranked UCLA women's soccer team cruised to a 3-0 victory over Arizona on Sunday afternoon at UCLA's Drake Stadium. The Bruins, who move one step closer to claiming the school's fifth straight conference championship, move to 14-1-2 overall and 7-0 in the Pac-10. The Wildcats fall to 6-12-1 and 1-6-1 in league play.

Cheney, who entered the week leading the nation in goals per game, tallied her 19th goal of the season at the 8:17 mark. She received a pass from McCall Zerboni at the top of the box, quickly turned and unleashed a right-footed shot into the back of the net. Cheney, who currently has 46 points on 19 goals and eight assists, is within striking distance of Traci Arkenberg's single-season school records for both points (52) and goals (22).

UCLA would strike once more before the half, as forward Kara Lang headed in a Lauren Wilmoth cross at the 36:37 mark. Christina DiMartino was also credited with an assist on that goal.

Wilmoth capped the scoring for UCLA in the 51st minute, as she scored on a ball that appeared to be a cross. After taking a pass from Kylie Wright on the right side, Wilmoth took a dribble before driving a low liner into the box that ended up skidding into the far right corner of the goal. It marked her second career goal.

After giving up the team's first goal in conference play against ASU on Friday, UCLA's defense posted yet another shutout on Sunday, marking the Bruins' ninth this season. UCLA has now posted six shutouts in seven Pac-10 matches this year, outscoring the competition 16-1. Junior Catherine Calvert saved a sure Arizona goal in the 85th minute, clearing a ball off the line that had dribbled past UCLA goalkeeper Valerie Henderson.

Henderson, playing in her final regular season home match on Sunday, made a great save in the 63rd minute, pushing a dangerous Arizona shot off the crossbar and out of bounds. She finished with four saves on the day.

Along with Henderson, seniors Danesha Adams and Alma Playle were honored in a special senior ceremony prior to the match.

UCLA rounds out the regular season next weekend in Washington, as the Bruins are scheduled to face Washington State on Friday at 1:00 p.m. and Washington on Sunday at Noon. UCLA needs just one tie in either of those matches to earn at least a share of the 2007 Pac-10 title. A victory will win the title outright. UCLA is seeking to become the first school in Pac-10 history to win five straight conference championships.


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Wednesday, Aug 12
vs. Missouri
Los Angeles, CA
0-0
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 - 4:00 PM PST
vs. Wisconsin
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Sep 04 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Virginia
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Sep 06 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Texas
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Sep 11 - 4:00 PM PST
at Wake Forest
Winston-Salem, NC
Sunday, Sep 13 - 10:00 AM PST
at North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC
Thursday, Sep 17 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Pepperdine
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Sep 25 - 8:00 PM PST
vs. Oregon
Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, Oct 01 - 7:00 PM PST
at Washington
Seattle, WA
Sunday, Oct 04 - 11:00 AM PST
at Washington State
Pullman, WA
Friday, Oct 09 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Arizona
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Oct 11 - 1:00 PM PST
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
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
TBA
Friday, Nov 20 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Second Round
TBA
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vs. NCAA Third Round
TBA
Friday, Nov 27 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Quarterfinals
TBA
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