Lindsey Luke made eight saves in the net for the Utes.
Oct. 21, 2012
LOS ANGELES - The University of Utah women's soccer team (8-6-2, 3-5-0 Pac-12) held No. 3 UCLA (14-0-2, 7-0-1 Pac-12) scoreless for more than 76 minutes but ultimately fell by a 2-0 score Sunday in Los Angeles.
"I think we showed tremendous character and competitive spirit again today, and we really rose to the challenge on defense," said Utah head coach Rich Manning. "We were playing against a very talented group of attacking players and we put up a fantastic defense effort, with Lindsey Luke in goal and the players on the field made it hard on UCLA. I think we can certainly learn good lessons from the experience of playing them and apply them to the upcoming trip to Arizona. I am looking forward to getting back after it on Thursday."
UCLA's Chelsea Cline provided the game-winning goal with less than 13 minutes to play in regulation as she received a centering pass from Ally Courtnall and scored to the far post. Rosie White tacked on an insurance goal for the Bruins at the 85-minute mark as she drilled a shot from 25 yards out that hit the crossbar and found the back of the net.
Redshirt freshman goalkeeper Lindsey Luke (Corona del Mar, Calif.) kept the Utes within striking distance for most of the game, finishing with eight saves. Katelyn Rowland made one stop for the Bruins.
UCLA dominated the stat sheet, outshooting Utah 22-2 overall and putting 10 shots on frame to Utah's one. Corner kicks went 9-0 for the Bruins, while fouls were whistled 6-4 against the Utes.
Utah soccer is back in action Thursday, Oct. 25, as the Utes travel to Tempe, Ariz., to take on the Sun Devils of Arizona State at 8 p.m. MT. The game will be televised live on the Pac-12 Network.