Top 10 Roundup
UCLA tops SDSU, Florida notches fourth consecutive shutout
No. 5 UCLA 2, San Diego State 0
LOS ANGELES -- UCLA scored late in each half to defeat San Diego State 2-0. Kodi Lavrusky and Abby Dahlkemper scored their first goals of the season for the Bruins, who improved to 6-1-0. The Aztecs fell to 1-3-2.
After a mostly uneventful first half, Lavrusky turned the tides with a goal in the final 30 seconds of the half. Chelsea Stewart sent a pass to Lavrusky near the right sideline, and Lavrusky dribbled up center and lofted a shot from about 25 yards out over the San Diego State goalkeeper Melanie Vaughn to give UCLA the 1-0 halftime lead.
"We wanted to score earlier and put them on their heels even more, and we didn't do that, so it was a good thing that we scored just before the half to set the tone coming out in the second half," UCLA head coach Amanda Cromwell said.
UCLA came up firing in the start of the second half, but Vaughn made big saves on a pair of Sarah Killion shots to keep the Bruins off the board. Vaughn finished the game with seven saves.
The Bruins scored on a set piece in the 85th minute. Caprice Dydasco's corner kick hit the crossbar, and Dahlkemper hammered home the rebound to the lower right corner for a 2-0 lead.
No. 9 Florida 2, Minnesota 0
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- A pair of second-half goals from freshman Savannah Jordan gave No. 9 Florida a 2-0 win against previously undefeated Minnesota on Friday evening at the James G. Pressly Stadium.
After a scoreless opening half, Jordan needed just two minutes and a tick to put the Gators up 2-0. The first goal started when junior Lauren Silver, from in the Florida half, sent the ball to just above the UM box. Then it was a foot race between Jordan and a Gopher defender, and Jordan won control and sent the ball to the far-post corner just before a second UM defender looked to end the play.
About two minutes later, passes from sophomore Lindsey Cooper to senior Maggie Rodgers resulted in Jordan receiving the ball inside the right side of the box. The shot she took to the far post was touched by the diving Gopher goalkeeper Tarah Hobbs, but the momentum of Jordan’s right-footed shot carried it on where it kicked off the far post into the goal at 65:07.