No. 7 Women's Soccer Takes on No. 3 Washington This Sunday
Oct. 17, 2000
Washington State (10-4-0, 2-2-0 Pac-10)
Friday, October 20 - 2:00 p.m. *Pullman, WA
No. 3 Washington (13-1-0, 4-0-0 Pac-10)
Sunday, October 22 - Noon * Seattle, WA
This Week . . .
The No. 7 UCLA women's soccer team, fresh off a pair of Pac-10 victories over Oregon State and Oregon this past weekend, travels up to Washington for battles with the Cougars and No. 3 Huskies this Friday and Sunday. This Friday, the Bruins will be in Pullman to take on Washington State, a team they haven't lost to since their first meeting back in 1993. UCLA owns a 5-1-1 all-time record over the Cougars, winning 2-1 last season at home. On Sunday, the Bruins will take on their highest ranked opponent this season when they head up to Seattle for a match against the No. 3 Huskies. UCLA is 4-1-1 all time against Washington. In 1999, the Huskies and Bruins tied 3-3 in an overtime thriller at UCLA's North Athletic Field.
Bruins Set School Record in 8-0 Victory Over Oregon . . .
This past Sunday at UCLA's Drake Stadium the Bruins shutout Oregon 8-0, recording the school's largest margin of victory in the eight-year history of the program. The Bruins' eight goals on the afternoon were UCLA's most ever against a Division-1 opponent, surpassing the previous total of seven set against UNC-Charlotte on Sept. 10, 1999. UCLA has scored 11 goals and registered 49 shots in a match before, however that was against NAIA Southern California College back on Sept. 7, 1993.
Milburn Named Pac-10 Player of the Week on Tuesday . . .
UCLA senior forward Tracey Milburn became UCLA's first player to win Pac-10 Player of the Week honors this this season after having two solid games over the weekend against Oregon State and Oregon. Milburn, from nearby Moorpark, tallied eight points in two Bruin victories. Against Oregon State on Friday, Milburn notched her ninth goal of the season in UCLA's 3-0 victory over the Beavers. Against the Ducks on Sunday, she recorded two goals and two assists in an 8-0 UCLA victory. Milburn leads the team in scoring with 25 points (11g, 3a). It is Milburn's first Pac-10 Player of the Week honor.
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 0.31 average. The Bruins have given up just four goals in 13 games this season. UCLA has been equally as impressive on offense, ranking No. 1 in the Pac-10 in goals per game and points. UCLA is averaging more than three goals per contest with a 3.62 average, while registering a conference-high 125 points. The Bruins have scored 36 goals this season, while ranking second in the Pac-10 in assists with 31.
Not in Our House . . .
How good is UCLA at home? Well, the Bruins haven't lost a home contest in nearly two years and currently own an 11-game home unbeaten streak. UCLA posted an impressive 7-0-1 home record last season and has won all four 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. With only two home games remaining on this year's regular season schedule, UCLA has a chance to go unbeaten at home for the second straight season. UCLA holds an all-time home record of 50-13-5.
Bruins in the National Rankings . . .
UCLA checks in this week with its highest ranking ever in the Soccer America poll at No. 4 in the country. For the second straight week, the Bruins are listed at No. 7 in the NSCAA national poll and No. 5 in the Soccer Buzz poll. Despite two shutouts over the weekend, UCLA fell one spot to No. 6 this week according to Soccer Times.
Regionally Speaking . . .
For the second-straight week, UCLA checks in at No. 2 in the West Region poll released Monday by the NSCAA. The Bruins have been ranked as high as No. 1 in the West Region (Sept. 25, Oct. 2). Currently Washington is No. 1, followed by UCLA, Cal, Portland and USC.
Hampton Returns Home . . .
Senior defender Karissa Hampton gets to return home this weekend when the Bruins take on Washington this Sunday up in Seattle. Hampton was born and raised in Tacoma, prepping at Stadium High School. Hampton earned player of the year honors her senior season at Stadium.
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 matched their 1999 shutout total in their first 13 games. Led by senior Karissa Hampton and juniors Krista Boling and Bethany Bogart, UCLA's defense has given up just four goals all season.
Milburn, Swanson Lead UCLA Attack . . .
Bruin forward Tracey Milburn leads the team and ranks tied for third in the Pac-10 in goals with 11 this season. In addition, she ranks fifth in the Pac-10 in points with 25. Freshman forward Sarah-Gayle Swanson is right behind Milburn with 19 points this season. She also ranks tied for fourth in the Pac-10 with teammate Stephanie Rigamat in game-winning goals with four.
Peterson Ranked Second in National Statistics. . .
Bruin goalkeeper CiCi Peterson ranks No. 2 in the nation with an 0.34 goals against average. Brown's Mary Jo Markle leads the nation with an 0.18 average. Peterson, however, has played twice the number of minutes (1072) as Markle (510) and has played in two more games. Peterson has given up just four goals in 13 games this season and has nine shutouts.
Bruins in the National Statistics . . .
As a team, UCLA ranks No. 1 in the nation with a goals against average of 0.30. The Bruins have given up four goals in 1,200 minutes this season. UCLA ranks fifth in scoring offense with a 3.62 goals per game average. The Bruins are tied for fifth with Portland in shutout percentage with a .692 average and check in at No. 11 in winning percentage at .885.
Rigamat Into the Record Books . . .
On Sept. 24, UCLA forward Stephanie Rigamat became the fastest Bruin ever to score a goal to start a game, scoring just 11 seconds into the match in UCLA's 3-0 win over USD. Rigamat, a junior who redshirted last season after transferring from UC Irvine, ranks tied for fifth in the NCAA record books with former UCI teammate Simone Ferrara. Ferrara scored at the 11-second mark against UCF back in 1997, Rigamat's freshman season at Irvine.
Fastest Goals to Start a Game (NCAA)
1. Kristi Cummings (UNC Asheville) - :06 vs. Furman, 9/18/95
2. Monica Holschauer (UCF) - :08 vs. Northern Ill., 10/6/96
t3. Missy Wycinsky (William & Mary) - :10 vs. Va. Commonwealth, 10/23/99
t3. Jill Cook (Texas) - :10 vs. Vanderbilt, 10/15/95
t5. Simone Ferrara (UC Irvine) - :11 vs. UCF, 10/27/97
t5. Stephanie Rigamat (UCLA) - :11 vs. San Diego, 9/24/00
UCLA Against the NSCAA Top-25 . . .
The Bruins are 2-1-1 against teams ranked in the NSCAA Top-25 this season. UCLA lost to No. 6 Clemson back on Aug. 25 and have since beaten No. 10 Florida and No. 19 Marquette. The Bruins and No. 21 USC tied 1-1 on Oct. 8.
No. 6 Clemson def. No. 14 UCLA, 1-0 (8/25)
No. 14 UCLA def. No. 10 Florida, 4-0 (9/3)
No. 5 UCLA def. No. 19 Marquette, 5-1 (10/6)
No. 5 UCLA ties No. 21 USC, 1-1 (10/8)