Bruins Picked to Finish 2nd in Pac-12 Women's Soccer Standings

Aug. 6, 2012

Walnut Creek, Calif. - Following a vote of league coaches, the UCLA women's soccer team was picked to finish second behind Stanford in this year's Pac-12 title race, as the conference released its 2012 Pac-12 Preseason Coaches' Poll on Monday.

UCLA is coming off a second-place finish in last year's league standings, ending the conference season with an 8-1-2 record. The Bruins are expected to have a real shot at this year's title, as the team returns 10 of 11 starters from a squad that lost just one match in 2011 (16-1-4 overall).

UCLA and Stanford were the only schools to receive first-place votes on Monday, with Stanford receiving 10 and UCLA two.

UCLA kicks off the season in less than two weeks, as the team is scheduled to face UConn in Storrs, Conn. on Aug. 17. CLICK HERE FOR HOME SOCCER TICKETS

The Pac-12 Network will televise 58 live Women's Soccer contests in, including more than 40 appearances from 2011 NCAA Tournament-qualifying teams. The schedule kicks off with defending NCAA Champion Stanford hosting perennial power Santa Clara, the Pac-12 Networks' first-ever live event production.

1. Stanford (10)
2. UCLA (2)
3. California
4. Oregon State
5. Washington
6. Arizona State
7. USC
t8. Utah
t8. Washington State
10. Oregon
11. Colorado
12. Arizona

First-place votes in parentheses

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
vs. Virginia
Los Angeles, CA
L, 1 - 2
Sunday, Sep 06
vs. Texas
Los Angeles, CA
L, 1 - 2
Friday, Sep 11
at Wake Forest
Winston-Salem, NC
W, 2 - 1
Sunday, Sep 13
at North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC
L, 1 - 3
Thursday, Sep 17
vs. Pepperdine
Los Angeles, CA
W, 1 - 0
Friday, Sep 25
vs. Oregon
Los Angeles, CA
W, 1 - 0
Thursday, Oct 01
at Washington
Seattle, WA
L, 1 - 2
Sunday, Oct 04
at Washington State
Pullman, WA
L, 2 - 4
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
Friday, Dec 04 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA College Cup ...
Cary, NC
Sunday, Dec 06 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA College Cup ...
Cary, NC