Oct. 12, 2011
No. 5 UCLA Heads to Pullman
The fifth-ranked UCLA women's soccer team (10-1-2; 3-1-1 Pac-12) plays just one match this week, as the Bruins travel to Pullman, Wash. on Friday for a 3:00 p.m. showdown with Washington State (10-4-1; 4-1 Pac-12). Click HERE to access the Gametracker live stats for the match.
The UCLA/WSU Series
Unbeaten in its last six meetings with Washington State, UCLA takes a 14-2-2 series record against the Cougars into this Friday's match. Washington State's last series win was in 2004 in Pullman (1-0).
Bruins Go 0-1-1 in Bay Area
UCLA had a rough trip up in the Bay Area last week, coming away with a scoreless draw on Friday and its first loss of the season two days later. The Bruins began the weekend at Cal on Friday, playing to a 0-0 draw through 90 minutes of regulation and two overtime periods. UCLA, which owned a slight 16-15 advantage in the final shot count, failed to find the back of the net for the first time all season. The Bruins then suffered their first loss of the season against No. 1 Stanford on Sunday, as the Cardinal notched a 4-1 win before a packed house at Cagan Stadium. All five goals were scored in the first half of play. Junior Zakiya Bywaters scored the lone goal for the Bruins. It marked the first time this season that UCLA surrendered more than one goal in a match.
UCLA Still No. 1 in RPI
Despite its setback in the Bay Area, UCLA remained No. 1 in the latest Ratings Percentage Index (RPI) released by the NCAA on Wednesday. An institution's RPI ranking consists of three factors: Winning percentage against Division I opponents (25 percent), opponent strength of schedule (50 percent) and Opponents' opponents strength of schedule (25 percent). Florida, Stanford, Duke and Wake Forest round out the top five. The complete RPI rankings are located HERE
UCLA at No. 5/6 Nationally
After suffering a loss and a tie in the Bay Area last week, UCLA fell from No. 2 to No. 5 in this week's Soccer America rankings. The Bruins also dropped from No. 3 to No. 6 in the NSCAA Coaches' Poll.
Breast Cancer Game Set for Oct. 23
UCLA has designated its Oct. 23 showdown against Arizona State as its annual Breast Cancer game. Fans who show up to the game wearing pink will receive free admission. The UCLA team will also be wearing pink and white jerseys that will eventually be auctioned off online. All proceeds will go to the UCLA/Revlon Breast Center. For more information, please contact Robby Ewing in the UCLA marketing office at (310) 206-7916.
Munger Sees First Action
Redshirt sophomore Alana Munger saw her first career action in goal against Stanford last Sunday, playing the entire second half in relief of starting goalkeeper Katelyn Rowland. Munger, who had been third on the depth chart entering the season, could see more playing time, especially since senior Chante' Sandiford had her season cut short due to injury.