Friday, October 18

Freshman forward Jefferson Alade made his first career start for UCLA men's soccer in its last game against California on Oct. 13. Alade said the Bruins' ability to avoid conceding early goals will be important in getting the result against San Diego on Thursday. (Liz Ketcham/Photo editor)

Men’s soccer seeks success against San Diego in break from conference games

The Bruins have never fallen to the Toreros in a regular-season home match dating back to 1980. In a break from conference action, UCLA men’s soccer (5-5-2, 1-3-1 Pac-12) will face San Diego (9-1-1, 1-0-0 West Coast Conference) in its 36th meeting of all time, as the two squads have seen each other every year since the 1997 season – except for the 2015 season. Read more...

Freshman forward Jefferson Alade made his first career start for UCLA men's soccer in its last game against California on Oct. 13. Alade said the Bruins' ability to avoid conceding early goals will be important in getting the result against San Diego on Thursday. (Liz Ketcham/Photo editor)

UCLA men’s tennis assistant coach Rikus De Villiers grew up playing junior tennis in his native country of South Africa before making the journey to the U.S. to play collegiate tennis. As he climbed the junior ranks of his home nation, De Villiers was often expected to financially support his budding career on his own – one of many obstacles he faced as he strived to break into the professional level of the sport. (Liz Ketcham/Photo editor)
UCLA men’s tennis assistant coach Rikus De Villiers grew up playing junior tennis in his native country of South Africa before making the journey to the U.S. to play collegiate tennis. As he climbed the junior ranks of his home nation, De Villiers was often expected to financially support his budding career on his own – one of many obstacles he faced as he strived to break into the professional level of the sport. (Liz Ketcham/Photo editor)

Sophomore midfielder Riley Ferch picked up two assists in UCLA men's soccer's 3-3 tie with California on Oct. 13. Ferch leads the team in assists with seven, but has only started in four of the Bruins' 12 regular season games. (Liz Ketcham/Photo editor)
Sophomore midfielder Riley Ferch picked up two assists in UCLA men's soccer's 3-3 tie with California on Oct. 13. Ferch leads the team in assists with seven, but has only started in four of the Bruins' 12 regular season games. (Liz Ketcham/Photo editor)

Redshirt senior defender Matthew Powell (left) celebrates his goal in the 14th minute with sophomore midfielder Riley Ferch (right). Powell's goal put the Bruins up 2-1 on the night, but wouldn't last long as California equalized in the 23rd minute. (Liz Ketcham/Photo editor)
Redshirt senior defender Matthew Powell (left) celebrates his goal in the 14th minute with sophomore midfielder Riley Ferch (right). Powell's goal put the Bruins up 2-1 on the night, but wouldn't last long as California equalized in the 23rd minute. (Liz Ketcham/Photo editor)

Junior defender Ruben Soria – a transfer out of Santa Monica College – has started nine of the Bruins' 10 games in 2019. Soria and the Bruins' backline have tallied only one shutout this season, against Northwestern away from home.(Liz Ketcham/Photo editor)
Junior defender Ruben Soria – a transfer out of Santa Monica College – has started nine of the Bruins' 10 games in 2019. Soria and the Bruins' backline have tallied only one shutout this season, against Northwestern away from home.(Liz Ketcham/Photo editor)

Junior forward Milan Iloski scored five times for UCLA men's soccer in its win over San Diego State on Sunday. Iloski's five goals is a new school record for most individual goals scored in a single game. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)
Junior forward Milan Iloski scored five times for UCLA men's soccer in its win over San Diego State on Sunday. Iloski's five goals is a new school record for most individual goals scored in a single game. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

Before being hired in April 2019, coach Ryan Jorden served as head coach for University of the Pacific men's soccer beginning in 2013. The Tigers reached the second round of the NCAA tournament in each of his last three years in Stockton, California. (Liz Ketcham/Photo editor)
Before being hired in April 2019, coach Ryan Jorden served as head coach for University of the Pacific men's soccer beginning in 2013. The Tigers reached the second round of the NCAA tournament in each of his last three years in Stockton, California. (Liz Ketcham/Photo editor)


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