UCLA Women Earn No. 1 Regional Seed in NCAA Tournament

Nov. 7, 2005

2005 NCAA Championship Bracket

LOS ANGELES - The Pac-10 champion UCLA women's soccer team (17-1-2) earned a No. 1 regional seed (No. 3 overall) in the NCAA Women's Soccer Championships, which begins this week at college campuses throughout the country. The Bruins will host Mississippi Valley State, UC Riverside and Colorado in first and second round action this Friday and Sunday at UCLA's Drake Stadium.

UCLA, which received an automatic bid to the tournament as a result of clinching this year's Pac-10 title, will face Mississippi Valley State (10-7-2) in the first round on Friday at 5:00 p.m. The second first-round match that day will feature UC Riverside (11-4-5) taking on Colorado (12-7-3) at 7:30 p.m.

Friday's winners will meet in the second round on Sunday at 1:00 p.m.

"We greatly appreciate our seeding," said UCLA head coach Jillian Ellis, who has led three Bruin teams to the NCAA College Cup (2000, 2003 and 2004). "We tried to play a competitive schedule throughout the year and I feel like the NCAA Tournament Committee recognized that. We're also extremely excited to be able to stay at home and face a team we've never played before. The Committee did a good job of mixing things up in that respect and our players can't wait for the tournament to get underway."

UCLA, which is the only team in this year's field to have played in the last two College Cups, has never faced Mississippi Valley State or UC Riverside. The Bruins and Buffaloes met for the first time this season at the UCLA Women's Cup, with the Bruins taking a 2-0 victory.

Tickets for the first and seconds rounds are $8 for adults and $6 for youth/students.

NCAA First & Second Rounds at Drake Stadium

Friday, Nov. 11 (First Round)
(3) UCLA vs. Mississippi Valley State - 5:00 p.m.
Colorado vs. UC Riverside - 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 13 (Second Round)
Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2 - 1:00 p.m.

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 - 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
Friday, Nov 27 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Quarterfinals