No. 3 Bruins Open Busy Week Against USD

Oct. 6, 2003

Bruins Travel to San Diego, Open Pac-10 Play This Thursday . . .
The No. 3-ranked UCLA women's soccer team has a busy schedule this week, as the Bruins play three matches beginning with San Diego (6-2-3) this Tuesday at Torero Stadium starting at 7:00 p.m. The Bruins own a 7-1-2 advantage in the series and have posted shutouts over the Toreros in the last three meetings. On Thursday, UCLA opens up the Pac-10 season with a 5:00 p.m. match against Washington State (4-6). The Bruins lead that series, 8-1-1, having won eight in a row. Thursday's match is part of a doubleheader with the UCLA men, as they take on New Mexico at 7:00 p.m. The Bruins conclude the busy week with No. 9 Washington (7-2-2) on Saturday at 7:00 p.m. UCLA owns a 6-2-1 all-time record against the Huskies, having won the last two meetings.

Swanson's Late-Game Heroics Lifts UCLA over UNLV, 1-0 . . .
UCLA senior forward Sarah-Gayle Swanson scored with just three seconds left in regulation Friday evening in Las Vegas, giving the Bruins a 1-0 victory over UNLV. Iris Mora assisted on the game-winning goal. The 1,664 fans in attendance was the most ever to watch a UNLV women's soccer match, while UCLA was the highest ranked team ever to play at Peter Johann Memorial Field. The Bruins outshot the Rebels, 31-3 on the evening.

Bruins Remain at No. 3 Nationally . . .
With top-ranked North Carolina and No. 2 Notre Dame each winning matches over the weekend, UCLA remained at No. 3 for the fourth week in a row according to the NSCAA/adidas Top-25. UCLA also stayed at No. 3 in Soccer America's weekly poll released Monday.

Multi-Dimensional Attack . . .
In the Bruins' six victories this year, six different players have had the game-winning goal in each of those contests. Players with game-winning goals include: Caitlin Ursini (Pepperdine), Kim Devine (St. Mary's), Kendal Billingsley (Wisconsin-Milwaukee), Bristyn Davis (Oakland), Whitney Jones (Duke) and Sarah-Gayle Swanson (UNLV).

Freshman Criscione Minds Bruin Net . . .
Bruin freshman Arianna Criscione came in as a reserve against North Carolina back on Sept. 19 and hasn't been out since. Criscione is 2-0 on the year, posting an 0.58 goals against average in just under 312 minutes of work. She has appeared in six matches, posting her first shutout of the season last Friday in a 1-0 victory over UNLV.

Swanson Climbing Career Charts . . .
Bruin senior Sarah-Gayle Swanson has moved into the top-5 all-time at UCLA in two career categories. With four goals on the year, she has moved up from sixth to fifth in career goals with 29, surpassing Stephanie Rigamat. One more and she will be tied for fourth with Venus James. She also ranks fifth in career points with 69. Swanson currently has eight points on the year (4g, 0a).

NSCAA/adidas
1.  North Carolina
2.  Notre Dame
3.  UCLA	
4. Virginia
5. Texas A&M
6. Portland
7. Florida
8. West Virginia
9. Washington
10. UConn
11. Ohio State
12. Colorado
13. Pepperdine
14. Penn State
15. Duke
16. Wake Forest
17. Purdue
18. Oklahoma
19. Santa Clara
20. Boston College
21. Cal
22. Nebraska
23. Princeton
24. Clemson
25. Illinois

Soccer America 1. North Carolina 2. Notre Dame 3. UCLA 4. Virginia 5. Portland 6. West Virginia 7. Florida 8. Pepperdine 9. Penn State 10. UConn 11. Texas A&M 12. Washington 13. Santa Clara 14. Duke 15. Wake Forest 16. Colorado 17. BYU 18. USC 19. Cal Poly 20. LMU 21. Ohio State 22. Florida State 23. Maryland 24. Oklahoma State 25. Denver


EVENT INFORMATION
UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Wednesday, Aug 12
vs. Missouri
Los Angeles, CA
0-0
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
TBA
Friday, Nov 20 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Second Round
TBA
Sunday, Nov 22 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Third Round
TBA
Friday, Nov 27 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Quarterfinals
TBA
BRUINS ON PAC-12 NETWORKS