Andrews Plays Hero as No. 14 USC Defeats UCLA 2-0 on the Road|
Nov. 6, 2015
WESTWOOD, Calif. -- The No. 14 Trojans had a picture-perfect night, spoiling UCLA's senior night as they defeated the Bruins 2-0 for their first win all-time in Westwood at Drake Stadium on Friday evening.
The Trojans (14-5-1, 9-2 Pac-12) were previously 0-15 all-time against the Bruins (8-10-1, 4-6-1 Pac-12) in Westwood and had dropped the last two matches between the two.
The first half was a tale of back-and-forth action, where both teams had excellent scoring chances.
The Trojans came out with a different energy in the second half and never looked back. Junior midfielder Morgan Andrews, who entered as a substitute late in the first half, scored two second-half goals and the Trojans never looked back.
In the 73rd minute, Mandy Freeman started the attack by passing the ball up to Kayla Mills on the right side. Mills took on two Bruin defenders and got off the cross that hit a running Andrews far post who drove it home with the one-touch on the ground for her team-leading sixth goal of the year. With the 1-0 lead, the Trojans continued to push forward, creating offensive opportunities.
Exactly six minutes later, the Trojans got on the board again, as Andrews bested her first goal with a volley finish on a cross, again from the right side, this time from Sydney Johnson. The unreal finish gave the Notre Dame transfer her second multi-goal game of the year and puts her as the team leader with seven goals.
With the 2-0 lead, the Trojans fought for the final 12 minutes, as goalkeeper Sammy Jo Prudhomme fought for her 10th clean sheet of the year, which puts her third on the USC single-season shutout list. The redshirt junior officially only recorded one save, but she was outstanding in the net, showing great presence on UCLA's eight corner kicks and seven shots.
Overall the Trojans outshot the Bruins 11-7.
The Trojans, who are undoubtedly into the NCAA Tournament, will find out their fate this Monday, Nov. 9 at 1:30 p.m. PT. The show will be streamed HERE.