[UCLA-OREGON STATE: Men]
No. 15 UCLA moved into a first-place tie with Washington in the Pac-12 with a 3-0 victory over No. 17 Oregon State. Two goals from
Ghanaian freshman Abu Danladi
and one from German junior Larry Ndjock
helped extend the Bruins streak of 18 straight
matches without a defeat against the Beavers. Washington had beaten San Diego State, 3-2, earlier in the day.
“We did the job that was needed tonight to bookend the Washington
result,” said UCLA coach Jorge Salcedo
. “This puts us in a good spot in the conference after the half-way point. We will continue to work on getting
better with some of the things that need improvement and most importantly we are happy with the six points on the weekend.”
Danladi opened in the 30th minute when freshman left back
sent a long ball from his own half deep into Oregon State territory, where Danladi held off the defender and poked the ball past charging Beavers
goalkeeper Matt Bersano
Nine minutes later, Leo Stolz
found a streaking Danladi, who took one touch and
finished cleverly into the bottom left corner of the net. Ndjock scored the third goal for UCLA off of a rebound inside the six-yard box in the 69th minute.
UCLA allowed only one shot on
goal from the Beavers as goalkeeper Earl Edwards Jr.
earned his seventh shutout this season.