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Oct. 20, 2015
UCLA men rout Cal, climb to second in Pac-12

UCLA's men put the frustrations of a trying season behind them Monday night, erupting for six goals against visiting California to climb into second place in the Pacific 12 Conference.

The Bruins (7-6-0 overall, 3-2-0 Pac-12) scored three times in the first half-hour, then netted three more in the first 10 minutes of the second half en route to a stunning 6-0 romp in front of 1,132 at Drake Stadium.

Abu Danladi scored two goals and Seyi Adekoya and Felix Vobejda both added a goal and an assist for UCLA, which dominated the numbers, with massive advantages in shots (16-3), shots on goal (10-0) and corner kicks (9-2).

Javan Torre and Jackson Yueill also tallied and Jordan Vale hit the post for the Bruins, who had scored multiple goals in only half of their previous dozen games, hitting four three times.

UCLA leapfrogged Oregon State and Washington to climb within five points of first-place Stanford, which beat the Bruins on Friday and meets them again, in Northern California, this Friday. UCLA plays Sunday at Cal (5-5-2, 0-2-2).

Torre headed home a Chase Gasper corner kick in the 16th minute, and Danladi scored in the 24th and 28th minutes.

The first was a tremendous individual goal, in which he took the clearance from a Bears corner kick, raced 75 yards with three Cal defenders in pursuit, took a touch to the right as he neared the box, then fired a low shot past diving goalkeeper Alex Mangels and into the far-post netting. On the second, the Ghanaian striker intercepted a pass and split a charging Mangels' legs as the keeper dived at his feet.

Yueill scored in the 52nd minute, after Adekoya intercepted a cross about 30 yards from the Cal goal, and Adekoya put another away 26 seconds later from Vobejda's feed.

Vobejda scored the sixth in the 55th minute, getting credit after his cross ricocheted off a Cal defender and into the upper-left corner of the goal.

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