“I thought our effort, attitude and performance were there,” said Head Coach Dan Tobias. “We did everything but score some goals tonight. Obviously UCLA is a very good team. Good teams make plays and it is a shame that we hit the post a couple of times. We were just unlucky. This is definitely a performance we can build on and a performance that we are going to build on.”
In the first half, the Bruins and Wildcats played to a 0-0 tie. UCLA spent most of the half on the attack on its way to posting 16 shots, five on goal. The Bruins best opportunity was on a shot by
In the second half,
Defensively, Chelsea McIntyre had eight saves in net for the Wildcats. Valerie Henderson had seven saves for the Bruins.
“On Sunday, we need to finish our chances,” explained Tobias. “We need to not turn the ball over in the midfield third and get countered on. I felt like if we got the first goal in the game that we were going to win.”