Oct. 9, 2001
Friday, Oct. 12 - 7:30 p.m.
vs. Arizona State
Sunday, Oct. 14 - Noon
Bruins Men & Women Share the Stage This Weekend . . .
The second-ranked UCLA women's soccer team and the Bruin men's soccer team will both be in action at home this Friday and Sunday. On Friday, the UCLA men will take on Cal at Drake Stadium beginning at 3:00 p.m. That evening, the Bruin women will host Arizona at Spaulding Field beginning at 7:30 p.m. On Sunday, the women will host Arizona State at Noon at Drake Stadium, followed by the UCLA men against No. 2 Stanford at 3:00 p.m. Sunday's ticket is good for both games.
UCLA Takes Inaugural Women's Cup Title . . .
With wins over Loyola Marymount and No. 25 Princeton, UCLA was crowned champion of the first-ever UCLA Women's Cup. The 2001 Women's Cup kicked off on Friday with Cal Poly and Princeton playing to a scoreless tie. Following that match, UCLA registered a 3-0 victory over Loyola Marymount. On Sunday, UCLA defeated Princeton, 2-0 and LMU defeated Cal Poly, 2-1. With its two victories, UCLA improved to 9-0 on the season.
2001 Final Women's Cup Standings
1. UCLA (2-0)
2. Loyola Marymount (1-1)
3. Cal Poly (0-1-1)*
4. Princeton (0-1-1)
*Cal Poly secures third place on goal differential
Bruins Retain No. 2 Spot in National Polls . . .
For the sixth consecutive week, UCLA remained second in the weekly polls released by the NSCAA and Soccer America. Defending NCAA Champion North Carolina has been No. 1 all season. In addition to UCLA, three other Pac-10 teams are ranked in the NSCAA Top-25 (#9 Stanford, #17 Cal and #21 Washington).
NSCAA Rankings (10/1) 1. North Carolina 2. UCLA 3. Portland 4. Nebraska 5. Notre Dame 6. Santa Clara 7. Penn State 8. Clemson 9. Stanford 10. Texas A&M 11. Harvard 12. Florida 13. Virginia 14. St. Mary's 15. UConn 16. Florida State 17. Cal 18. Marquette 19. West Virginia 20. Texas 21. Washington 22. Hartford 23. Indiana 24. Miami 25. Princeton
Bruins Off to Best Start in Program History . . .
At 9-0, UCLA is off to its best start in program history. Last season, the Bruins lost their first match of the year, then ran off nine-straight victories, however UCLA has never been undefeated after the first nine games.
Monroe's Streak Ends Against Princeton . . .
Bruin forward Mary-Frances Monroe's streak of recording either a goal or an assist in every game this season came to an end Sunday against No. 25 Princeton at the UCLA Women's Cup. Despite a game-high seven shots, Monroe was unable to score or assist on a goal against the TIgers. Former Bruin Traci Arkenberg holds the UCLA record for consecutive games with either a goal or an assist at 12.
Rigamat Back on Top . . .
Following a successful weekend at the Women's Cup, forward Stephanie Rigamat, UCLA's leading scorer from a year ago, is now back atop UCLA's scoring list. Rigamat, who scored three goals in two games last week, leads the Bruins with 18 points (8g, 2a). Like in 2000, she also leads the Bruins in game-winning goals with three. Fellow senior Mary-Frances Monroe ranks second in scoring with 15 points (6g, 3a).
Home Sweet Home . . .
With two wins this past weekend, the Bruins extended their home unbeaten streak to 17 games. The Bruins haven't lost a home contest in two years. UCLA posted an impressive 7-0-1 home record in 1999 and won all seven of its home games in 2000. The Bruins' last home loss was an NCAA Second Round defeat at the hands of BYU back on Nov. 14, 1998. UCLA holds an all-time home record of 56-13-5.