Oct. 31, 2000
@ Arizona State
Friday, Nov. 3 - 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 5 - 1:00 p.m.
This Week . . .
The No. 5 UCLA women's soccer team closes out its 2000 regular season with a pair of Pac-10 matches against the Arizona schools. On Friday, the Bruins travel to Tempe for a 7:00 p.m. meeting with ASU . UCLA owns a 3-0 all-time record over the Sun Devils, defeating ASU 5-0 in their last meeting last season. On Sunday, UCLA travels to Tucson for a 1:00 p.m. match with Arizona. The Bruins own a 6-0 all-time record over the Wildcats, winning 6-1 in Westwood last season. Arizona is winless in seven Pac-10 matches this season.
Bruins Impressive in Weekend Victories . . .
The UCLA women's soccer team is coming off two impressive showings against No. 18 and No. 6 Cal this past weekend. On Friday, UCLA torched Stanford for four second-half goals, eventually going on to a 5-0 shutout victory. Venus James scored twice and Tracey Winzen, Sarah-Gayle Swanson and Lindsay Greco each added goals in the decisive Bruin win. In a cold and rainly match on Sunday, UCLA forward Stephanie Rigamat tallied two goals and an assist in the Bruins' 4-1 upset over No. 6 Cal. That win assured UCLA of its second-straight unbeaten regular season at home.
Rigamat Named Pac-10, National Player of the Week . . .
Following outstanding performances against Stanford and Cal, junior forward Stephanie Rigamat on Tuesday was named the Soccer Times National Player of the Week and the Pac-10 Player of the Week. Rigamat, from La Crescenta, scored two goals, including the game winner, in UCLA's 4-1 upset over No. 6 Cal on Sunday. She also added an assist on UCLA's first goal of the game. On Friday, she added an assist in UCLA's 5-0 win over No. 18 Stanford. Rigamat finished the week with a total of six points (2g, 2a) and moved into second place on the team in scoring with 23 points (8g, 2a). In addition, her seven assists on the year is a team high.
Selection Sunday on Nov. 5 . . .
The bracket for the 2000 Division-1 Women's Soccer Championships will be announced this Sunday at 10:00 p.m. EST. The bracket will consist of 48 teams with the College Cup to be hosted by San Jose State University, Dec. 1 and 3. First round matches begin on Nov. 8, with second round matches on Nov. 11 or 12.
Bruins Unbeaten at Home for Second Straight Year . . .
UCLA's win over Cal on Sunday gave the Bruins their second straight unbeaten regular season at home. The Bruins haven't lost a home contest in nearly two years and currently own a 14-match home unbeaten streak. UCLA posted an impressive 7-0-1 home record last season and won all six of its home games this season. The Bruins' last home loss was an NCAA Second Round defeat at the hands of BYU back on Nov. 14, 1998. UCLA holds an all-time home record of 52-13-5.
Bruins in the National Rankings . . .
At No. 3 in the country, UCLA checks in with its highest ranking ever in the Soccer America poll for the second straight week. With two convincing victories this past weekend, the Bruins moved up three spots to No. 5 in the NSCAA poll. UCLA checks in at No. 6 in the Soccer Times poll and No. 5 according to Soccer Buzz.
Regionally Speaking . . .
With its win over Cal, UCLA switched places with the Golden Bears and is now ranked No. 2 behind Washington in the West Region poll released Monday by the NSCAA. The Bruins, who have been ranked as high as No. 1 in the West Region (Sept. 25, Oct. 2), are followed by Cal, BYU and Portland.
Bruins No. 1 in the Pac-10 Statistical Rankings . . .
Defensively, UCLA ranks No. 1 in the Pac-10 in goals allowed per game with an 0.35 average. The Bruins have given up just six goals in 17 games this season. Cal, which is ranked No. 2 in goals allowed, has given up twice as many (12). UCLA has not given up more than a single goal in any game this season. UCLA has been equally as impressive on offense, ranking No. 1 in the Pac-10 in both goals per game and points. UCLA is averaging more than three goals per contest with a 3.35 average, registering a conference-high 153 points in the process. The Bruins have scored 57 goals this season.
Bruins in the National Statistics . . .
UCLA ranks No. 2 in the nation (behind Notre Dame) with a goals against average of 0.35. The Bruins have given up six goals in 17 games this season. UCLA ranks eighth in scoring offense with a 3.35 goals per game average. The Bruins are tied for eighth in shutout percentage with a .647 average and check in at No. 11 in winning percentage (.853).
No Goal Patrol . . .
After recording nine shutouts in 1999, the UCLA defense earned the nickname the "No Goal Patrol." This season has been no different as the Bruins have already surpassed their 1999 shutout total with 11 in 17 games. Led by senior Karissa Hampton and juniors Krista Boling and Bethany Bogart, UCLA's defense has given up just six goals all season. Last weekend, the UCLA defense shutout No. 18 Stanford and gave up just one goal to No. 6 Cal.
UCLA Against the NSCAA Top-25 . . .
The Bruins are 4-2-1 against teams ranked in the NSCAA Top-25. UCLA has beaten No. 6 Cal, No. 10 Florida, No. 18 Stanford and No. 19 Marquette. The Bruins tied No. 21 USC. UCLA's two losses on the season have come to teams ranked in the top-10 (No. 6 Clemson, No. 3 Washington).
No. 6 Clemson def. No. 14 UCLA, 1-0
No. 14 UCLA def. No. 10 Florida, 4-0
No. 5 UCLA def. No. 19 Marquette, 5-1
No. 5 UCLA ties No. 21 USC, 1-1
No. 3 Washington def. No. 7 UCLA, 1-0(OT)
No. 8 UCLA def. No. 18 Stanford, 5-0
No. 8 UCLA def. No. 6 Cal, 4-1