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And the wins keep coming.
The Bruins traveled up the cost to UCSB and returned home last night with their 53rd straight win after defeating the Gauchos, 10-7.
Alex Roelse had a hat trick to lead UCLA while Max Irving and Chancellor Ramirez each scored twice. Joey Fuentes’ power play goal with 2:52 left in the third proved to be the game-winner. Garrett Danner held the Gauchos to seven goals while saving eight.
UC Berkeley started the scoring in the 27th minute with a goal by Trevor Haberkorn. Brian Iloski tied it up at one in the 40th minute and that was the score at the half.
Seyi Adekoya gave the Bruins the lead in the 51st minute, but the Golden Bears tied it a minute later on a penalty kick. Then, in the 61st minute, Adekoya passed to Jason Romero who fought off a defender and then shot it to give UCLA back the lead.
Cal’s Joshua Morton took a rebound off the crossbar and tied the game up 3-3 in the 81st minute. UCLA had chance to retake the lead in the 89th minute when the Bruins were awarded a penalty kick, but Berkeley’s Jonathan Klinsmann saved the shot.
The game looked like it was headed to overtime until Blayne Martinez scored with just two seconds remaining in regulation to give the Bruins the win.
Here are the highlights from uclabruins.com and Pac-12 Network.
While the UCLA Men’s Soccer team managed to avoid overtime, the same can’t be said for the Women’s Soccer team.
Annika Rodriguez got the Bruins on the scoreboard early in the first half with a corner goal.
That was the only goal by either team until the 66th minute when Arizona’s Kelcey Cavarra tied it up with a top shelf goal.
Bruin goalkeeper Teagan Micah saved a last-second shot by Hannah Stevens that could have won the game for the Wildcats.
In the second overtime, Hallie Mace took the ball from about midfield down near the goal before passing to Sunny Dunphy who shot it past Arizona goalkeeper Lainey Burdett for the win.
Here are the highlights from uclabruins.com and Pac-12 Networks.
In other women’s soccer news, Mal Pugh and Marley Canales have been selected to play for the US team in the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in New Guinea. Both Pugh and Canales delayed their enrollment at UCLA in order to participate in this tournament. Both are expected to enroll for Winter Quarter.