Nov. 14, 2011
Los Angeles, Calif. - The UCLA men's soccer team was awarded the No. 13 seed in the 2011 NCAA Men's Soccer Tournament and will host the winner of Virginia/Delaware in a second round matchup on Sunday, Nov. 20 at 7 pm.
The Bruins received an automatic bid to this year's tournament after winning the Pac-12 Championship with a 10-0-0 record. This is UCLA's 29th consecutive NCAA Tournament bid and 39th appearance overall.
Sunday's game will be audio broadcast live on the internet at www.uclabruins.com and tickets for the game will be $10 for adults and $8 for students/youth.
Virginia (12-7-1) will host CAA champion Delaware (12-5-4) in the first round on Thursday, Nov. 17 at 4 pm PT. Delaware is making just its third NCAA Tournament appearance all-time and its first in 41 years. Virginia is making its 31st straight Tournament appearance and has won six NCAA Championships all-time.
"We're excited to be a seed in the tournament," Head Coach Jorge Salcedo said. "Obviously our body of work was good this year and to be a seed and host a second round game at home is a tribute to what the guys have done all season. As I said after practice today it's one game at a time. We look forward to a good team regardless of whether it's Virginia or Delaware. Both teams obviously have earned the right to be in the NCAA Tournament and we look forward to a tough opponent on Sunday the 20th."
The seeded teams in the tournament are: 1. North Carolina, 2. Creighton, 3. Connecticut, 4. Boston College, 5. Maryland, 6. SMU, 7. South Florida, 8. UC Irvine, 9. St. John's, 10. New Mexico, 11. UAB, 12. Louisville, 13. UCLA, 14. James Madison, 15. UC Santa Barbara, 16. Indiana.
UCLA has won four NCAA titles (1985, 1990, 1997, 2002) and advanced to the College Cup 12 times, most recently in 2006. The last two seasons, the Bruins have advanced to the NCAA Quarterfinals.
The winner of the second round game will play in the third round on Sunday, Nov. 27 against either Boston College, Colgate or Rutgers.