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Fleming scores twice, wows, but loses first UCLA game

Jessie Fleming scored twice and provided the first of surely many NCAA career viral highlight clips in her debut for UCLA, a 4-3 loss to Florida.

Fleming’s first goal was a header which leveled the game at 2-2 in the 65th minute, and four minutes later she put UCLA ahead from the spot:

No. 6 Florida, however, would equalize three minutes later before an own goal cost UCLA the match five minutes into extra time. The real highlight of the night was a nifty and confident move by Fleming to break pressure in her own defensive third:

Fleming, 18, missed UCLA’s first two matches of the season due to international duty with Canada, which won the bronze medal at the Rio 2016 Olympics. Fleming started all six matches for Canada at the Olympics en route to the bronze medal. She’ll miss time later in the NCAA season for the U-20 World Cup in Papa New Guinea from Nov. 13-Dec. 3. The NCAA College Cup final is scheduled for Dec. 4.


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