Oct. 13, 2010
Bruins Head to Oregon
Following a five-match homestand, the No. 14 UCLA women's soccer team (8-4-1; 1-1 Pac-10) hits the road this week, traveling to the Pacific Northwest for matches against Oregon (4-6-2; 0-1 Pac-10) and Oregon State (9-1-1; 1-0 Pac-10). The Bruins kickoff the weekend this Friday in Eugene, facing Oregon at 7:00 p.m. UCLA then travels to Corvallis on Sunday for a 1:00 p.m. showdown with Oregon State. Live stats will be available for both contests: Oregon State. There will also be audio and video of the Oregon match available on Oregon's website (there is a fee to watch). Click HERE for more information.
UCLA Against the Oregon Schools
The Bruins take an 11-2 all-time record against Oregon into this Friday's match. UCLA has won three in a row in the series, last losing in 2006. Both of Oregon's wins over UCLA were in Eugene. The Bruins are 13-2 all-time against Oregon State. UCLA has won eight straight matches in the series, last losing in 2001. Similar to the Oregon series, both of Oregon State's wins came on their home field.
Bruins Split With Bay Area Foes
UCLA posted a 1-1 record in its Pac-10 opening weekend at Drake Stadium last week. The Bruins began the weekend with a 1-0 victory over No. 16 Cal on Friday, thanks to an 83rd minute goal from junior Sydney Leroux, who was fresh off a two-week stint with the U.S. Women's National Team. UCLA wasn't as fortunate on Sunday, as top-ranked and undefeated Stanford notched a 2-0 victory over the Bruins. After scoring on a penalty kick in the 23rd minute, the Cardinal recorded an insurance goal in the 36th minute. Both teams played scoreless soccer for the remainder of the match.
Braun Injured in Stanford Match
Freshman defender/midfielder Chelsea Braun saw her season come to an unfortunate end against Stanford on Sunday, as she left the game with a knee injury in the 31st minute. Postgame tests showed that she had torn the ACL in her right knee. Braun had played in all 13 of the team's matches this season, making eight starts. Her lone goal of the season came in a 2-0 victory over San Diego on Sept. 24.
Bruins Have High RPI
UCLA checks in at No. 10 in the first Rating Percentage Index (RPI) report of the 2010 season released on Tuesday. A team's winning percentage and strength of schedule are the main factors in determining RPI. The first RPI report can be found by clicking HERE.
This Week in the Rankings
Following its loss to Stanford on Sunday, UCLA fell one spot from No. 13 to No. 14 in the weekly poll issued by Soccer America. The Bruins at No. 16 in this week's NSCAA/HendrickCars.com National Coaches' Poll.
Two UCLA matches to be Televised
Fox Soccer Channel will air a live broadcast of UCLA's home match against Washington on Oct. 29. The match, which is part of the NSCAA Game of the Week, begins at 8:00 p.m. that evening. Another televised match was also added to the schedule recently, as Fox Sports Primeticket will air a live broadcast of the team's road match at Arizona State on Nov. 7. That match will be at Noon (PST).
UCLA-USC Clash Set For Next Week
One of the team's biggest matches of the year will take place at the LA Coliseum next week, as UCLA travels across town to take on No. 24 USC. The Bruins, who leads the all-time series 19-3-1, posted a 2-1 victory in last year's meeting at Drake Stadium. The last time these two teams met at the Coliseum, 7,804 fans turned out to watch the match.