UCLA downs FSU to claim first women's soccer title

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Updated: 12/08/2013 5:49 pm

Cary, NC (SportsNetwork.com) - UCLA claimed its first women's soccer title on Sunday, beating Florida State, 1-0, behind Kodi Lavrusky's strike in the seventh minute of overtime at WakeMed Soccer Park.

The Bruins came close to breaking the deadlock multiple times in regulation as Taylor Smith hit the crossbar at the half-hour mark and the post just before halftime.

Extra time was needed to find a winner and UCLA rose to the occasion early on when Megan Oyster made a surging run from the back and slipped a superb through ball for Lavrusky's run against the grain. The midfielder took one touch to settle and made no mistake with the finish, slotting a shot past the un-rushing Kelsey Wys.

The Bruins finish the season with a record of 22-1-3, suffering their lone loss of the season on Sept. 6 against North Carolina.

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