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UCLA Men’s Soccer Opens Conference Play Against UC Berkeley

The Bruins host the Golden Bears as both teams look to start Pac-12 play on the right foot.

Brian Illoski’s penalty shot proved to be the game-winner for the Bruins on Sunday.

On Sunday, the Bruins opened their three-game homestand against the Cal State Northridge Matadors.

The Matadors got on the scoreboard first with a goal from Daniel Trejo in the 17th minute. Trejo’s shot was initially deflected off a UCLA defender and it landed in the net on the deflection.

Just over five minutes later, the Bruins got the equalizer when Santiago Herrera got the ball on a pass through the box from Eric Iloski and Anderson Asiedu.

The game remained tied into the second half.

Following a foul on Cal State Northridge in the 51st minute, Brian Iloski was awarded a penalty shot. Iloski’s shot found its way past Matador goalkeeper Henrik Regitnig to break the tie and give the Bruins a 2-1 edge.

And that was enough to seal the victory for UCLA.

Tonight, the UCLA Men’s Soccer team continues its homestand tonight when they open Pac-12 play against the UC Berkeley Golden Bears at 8 pm at Drake Stadium.

This is your UC Berkeley at UCLA Men’s Soccer open thread.

Go Bruins!!!