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Sofia Named to National Team of the Week
By: UCLA Athletics

Sept. 3, 2012

Los Angeles, Calif. - Junior defender Joe Sofia has been named to the Top Drawer Soccer National Team of the Week for the week of Aug. 27-Sept. 2, as announced by the publication today.

The Dove Canyon, Calif. native played every single minute in both of UCLA's matches this weekend. On Friday against Maryland, he led a back line that was able to hang tough against 22 Maryland shots, as UCLA earned a hard-fought 2-2 draw. Then on Sunday against Virginia, he scored a golden goal in the 99th minute to lift UCLA to a big 1-0 road win over the Cavaliers. Sofia now has scored three goals in his UCLA career, all of them game-winners.

The Bruins improved to 1-1-1 on the season after going 1-0-1 on their tough east coast road trip. Next up, UCLA will face Tulsa on Friday, Sept. 7 at 4:30 pm and UC Irvine on Sunday, Sept. 9 at 2 pm in two non-conference home matches.

Top Drawer Soccer National Team of the Week (Week ending Sept. 2)
Victor Francoz, GK, Old Dominion
Ben Sweat, D, South Florida
Joe Sofia, D, UCLA
Martin Murphy, MF, North Carolina
Coleton Henning, MF, Furman
Dylan Tucker-Gangnes, MF, Washington
Khiry Shelton, MF, Oregon State
Michael Gamble, F, Wake Forest
Harrison Shipp, F, Notre Dame
Brandon Allen, F, Georgetown
Patrick Mullins, F, Maryland

UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Saturday, Aug 29
vs. New Mexico
Los Angeles, CA
W, 1 - 0
Friday, Sep 04
at Maryland
College Park, MD
L, 1 - 2 (OT)
Monday, Sep 07
at Georgetown
Washington, DC
L, 1 - 3
Sunday, Sep 13
vs. UC Riverside
Los Angeles, CA
L, 1 - 2 (OT)
Friday, Sep 18
vs. Cal Poly
Los Angeles, CA
W, 4 - 1
Monday, Sep 21
vs. UC Santa Barbara
Los Angeles, CA
L, 2 - 4
Friday, Sep 25
vs. VCU
Los Angeles, CA
W, 2 - 1
Sunday, Sep 27
vs. UC Irvine
Los Angeles, CA
W, 4 - 3 (OT)
Friday, Oct 02
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
L, 0 - 1 (2OT)
Sunday, Oct 04
at Washington
Seattle, WA
W, 3 - 2 (2OT)
Monday, Oct 12
vs. San Diego State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 4 - 0
Friday, Oct 16
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
L, 1 - 2
Monday, Oct 19
vs. California
Los Angeles, CA
W, 6 - 0
Friday, Oct 23
at Stanford
Stanford, CA
T, 2 - 2
Sunday, Oct 25
at California
Berkeley, CA
L, 3 - 4
Sunday, Nov 01
at Akron
Akron, OH
W, 4 - 2
Friday, Nov 06
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 4 - 1
Sunday, Nov 08
vs. Washington
Los Angeles, CA
W, 2 - 1
Saturday, Nov 14
at San Diego State
San Diego, CA
L, 0 - 1 (2OT)
Thursday, Nov 19
vs. Cal Poly
Los Angeles, CA
W, 2 - 0
Sunday, Nov 22
at Seattle
Seattle, WA
L, 0 - 1