Nov. 21, 2000
(6) UCLA at (3) Clemson
Saturday, November 25
Clemson, SC (Riggs Field) *4:00 p.m. (PST)
This Week . . .
The sixth-seeded UCLA women's soccer team travels to Clemson, South Carolina to take on the third-seeded Clemson Tigers in an NCAA quarterfinal match. That match will be at 4:00 p.m. (PST) at Clemson's Historic Riggs Field.
Bruins Earn Second Quarterfinal Appearance . . .
For the second time in program history, the UCLA women's soccer team advances to the NCAA quarterfinals. The Bruins' last trip to the quarterfinals was a 1997 meeting with Notre Dame. UCLA lost that match 8-0.
How They Got Here . . .
UCLA received an at-large selection to the tournament, earning a first-round bye. The Bruins defeated USC, 3-0 in the second round on Dec. 11 and Texas A&M, 4-0 in the third round this past Sunday. Clemson, seeded third in the tournament, also received a first-round bye and advances to the quarterfinals after posting wins over Duke and Florida State in the second and third rounds respectively. The Tigers were also an at-large selection to the 48-team tourney.
Bruins vs. Tigers - TAKE TWO! . . .
UCLA and Clemson opened the 2000 season against each other at the Clemson/Nike Kickoff Classic in South Carolina on Aug. 25. Despite being outshot 15-7, Clemson won that match 1-0 on a goal in the 36th minute by Lindsay Browne. That match was the first-ever meeting between the two schools. Clemson and UCLA share only one common opponent in the Florida Gators. The Bruins downed Florida, 4-0 in Gainesville back on Sept. 3. Clemson beat Florida, 4-3 on Oct. 27 in South Carolina.
Swanson Breaks Two Freshman Records . . .
Freshman forward Sarah-Gayle Swanson tied two UCLA freshman records in UCLA's 4-0 rout of Texas A&M this past Sunday. Her goal in Sunday's game gives her 14 goals and 32 points on the year, tying her with Traci Arkenberg who had 14 goals and 32 points in 1994.
Bruins Earn Highest NCAA 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 and the third straight year that the Bruins have received a first-round bye. Seven Pac-10 teams made the tournament, however the Bruins are the only team in the conference still alive.