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Surging Mustangs hold off Bruins
by Paul Kennedy, September 26th, 2011 3:46AM
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[UCLA-SMU]Brazilian Arthur Ivo scored on a free kick from 30 yards just 61 seconds into the game and Juan Castillo scored the winner from 18 yards to give short-handed SMU a 2-1 win over No. 12 UCLA for its fifth win in its last six games.

SMU reached the NCAA Division I quarterfinals in 2010 but opened the 2011 season with losses to William & Mary and N.C. State.

"This was a huge weekend for us," SMU coach Tim McClements said. "We played a very strong Cal State Northridge team Friday night, grinding out a result. Today, we played UCLA who is nationally ranked. We scored an early goal but they responded. We kept fighting and Castillo scored a great goal that ended up winning the game. I'm really proud of the way we played this weekend; it sets us up well for our first conference game next week."

Chandler Hoffman had UCLA's only goal, his ninth goal of the season, to even the score in the 11th minute, but Castillo put the Mustangs ahead when he took a pass from redshirt freshman Tyler Engel, cut the ball across his body and sent the ball home from just inside the 18.

Diogo de Almeida was sent off in the 74th minute, forcing the Mustangs to play a man down for the remainder of the game.

"Being down a player took a lot of energy," McClements said. "UCLA's a very strong team with a lot of weapons. We had to defend well, and we did. We played well a man down."

SMU opens Conference USA action against No. 8 UCF on Saturday. The Knights were the only team to defeat the Mustangs during the 2010 regular season.



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