Excitement builds after Texas win over UCLA

Texas recorded one of the best wins in its women's program history when the Longhorns knocked off then-No. 2 UCLA, 2-1, on Sunday in a neutral-site match on the campus of the University of Houston.

Soccer America Preseason All-American Kasey Moore scored her second goal in as many games, and freshman Brooke Lee added the game-winning goal as UT battled back from 1-0 down on a Lauren Cheney goal.

"There certainly was excitement among the team after the win," said UT coach Chris Petrucelli. "We worked really hard for the win and it was good to see them get rewarded.

"In the first half, UCLA was great," he continued. "We couldn't get the ball from [the Bruins]. We started getting more possession in the second half which led to our goals. We also competed harder in the second half which made the difference."

Moore's goal is her second in as many games as she scored in UT's season-opening, 3-1 win over TCU on Friday night.

"Kasey can play anywhere on the field," said Petrucelli. "She proves that every time she's out there. She strikes the ball so well and is great in the back."

The Texas defense limited UCLA to five shots on goal. UT goalkeeper Dianna Pfenninger (Sugar Land, Texas) registered four saves and allowed one goal in regulation.

"The big thing was how we limited the amount of [UCLA] goal-scoring chances," said Petrucelli. "Give the credit to the back line which was solid. UCLA had two really good chances and [goalie Dianna] Pfenninger saved them both."

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