Sept. 14, 2011
No. 2 Bruins Head to LMU
The second-ranked UCLA women's soccer team (6-0-1) rounds out non-conference play this weekend, as the Bruins are scheduled to face Loyola Marymount (6-1-1) on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at LMU's Sullivan Field. Despite the proximity of the two schools, UCLA and LMU have not met since 2004. The Bruins lead the all-time series 10-0. Tickets for the match are $8 for adults and $6 for youth/senior. Those unable to attend the match can follow the GameTracker live stats by clicking HERE.
Bruins Down SMU, Fresno State
UCLA went 2-0 last week, notching wins over both SMU and Fresno State at home. Sydney Leroux was fantastic as usual, scoring the game-winning goal in both contests. Against SMU on Friday at the North Athletic Field, Leroux's goal in the 10th minute of the match was the difference, as UCLA held on for a 1-0 win. Leroux was instrumental against Fresno State on Sunday as well, scoring the team's first two goals in an eventual 4-1 victory.
UCLA Up to No. 2 Nationally
Following a pair of non-conference wins last week, UCLA moved up from No. 4 to No. 2 in this week's Soccer America National Rankings. The Bruins also moved from No. 6 to No. 4 in the NSCAA Coaches' Poll.
Leroux Leads the Nation
With four game-winning goals in UCLA's first six matches, forward Sydney Leroux is tied for the national lead in this category with five other players. Leroux is also ranked 22nd nationally in total goals (6.0), 26th in goals per game (0.86) and 58th in points per game (1.71). Complete national statistics can be found HERE
Did You Know?
UCLA's 2011 roster features players from 11 different states and three countries. In fact, in the team's last match against Fresno State, only Katelyn Rowland and Abby Dahlkemper were from the same state.
Starting Lineup vs. Fresno State
GK / Katelyn Rowland / Vacaville, CA
D / Abby Dahlkemper / Menlo Park, CA
D / Caprice Dydasco / Honolulu, HI
D / Lucretia Lee / Bothell, WA
D / Megan Oyster / Naperville, IL
MF / Jenna Richmond / Centreville, VA
MF / Samantha Mewis / Hanson, MA
MF / Chelsea Cline / Des Moines, IA
F / Sydney Leroux / Vancouver, BC, Canada
F / Rosie White / Auckland, New Zealand
F / Zakiya Bywaters / Las Vegas, NV
Click below to check out Sydney Leroux's weekly video installment, Syd's Shots, where she gives a behind-the-scenes view of the 2011 UCLA women's soccer team.