Nov. 6, 2015
BRUINS ROLL ON
UCLA men again score four, rout Oregon State
Abu Danladi set up two more goals and UCLA's men romped to a 4-1 Pacific 12 Conference triumph Friday afternoon over visiting Oregon State.
Seyi Adekoya scored in the first half, and Jordan Vale, Jackson Yueill and Larry Ndjock added goals after the break as the 19th-ranked Bruins (9-7-1 overall, 4-3-1 Pac-12) climbed within seven points of conference leader Stanford, which is idle this weekend.
UCLA is third in the six-team league, just a point behind idle Cal, after vaulting past Washington, which was held to a draw later Friday by San Diego State. OSU (7-8-1, 2-5-1) is fifth.
The Bruins scored at least four goals for the second straight game and for the sixth time this year. They've netted 19 in their last five outings, 27 in their last eight and 31 in their last 10.
“Today was a comprehensive attacking performance from the team, and we are starting to play our best during the most important time of the season,” associate head coach Nick Carlin-Voigt said on his school's athletics website. “We dictated the game from start to finish with the ball. Our depth and unselfishness was on full display as guys continue to make the team the star.
“The great thing about these guys is that they continue to want more and aren't satisfied.”
UCLA outshot the Beavers, 27-4, and conceded just one shot on goal, which Jordan Jones put away in the 85th minute.
The Bruins pressured from kickoff and netted the first goal in the 27th minute, when Danladi took a feed from Jose Hernandez, spun past a defender and delivered a through ball for Adekoya, who took a touch and then fired inside the right post for his 12th goal of the year.
Willie Raygoza hit the post later in the half, and UCLA won a penalty kick when Adekoya was fouled in OSU's box a minute into the second half, but goalkeeper Nolan Wirth dived to save Hernandez's spot kick.
The Bruins started building on their lead in the 52nd minute, with Vale finishing from a Danladi pass from the right flank. Yueill scored after winning a loose ball at the edge of OSU's box four minutes later to make it 3-1.
Jones headed home a Timmy Mueller cross to put the Beavers on the scoreboard, but Ndjock finished a Raygoza feed three minutes later for UCLA's fourth.
Danladi has five goals and six assists in his last six games.
UCLA is home Sunday against Washington.