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UCLA women's soccer tunes up for NCAA Tournament, knocks off defending champion USC in overtime

UCLA women's soccer tunes up for NCAA Tournament, knocks off defending champion USC in overtime

On their final road trip of the regular season last month, the USC and UCLA women’s soccer teams shared an Alaska Airlines flight to Seattle.

“Happens from time to time,” USC coach Keidane McAlpine said of the flight which, not unexpectedly, was rocked by turbulence.

Friday the teams shared a field at UCLA and the ride was equally as wild until the Bruins escaped with a physical 3-2 victory in overtime before an announced crowd of 11,925, the largest ever for an NCAA regular-season women’s soccer match.

The winning goal came 80 seconds into the extra period when Ashley Sanchez banked a shot off a defender and over USC keeper Kaylie...

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