Bruin Women Host UCLA Soccer Classic

Sept. 12, 2012

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UCLA Soccer Classic

Friday, Sept. 14
Game 1: UC Irvine vs. #18 Pepperdine - 4:00 pm
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Game 2: #3 UCLA vs. Princeton - 7:00 pm
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(Talent: Darren Preston/Matias Friz)
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Sunday, Sept. 16
Game 3: UC Irvine vs. Princeton - 4:00 pm
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Game 4: #3 UCLA vs. #18 Pepperdine - 7:00 pm
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(Talent: Allen Hopkins/Tammy Blackburn)
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Pepperdine, Princeton, UCI in Town for UCLA Soccer Classic
The third-ranked UCLA women's soccer team (5-0-1) hosts 18th-ranked Pepperdine, Princeton and UC Irvine in the UCLA Soccer Classic this weekend at Drake Stadium. UC Irvine and Pepperdine kick off the tournament on Friday, Sept. 14 with a 4 pm game, followed by UCLA vs. Princeton at 7 pm. On Sunday, UC Irvine plays Princeton at 4 pm, and UCLA plays Pepperdine at 7pm in a game nationally-televised by the Pac-12 Networks. Both of UCLA's games will be audio broadcast on

Tickets are available at the UCLA Central Ticket Office online at or by phone at 310-UCLA-WIN (310-825-2946). Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for youth ages 3-16 and are good for both matches each day. UCLA students are free with Bruin Card.

Scouting the Field
Pepperdine enters the weekend with a 5-2-0 record and No. 18 national ranking by the NSCAA. The Waves split against the Arizona schools last weekend, defeating Arizona, 2-1, but falling to Arizona State, 1-0. Pepperdine has impressive firepower offensively, led by Amanda LeCave's seven goals and Anisa Guajardo's four goals and five assists.

Princeton is 2-1-1 on the season and will be playing its first games away from home this weekend. The Tigers have shut out their last two opponents (3-0 over Saint Joseph's and 1-0 over Temple). Jen Hoy leads the squad with five goals and is tied for fourth in the nation in goals per game (1.25).

UC Irvine holds a 3-5-0 season mark and is coming off a weekend split at the Denver Invitational, where it defeated Cincinnati, 2-1, but lost to Denver, 4-0. Laura McGrail is the Anteaters' leading scorer with two goals, both game-winners.

UCLA's all-time record against Pepperdine is 12-3-2, but the Bruins have not won a game in this series since 2009 (2-0 in Malibu). Last year's matchup finished in a 1-1 tie on the road, and Pepperdine won, 1-0, in 2010 in Los Angeles to snap UCLA's 73-match unbeaten streak. UCLA is 3-0 all-time against Princeton, with shutout wins in 2001, 2004 and 2005.

Bruins Remain Unbeaten
UCLA remained unbeaten on the season after coming back to tie LMU on Friday, 1-1, and shutting out No. 20 Tennessee, 1-0, on Sunday. The Bruins currently have a 14-game unbeaten streak.

In the LMU contest, the Lions took a 1-0 lead into halftime, but the Bruins roared back to tie in the 49th minute on the first collegiate goal by freshman Kristiana Konkol-Mroczkowski. The Bruins outshot the Lions in the game, 27-4, but could not find the back of the net for a second goal.

Against Tennessee, the Bruins posted their fourth shutout in six games, downing the Lady Vols by a 1-0 score. Rosie White scored the game's only goal in the 54th minute, recording her second in three games this year.

UCLA Ranked No. 3/4 Nationally
The Bruins dropped one spot to No. 3 in the NSCAA Coaches' Poll this week and went from No. 1 to No. 4 in the Soccer America Poll. UCLA is No. 5 in the Top Drawer Soccer rankings.

Killion, Mewis Return after Winning U-20 Title
The Bruins regain the services of sophomores Sarah Killion and Samantha Mewis after the duo helped lead Team USA to the FIFA U-20 World Cup title. In the championship match against Germany, Killion started, and Mewis came in off the bench as the U.S. downed the defending champions, 1-0, to capture third World Cup crown in the tournament's history.

Two on Watch List
Senior forward Zakiya Bywaters and sophomore defender Abby Dahlkemper were selected to the M.A.C. Hermann Trophy Watch List. Both are already proving to be worthy Player of the Year candidates, with the duo tying for the team lead in scoring with two goals and five points apiece. Bywaters has one game-winning goal and an assist on another game-winner, while Dahlkemper has posted two game-winning goals of her own while being the defensive leader of a team that has posted shutouts in four of six games. Dahlkemper was named the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week and selected to Soccer America's Team of the Week for Week 3.

Team of National Teamers
UCLA's roster is filled with players with various Youth or Full National Team experience, with 17 players (over half the squad) representing three different countries. U.S. Under-20 National Team players are Zakiya Bywaters, Chelsea Cline, Abby Dahlkemper, Sarah Killion, Samantha Mewis, Megan Oyster, Courtney Proctor, and Jenna Richmond. Former U.S. U-18 and U-17 National Team players include Caprice Dydasco, Kylie McCarthy, Katelyn Rowland, Kristiana Konkol-Mroczkowski, Kodi Lavrusky and Taylor Smith. Ally Courtnall has dual citizenship and has seen time with both the U.S. and Canadian U-17 teams. And the Bruins also have two full national team players who played in the Olympics in Chelsea Stewart (Canada) and Rosie White (New Zealand).

A National Program
Nearly half of this year's team (12 of 29 players) reside from outside the state of California. The 2012 Bruins have players from Colorado, Hawai'i (2), Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Massachusetts, Nevada, Texas, Virginia, Washington and New Zealand.

All-Access with Chelsea Cline
Senior midfielder Chelsea Cline is giving All-Access to the Bruin team behind the scenes this season. Check out her video diaries at

Head Coach B.J. Snow
The 2012 season marks B.J. Snow's second year at the helm of the UCLA women's soccer program. In his first season, he guided UCLA to a 16-1-4 record (.857 winning percentage).

Snow has been with the Bruin program since arriving in 2006 as a volunteer assistant coach. He quickly rose through the coaching ranks in Westwood, going from volunteer assistant to full-time coach in the span of just one year. He was then promoted to assistant head coach in 2009 before being named head coach in 2011. During his time at UCLA, the Bruins have compiled a record of 113-19-11, reaching the NCAA College Cup from 2006-09. UCLA also won three consecutive Pac-10 titles from 2006-08.

A master recruiter, Snow has helped UCLA notch top 5 classes in each of his seven seasons on staff. Snow's 2011 class, which featured 10 players with national team experience, is widely regarded as one of the best classes in women's soccer history

In addition to his efforts in the college game, Snow has also served as an assistant with the Under-20 U.S. Women's National Team, traveling with the team to the 2010 FIFA Under-20 World Cup in Germany. He has also been brought in by U.S. Soccer as a clinician at a number of coaching seminars.

Snow was a four-year starter on defense at Indiana University from 1996-99 and helped the Hoosiers capture four-straight Big Ten titles, including back-to-back national championships in 1998 and 1999.

Unprecedented TV Coverage
With the launch of the Pac-12 Networks, women's soccer will be receiving unprecedented television coverage in 2012. The Pac-12 Networks plans to air a total of 58 live women's soccer matches this season, including nine UCLA matches. Sunday's Bruin game against Pepperdine will be aired nationally on Pac-12 Networks at 7:00 pm PT.

To see if your television provider is carrying Pac-12 Networks, visit the Pac-12 channel finder.

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