Bruins to Host Defending National Champion Santa Clara

Sept. 30, 2002

THIS WEEK:

vs. #11 Santa Clara Friday, Oct. 4 - 7:00 p.m. (UCLA Radio) Drake Stadium

@ Loyola Marymount Sunday, Oct. 6 - Noon Sullivan Field

Bruins to Face Defending National Champion Santa Clara This Friday
The No. 3-ranked UCLA women's soccer team welcomes defending national champion Santa Clara to Frank W. Marshall Field at Drake Stadium this Friday at 7:00 p.m. With the recent addition of lights at the venue, Friday will mark the first-ever night match at Drake Stadium. The Broncos enter the week ranked No. 11 by NSCAA/adidas and No. 8 by Soccer America. The Bruins have never beaten Santa Clara, losing all three previous meetings. The two teams met last season with the Broncos registering a 3-0 win up north. The last time the two teams met in Westwood was back in 1994 with Santa Clara winning that match 2-0. The Bruins will round out the week on Sunday against Loyola Marymount at LMU's Sullivan Field. UCLA leads the all-time series, 6-0.

UCLA Bruins Radio Network Broadcasts First Soccer Match of 2002
This Friday's match against Santa Clara will mark the first-ever regular-season soccer broadcast for the UCLA Bruins Radio Network. Play-by-play commentator Tony Luftman will be joined by color analysts Tracey Milburn and Michael Sondheimer. The match can be accessed live by clicking into the 'Live Game Audio' box on the right side of UCLA's website: uclabruins.com. The other scheduled match this year is against Stanford on Oct. 13. In addition to the two regular-season matches, the UCLA Bruins Radio Network will also be broadcasting all of UCLA's home matches during the NCAA Tournament.

UCLA Rallies to Defeat Mexican National Team, 2-1
UCLA came from behind to defeat the Mexican National Team, 2-1 Saturday in an exhibition match at Drake Stadium. Bruin forward Iris Mora, who suited up for the Mexican squad, scored the first goal of the match on a breakaway in the ninth minute. Whitney Jones tied the score a few minutes later when she headed in a Stacy Lindstrom throw-in at the 11:49 mark. Lindstrom ended up scoring the game-winner in the 57th minute of the match. Jill Oakes and Nandi Pryce assisted on that goal. UCLA outshot the Mexican team, 13-3.

Devine Scores Twice Against Former Team
Powered by a pair of goals from Bruin sophomore Kim Devine, UCLA registered its fourth shutout in a row on Sept. 25, downing BYU, 6-0 in a non-conference match at UCLA's Drake Stadium. Devine, who played her freshman season at BYU in 2001, put the Bruins on the board just 10 minutes into the match. She added her second goal of the day on an unassisted breakaway in the 79th minute. In addition to Devine, Amy Fazio, Kendal Billingsley, Iris Mora and Victoria Bloom also had goals in the Bruin victory.

Bruins No. 3 in Both NSCAA/adidas, Soccer America Polls
For the second-straight week, the Bruins check in at No. 3 in the NSCAA/adidas poll. UCLA jumped one spot this week to No. 3 in the Soccer America poll. Stanford is the new No. 1 team in the country followed by North Carolina, UCLA, Texas and Portland.

NSCAA/adidas (9/30)
1. 	Stanford
2. 	North Carolina
3. 	UCLA	
4.	Texas
5.	Portland
6.	California
7.	Wake Forest
8.	Texas A&M
9.	West Virginia
10.	Connecticut
11.	Santa Clara
12.	Penn State
13.	Michigan
14.	Washington
15.	Marquette
16.	Nebraska
17.	Charlotte
18.	Princeton
19.	Pepperdine
20.	Denver
21.	Florida State
22.	Purdue
23.	Maryland
24.	Boston College
25.	Clemson

Soccer America (9/30) 1. Stanford 2. North Carolina 3. UCLA 4. Portland 5. Texas 6. Texas A&M 7. Penn State 8. Santa Clara 9. West Virginia 10. California 11. Connecticut 12. Washington 13. Wake Forest 14. Tennessee 15. Pepperdine 16. Arizona State 17. Florida State 18. USC 19. Clemson 20. Villanova 21. Virginia 22. Princeton 23. Notre Dame 24. Purdue 25. Denver

UCLA vs. the NSCAA/adidas Top-25
When Santa Clara visits UCLA this Friday, it will mark only the third time this season that the Bruins have faced a team ranked in the top-25. The Bruins defeated No. 5 Virginia, 4-3 in overtime back on Sept. 6. Two days later, No. 12 Penn State edged UCLA, 1-0 in double-overtime. The Bruins will begin to face more ranked competition once conference play begins on Oct. 11.


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
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