Women's Soccer Heads to Virginia Nike Classic

Sept. 7, 2004

Bruins Head to Virginia for Nike Soccer Classic . . .
The third-ranked UCLA women's soccer team faces its first true test of the 2004 season this week, heading to the Virginia Nike Soccer Classic in Charlottesville, Va. The Bruins begin play against No. 9 Virginia on Friday at 7:00 p.m. (EST). The two teams have met twice before, with both matches going into overtime. In 2002, UCLA edged Virginia, 4-3 in Los Angeles. Back in 1995, the two teams played to a 1-1 draw at a neutral site. On Sunday, the Bruins take on Maryland at Noon (EST). UCLA defeated the Terrapins, 1-0 back in 1999, the only prior meeting between the two teams.

Bruins Post 6-1 Decision Over UCSB . . .
Senior Kim Devine registered a hat trick, while sophomore Bristyn Davis had two goals and an assist in UCLA's 6-1 victory over UC Santa Barbara on Sunday, helping the Bruins improve to 3-0 on the year. UCLA took the lead from the start, as Davis scored the game's first goal just 58 seconds after play began. In addition to Devine and Davis, freshman Danesha Adams continued her outstanding play, pushing her team-leading point total to 11, finishing the match with a goal and an assist. Freshman goalkeeper Valerie Henderson got the start, giving up just one goal in 70 minutes of action.

Players of the Week . . .
UCLA has swept both Pac-10 Player of the Week honors so far in 2004. Freshman Danesha Adams took home the honor last week after scoring four goals in wins over San Diego and LMU to begin the year. Kim Devine was awarded the honor this week following her three-goal performance against UCSB. Devine tallied all three of her goals in a span of three minutes and 25 seconds.

UCLA Moves Up to No. 3 in NSCAA Poll . . .
After starting the year at No. 9, UCLA made a big jump in the NSCAA/adidas poll this week, moving all the way to No. 3 behind North Carolina and Notre Dame. Soccer America, which had the Bruins at No. 10 last week, moved them up to No. 8.

News & Notes . . .
All-American Iris Mora could be back playing again when the Bruins travel to Texas the weekend of Sept. 17. She is making up class work in summer school due to time missed at the Olympic Games ...Head coach Jillian Ellis is approaching her 100th victory at UCLA. She currently stands at 95-18-5 ...Along with being named to Soccer America's Preseason All-America Team, junior Jill Oakes was recently selected to the College Sports Television Preseason All-America squad. Junior forward Iris Mora was also named to the team.

NSCAA/adidas (9/7)
1. North Carolina
2. Notre Dame
4. Washington
5. Penn State
6. Florida State
7. Clemson
8. Portland
9. Virginia
10. Texas
11. Florida
12. Santa Clara
13. Illinois
14. UConn
15. Texas A&M
16. West Virginia
17. Tennessee
18. Wisconsin
19. Pepperdine
20. Princeton
21. Kansas
22. Boston
23. Cal Poly
24. Auburn
24. SMU

Soccer America (9/7)
1. North Carolina
2. Notre Dame
3. Florida State
4. Clemson
5. Virginia
6. Texas
7. Santa Clara
9. Penn State
10. Portland
11. Florida
12. Washington
13. Kansas
14. UConn
15. Tennessee
16. Arizona State
17. Auburn
18. Nebraska
19. Pepperdine
20. Illinois
21. West Virginia
22. Cal Poly
23. Princeton
24. Texas A&M
25. SMU

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 - 4:00 PM PST
vs. Wisconsin
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Sep 04 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Virginia
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Sep 06 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Texas
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Sep 11 - 4:00 PM PST
at Wake Forest
Winston-Salem, NC
Sunday, Sep 13 - 10:00 AM PST
at North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC
Thursday, Sep 17 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Pepperdine
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Sep 25 - 8:00 PM PST
vs. Oregon
Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, Oct 01 - 7:00 PM PST
at Washington
Seattle, WA
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