Indiana Knocks Off No. 1 And Defending NCAA Champs UCLA To Advance To 2003 NCAA College Cup




Dec. 7, 2003

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Indiana (15-3-5) knocked off top-ranked, No. 1 seed, and the defending NCAA Champions, UCLA Bruins (20-2-1), 2-1 on Saturday, and will now make its 16th trip to the NCAA College Cup.

UCLA jumped out to a quick 1-0 lead on the Hoosiers, scoring at the 10:02 mark. The Bruins' Chad Barrett scored out of the middle of the field on an assist from Adolfo Gregorio.

Indiana wouldn't stay down long though, as Hoosier freshman Jacob Peterson scored 14:29 into the game on an assist from John Michael Hayden.

Both teams remained tied for the rest of the first half and the majority of the second. It wasn't until the 78th minute that Peterson found Pat Yates on a rebound for the game-winning goal.

Statistically, both teams were evenly matched, as Indiana recorded 11 shots to UCLA's 10. Jay Nolly recorded three saves in goal for Indiana, as did Zach Wells for the Bruins.

The win extends the illustrious 31-year career of the NCAA's all-time winningest men's soccer coach, Jerry Yeagley. His Hoosiers will travel to Columbus, Ohio for the College Cup and face Santa Clara on Friday, a 3-1 winner over Michigan on Saturday.

Incredibly enough, every player that has donned an IU men's soccer jersey in the history of the program has been a participant in the NCAA College Cup.

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MICHIGAN FALLS 3-1 TO SANTA CLARA

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - The Michigan men's soccer team saw its College Cup dreams end Saturday, with a 3-1 loss to No. 9 Santa Clara in the NCAA quarterfinal round in Santa Clara, Calif.

After the Broncos opened the scoring at 10:15, Michigan's Mychal Turpin tallied his school-record 14th goal of the season for the equalizer at 28:31, assisted by Ryan Sterba.

Santa Clara scored late in the half to lead 2-1 at the break and added an insurance goal with 10 minutes left in the game.

 

 

The Wolverines close their fourth varsity season with a 14-7-1 mark.

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