UCLA and USC to Battle in NCAA Women's Soccer Championships

Nov. 8, 2000

Los Angeles -The UCLA women's soccer team had to wait until Wednesday evening to find out whom it would play in the second round of the NCAA Women's Soccer Championships this Saturday. The answer - USC.

The Women of Troy defeated San Diego, 2-1 Wednesday, earning a shot at sixth-seeded UCLA (15-3-1) in the second round this Saturday at UCLA's Drake Stadium beginning at 1:00 p.m.

USC, however, will be without the services of one of it's top players, as senior midfielder Katie Ticehurst received a red card in Wednesday's match against USD and will have to sit out on Saturday.

UCLA, which has not played since beating Arizona, 8-0 on Sunday, earned a first-round bye in the championships and will open tournament play on Saturday. The Women of Troy, unseeded in the 48-team tournament, needed a win on Wednesday to advance to the second round.

Saturday's meeting will mark the second between USC and UCLA this season. Both teams played to a 1-1 tie following two overtime periods back on Oct. 8 at the Coliseum. In that match, USC's Jessica Edwards put the Women of Troy up 1-0 in the 22nd minute of play and the Bruins answered at the 68:11 mark on a goal from Bruin freshman Lindsay Greco. Neither team was able to score following two overtime periods and the match was called a draw. The Bruins outshot USC 30-14. The Women of Troy head into Saturday's match with a 14-5-2 overall record and No. 22 national ranking.

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Friday, Sep 04
vs. Virginia
Los Angeles, CA
L, 1 - 2
Sunday, Sep 06
vs. Texas
Los Angeles, CA
L, 1 - 2
Friday, Sep 11
at Wake Forest
Winston-Salem, NC
W, 2 - 1
Sunday, Sep 13
at North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC
L, 1 - 3
Thursday, Sep 17
vs. Pepperdine
Los Angeles, CA
W, 1 - 0
Friday, Sep 25
vs. Oregon
Los Angeles, CA
W, 1 - 0
Thursday, Oct 01
at Washington
Seattle, WA
L, 1 - 2
Sunday, Oct 04
at Washington State
Pullman, WA
L, 2 - 4
Friday, Oct 09
vs. Arizona
Los Angeles, CA
W, 5 - 1
Sunday, Oct 11
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
T, 1 - 1 (2OT)
Saturday, Oct 17
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
L, 1 - 2
Friday, Oct 23
vs. Colorado
Los Angeles, CA
W, 2 - 1
Sunday, Oct 25
vs. Utah
Los Angeles, CA
W, 1 - 0
Thursday, Oct 29
at California
Berkeley, CA
L, 0 - 7
Sunday, Nov 01
at Stanford
Stanford, CA
L, 0 - 2
Friday, Nov 06
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
L, 0 - 2