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Soccer loses two, sits on single win as season nears end

One win in 16 games.

That is where the Arizona soccer team stands with just three games left on their schedule. An underlying theme of the team’s struggles this season has been the way they have struggled against teams in the state of California.

That was exemplified by a 6-1 shellacking at the hands of No. 3 UCLA on Friday in Los Angeles. On Sunday, the Wildcat faced a subpar USC team and kept the game close, but in the end, Arizona fell by a score of 1-0.

The team has now been outscored 17-2 in five games in California, losing them all.

Despite their inability to find any success in the state, junior defenseman Alex Smith still felt that the team gave it their best effort.

“We played pretty well today defensively, we just couldn’t find the back of the net,” Smith said. “We never stopped fighting. Even when we were down goals we kept pushing back. Against UCLA it was a poor performance but we never gave up.”

Arizona will finish off the season with three home games, starting with Friday’s game versus Washington.

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