Coming into Friday night’s matchup with No.4 UCLA, Arizona had started the season 4-0 while outscoring opponents 13-1 during that stretch of games.
The winning streak came to an end as the Bruins achieved a narrow 2-1 victory over the Wildcats.
The Wildcats have dominated opponents on shot opportunities throughout the season. UCLA was able to flip the script outshooting Arizona 16-7, putting pressure on a young backline.
The single goal came from sophomore Madison Goerlinger in the seventeenth minute, scoring her first goal of the season.
Although Arizona lost the match, it was a magical performance by sophomore goalkeeper Hope Hisey who had pressure on her all night long. The Bruins had nine shots on goal, and Hisey made seven saves to keep her team afloat.
Here are Goerlingerm, Hisey, and defender Sabrina Enciso talking about their team’s performance and discussing what they learned in the narrow loss to UCLA:
Here’s Arizona coach Tony Amato talking about his team’s effort and discussing what he saw in a tough loss to the Bruins:
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ALLSPORTSTUCSON.com writer Troy Hutchison hails from Tucson and is a lifelong Arizona Wildcats follower. He has been involved in sports journalism over the last two years while taking communications courses at Pima Community College.