Injury to goalkeeper Leslie Weeks opens door for Bruins
October 9, 1998
SEATTLE - Forward Staci Duncan scored a goal and assisted on the other Friday as ninth-ranked UCLA took advantage of an injury to Washington goalkeeper Leslie Weeks to open the Pacific-10 Conference season with a 2-0 win at Husky Soccer Field.
Weeks held the defending Pac-10 champion Bruins scoreless in the first half, but injured her right knee and was removed in the 63rd minute after colliding with Duncan while blocking a shot. She is the only goalkeeper on the roster for the Huskies who were forced to play defender Kristin Shaw in goal.
UCLA (11-1-1) capitalized 10 minutes later as Duncan dribbled 30 yards before lofting a 15-yard shot past Shaw at 74:43. The Bruins struck again five minutes later. Duncan crossed a ball that Tracey Milburn pushed into the Husky goal from seven yards away at 79:28.
Washington (4-6-1) had two great scoring opportunities in the first half, including a 30-yard shot by sophomore Tami Bennett (Seattle Christian HS) that caromed off the crossbar in the 36th minute.
Lindsay Culp made one save en route to her seventh shutout for the Bruins. Weeks registered three saves before giving way to Shaw who denied one UCLA shot. Weeks' future playing status is unknown until further medical evaluations.
Washington returns to action Sunday, hosting USC at noon.
NCAA Women's Soccer
Husky Soccer Field; Seattle, Wash.
UCLA 2, Washington 0
Goals: 1, UCLA, Staci Duncan (Louise Lieberman) at 74:43. 2, UCLA, Tracey Milburn (Duncan) at 79:28.
Shots: UCLA 15, Washington 10.
Saves: UCLA 1 (Lindsay Culp), Washington 4 (Leslie Weeks 3, Kristin Shaw 1).
Corners: UCLA 3, Washington 4.
Fouls: UCLA 5, Washington 7.