Saturday Kicks: SuperClasico notebook, UCLA women stunned at home by Pepperdine & more

i-81db8f533039c2bb127c5dda3b6022ed-superclasicopose0022.jpgThe Galaxy’s Omar Gonzalez and Edson Buddle and Chivas USA’s Ante Jazic and Rodolfo Espinoza pose with the SuperClsico Trophy at a press conference Friday at Home Depot Center. Those shorts regulation club gear, Edson? (Photo courtesy Chivas USA).

Phil Collin has more on Sunday’s Chivas USA-Galaxy derby (5 p.m. ESPN2) here.

*Sophomore Pepperdine forward Michelle Manning of Calabasas (Agoura High) scored in thje 23rd minute and the Waves (7-3-2) shocked No. 11 UCLA (7-3-1) at Drake Stadium with their first win over the Bruins since 1993. The road win also snapped UCLA’s 73-game, five-year-old home unbeaten streak, the nation’s longest.

“To come here and do this, where UCLA has such a mystique, we had to overcome that,” Pepperdine Coach Tim Ward said. “It had to happen eventually, and it had been a long time since we beat them. They always have been and always will be such a great program. We needed a win like this as our season moves forward and we work toward the NCAA Tournament. Our defense played very, very well again. Michelle scored a very opportunistic goal. I’m so proud of the team.”

Sophomore goalkeeper Roxanne Barker of Irvine (Woodbridge High) stopped five shots to earn the shutout.

In other local college games Friday:

*A ninth-minute goal by Joe Sofia was enough for the UCLA men to secure a 1-0 win over 14th-ranked Washington in the Pac-10 opener for both teams.

*The Loyola Marymount men won their West Coast Conference opener over San Francisco, freshman Christian Alvarado getting the winner in the 45th minute.

*The LMU women ended non-conference play by beating Cal State Fullerton 1-0 at Sullivan Field. Senior Julie Gallaudet scored the game-winner four minutes into OT.

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