No. 3 Women's Soccer Team Downs Arizona, 2-0 in Pac-10 Opener

Oct. 9, 2009

Box Score
Postgame Interview

LOS ANGELES - Forward Lauren Cheney moved into second place all-time at UCLA in career scoring on Friday evening, as her second-half goal helped the third-ranked Bruin women's soccer team to a 2-0 victory over Arizona in the Pac-10 opener for both teams at Drake Stadium. The Bruins, winners of 10 in a row, move to 10-1-1 on the season. With the loss, the Wildcats fall to 3-8-1.

UCLA, which has scored early a number of matches this year, jumped out to a 1-0 lead less than five minutes into the game, as Kristina Larsen scored her eighth goal of the season on a right-footed shot from long distance. Freshman Chelsea Cline played her a ball just outside the top of the Arizona box. Larsen gathered it and took a few steps before launching a high ball toward the top of the net. Arizona goalkeeper Devon Wharf played it correctly, however the ball slipped right through her hands and into the back of the goal.

The Bruins wouldn't score again until a free kick from Lauren Cheney in the 63rd minute. Arizona's Analisa Marquez was given a yellow card for a foul just outside the box. Cheney was called on to take the kick, hitting a low-liner around the wall and into the goal. It marked Cheney's 59th goal of her career, giving her 141 points to surpass Danesha Adams for second place on the UCLA career scoring charts. Adams had 140 points from 2004-07. Traci Arkenberg is UCLA's career scoring leader with 169 points.

The Bruins outshot the Wildcats, 17-3 on the evening. Friday marked the sixth time this year that the Bruins have scored a goal less than seven minutes into play. UCLA also posted its seventh shutout in 12 matches.

UCLA returns to action on Sunday, hosting No. 20 Arizona State at 1:00 p.m.

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