Defending NCAA Champion UCLA Seeded No. 3
NCAA Tournament Bracket

May 1, 2006

The UCLA Bruins will open defense of their NCAA women's water polo championship on Friday, May 12 at UC Davis. UCLA (26-4), seeded No. 3 in this year's tournament, will face No. 6 Hartwick, N.Y. (27-9) at 4:30 p.m. in the first round of the 2006 NCAA Women's Water Polo Championships, being hosted by UC Davis at the Schaal Aquatics Center on May 12-14.

The tournament pairings were announced on Monday evening. On the first day of competition (May 12), host UC Davis (20-11), seeded No. 5, will face No. 4 seed Hawaii (17-10) in the last match of the night (7:30 p.m.), Other first-round games have No. 2 Stanford (22-4) against No. 7 Marist (23-12) at 3 p.m., UCLA and Hartwick at 4:30 p.m. and No. 1 USC (25-2) against No. 8 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (15-9) at 6:00 p.m.

Semifinal and consolation bracket play takes place on Saturday beginning at 3 p.m. while Sunday's action starts at noon. Sunday's championship, which will be televised live by CSTV, begins at 5 p.m. The tournament is single-elimination with bracket play to determine all eight places.

Last weekend, UCLA placed third in the MPSF championships, defeating USC for third-place on Sunday after losing to Stanford in the semifinals. Tickets for the NCAA Women's Water Polo Championships are still available but the event is expected to sell out. Tickets can be purchased by calling the UC Davis Campus Box Office at (530) 752-1915.


EVENT INFORMATION
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Saturday, Feb 13
vs. Sonoma State
San Diego, CA
W, 17 - 1
Saturday, Feb 13
vs. Loyola Marymount
San Diego, CA
W, 14 - 7
Sunday, Feb 14
vs. UC Davis
San Diego, CA
W, 5 - 1
Sunday, Feb 14
vs. USC
San Diego, CA
L, 6 - 8
Friday, Feb 19
at UC Irvine
Irvine, CA
W, 11 - 6
Saturday, Feb 27
vs. San Diego State
Newport Beach, CA
W, 6 - 5
Saturday, Feb 27
vs. Michigan
Newport Beach, CA
W, 14 - 8
Sunday, Feb 28
vs. Hawai'i
Irvine, CA
W, 10 - 6
Sunday, Feb 28
vs. USC
Irvine, CA
L, 7 - 10
Saturday, Mar 05
vs. Loyola Marymount
Ann Arbor, MI
W, 17 - 4
Saturday, Mar 05
vs. George Washington
Ann Arbor, MI
W, 22 - 5
Sunday, Mar 06
at Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
W, 9 - 5
Sunday, Mar 06
vs. Bucknell
Ann Arbor, MI
W, 20 - 5
Sunday, Mar 20
at CSU Bakersfield
Bakersfield, CA
W, 6 - 1
Friday, Mar 25
at California
Berkeley, CA
W, 4 - 3
Saturday, Apr 02
vs. San Jose State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 13 - 6
Sunday, Apr 03
vs. Redlands
Los Angeles, CA
W, 23 - 2
Sunday, Apr 03
vs. Pomona-Pitzer
Los Angeles, CA
W, 25 - 3
Saturday, Apr 09
at USC
Los Angeles, CA
L, 5 - 8
Friday, Apr 15
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 16 - 6
Saturday, Apr 23
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
W, 9 - 8 (3OT)
Friday, Apr 29
at CSU Bakersfield
Bakersfield, CA
W, 10 - 3
Saturday, Apr 30
vs. Stanford
Bakersfield, CA
L, 3 - 6
Sunday, May 01
vs. California
Bakersfield, CA
W, 7 - 5
Friday, May 13 - 12:00 PM PST
vs. UC San Diego or ...
Los Angeles, CA
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