UCLA 2, Duke 0 Â Nov. 20,
UCLA 2, Duke 0Â Nov. 20, 2004
LOS ANGELES -- For the fourth time in the last five years the UCLA womenÂ¹s soccer team has earned a spot in the NCAA Quarterfinals after defeating Duke, 2-0 Saturday in an NCAA Third Round match at Drake Stadium. The No. 14-seeded Bruins (16-6) will play the winner of No. 11 Tennessee and No. 6 Ohio State in the next round. With the loss, Duke ends its season 15-8 overall.
UCLA scored its first goal in the 24th minute of play on a strike by freshman forward Danesha Adams. Lindsay Greco played a ball into the box, finding Adams who quickly put in a shot from about five yards out. Adams, who now has 11 goals on the season, has scored three of UCLAÂ¹s six goals in the NCAA Tournament.
After playing the next 60-plus minutes with a 1-0 advantage, UCLA added an insurance goal in the 87th minute of play on a 12-yard shot from sophomore Bristyn Davis. Iris Mora was credited with the assist. Adams, Mora and Davis have accounted for 14 of the BruinsÂ¹ 19 points in the tournament.
UCLA, which improves to 2-0 all-time against Duke, is making its fifth-ever appearance in the NCAA Quarterfinals. The Bruins defeated Penn State, 4-0 in last yearÂ¹s quarterfinals to earn a spot in the College Cup.
Since both Ohio State and Tennessee are seeded higher than UCLA, next weekÂ¹s match will either be in Columbus or Knoxville, with the winner moving on to the College Cup in Cary, NC.
-- Courtesy UCLA