UCLA Defeats Pepperdine 2-0 In Second Round Of NCAA Championships Sunday Afternoon
Nov. 16, 2003
Supplying constant pressure and possessing the ball throughout the match, the UCLA women's soccer turned in an impressive 2-0 victory over Pepperdine in a second-round match of the NCAA Tournament Sunday afternoon at Drake Stadium. The Bruins advanced to the third round of the tournament and will take on Kansas Friday night.
Pepperdine ended its season at 14-6-1 after reaching the second round of the NCAA Tournament for the third consecutive year.
UCLA's constant pressure throughout the match finally paid off when the Bruins scored 61:29 mark on a goal sophomore forward Iris Mora. The goal came off a cross from junior defender Amy Fazio.
The goal appeared to take some life out of the Waves as UCLA scored a minute later on a goal by junior forward Lindsay Greco. She was assisted on the goal by sophomore midfielder Jill Oakes.
"UCLA is an outstanding team and player very well," head coach Tim Ward said. "They played in our end of the field for a good portion of the match and created a number of scoring chances and it eventually paid off for them.
"I am proud of the way our team fought today and the way they battled all season," Ward said.
UCLA's dominance showed statistically, as the Burins out-shot the Waves 24-1. Pepperdine was not credited with a shot until the final five seconds when sophomore defender Daniella Bosio headed a ball that was saved by Arianna Crisione.
Sophomore goalkeeper Anna Picarelli played a solid game in goal as she totaled 11 saves in the contest