The UCLA Bruins suffered a tough loss to the Colorado Buffalos on Thursday night. They went scoreless into halftime and hoped to break the deadlock. Colorado went up 1-0 five minutes into the half when Emily Bruder curled a ball into the back of the net passed Teagan Micah. The Bruins held possession most of the game, but could not pull out the win. A win would have kept them in contention for the conference title. Now, with two games left, it seems even more unlikely.
After a tough loss on Thursday, UCLA looks for revenge against the Utah Utes. The Utes have been gaining momentum near the end of the season, but the Bruins look to halt it. It might be more challenging than they originally anticipated since Utah has only suffered one loss in conference play. They have recorded three ties thus far. The Utes know how to keep their opponent deadlocked. However, Utah has not played against a UCLA power offense. An offense that still leads the Pac-12 in points (110), assists (40), and assists per game (2.50). Said offense also includes Jessie Fleming, who with Darian Jenkins (out with foot injury), have netted 17 goals this season. Apart from those two, there have been 12 other goal scorers. Amber Munerlyn, Gabbi Miranda, Anika Rodriguez, and Courtney Proctor are just a few who have added to the Bruins score sheet. One of the advantages Utah will have coming into the game is the UCLA defense. It has not been the strongest this season, but the offense has worked hard to make up for it. After Thursday’s loss, UCLA is out for revenge and looks to make Utah its victim.
#9 UCLA Women's Soccer (12-4-1, 6-2-1)
Opponent: Utah Utes (10-3-4, 5-1-3)
When: 1 PM PT, Sunday, October 30, 2016
Where: Ute Soccer Field, Salt Lake City, UT
TV: Pac-12 Network National, Los Angeles and Mountain with Jason Knapp and Temryss Lane
Live Stream: Pac-12.com and the Pac-12 Now app
Live Stats: Utah Utes Stat Broadcast