Softball Opens Season in Long Beach This Weekend

Feb. 3, 2004

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UCLA begins defense of its 2003 NCAA Championship this weekend at Mayfair Park in Long Beach, CA, at the Long Beach State Tournament. The Bruins open play at 11:30 am on Saturday against Santa Clara, and will also face No. 6 Washington, host Long Beach State and San Diego State during tournament play.

Time Changes For Sunday's Competition
UCLA's games against Long Beach State and San Diego State have both been moved one hour earlier. The Bruins and host 49ers will now play at 3:30 pm, while UCLA will conclude tournament play at 5:30 pm against San Diego State.

Season Opens With Six Tournament Weekends
The Bruins will open their 2004 season with six straight tournament weekends, stretching throughout the remainder of UCLA's academic winter quarter. UCLA does not play its first non-tournament single game against a collegiate opponent until the Bruins play host to Cal State Fullerton on Mar. 30 at Easton Stadium. The six tournaments comprise just over 55% of UCLA's 2004 softball schedule, with 28 tournament games, one non-conference single game and a 21-game Pac-10 schedule.

Bruins vs. Long Beach State Tournament Field:
Santa Clara: The Bruins have an 11-0 advantage in the all-time series against the Broncos. Santa Clara has a 2-3 record so far this season with wins over UC Santa Barbara and Illinois-Chicago to go with losses to Oregon State, Long Beach State and UC Santa Barbara. The Bruins and Broncos last met in 1999 with the Bruins posting a doubleheader sweep of Santa Barbara to open an NCAA Championship season.
Washington: The Huskies, under the direction of Co-Interim Head Coaches Scott Centala and Steve Dailey, open their 2004 season this weekend as well. The Bruins won all four meetings with Washington last season and UCLA holds a 31-12 all-time record against UW.
Long Beach State: The Beach won the UCSB Early Bird Tournament last weekend with a 4-1 record to open their season. The Bruins and 49ers last played during the 2002 season, with The Beach winning a nine-inning first game of a doubleheader at Mayfair Park before the Bruins rebounded to win the nightcap 10-0, and a subsequent meeting at the National Invitational Tournament in San Jose, CA. UCLA holds a 55-7 all-time record against The Beach.
San Diego State: The Aztecs will open their season with a home doubleheader on Tuesday against Point Loma Nazarene before traveling to the Long Beach State Tournament. The Bruins hold a 50-2 all-time record against SDSU, and have not lost to the Aztecs since the 1978 season.

Advance Tickets On Sale for March 28 Game with U.S. Olympic Team
Advance tickets are now on sale for the March 28 game between UCLA and the 2004 U.S. Olympic Team at Easton Stadium. Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for youth, and are available through the UCLA Central Ticket Office at 310-UCLA-WIN. Tickets for all other UCLA softball events must be purchased day-of-game at Easton Stadium.


EVENT INFORMATION
UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Saturday, Feb 27
vs. Oklahoma
Cathedral City, CA
L, 7 - 11
Sunday, Feb 28
vs. Northwestern
Cathedral City, CA
L, 2 - 7
Wednesday, Mar 02
vs. Michigan
Los Angeles, CA
L, 6 - 8
Friday, Mar 04
vs. Florida State
Los Angeles, CA
L, 0 - 3
Friday, Mar 04
vs. UC Santa Barbara
Los Angeles, CA
W, 3 - 2
Saturday, Mar 05
vs. Charleston Southern
Los Angeles, CA
W, 9 - 0 (5)
Saturday, Mar 05
vs. Syracuse
Los Angeles, CA
W, 3 - 2
Sunday, Mar 06
vs. UC Davis
Los Angeles, CA
W, 9 - 1 (5)
Saturday, Mar 12
vs. Utah Valley
Lakewood, CA
W, 19 - 0 (5)
Saturday, Mar 12
vs. Iowa State
Lakewood, CA
W, 7 - 1
Sunday, Mar 13
vs. Princeton
Lakewood, CA
W, 13 - 1 (5)
Sunday, Mar 13
vs. Long Beach State
Lakewood, CA
W, 3 - 2
Saturday, Mar 19
at California
Berkeley, CA
W, 3 - 2 (9)
Monday, Mar 21
at California
Berkeley, CA
T, 3 - 3
Monday, Mar 21
at California
Berkeley, CA
Canceled
Thursday, Mar 24
vs. Washington
Los Angeles, CA
L, 0 - 9 (6)
Friday, Mar 25
vs. Washington
Los Angeles, CA
L, 5 - 6
Saturday, Mar 26
vs. Washington
Los Angeles, CA
W, 10 - 8
Tuesday, Mar 29
at Cal State Fullerton
Fullerton, CA
W, 5 - 4
Friday, Apr 01
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
W, 16 - 6 (5)
Saturday, Apr 02
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
L, 5 - 6
Sunday, Apr 03
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
W, 4 - 1
Saturday, Apr 09
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
W, 13 - 9
Sunday, Apr 10
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
W, 8 - 0 (6)
Monday, Apr 11
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
W, 2 - 1
Wednesday, Apr 13
vs. CSUN
Los Angeles, CA
W, 6 - 0
Friday, Apr 15
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
L, 2 - 8
Saturday, Apr 16
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 7 - 5
Sunday, Apr 17
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 8 - 0 (5)
Saturday, Apr 23
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
W, 8 - 6
Sunday, Apr 24
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
L, 4 - 8
Monday, Apr 25
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
W, 8 - 7
Friday, Apr 29
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 8 - 6
Saturday, Apr 30
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 6 - 5
Sunday, May 01
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 9 - 4
Friday, May 06
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
W, 15 - 7 (5)
Saturday, May 07
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
W, 8 - 0 (6)
Sunday, May 08
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
Rained Out
Friday, May 20
vs. CSU Bakersfield
Los Angeles, CA
W, 7 - 0
Saturday, May 21
vs. Cal State Fullerton
Los Angeles, CA
W, 3 - 2
Sunday, May 22
vs. Cal State Fullerton
Los Angeles, CA
W, 5 - 4
Saturday, May 28 - 6:30 PM PST
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
Sunday, May 29 - 4:00 PM PST
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
Sunday, May 29 - 7:00 PM PST
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
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