No. 6 Seed UCLA Readies for NCAA Tournament

Nov. 6, 2000

NCAA Women's Soccer Championships
(6) UCLA vs. San Diego/USC winner
Saturday, November 11, 2000
UCLA's Drake Stadium * 1:00 p.m.

This Week . . .
The No. 10 UCLA women's soccer team earned a first-round bye in the NCAA Tournament and will take on the winner between San Diego and USC, this Saturday at UCLA's Drake Stadium beginning at 1:00 p.m. The Bruins are a No. 6 seed in the 48-team championships which begin Wednesday with first-round matches. The NCAA College Cup will be played Dec. 1-3 in San Jose.

Bruins Earn Highest Seed in Program History . . .
At No. 6, UCLA earns its highest seeding in the eight-year history of the program. This is UCLA's fourth consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance the third straight year that the Bruins have received a first-round bye. UCLA is one of seven Pac-10 teams to receive a bid in this year's tournament, more than any other conference.

Looking at USC and San Diego . . .
The Bruins faced both USC and USD during the regular season. UCLA defeated USD 3-0 back on Sept. 24 in San Diego. In that match, Stephanie Rigamat scored the fastest goal in UCLA history, scoring just 11 seconds into the match. That goal also tied for the fifth fastest in NCAA history. Tracey Milburn added two more goals as the Bruins went on to the 3-0 victory. USD enters Wednesday's match against USC with a 13-6-0 overall record. USC and UCLA played to a 1-1 tie following two overtime periods back on Oct. 8 at the Coliseum. USC's Jessica Edwards put the Women of Troy up 1-0 in the 22nd minute of play and the Bruins answered at the 68:11 mark on a goal from Bruin freshman Lindsay Greco. Neither team was able to score in two overtime periods and the match was called a draw. The Bruins outshot USC 30-14. The Women of Troy head into Wednesday's match with a 13-5-2 overall record and No. 22 national ranking.

UCLA Tough to Beat at Home . . .
For the second straight season, UCLA was unbeaten while playing in Westwood. The Bruins haven't lost a home contest in nearly two years and currently own a 14-match home unbeaten streak. UCLA posted an impressive 7-0-1 home record in 1999 and won all six of its regular-season home games this season. The Bruins' last home loss was an NCAA Second Round defeat at the hands of BYU back on Nov. 14, 1998. UCLA holds an all-time home record of 52-13-5.

Bruins in the National Rankings . . .
Due to its loss to unranked Arizona State on Friday, UCLA fell five spots to No. 10 in the latest NSCAA national poll released Monday. The Bruins fell three spots to No. 6 in this week's Soccer America poll.

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
at Washington State
Pullman, WA
L, 2 - 4
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