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Bruin Bites: UCLA Women’s Soccer Tops UW in OT

Also, Men’s Soccer loses to Cal and preseason Women’s and Men’s Basketball news.

Jessie Fleming scored twice to lead UCLA to a win over Washington.

Women’s Soccer

Freshman phenom Jessie Fleming scored two goals including the game-winner in OT as the Bruins defeated Washington last night in Westwood. Fleming scored her first goal in the 5th minute and Amber Munerlyn gave the Bruins a 2-0 lead in the 7th minute.

Washington came back with a goal by Kimberly Keever in the 9th minute while Ava Lewis tied it in the 29th minute.

The Bruins almost scored their third goal twice. In the 21st minute, Gabbi Miranda took a shot that would have been a goal, but she took the shot just after an official blew the whistle for a Husky foul, nullifying that goal. And, Amber Munerlyn was called offside when she hit a shot into the upper right corner in the 57th minute.

The game went into overtime and, in the 96th minute, Fleming headed a ball past Washington goalkeeper Kaylyn Smith to win the game for the Bruins.

Here are the highlights, courtesy of UCLA Athletics and Pac-12 Network:

Men’s Soccer

Unfortunately, the nitecap didn’t go as well as the Women’s Soccer game. The Bruins got on the board first when Felix Vobejda scored in the 67th minute after getting a pass from Blayne Martinez.

Jose Carrera-Garcia tied the game up for the Golden Bears in the 75th minute and Christian Theirjung scored the game winner in the 84th minute for UC Berkeley and the Golden Bears won 2-1.

Women’s Basketball

The UCLA Women’s Basketball team was picked to win the conference in a preseason media poll administered by the Pac-12. It’s only the third time since the poll began that the team has been picked to win the conference.

The Bruins received eight first-place votes and 116 points while Stanford got two first-place votes and 110 points for second place. Washington received up 93 points and two first-place votes to come in third.

The poll was conducted as part of the Pac-12 Women’s Basketball Media Day yesterday in San Francisco.

Men’s Basketball

Meanwhile, the USA Today Coaches Preseason Basketball Poll was released yesterday. As with football, preseason polls mean very little, but UCLA was ranked 20th in the poll.

Look for the Conference preseason poll to be released this morning as part of the Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Media Day today. Check back later as we’ll have coverage of the day.

Men’s Basketball Recruiting

In other Men’s Basketball news, five-star recruit Kris Wilkes (no relation to Jamaal Wilkes) visited UCLA on Wednesday. UCLA is believed to be the favorite to land Wilkes who is expected to announce his decision soon.

Go Bruins!