Nov. 10, 2003
LOS ANGELES - Second-ranked UCLA has been chosen as the fourth seed in the NCAA Women's Soccer Championships beginning this Week at schools across the country.
The Bruins (16-1-3) will host the first and second rounds of the tournament at Frank W. Marshall Field at Drake Stadium beginning Nov. 14. UCLA faces San Diego (9-7-4) in the first round on Friday evening at 8:00 p.m. The other first-round matchup that night will feature USC (9-7-4) taking on Pepperdine (13-5-1) at 5:30 p.m. Friday's winners will meet in the second round on Sunday at 1:00 p.m.
It marks the second year in a row that both San Diego and USC have ended up at UCLA for the first and second rounds of the tournament. In 2002, UCLA defeated USC, 1-0 in double-overtime in the second round.
The Bruins defeated Pepperdine, San Diego and USC all by the same score (2-0) during the 2003 regular season.
NCAA Top-16 Seeds 1. North Carolina 2. Notre Dame 3. Florida 4. UCLA 5. Penn State 6. West Virginia 7. Virginia 8. Portland 9. Santa Clara 10. Colorado 11. Florida State 12. Duke 13. Kansas 14. Tennessee 15. Boston College 16. Illinois