Oct. 23, 2009
BERKELEY - No. 20/25 California lost to No. 2 UCLA, 1-0, on Friday at Edwards Stadium. The Golden Bears' record fell to 8-6-0 and 2-4-0 in the Pac-10 Conference after the loss to the 9-1-2 (4-0-2 Pac-10) Bruins, who also defeated Cal 1-0 one week ago in Los Angeles. This time, UCLA midfielder Kyle Nakazawa scored in the 41st minute for the game's lone goal.
Cal junior forward Andrew Wiedeman tied Nakazawa for the game high in shots with three, including two shots on goal. Wiedeman's first shot, in the 14th minute, was arguably the Bears' best chance to score. A nice build up featured passes from junior defender A.J. Soares and junior midfielder Hector Jimenez to Wiedeman, whose ensuing header forced UCLA goalkeeper Brian Perk to make a leaping save to prevent the ball from finding the upper right corner of his net.
Nakazawa took all three of his shots in the first half. A Bear blocked his 11th-minute shot, Cal sophomore goalkeeper David Bingham saved his 16th-minute shot and Nakazawa scored on the third, which came at the 40:20 mark. UCLA midfielder Andrew Sinderhoff passed the ball to midfielder Michael Stephens, who crossed it to Nakazawa, who turned and scored.
The Bruins led, 1-0, at halftime. UCLA outshot Cal, 8-2, in the first half.
The Bears outshot UCLA, 5-3, in the second half, matching their first-half goal total with efforts by senior forward Jeff Cosgriff in the 46th minute and Jimenez in the 53rd minute. Jimenez's shot was a curving blast from the top of the UCLA box that went wide.
Wiedeman forced Perk's second and last save of the game with a shot in the 67th minute.
Cal's last shot came on a header by redshirt freshman forward Michael Munoz in the 88th minute; it went wide.
Bingham made two saves for Cal, which has lost three straight games and four of its last five matches.
Cal next hosts San Diego State at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 25. Prior to the match, Cal will honor its five seniors -Cosgriff, Patrick Fry, Imaan Kerchgani, Evan Sassano and Jacob Wilson - who will be playing in the final regular-season home game of their careers.
UCLA - Kyle Nakazawa (Andrew Sinderhoff, Michael Stephens) 40:20
Goals by Period;b>
1 2 F
UCLA 1 0 1
California 0 0 0
Shots by Period 1 2 F UCLA 8 3 11 California 2 5 7