UCLA Faces Loyola Marymount In NCAA Men's Soccer First Round

Nov. 19, 2001

The UCLA men's soccer team will face Loyola Marymount in the first round of the NCAA Championships at the University of San Diego on Friday, Nov. 23. The game will take place at Torero Stadium at 7:00 pm. The winner of the first round game will then face San Diego (12-3-1) in the second round on Sunday, Nov. 25 at 1:00 pm, also at Torero Stadium.

The Bruins (10-6-4) received an at-large bid into the tournament, extending their streak to 19 consecutive NCAA tournament appearances. The Lions (9-6-2) advanced for the first time in school history.

"It feels like we have a second chance," said UCLA head coach Todd Saldana. "We got in the tournament, and now we get a chance to play Loyola Marymount and possibly San Diego, two teams who had beaten us this season. When we played them earlier, it was a period when we were struggling, but now we're at a point where we're playing our best soccer. Our confidence is high, and the team is not afraid of anybody at this point."

UCLA and LMU faced each other in Westwood Sept. 30, with the Lions winning, 1-0. Coincidentally, the Bruins faced San Diego in their next game at Torero Stadium. San Diego won, 3-0.

UCLA and San Diego have met in the NCAA tournament the last two years. UCLA won in 1999, 4-1, and San Diego won 1-0 in overtime in 2000.

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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