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Bruins overcome history to defeat Tar Heels
December 1st, 2013 3:40AM

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[NORTH CAROLINA-UCLA: Women] When UCLA and North Carolina met early in the season, it resulted in a UNC victory, the ninth in nine meetings. Only this time, it was a learning experience for the Bruins. They learned something about themselves under their first-year coach, Amanda Cromwell, and they learned that you can't sit back and expect to beat the Tar Heels. In an even match marred by a scary injury to UNC's Katie Bowen, UCLA won, 1-0, in double overtime to advance to the Women's College Cup.

Bowen, a New Zealand international, went down right near midfield with a head injury 49 seconds before the end of the first overtime. She was at first unconscious and laid on the ground for 20 minutes before being taken away in an ambulance. Afterwards, North Carolina coach Anson Dorrance said Bowen was moving, but there was no immediate news of her condition.

The game ended only 91 seconds into the second overtime as Taylor Smith scored on a breakaway firing a shot from inside the penalty area that was knocked down by goalie Anna Sieloff but poking the rebound inside the right post for the golden goal.

The win was revenge for UCLA's only loss of the season to Carolina on Sept. 6 and gave the Bruins wins over the last two national champions in the last two games.

"Right now, we feel like we accomplished something and we haven't even gotten to the final four yet," said Cromwell, "So it's a weird feeling because these last two games, especially Stanford and UNC, those are final four-caliber games."

Cromwell, who arrived after B.J. Snow took the U-17 coaching job, admitted the Bruins were a couple of weeks behind every else in terms of their preparations when they faced UNC the first time, and the match was a valuable learning experience.

"We knew we would be exposed a little bit," Cromwell said. "And we had to be exposed to really learn what we needed to work on."

In the first game, Carolina had a 23-6 edge in shots. On Saturday, the teams finished even with 11 shots apiece.

-- Cromwell said the Bruins would stay in North Carolina for the College Cup, which will held in Cary, instead of flying back to Los Angeles. She planned on working something out so the Bruins could train at Carolina during the week.

-- U.S. international Crystal Dunn, who left the third-round game against Texas A&M with a high ankle sprain, saw only limited action off the bench. Two other regulars were sidelined: central defender Caitlin Ball (concussion) and forward Alexa Newfield (torn ACL).

Nov. 30 in Chapel Hill, N.C.
North Carolina 0 UCLA 1. Goal: Smith 102.
North Carolina -- Sieloff, Brigman, Murray, Gardner, K.McFarlane, Bowen, Castleberry, Morris, Green, Ohai, Munerlyn. Subs: Boyles, D.McFarlane, Dunn, Nielsen, Bill, Elby.
UCLA -- Rowland, Dydasco, Dahlkemper, Oyster, Courtnall, Richmond, Lavrusky, Smith, Killion, Mewis, Jenkins. Subs: Kaskie, White, Stewart, Proctor,
Att.: 1,295.


1 comment
  1. Kevin Sims
    commented on: December 1, 2013 at 1:40 p.m.
    Congrats to Bruins! The College Cup looks to be quite a quality affair. GO 'HOOS!!


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