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Dec. 2, 2006

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ST. LOUIS (AP) — David Estrada scored twice in 67 seconds to lift UCLA to a 4-0 upset over Virginia to reach the finals of the College Cup.

Estrada, a non-scholarship freshman, powered through a physical defense during both scoring plays to net his 11th and 12th goals of the season. He worked a give-and-go with Kyle Nakazawa inside the fourth-seeded Cavaliers penalty box before navigating through two defenders and putting the ball to the left of keeper Ryan Burke at the 26:06 mark to give No. 8 UCLA a 1-0 lead.

His second goal was more of an individual effort. Estrada’s shot glanced off Burke’s outstretched hands and trickled into the right corner of the goal with 24:59 showing on the clock as UCLA (14-5-4) went up 2-0.

Chance Myers and Michael Stephens added late goals to put away Virginia (17-4-1).

The semifinals, originally scheduled for Friday, were postponed because of a major storm that dumped snow and ice throughout the St. Louis area. At the start of Saturday’s game, the temperature was 29 degrees with a wind chill that made it feel 10 degrees cooler despite sunny conditions.

On Sunday the Bruins will play for the title against the winner of the other semifinal between Wake Forest and Santa Barbara.

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