Oct. 12, 2004
Bruins Head to Pacific Northwest . . .
Eighth-ranked UCLA (9-3; 2-0 Pac-10) looks to remain undefeated in conference play when it heads to the Pacific Northwest this week for matches against Washington State (5-5-2; 0-2 Pac-10) and No. 7 Washington (9-2-1; 0-1-1 Pac-10). The Bruins kickoff the weekend against the Cougars in Pullman. UCLA currently owns a nine-match winning streak against Washington State, leading the all-time series 9-1-1. The Bruins lead the all-time series with Washington, 7-2-1. Last year's match went to two overtimes with the Bruins eventually winning 3-2 on a goal by Bristyn Davis in the 109th minute of play.
Bruins Begin Pac-10 Play 2-0 . . .
Defending Pac-10 champion UCLA started conference play on the right foot, outscoring its opponents 10-1 over the weekend in wins over Oregon State 4-1 and Oregon 6-0 at Drake Stadium. Head coach Jillian Ellis registered her 100th victory at UCLA with the win Friday evening against OSU. On Sunday, Kendal Billingsley became the first defender in UCLA history to register a hat trick. She now ranks tied for third on the team in scoring with 11 points (5g, 1a).
UCLA in the Rankings . . .
The Bruins stayed the same this week in the NSCAA/adidas poll, holding at No. 8. The Bruins jumped a spot from No. 7 to No. 6 in Soccer America's weekly poll. UCLA, which has climbed as high as No. 3 this season, has been in the top-10 all year. Undefeated Notre Dame is the top-ranked team in both major polls.
UCLA in the Pac-10 Statistics . . .
Following its offensive explosion against the Oregon schools, UCLA has moved up to the top of many conference statistical categories. The Bruins lead the Pac-10 in goals per game (2.50), and are tied with Arizona in total goals (30) and corner kicks (79). Individually, Bristyn Davis ranks tied for first in total shots (46), tied for second in points (19) and assists (5), and tied for fifth in goals (7).
Against the NSCAA/adidas Top-25 . . .
UCLA owns a solid 4-1 record against teams ranked in the NSCAA/adidas Top-25. The Bruins' only loss came against No. 9 Virginia. Since that loss, UCLA has defeated No. 21 SMU, No. 15 Texas A&M, No. 24 Pepperdine and No. 15 Santa Clara.
Bruins Round Out Home Schedule With Bay Area Schools . . .
UCLA has just two regular-season home matches remaining, as the Bruins host the Bay Area schools Oct. 22 (Stanford) and Oct. 24 (Cal). Following a trip to Arizona (Oct. 29 & 30), UCLA's final match of the regular season will be at USC on Nov. 7.
1. Notre Dame 2. North Carolina 3. Penn State 4. Portland 4. Virginia 6. Texas A&M 7. Washington 8. UCLA 9. Kansas 10. Duke 11. Princeton 12. Tennessee 13. Michigan 14. Florida State 15. Stanford 16. Ohio State 17. Santa Clara 18. West Virginia 19. Auburn 20. Boston College 20. SMU 22. USC 23. Florida 24. Illinois 25. San Diego
Soccer America (10/4) 1. Notre Dame 2. North Carolina 3. Penn State 4. Virginia 5. Portland 6. UCLA 7. Washington 8. Texas A&M 9. Tennessee 10. Stanford 11. Princeton 12. Santa Clara 13. Florida 14. Cal 15. Nebraska 16. Duke 17. Florida State 18. Kansas 19. West Virginia 20. Pepperdine 21. Wake Forest 22. Auburn 23. Maryland 24. Arizona 25. SMU