The UCLA men’s soccer team wraps up their visit up North with a tilt against the Stanford Cardinal in Palo Alto.
Last Time Out
The Bruins snapped a two-game losing streak by defeating the UC Berkeley Golden Bears by a score of 2-1. UCLA scored first in the 17th minute courtesy of a goal from freshman defender, Brandon Terwege. The goal was his first ever goal in a UCLA jersey, congratulations!
However, the Golden Bears didn’t go down without a fight. UC Berkeley got on the board in the 62nd minute with a goal from junior midfielder Shynya Kadono. The goal was good for his 9th so far this season. The jubilation didn’t last long for the Golden Bears, as UCLA freshman Milan Ilsoki scored the go ahead goal 4 minutes later in the 66th minute.
The Bruins were able to keep UC Berkeley off the board the rest of the game to secure their 5th win of the season and move them to 5-3 overall.
Do not be fooled by Stanford’s 4-1-3 record, they will absolutely stifle their opponents. While they’re only averaging 1.25 goals per game, they’ve only surrendered two goals so far this season. That is elite defense. Furthermore, Stanford’s opponents have shot a combined 2 of 99 this season which is pretty unfathomable.
An elite defense like Stanford will be a tough test for UCLA men’s soccer squad. The Bruins are scoring 1.63 goals per game. So, this is going to be a good ol’ Pac-12 barnburner.
A win will not come easy for the Bruins, as they have their work cut out for them against a terrific Stanford Cardinal defense. Will they be able to keep stud Mohammed Kamara in check?