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Wildcats Fall to No.3 UCLA 2-1
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: September 28, 2012
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Sept. 28, 2012

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UCLA 2, Arizona 1 (Final Box)

TUCSON, Ariz. – The University of Arizona women’s soccer team was defeated 2-1 by No.3 UCLA Bruins on Friday night at Murphey Field at Mulcahy Stadium.

Arizona (5-5-1) registered a total of seven shots and was able to limit UCLA (8-0-2) to nine shots on the night. Jazmin Ponce led the Wildcats with three shots on goal with fellow teammates Ana-Maria Montoya, Ariel Boulicault, Kirstyn Magyar, and Julia Glanz recording one shot attempt apiece in the match.

Seven minutes into the game, senior Zakiya Bywaters recorded her seventh goal of the season for the Bruins crediting an assist to fellow teammate Taylor Smith. Bywaters added another goal in the 48th minute off a pass from Rosie White resulting in a one-on-one with Wildcat goalkeeper Gabby Kaufman.

In a one-on-one matchup between Ponce and UCLA goalkeeper, Katelyn Rowland, Ponce was able to sneak the ball past Rowland and register her eighth goal of the season in the 70th minute. Arizona is one of three teams to have scored on Rowland this season as the Bruins have seven shutouts in nine games.

“It’s tough because you don’t want to lose,” head coach Lisa Oyen said. “I think our team learned a lesson on how we can play and what we are going to see in our conference. There was an opportunity here today that we overlooked but we’ll have more opportunities.”

In the net, Arizona goalkeeper Gabby Kaufman registered four saves in the night while UCLA goalkeeper Rowland registered four saves for the Bruins.

Up next, the Wildcats are featured on the Pac-12 Networks for the second time this season in a matchup between USC on Sunday, Sept. 30 at 1:30 p.m. at Murphey Field at Mulcahy Stadium.

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