It was a record-setting night for the #9 UCLA Men’s Soccer team, who defeated #1 Akron by a score of 6-1.
Seyi Adekoya and Brian Iloski each scored in the first half to give the Bruins a 2-0 lead at the half. While Iloski’s goal would prove to be the game-winner, UCLA didn’t stop there.
At the 52:28 mark, Jackson Yueill passed the ball to Abu Danladi in front of the box to score the first goal of the half and make it 3-0 UCLA. Following the ensuing kickoff, Yueill stole the ball and, then, passed it to Danladi. Danladi raced downfield to score his second goal in 11 seconds. Then, Yueill set up the third goal of the half with a long pass to Blayne Martinez. Martinez shot it past Lund at the 53:00 mark. Giving UCLA an NCAA record three goals in 32 seconds along with a commanding 5-0 lead.
Here’s a highlights package from the UCLA Athletics YouTube channel.
The Bruins’ perfect 6-0 start is turning some heads. First, espnW has an article discussing UCLA’s best start since the 2011 season. But, more importantly, UCLA moved up a spot to number seven in this week’s AVCA Coaches Poll.
We say it for football, so we’ll say it for Women’s Volleyball: As long as the team keeps winning, the team will keep rising.
Yes, it seems like a strange mashup, but, this weekend, it will be one, nevertheless.
PasadenaNow reports that the prestigious Ryder Cup Trophy is going on a tour of 13 cities across the country and the local tour stop will be the Rose Bowl this Saturday, September 10th when UCLA hosts UNLV.
Personally, I won’t be taking time from my tailgate on Saturday in order to go view the trophy, but I’m not a huge golf fan.