Oct. 26, 2012
Score: No. 2 UCLA 3, No. 10 Cal 0
LOS ANGELES - After the Bears owned an eight-game and a seven-match Pac-12 winning streak, it took the No. 2 team in the country to break through. After a scoreless first half, No. 2 UCLA scored three unanswered goals in the second half to down No. 10 California 3-0 on Friday afternoon at the Bruins' Drake Stadium.
"It's always hard to play UCLA in Los Angeles, and they're always a worthy competitor," Cal head coach Neil McGuire. "Although we are proud of the effort our Bears put forth, UCLA was the better team today. The loss is a tough one."
UCLA limited the Bears to just four shots - three of which came in the final 45 minutes. The Bruins fired off 10 first-half shots and 11 in the second half. Emily Kruger played all 90 minutes in goal and made an impressive nine stops.
UCLA was Cal's highest ranked opponent of the year, and the Bruins held the Bears scoreless for the first time in 14 games. Cal's trip to the City of Angeles doesn't get any easier with a Sunday, Oct. 28 meeting with at the Coliseum.
"We are looking forward to learning from the loss, and then putting it behind us," McGuire said. "We can't wait to face the Trojans on Sunday."
48:10 - UCLA 1, Cal 0:
Jenna Richmond chipped a long ball to Zakiya Bywaters, who shot it in with her left foot.
52:01 - UCLA 2, Cal 0:
Shooting with her right foot, Sarah Killion's shot hit the right post and ricocheted to the lower left corner.
86:23 - UCLA 3, Cal 0:
Chelsea Cline had the throw in into the box, and Crystal Shaffie went far post for her first goal of the year.
Next Time on the Pitch:
Cal's trip to the City of Angeles doesn't get any easier with a Sunday, Oct. 28 meeting with USC (5-8-3, 2-4-2 Pac-12) at the Coliseum.