Bruins Down Huskies, 1-0 in Pac-12 Opener

Sept. 23, 2011

Box Score

LOS ANGELES - A 79th minute goal by sophomore Chelsea Stewart lifted the No. 2 UCLA women's soccer team to a 1-0 victory over Washington on Friday evening before 2,350 fans at Drake Stadium. It marked the Pac-12 opener for both teams, as the Bruins improve to 8-0-1 overall and 1-0 in conference play. The Huskies see their record drop to 3-4-2 overall and 0-1 in the Pac-12.

UCLA dominated play for much of the evening, owning a 16-1 advantage in the final shot count. The Bruins, however, were unable to find the back of the net for much of the match. The turning point came late in the second half when a Washington foul gave UCLA a free kick deep in Husky territory on the right side of the field. Stewart took the kick, sending a low-liner into the box that made it past several Husky defenders, including goalkeeper Jorde LaFontaine-Kussmann. It marked Stewart's first goal of the year.

The Bruin back line was outstanding on the evening, holding the Huskies to just one shot, including none in the second half. Bruin goalkeeper Katelyn Rowland played the entire 90 minutes in goal for UCLA.

With the win, the Bruins improve to 14-3-1 all-time against Washington. UCLA is also 8-2-1 at home against the Huskies.

UCLA does not have another match until next Friday's Pac-12 clash with Oregon at Drake Stadium. That match is scheduled to start at 5:00 p.m.

UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
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