Nov. 8, 2004

LOS ANGELES - Pac-10 co-champion UCLA (13-6) earned a No. 14 seed in the NCAA Women's Soccer Championships beginning this week, and will host the first and second rounds, Nov. 12 and 14 at Drake Stadium.

Action begins this Friday with UCLA taking on Pepperdine (9-6-3) at 5:00 p.m. San Diego (11-7-2) and UNLV (12-4-2) will play the second match that evening beginning at approximately 7:30 p.m. Friday's winners will meet in the second round on Sunday at 1:00 p.m.

"We are extremely excited to have the opportunity to play at home," said UCLA head coach Jillian Ellis. "Our competitive schedule this year has prepared us for this point in the season and I believe we are ready for the challenge. I am hoping we can build on the momentum following a very emotional win over USC last week in our final match of the regular season."

UCLA beat both San Diego and Pepperdine earlier in the year. The Bruins defeated the Toreros, 4-0 in their season opener for both teams back on Aug. 27. UCLA knocked off the Waves, 1-0 at home on Sept. 24.

The highest seeded team in the Bruins' section of the draw is No. 3 Virginia, a team UCLA could potentially face in the third round.

It marks the eighth year in a row that UCLA has made the NCAA Tournament. The Bruins have made the NCAA field a total of nine times in the 12-year history of the program.

The NCAA Tournament bracket can be accessed by clicking here.

UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Wednesday, Aug 12
vs. Missouri
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Aug 21
at Long Beach State
Long Beach, CA
L, 0 - 1
Sunday, Aug 23
at San Diego
San Diego, CA
W, 1 - 0 (2OT)
Sunday, Aug 30
vs. Wisconsin
Los Angeles, CA
W, 2 - 1
Friday, Sep 04
vs. Virginia
Los Angeles, CA
L, 1 - 2
Sunday, Sep 06
vs. Texas
Los Angeles, CA
L, 1 - 2
Friday, Sep 11
at Wake Forest
Winston-Salem, NC
W, 2 - 1
Sunday, Sep 13
at North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC
L, 1 - 3
Thursday, Sep 17
vs. Pepperdine
Los Angeles, CA
W, 1 - 0
Friday, Sep 25
vs. Oregon
Los Angeles, CA
W, 1 - 0
Thursday, Oct 01
at Washington
Seattle, WA
L, 1 - 2
Sunday, Oct 04 - 11:00 AM PST
at Washington State
Pullman, WA
Friday, Oct 09 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Arizona
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Oct 11 - 1:00 PM PST
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Oct 17 - 1:00 PM PST
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
Friday, Oct 23 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Colorado
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Oct 25 - 1:00 PM PST
vs. Utah
Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, Oct 29 - 3:30 PM PST
at California
Berkeley, CA
Sunday, Nov 01 - 3:30 PM PST
at Stanford
Stanford, CA
Friday, Nov 06 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Nov 13 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA First Round
Friday, Nov 20 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Second Round
Sunday, Nov 22 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Third Round
Friday, Nov 27 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Quarterfinals
Friday, Dec 04 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA College Cup ...
Cary, NC
Sunday, Dec 06 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA College Cup ...
Cary, NC