No. 4 Bruins Head North to Take On Stanford, Santa Cruz

Oct. 26, 2005

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THIS WEEK
UCLA enters this weekend's play with a 15-4 overall record and a 2-0 mark in conference play. Last week, the Bruins defeated No. 6 UC Santa Diego and No. 14 UC Santa Barbara by scores of 6-5 and 8-2, respectively. The MPSF contest against the Gauchos increased the Bruins' MPSF winning streak to 13 matches. This weekend UCLA travels north to face MPSF foe No. 3 Stanford and non-conference opponent UC Santa Cruz.

TAKING ON THE CARDINAL
Saturday's MPSF match against Stanford will be the third contest between the two schools this season. So far, Stanford (13-3, 2-0) has claimed victory in both contests, defeating UCLA 10-9 in overtime at the SoCal Tournament and then 6-5 at the NorCal Tournament. All-time, The Cardinal leads the series 56-71, but in 2004 UCLA claimed the upperhand, winning three of five matches, including a 10-9 overtime victory in the NCAA Championship contest.

NOTING THE BANANA SLUGS
UC Santa Cruz enters this week with a 4-12 overall record and a 4-7 mark in the WWPA. The Banana Slugs' match with UCLA on Sunday will be the fourth of four contests for UCSC on the week. UCLA leads the all-time series between the two schools 3-0.

TOUGH COMPETITION
Since the start of the 2004 season, UCLA has faced 19 different opponents (some several times) and have lost to only two of them: Stanford and Cal. The Golden Bears and Cardinal have accounted for all seven of UCLA's losses over the past two seasons.

DIDINGER HONORED
Junior goalkeeper Will Didinger was named the MPSF/Mikasa Player of the Week on Oct. 11 for his part in UCLA's victories over No. 1 California and No. 12 Princeton. For Didinger, a Manhattan Beach native, the honor was the first of the season and of his career. Didinger tallied 14 saves in the two wins and against the Cal, Didinger held the Golden Bears to their lowest point total all season (4) and shut them out in the third period

USA BRUINS
Led by UCLA redshirt freshmen Chay Lapin (goalkeeper) and Miguel Cidoncha-Simms (attacker), the U.S. Junior National Team took eleventh place earlier this month at the 2005 Junior World Championships in Argentina. Team USA posted a 3-3-2 record at the tournament as Cidoncha-Simms added five goals and six assists and Lapin notched 103 saves (12.9 per game).

A PEACHY SEASON
With 34 goals, senior David Pietsch currently leads UCLA and is tenth in the conference with 1.79 goals per game. Pietsch's 22 assists and 23 steals are also tops on the UCLA squad.

STREAKS
UCLA has two impressive streaks to currently brag about. The Bruins have a 19-match home winning streak and a 13-match MPSF winning streak.


EVENT INFORMATION
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Saturday, Sep 05 - 9:20 AM PST
vs. UC Davis
San Diego, CA
Saturday, Sep 05 - 1:20 PM PST
vs. UC Irvine
San Diego, CA
Sunday, Sep 06 - 8:30 AM PST
vs. Concordia
San Diego, CA
Sunday, Sep 06 - 1:50 PM PST
vs. Pepperdine
San Diego, CA
Saturday, Sep 12 - 8:00 AM PST
vs. Pepperdine
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Sep 12 - 11:45 AM PST
vs. UC San Diego
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Sep 12 - 2:15 PM PST
vs. UC Santa Barbara
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Sep 12 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Long Beach State
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Sep 13 - 10:20 AM PST
at Redlands
Redlands, CA
Sunday, Sep 13 - 12:00 PM PST
vs. Whittier
Redlands, CA
Saturday, Sep 19 - TBA PST
vs. NorCal Tournament
Stanford, CA
Saturday, Sep 19 - TBA PST
vs. NorCal Tournament
Stanford, CA
Sunday, Sep 20 - TBA PST
vs. NorCal Tournament
Stanford, CA
Sunday, Sep 20 - TBA PST
vs. NorCal Tournament
Stanford, CA
Saturday, Sep 26 - 11:00 AM PST
vs. ...
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Sep 26 - 1:00 PM PST
vs. Chapman
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Sep 26 - 2:00 PM PST
vs. Alumni Match
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Oct 02 - 4:00 PM PST
at Pepperdine
Malibu, CA
Saturday, Oct 03 - 12:00 PM PST
at Loyola Marymount
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Oct 10 - TBA PST
vs. SoCal Tournament
Malibu, CA
Saturday, Oct 10 - TBA PST
vs. SoCal Tournament
Malibu, CA
Sunday, Oct 11 - TBA PST
vs. SoCal Tournament
Malibu, CA
Sunday, Oct 11 - TBA PST
vs. SoCal Tournament
Malibu, CA
Saturday, Oct 17 - TBA PST
at Stanford
Stanford, CA
Sunday, Oct 18 - 2:00 PM PST
at San Jose State
San Jose, CA
Saturday, Oct 24 - TBA PST
vs. California
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Oct 25 - 2:00 PM PST
at UC Irvine
Irvine, CA
Sunday, Nov 01 - 1:00 PM PST
vs. Pacific
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Nov 06 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. UC Santa Barbara
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Nov 08 - 12:00 PM PST
at Long Beach State
Long Beach, CA
Sunday, Nov 15 - TBA PST
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Nov 20 - TBA PST
vs. MPSF Quarterfinals
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Nov 21 - TBA PST
vs. MPSF Semifinals
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Nov 22 - 3:00 PM PST
vs. MPSF Championships - ...
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Nov 22 - 4:30 PM PST
vs. MPSF Championships - ...
Los Angeles, CA
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