Women's Soccer Returns Home to Take on Bay Area Schools
Oct. 24, 2000
No. 18 Stanford (10-4-1, 3-2-0 Pac-10)
Friday, October 27 - 7:30 p.m.
No. 6 California (14-1-1, 4-1-0 Pac-10)
Sunday, October 29 - 2:00 p.m.
This Week . . .
The No. 8 UCLA women's soccer team returns home to host a pair of ranked opponents this Friday and Sunday. On Friday at UCLA's Spaulding Field, the Bruins take on No. 18 Stanford beginning at 7:30 p.m. That game will be aired on Fox Sports Net on Thursday, November 2 at 1:00 p.m. UCLA is 2-3-1 all-time against the Cardinal, dropping the last meeting up in Stanford in 1999. On Sunday, UCLA will face its fourth top-10 opponent this season when the Cal Bears come to town for a 2:00 p.m. match at Drake Stadium. The Cal vs. UCLA series is tied at 3-3, as the Bruins defeated Cal 3-2 in overtime last season up in the Bay Area.
Senior Day This Sunday . . .
Three Bruins will be playing in their final home game of the regular season this Sunday when UCLA takes on Cal at Drake Stadium beginning 2:00 p.m. Defender Karissa Hampton, midfielder Venus James and forward Tracey Milburn will be honored prior to the start of Sunday's match.
Bruins Dominate No. 3 Washington, Fall 1-0 in Overtime . . .
Despite outshooting third-ranked Washington 25-3, UCLA dropped its first Pac-10 match of the season last Sunday, falling to the Huskies 1-0 in overtime. The Bruins held Washington to zero second-half shots, while allowing just two in the first-half. UCLA was unable to capitalize on 25 shots, including 16 in the second half, as Washington's Tami Bennett put in the game-winning goal at the 93:25 mark in OT.
Not in Our House . . .
Just how good is UCLA at home? 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 . . .
At No. 3 in the country, UCLA checks in this week with its highest ranking ever in the Soccer America poll. The Bruins dropped one spot to No. 8 in the NSCAA poll. UCLA checks in at No. 8 in the Soccer Times poll and No. 7 according to Soccer Buzz.
Bruins Set School Record in Victory Over Oregon . . .
On Oct. 15 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.
Regionally Speaking . . .
UCLA checked in at No. 3 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 ranked behind Washington and Cal respectively. Portland and BYU round out the top five.
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 0.33 average. The Bruins have given up just five goals in 15 games this season. UCLA has not given up more than a single goal in any game this season. Offensively, UCLA has been equally as impressive, 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 3.20 average, registering a conference-high 127 points in the process. The Bruins have scored 37 goals this season.
Bruins in the National Statistics . . .
UCLA ranks No. 2 in the nation (behind Notre Dame) with a goals against average of 0.32. The Bruins have given up five goals in 15 games this season. UCLA ranks eighth in scoring offense with a 3.20 goals per game average. The Bruins are tied for sixth in shutout percentage with a .667 average and check in at No. 13 with a winning percentage of .833.
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 in their first 15 games. Led by senior Karissa Hampton and juniors Krista Boling and Bethany Bogart, UCLA's defense has given up just five goals all season. Last weekend, the UCLA defense held No. 3 Washington to just three shots, including none in the second half.
UCLA Against the NSCAA Top-25 . . .
The Bruins are 2-2-1 against teams ranked in the NSCAA Top-25. UCLA has beaten No. 10 Florida and No. 19 Marquette, and tied No. 21 USC. The Bruins 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)