UCLA Blanks USD in Men's Soccer

UCLA's 12th-ranked soccer team took advantage of both a penalty shot and a USD red card for a 2-0 victory in Westwood on Sunday.

UCLA (8-2) went up, 1-0, at the 55-minute mark after USD defender David Beale was whistled for an illegal slide tackle in the penalty area. Beale was issued a yellow card, and Joe-Max Moore made good on the ensuing penalty shot off goalie Scott Garlick.

With 22 minutes gone in the second half, UCLA's Zak Ibsen stole the ball from a USD defender, dribbled in on goal and beat Garlick, who was caught out of position, to give the Bruins their margin of victory.

Garlick, starting only his third game, made eight saves.

"Scott Garlick played very well in goal for us and kept us in the game," said Seamus McFadden, USD coach.

But the Toreros (3-6) couldn't muster an offense, especially after Beale was issued his second yellow-card with 30 minutes remaining. Two yellow cards equal a red-card ejection in soccer.

"The red card hurt us as a team and prevented us from getting some momentum," McFadden said.

WATER POLO

A late UC San Diego rally fell short as No. 6-ranked USC hung on for a 10-8 victory over the Tritons at UCSD's Canyonview pool.

Trailing, 9-4, with just under five minutes remaining, the Tritons pulled to within a goal as Mike Nalu had three consecutive scores and Greg Goodrich threw in another.

The Trojans, however, scored the game's final goal with 1:09 remaining to improve to 9-5. UCSD, ranked 12th, fell to 11-6.

GOLF

Michael Ruiz of San Diego shot a final-round 74 to finish three strokes behind winner Eldrick Woods in the 15-18 division of the Junior Classic at the par-72, 6,790-yard Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course in Stateline, Nev.

Woods finished at 144 and Ruiz at 147.

In the 13-14 division, John Rudolph of La Jolla shot a two-round 179 to finish 12th, 22 strokes behind Darren Angel of Northridge.

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