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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Wednesday, Aug 12
vs. Missouri
Los Angeles, CA
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 - 4:00 PM PST
vs. Wisconsin
Los Angeles, CA
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
Friday, Nov 20 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Second Round
Sunday, Nov 22 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Third Round
Friday, Nov 27 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Quarterfinals