UCLA faces great expectations this season -- NCAA championship kind of expectations -- but the Bruins need to find their game before they can aim so high.
Two games in, and UCLA is still looking for its first win. It followed last week's loss at top-ranked Louisville with a disappointing 2-2 draw Friday night at Santa Clara.
The Bruins, ranked as high as sixth in Division I men's soccer, overcame a quick deficit but couldn't hold onto a late lead in a rough clash marked by 35 fouls and eight yellow cards,
Chandler Hoffman answered Erik Hurtado's strike to pull UCLA even in the 17th minute, and Eder Arreola (Chino Hills/Chin Hills HS) struck with a volley to provide a 70th-minute lead. Mykell Bates, Arreola's former teammate with the U.S. under-17 national team, pulled the Broncos (1-0-1) even in the 84th.
In other men's action:
Miguel Ibarra (Lancaster/Lancaster HS) scored the first goal and set up a stunning overtime winner by Victor Calderon (San Jacinto/San Jacinto HS) as No. 14 UC Irvine (3-0-0) overcame visiting Gonzaga, 2-1. The Anteaters held a 44-4 shot advantage, but Ryan Caballero made 17 saves to keep the Bulldogs in the game.
No. 9 UC Santa Barbara (2-0-0) started its trek to North Carolina with a 3-2 victory over Duke, with Dom Sarle's overtime goal decisive.
All-American Luis Gonzalez (Long Beach/Millikan HS) and Daniel Gomez (Ontario/Chino HS) scored late goals six minutes apart as Cal Poly Pomona won its opener, rallying for a 3-2 victory over Dixie State in Phoenix.
UCLA WOMEN RALLY AT PEPPERDINE: Freshman Ally Courtnall (Westlake Village/Oaks Christian HS), the daughter of former NHL winger Russ Courtnall, scored with a little less than three minutes left in regulation, giving No. 6 UCLA a 1-1 draw with No. 24 Pepperdine in Malibu.
Lynn Williams' first-half goal gave the Waves (4-0-1) a first-half lead, and Roxanne Barker (Irvine/Woodbridge HS) made 10 saves as UCLA applied heavy pressure in the second half and during overtime.
In other women's action:
USC (2-3-0) upset No. 17 Illinois, with Brittany Kerridge setting up Haley Boysen (Moorpark/Harvard-Westlake School) with a free kick and converting a penalty kick. Ashley Freyer also tallied for the Women of Troy.
UCLA transfer Natalia Ledezma (La Mirada/La Mirada HS) scored her fourth goal and assisted Lexi Kopf's third as No. 14 UC Irvine rallied for a 2-1 win over visiting Hawaii to start 5-0-0 for the first time since 1998.
Nadia Link (Rowland Heights/Walnut HS) netted her third and fourth goals to lead Long Beach State (3-2-0) to a 3-1 comeback win over visiting Princeton.
Stefanee Pace's rebound header off the post lifted Rutgers past Loyola Marymount, 2-1, in overtime. Etajha Gilmer (Cerritos/Gahr HS) scored for the Lions (3-1-1)
Cal State Fullerton (1-2-1) snagged an early own goal but couldn't hold off host BYU, with Jennie Marshall scoring the winner in a 2-1 decision.
UC Riverside (2-2-1) and Cal State Northridge (0-4-0) dropped 1-0 decisions after surrendering penalty kicks, the Highlanders against Michigan and CSUN vs. New Mexico.
Biola 4 (Ruvalcaba 21, Chew 32, Ballesteros 50, Kiser 63), Marymount 1 (Daisley-West 43)
Cal Poly Pomona 3 (Reyes 45, Gonzalez 76, Gomez 82), Dixie State (Utah) 2 (Alexander 51, Ortiz 74)
Chapman 3, Fontbonne (Mo.) 2
Concordia 10, William Jessup 0
Dallas 0, La Verne 2 (Geenen 9, Almejo 86)
Duke 2 (Palodichuk 1, Wenger 87), UC Santa Barbara 3 (Garza 6, Silva 80, Sarle 99), OT
The Master's 4 (Serrano 34, 73, Egeler 63, Taves 76), UT Brownsville 1 (Howard 48)
Santa Clara 2 (Hurtado 8, Bates 84), UCLA 2 (Hoffman 17, Arreola 70), OT
UC Irvine 2 (Ibarra 54, Calderon 107), Gonzaga 1 (Pacheco 71), OT
UC Riverside 0, Michigan 1 (Stachel pen. 69)
Westminster (Utah) 2 (Sellis 63, Gonzalez 108), La Sierra 1, OT
Brigham Young 2 (Doria 26, Marshall 66), Cal State Fullerton 1 (og Jensen 19)
Cal State Northridge 0, New Mexico 1 (Williams pen. 39), OT
Illinois 1 (DiBernardo 74), USC 3 (Freyer 17, Boysen 57, Kerridge pen. 66)
Long Beach State 3 (Link 19, 50, Strozier 78), Princeton 1 (Hoy 12)
Loyola Marymount 1 (Gilmer 58), Rutgers 2 (Pietrangelo 17, Pace 101), OT
Pepperdine 1 (Williams 36), UCLA 1 (Courtnall 88), OT
Redlands 7 (Phillips pen. 28, 73, Benenati 33, Rivera 43, 85, King 74, Arroyo 89), Carthage (Wis.) 1 (Socha 70)
UC Irvine 2 (Ledezma 53, Kopf 80), Hawaii 1 (Fujimoto 43)
Westminster (Utah) 1 (Hickman 97), Biola 0, OT
Home teams listed first