Bruins Open WCWS Play on Thursday

May 24, 2004

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This Week:
THURSDAY (5/20): 4:30 pm vs. Mississippi Valley State ? Easton Stadium
FRIDAY (5/21)-MONDAY (3/31): Women's College World Series action ??All Games on ESPN or ESPN2 ??UCLA game times are dependent upon results.

UCLA continued its dominant late-season play last weekend as the Bruins won NCAA Regional 2 to advance to the Women's College World Series. UCLA aims to defend its NCAA Title with its performance at this week's National Champinship. Here is some information on how UCLA has fared against the other teams in the 2004 WCWS: :

No. 1 Oklahoma: UCLA holds a 5-1 all-time record against Oklahoma, including a win in the teams most recent meeting at the 2002 Women's College World Series. UCLA's only loss to the Sooners was a 3-1 decision in OU's favor in the 2000 NCAA Championship game.

No. 3 LSU: The Bruins and Tigers tangled most recently in 200- as the Bruins won 2-0 at the UNLV Classic. UCLA holds a 3-1 all-time record against LSU, with the lone loss coming in the 1998 season.

No. 4 Florida State: A nine-inning UCLA loss in the first game of the 2002 WCWS was the last meeting between these two teams, but the Bruins hold an 8-1 advantage in the all-time series. That includes three Bruin wins during the 2000 season, two of which were at the NCAA Regional hosted by UCLA.

No. 5 California: UCLA won the season series over the Golden Bears, 2-1, and currently hold a 65-15 record in the all-time series. That series includes two meetings in last year's WCWS, a 7-3 10-inning win by Cal in the opening game of the WCWS for both teams, and a 1-0 nine-inning win by UCLA in last year's NCAA Championship game.

No. 6 Michigan: At the UNLV Classic this February, the Bruins won a 3-0 game over the Wolverines, giving UCLA a 6-2-1 edge in the all-time series. The tie came in 2000 in a game that utilized the International Tiebreak Rule prior to the end of the seventh inning. An NCAA rules interpretation resulted in the official 4-4 tie.

No. 7 Stanford: The Cardinal won the first meeting of this year's Pac-10 series on Apr. 23 by a 1-0 margin at Easton Stadium. The Bruins then came back and powered to 6-2 and 7-1 wins at Stanford in early May. UCLA holds a 39-8 all-time series lead.

No. 8 Washington: After UCLA won a non-conference meeting with the Huskies on Feb. 7, the Bruins proceeded to leave 32 runners on base in the three Pac-10 matchups, culminating with 10 LOBs in UCLA's 1-0 loss at Easton Stadium on May 5. Keira Goerl pitched a one-hitter with 10 strikeouts in that loss.

Bruins Blast Through NCAA Regional; Goerl Named Most Outstanding
The Bruins won in several different ways at last week's NCAA Regional, but the Bruins power started in the circle with senior pitcher Keira Goerl. Goerl tossed all four games for UCLA, including an eight-strikeout no-hitter against Mississippi Valley State, a nine-strikeout three-hit shutout against Louisville, a 14-K three hitter and an 8-K four-hit shutout, both over Alabama. For the Regional, Goerl earned Most Outstanding Player honors, striking out 39 and allowing just one intentional walk over 28 innings in the circle with an 0.25 ERA.

Against MVSU, the Bruins pounded out eight singles in the 8-0 run-rule win, before capitalizing on a solo home run and RBI double by Andrea Duran to defeat Louisville, 2-0. A nine-inning 3:27 marathon win over Alabama followed, a game that was capped by a three-run walk-off home run by Jodie Legaspi. On Sunday, the Bruins and Bama faced off again, with UCLA taking the 7-0 win to advance to the WCWS.


EVENT INFORMATION
UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Friday, Feb 12 - 10:15 AM PST
vs. Colorado State
College Station, TX
Friday, Feb 12 - 1:00 PM PST
at Texas A&M
College Station, TX
Saturday, Feb 13 - 10:15 AM PST
vs. Wichita State
College Station, TX
Saturday, Feb 13 - 3:15 PM PST
at Texas A&M
College Station, TX
Sunday, Feb 14 - 8:00 AM PST
vs. Colorado State
College Station, TX
Friday, Feb 19 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. UCF
Cathedral City, CA
Saturday, Feb 20 - 3:00 PM PST
vs. Notre Dame
Cathedral City, CA
Saturday, Feb 20 - 5:30 PM PST
vs. Cal Poly
Cathedral City, CA
Sunday, Feb 21 - 9:00 AM PST
vs. LSU
Cathedral City, CA
Sunday, Feb 21 - 11:30 AM PST
vs. Pacific
Cathedral City, CA
Thursday, Feb 25 - 5:30 PM PST
vs. Florida
Cathedral City, CA
Friday, Feb 26 - 12:30 PM PST
vs. Georgia
Cathedral City, CA
Friday, Feb 26 - 3:00 PM PST
vs. BYU
Cathedral City, CA
Saturday, Feb 27 - 9:30 AM PST
vs. Oklahoma
Cathedral City, CA
Sunday, Feb 28 - 9:00 AM PST
vs. Northwestern
Cathedral City, CA
Wednesday, Mar 02 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Michigan
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Mar 04 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. UC Santa Barbara
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Mar 05 - 1:00 PM PST
vs. Charleston Southern
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Mar 05 - 3:30 PM PST
vs. Syracuse
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Mar 06 - 1:00 PM PST
vs. Florida State
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Mar 06 - 3:30 PM PST
vs. UC Davis
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Mar 11 - 4:30 PM PST
vs. Mississippi State
Lakewood, CA
Friday, Mar 11 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Long Beach State
Lakewood, CA
Saturday, Mar 12 - 11:30 AM PST
vs. Utah Valley
Lakewood, CA
Saturday, Mar 12 - 4:30 PM PST
vs. Iowa State
Lakewood, CA
Sunday, Mar 13 - 10:00 AM PST
vs. Princeton
Lakewood, CA
Saturday, Mar 19 - 3:30 PM PST
at California
Berkeley, CA
Sunday, Mar 20 - 3:00 PM PST
at California
Berkeley, CA
Monday, Mar 21 - 4:00 PM PST
at California
Berkeley, CA
Thursday, Mar 24 - 5:00 PM PST
vs. Washington
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Mar 25 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Washington
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Mar 26 - 12:30 PM PST
vs. Washington
Los Angeles, CA
Tuesday, Mar 29 - 6:00 PM PST
at Cal State Fullerton
Fullerton, CA
Friday, Apr 01 - 6:00 PM PST
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
Saturday, Apr 02 - 7:30 PM PST
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
Sunday, Apr 03 - 2:00 PM PST
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
Saturday, Apr 09 - 7:30 PM PST
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Apr 10 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
Monday, Apr 11 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
Wednesday, Apr 13 - 2:00 PM PST
vs. CSUN
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Apr 15 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Apr 16 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Apr 17 - 12:00 PM PST
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Apr 23 - 2:00 PM PST
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
Sunday, Apr 24 - 2:00 PM PST
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
Monday, Apr 25 - 7:00 PM PST
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
Friday, Apr 29 - 5:00 PM PST
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Apr 30 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, May 01 - 12:00 PM PST
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, May 06 - 6:00 PM PST
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
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