No. 8 Bruins Head to Knoxville for Lady Vol Classic

Aug. 25, 2011

LOS ANGELES - After beginning the season at local rival Cal State Northridge last Friday, the No. 8 UCLA women's soccer team (1-0) travels to SEC territory this week, as the Bruins will be competing at the 2011 Lady Vol Classic in Knoxville, Tenn. UCLA kicks off the event on Friday, taking on host Tennessee (2-0) at 8:00 p.m. (EST) before rounding out the weekend against seventh-ranked Florida (2-0) on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. (EST). Texas A&M rounds out the four-team field in Knoxville this weekend, however the Bruins and Aggies will not play each other.

Live stats will be available for both of UCLA's matches in Tennessee. In addition, there will be a free live video stream for the Bruins' showdown with the Lady Vols on Friday, while Florida will be doing an internet radio broadcast of the match on Sunday.

UCLA vs. Tennessee - Live Stats | Live Video
UCLA vs. Florida - Live Stats | Live Audio

This Friday's UCLA-Tennessee showdown will mark the first-ever meeting between the two schools in women's soccer. The Bruins and Gators, on the other hand, have met five times, with UCLA owning a 3-2 series advantage. The Bruins posted a 3-0 win in the last meeting between the two programs in 2009.

The Bruins kicked off the 2011 campaign on a positive note last week, downing Cal State Northridge, 2-0 before 1,376 fans at the Matador Soccer Field in Northridge, Calif. UCLA struck once each half, moving out to a 1-0 lead when senior Sydney Leroux scored in the 29th minute on an assist from freshman Caprice Dydasco. Freshman Rosie White got in on the scoring in the 73rd minute following a corner kick from fellow newcomer Chelsea Stewart. The win marked a successful start to the head coaching career of B.J. Snow, who takes over this season for longtime coach Jillian Ellis. It was also the successful return of midfielder Jenna Richmond, who suffered an ACL injury in last year's NCAA Tournament. Postgame video highlights and interviews from that match can be viewed HERE.

Following the victory over Cal State Northridge, the Bruins moved up a spot in both national polls this week, going from No. 16 to No. 15 in the NSCAA Coaches' Poll, and from No. 9 to No. 8 in Soccer America's weekly rankings.


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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