SAN DIEGO (Daily Aztec) - San Diego State women’s soccer was unable to overcome an aggressive attack by No. 8 UCLA, falling 3-0 in front of a season-high 1,314 in attendance on Sunday evening at the SDSU Sports Deck.
SDSU (2-6) appeared to be overmatched by their nationally ranked opponent, registering only a single shot attempt while allowing UCLA to get off 20 shots, 10 of which ended up on goal.
Head coach Mike Friesen said the team played well overall defensively, but ultimately failed in keeping the Bruins off the scoreboard.
“I thought we were actually pretty good in terms of where we want to be defensively and really limiting their chances,” Friesen said. “(It’s) frustrating that we literally gave them three goals.”
UCLA (5-1-1) already led by two scores at the half, and kept its foot on the gas coming out of the break after sophomore midfielder Delanie Sheehan placed the ball in the back of the net only 27 seconds after play resumed.
While the goal put the Aztecs into an even bigger hole, Friesen said it did not make much difference to the games end result.
“Being two goals down at halftime against a team like UCLA is going to be tough to begin with,” he said. “That changed the game, again, but I think it didn’t impact it greatly because at 2-0, 3-0 it’s probably not much different when they had so much of the ball.”