Sept. 6, 2002
LOS ANGELES – The Cavaliers took control of the game in the first half as freshman Noelle Keselica (Gaithersburg, Md.) came off the bench in the 27th minute and four minutes later scored an unassisted goal to put Virginia up 1-0. In the 39th minute, senior Alyssa Benitez (Lake Mary, Fla.) extended the lead to 2-0 as she scored an unassisted goal of her own. However, the Bruins wasted little time coming back as UCLA’s Katie Rivera scored 13 seconds after Benitez’s goal to bring the score to within one at 2-1, which was the halftime margin. In the second half, UCLA quickly tied the game when Kim Devine scored in the first minute after the half. The Bruins took the lead in the 71st minute when Rivera scored her second of the afternoon to make the score 3-2. Virginia senior Kelly Worden (Spring, Texas) blasted a free kick from 18 yards out into the net to tie the game at 3-3 in the 76th minute. There would be no more scoring in regulation, but the Bruins found the back of the net eight minutes into the first overtime as Devine scored her second goal of the day as the game-winner for UCLA.
Overall, UCLA outshot Virginia 16-10 in the contest. Anne Abernethy (Atlanta, Ga.) made two saves for the Cavaliers while Sarah Lombardo made five for the Bruins.
Virginia wraps up play at the UCLA Women’s Cup on Sunday as they play another Pac-10 foe in USC. The Trojans upset No. 12 Penn State 1-0 in the other action today.
1. UVa Keselica 30:422. UVa Benitez 38:543. UCLA Rivera (Greco) 39:074. UCLA Devine 45:495. UCLA Rivera 70:426. UVa Worden 75:447. UCLA Devine (Swanson) 98:00
Shots: UCLA 16, UVa 10Corners: UCLA 6, UVa 2Saves: UCLA 5, UVa 2Fouls: UCLA 16, UVa 16Offsides: UCLA 5, UVa 1