Pepperdine Upsets Ninth-Ranked Bruins, 1-0

Oct. 1, 2010

Box Score

LOS ANGELES - The No. 9 UCLA women's soccer team surrendered an early goal and was never able to answer, as Pepperdine pulled off a 1-0 upset over the Bruins at Drake Stadium on Friday evening. With the win, the Waves (7-3-2) snap the nation's longest home unbeaten streak at 73 matches. The Bruins (7-3-1) had not lost a game at home since falling to Penn State, 2-1 in double-overtime on Sept. 5, 2005.

Pepperdine's goal came at the 22:58 mark when Michelle Spacciapolli slid a pass over to Michelle Manning near the top of the box. Manning moved the ball to her left before unleashing a hooking left-footed shot into the upper-right corner. Bruin goalkeeper Chante' Sandiford reached up for the ball, however it was placed too perfectly.

UCLA, which owned a 10-8 advantage in the final shot count, had several quality chances to equalize throughout the match. Zakiya Bywaters, who had a game-high three shots, and Jenna Richmond constantly had Pepperdine goalkeeper Roxanne Barker under pressure but neither player could find the back of the net.

It marked the third match in a row that UCLA has been without leading scorer Sydney Leroux, who is still in camp with the U.S. Women's National Team in Kennesaw, Ga.

Friday marked the Bruins' final non-conference match of the regular season, as UCLA is set to open up Pac-10 play at home next weekend. The Bruins host Cal on Friday at 7:00 p.m. and top-ranked Stanford on Sunday at 1:00 p.m.

UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
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
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
L, 1 - 2
Friday, Oct 23
vs. Colorado
Los Angeles, CA
W, 2 - 1
Sunday, Oct 25
vs. Utah
Los Angeles, CA
W, 1 - 0
Thursday, Oct 29
at California
Berkeley, CA
L, 0 - 7
Sunday, Nov 01
at Stanford
Stanford, CA
L, 0 - 2
Friday, Nov 06
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
L, 0 - 2