Gallery: UCLA women’s and men’s soccer kick off 2021 seasons with 3-0 wins

(Left to right: Kanishka Mehra/Photo editor & Alex Driscoll/Daily Bruin staff)

By Kanishka Mehra, Alex Driscoll

February 10, 2021 at 11:28 a.m.

UCLA women’s and men’s soccer commenced their 2021 seasons at last, following a series of postponed games last week. Both Bruin teams secured victories – women’s against Pepperdine and men’s against San Francisco.

In the first half of No. 4 UCLA women’s soccer’s season opener at Pepperdine on Sunday, freshman forward Reilyn Turner scores the second goal of the game. (Kanishka Mehra/Photo editor)

Pepperdine defender Emily Sample approaches sophomore forward Mia Fishel as Fishel gets ready to pass the ball. (Kanishka Mehra/Photo editor)

Approaching the sideline, Pepperdine forward Alex Sampson guides the ball away from Turner. (Kanishka Mehra/Photo editor)

Several Bruins and Waves watch the ball’s trajectory after colliding in an attempt to head the ball. At the end of the first half, the Bruins led the Waves 3-0. (Kanishka Mehra/Photo editor)

Senior defender Lucy Parker protects the ball from Pepperdine forward Leyla McFarland, as the second half of UCLA’s game against Pepperdine catches speed. Parker, the only field player to play the entire game for the Bruins, was awarded Defender of the Week by Pac-12 on Tuesday. (Kanishka Mehra/Photo editor)

Redshirt junior goalkeeper Lauren Brzykcy punts the ball away from the Bruins’ goal. Brzykcy was also awarded by the Pac-12 on Tuesday for Goalkeeper of the Week, with seven saves in UCLA’s victory against Pepperdine. (Kanishka Mehra/Photo editor)

Freshman forward Megan Edelman chests the ball away from a Pepperdine player. Edelman made her debut in Sunday’s game alongside five other freshmen. (Kanishka Mehra/Photo editor)

Fishel goes in for a header halfway through the second half of the Bruins’ game against Pepperdine. (Kanishka Mehra/Photo editor)

Pepperdine midfielder Tori Waldeck pulls at freshman midfielder Michaela Rosenbaum’s shirt in an attempt to regain possession of the ball. Rosenbaum was another freshman to make her debut in the Bruins’ 3-0 victory against the Waves. (Kanishka Mehra/Photo editor)

San Francisco goalkeeper Ruben Stuiver punches the ball off a corner kick during the second half of the UCLA men’s soccer’s season opener against San Francisco on Monday. (Alex Driscoll/Daily Bruin staff)

Junior forward Kevin Diaz heads the ball away from San Francisco’s midfielders during the first half of UCLA’s home opener at Wallis Annenberg Stadium. Diaz had one assist in the match, contributing to UCLA’s final tally of three goals. (Alex Driscoll/Daily Bruin staff)

Sophomore midfielder Luke Bone looks for open space to dribble the ball up the field during the second half of UCLA’s game against San Francisco. (Alex Driscoll/Daily Bruin staff)

Fellow teammates of UCLA sophomore midfielder Riley Ferch celebrate Ferch’s goal in the 88th minute of the game. Ferch’s shot from just outside the 18-yard box was the third and final goal of the match, making it his second career goal at UCLA. (Alex Driscoll/Daily Bruin staff)

Freshman defender Pablo Greenlee finds space in the midfield during the second half of UCLA’s game against San Francisco. Greenlee scored on a header assisted by Diaz in the 72nd minute of the match, putting the Bruins up 2-0. (Alex Driscoll/Daily Bruin staff)

Senior defender Ben Reveno and junior midfielder Cody Sundquist sprint toward the ball against Don forward Nonso Adimabua during the first half of the Bruins’ contest against San Francisco. (Alex Driscoll/Daily Bruin staff)

Reveno races toward his teammates to celebrate his first career goal and the first goal of the match during the 10th minute of the game. Reveno’s goal came off the season’s first corner kick attempt, setting the stage for UCLA’s first win in 2021. (Alex Driscoll/Daily Bruin staff)

Reveno and Adimabua duel for the ball in a header during the first half of UCLA’s win against San Francisco. (Alex Driscoll/Daily Bruin staff)

Freshman forward Jose Contell Lechón heads the ball toward the Dons’ goal off a corner kick in the first half of UCLA’s win versus San Francisco. (Alex Driscoll/Daily Bruin staff)

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