Nov. 15, 2008
SAN DIEGO - The San Diego State men's soccer team was downed by 15th-ranked UCLA, 6-1, on Senior Day at SDSU Sports Deck. The Aztecs, who received a goal from senior Dennis Sanchez, saw their three-match winning streak come to an end with the decision.
Prior to the game, San Diego State honored its five seniors in forward Nick Collins, midfielder Myles Davis, defender Danny Ortiz, goalkeeper Jorge Rosales and midfielder Sanchez. All five received the starting nod from head coach Lev Kirshner.
The Bruins got on the board early after Jason Leopold scored his third goal of the season at the 9:49 mark. The score remained the same for nearly 20 minutes until UCLA's David Estrada found the back of the net from eight yards out. Shortly thereafter, Andy Rose put the Bruins up by three with his header to the upper right off a corner kick.
Down 3-0 going into the second half, SDSU allowed Eder Arreola to tally his fourth point of the contest to put the Aztecs in a 4-0 hole. The UCLA lead grew to 6-0 at 71:00 and 79:36, respectively, after goals by David Estrada and Andrew Sinderhoff.
Then right before the final horn, Raymundo Reza shot the ball, which was saved by Bruin goalkeeper Brian Perk, and Sanchez scored off the rebound to notch San Diego State's only goal of the afternoon. His tally was also his first of the season.
SDSU, which had 12 shots on the afternoon, was led by Sanchez's four shots and Reza's three.
The Aztecs end their season with a 6-9-3 record and a 3-4-3 mark in the Pac-10 Conference.