Women's Soccer Heads to the Desert

Oct. 26, 2004

Bruins Head to the Desert for Crucial Pac-10 Matches . . .
The No. 5/9 UCLA women's soccer team (11-5; 4-2 Pac-10) heads to the Desert this week for a pair of Pac-10 matches against the Arizona Schools. The Bruins begin action this Friday, taking on Arizona State (7-7-1; 3-1-1 Pac-10) in Tempe beginning at 7:00 p.m. UCLA, which leads the all-time series with the Sun Devils 6-1, has won the last three meetings. On Sunday, the Bruins will travel to Tucson for a 1:00 p.m. match against No. 18 Arizona. UCLA has never lost to Arizona, owning a perfect 10-0 record in the series and outscoring the Wildcats 40-3. Both matches will be crucial in determining this year's Pac-10 champion, as all three teams are within one game of each other in the conference standings.

Bruins Split With Bay Area Schools . . .
UCLA started last weekend with a 1-0 victory over No. 18 Stanford on Friday evening. Bruin forward Bristyn Davis scored the game's only goal in the 86th minute on an assist from Lindsay Greco. The Bruins weren't as fortunate against No. 15 Cal on Sunday, surrendering a golden goal double-overtime (104:46) to fall 1-0. UCLA had one four five in a row against Cal heading into the match.

Pac-10 Race Tightens With Three Matches to Play . . .
As the only one-loss team in the conference, Arizona State leads the Pac-10 with a 3-1-1 overall record. UCLA is right behind at 4-2, followed by Arizona (3-2) and Washington (3-2-1). Since the Bruins will face both ASU and Arizona this week, UCLA controls its own destiny and can defend its Pac-10 title if it wins out. The Bruins final conference match of the season is at USC on Nov. 7.

UCLA in the Rankings . . .
After splitting matches over the weekend, UCLA dropped from No. 7 to No. 9 in this week's NSCAA/adidas poll. Soccer America moved the Bruins up a spot from No. 6 to No. 5. UCLA has been in the top-10 of both polls all season long. North Carolina regained the top spot in both polls this week after previous No. 1 Notre Dame played to a scoreless draw with Rutgers.

Seniors Awarded Before Final Home Match . . .
Kendal Billingsley, Kim Devine, Amy Fazio, Lindsay Greco, Julie Hoshizaki and Sarah Lombardo were the six UCLA seniors recognized prior to Sunday's match against Cal. During their time in Westwood, this year's senior class has posted an impressive 69-14-3 overall record. They have played in three NCAA Tournaments, reaching the NCAA Quarterfinals in 2001, the third round in 2002 and the Final Four in 2003. They has also won two Pac-10 Championships (2001 & 2003).

Against the NSCAA/adidas Top-25 . . .
UCLA owns a 6-1 record against teams ranked in the NSCAA/adidas Top-25, with its only loss coming against No. 9 Virginia. On the other side of the coin, four of the Bruins' losses have been to unranked opponents. UCLA's top-25 wins have come against No. 21 SMU, No. 15 Texas A&M, No. 24 Pepperdine, No. 15 Santa Clara, No. 7 Washington and No. 18 Stanford.

NSCAA/adidas (10/26)
1. North Carolina
2. Notre Dame
3. Penn State
4. Virginia
5. Santa Clara
6. Portland
7. Kansas
8. Princeton
9. UCLA
10. Auburn
12. Tennessee
13. Washington
14. Ohio State
15. Duke
16. Florida State
17. Stanford
18. Florida
19. Maryland
20. Illinois
21. Texas
22. Boston College
23. San Diego
24. UConn
25. West Virginia

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


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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