Jeff Hooker's goal with 1:58 left in the second overtime yesterday gave UCLA a 2-1 victory over George Mason in the final round of the Patriot Invitational.

In the first game, sixth-ranked North Carolina remained unbeaten with a 2-1 victory over American University.

The Bruins, who scored with three minutes left Friday to beat American, got the game-winner yesterday after a controversial call by the linesman. After an easy save, Patriots goalkeeper Martin Dunphy apparently picked up the ball and rolled it forward, a violation that gave UCLA an indirect kick just outside the penalty box.

Senior Peter Pelle pushed the ball to Hooker, whose hard shot deflected off Mason defender Bob Lilley in front of the net, and past Dunphy.

"The linesman said I picked it up, but you just don't do things like that. I pushed it; I didn't pick it up," said Dunphy, who made 10 saves.

The Patriots, ranked 17th before a pair of losses this weekend, are 5-2-1. Fifteenth-ranked UCLA is 5-1.

The Bruins went ahead at 26:14 on a free kick. Pelle's indirect kick from 35 yards went to Shaun Del Grande, who, with his back to the goal, flicked the ball through the defense. Breaking from the left wing, Steve Black collected the pass and easily beat Dunphy.

The Patriots tied it three minutes later on Lilley's penalty kick.

In the first game, the Tar Heels (7-0) took a 2-0 lead and held off an American rally.

Jim Gourlay put North Carolina ahead 14 minutes into the game, assisted by David Smyth, who was the invitational's most valuable player. Chad Ashton made it 2-0 with 20 minutes left on a shot into the upper right corner from 20 yards.

Frode Willumsen scored for American (2-3-1) off a crossing pass from Steve Marland 39 seconds later to cut it to 2-1.

Virginia 1, Maryland 0:

John Maessner scored the goal with 11:06 left as the third-ranked Cavaliers (8-0, 2-0 in the Atlantic Coast Conference) defeated the Terrapins (2-2-2, 0-1) in College Park.