UCLA Women's Soccer: #5 Bruins Face #19 Washington Today Fresh Off a 4-0 Drubbing of Wazzu
After a scoreless first half, the Bruins unloaded in the second with Reilyn Turner leading the way with a brace.
The UCLA women’s soccer team (9-1-1, 6-1-1) closes the team’s home schedule this afternoon against the #19 Washington Huskies (7-2-2, 3-2-2), who just got whipped by Southern Cal, 5-0, on Friday night. Kickoff is at 2 pm PT at Wallis Annenberg Stadium.
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As it has been all season, underclassmen led the Bruins to a 4-0 victory over #21 Washington State on Friday night. Freshman forward Reilyn Turner led the Bruins with a brace, scoring goals in 50th and 60th minutes.
But those were insurance goals. The teams were level coming out of the dressing room after the break, but sophomore midfielder Mia Fishel quickly established why she is a top player on this team, bagging a goal just 1:06 into the second half. It would turn out to be the game winner.
Turner extended the lead again to 2-0 and, then, 3-0, putting the game out of reach. Freshman forward Sunshine Fontes put the cherry on top with an 80th minute goal.
The brace helped propel Turner to a team-leading seven goals with Fishel and Fontes tied for second with five apiece.
UCLA ‘keeper Lauren Bryzkcy recorded a clean sheet, making five saves in the process. Brzykcy has six clean sheets on the season.
U-Dub had won three straight games and earned a #19 ranking before heading to Southern Cal on Friday. The Trojans completely dismantled the Huskies, 5-0, with all goals in the second half, started by Penelope Hocking’s natural hat trick in a span of about eight and a half minutes early in the second half.
Still, Washington is a dangerous team with a win and a tie over Colorado, and a win and a tie over the Arizona schools on the road. UW is 2-1-1 away from home.
Washington has only scored 14 goals on the season, while conceding 10. UCLA has 25 goals while conceding seven by comparison. Junior forwards Summer Yates and Ruby Hellstron and senior midfielder Ameera Hussen each have three goals each, accounting for nine of the Huskies 14 goals.
Junior goalkeeper Oliva Sekany should be in goal for UW. She has allowed nine goals, has 23 saves, and four clean sheets.
UCLA has its mojo back and Washington is licking its wounds. I see a UCLA win today. The Huskies score one, but it is not enough for UCLA’s three goals. Prediction: Bruins win 3-1.
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#5 UCLA Women’s Soccer (9-1-1, 6-1-1)
Opponent: #19 Washington Huskies (7-2-2, 3-2-2)
Game Time: 2:00 pm PT, Sunday, April 4, 2021
Where: Wallis Annenberg Stadium, Los Angeles, CA
Live TV: Pac-12 Networks Los Angeles and Washington
Live Stream: Pac-12.com and the Pac-12 Now app
Live Audio: uclabruins.com
Live Stats: UCLA StatBroadcast