No. 7 Bruins Head to the Desert
Oct. 14, 2002
@ ArizonaFriday, Oct. 18 - 7:00 p.m.
@ Arizona StateSunday, Oct. 20 - 11:00 a.m.
Bruins Head to Arizona for First Pac-10 Road Trip of 2002
The No. 7-ranked UCLA women's soccer team heads to the Desert this week for a pair of matches with Arizona and Arizona State. This Friday, the Bruins will be in Tucson for a match with Arizona (5-5-1; 0-1-0 Pac-10) beginning at 7:00 p.m. UCLA has never lost to the Wildcats, posting a perfect 8-0 record. On Sunday, the Bruins will face Arizona State (8-1-2; 1-0-0 Pac-10) in Tempe at 11:00 a.m. UCLA leads the all-time series with the Sun Devils, 4-1.
UCLA Splits Matches Against Bay Area Schools
Defending Pac-10 Champion UCLA opened up the 2002 conference season with a win on Oct. 11, defeating No. 5 Cal, 1-0 at Drake Stadium. UCLA scored the game's only goal in the 25th minute on a header by Bruin forward Lindsay Greco. Jill Oakes was credited with the assist. The Bruins dropped a 1-0 heartbreaker to No. 2 Stanford two days later, despite outshooting the Cardinal, 12-5. Stanford midfielder Callie Withers scored the game-winner on a free kick in the fifth minute of the match.
Bruins Ranked No. 7 in NSCAA/adidas, No. 6 in Soccer America
After posting a 1-1 record against two top-5 teams, UCLA jumped five spots to No. 7 this week in the NSCAA/adidas National Poll. Soccer America dropped UCLA down a spot from No. 5 to No. 6 this week. The Bruins check in at No. 4 in the West Region this week, behind Stanford, Portland and Santa Clara.
NSCAA/adidas (10/14)1. Stanford2. North Carolina3. Portland4. Texas5. Santa Clara6. Texas A&M7. UCLA8. West Virginia9. Penn State10. UConn11. California12. Charlotte13. Michigan14. Tennessee15. Wake Forest16. Purdue17. Princeton18. Denver19. USC20. North Carolina State21. Villanova22. Dartmouth23. Notre Dame24. Nebraska25. Cal State Fullerton
Soccer America (10/14)1. Stanford2. Portland3. North Carolina4. Texas5. Santa Clara6. UCLA7. California8. Texas A&M9. West Virginia10. Penn State11. Wake Forest12. USC13. Tennessee14. Villanova15. UConn16. Clemson17. Arizona State18. Pepperdine19. Washington20. Princeton21. Charlotte22. Denver23. North Carolina State24. Purdue25. Cal State Fullerton
Stanford Match to Air on Oct. 17
UCLA's match against Stanford this past Sunday will be broadcast by Fox Sports Net this Thursday at Noon. Fans in Southern California can see that match on Fox Sports West. An archived audio version of that match can also be accessed on UCLA's website uclabruins.com.
Swanson, Greco Climbing Career Charts
Bruin junior Sarah-Gayle Swanson and redshirt sophomore Lindsay Greco rank in the top-10 in several UCLA career categories. Swanson currently ranks sixth all time at UCLA in points (53) and goals (21). She is also eighth in assists (11) and fifth in game-winning goals (8). Greco on the other hand is not far behind, ranking eighth in both points (43) and goals (17).
UCLA vs. the NSCAA/adidas Top-25
UCLA is currently 2-3 against teams ranked in the NSCAA/adidas top-25. The Bruins' two victories came against No. 5 Virginia and No. 5 Cal. UCLA's losses have been against No. 2 Stanford, No. 11 Santa Clara and No. 12 Penn State.
Mora Takes Over Scoring Lead
With her goal against Santa Clara on Oct. 4, freshmen forward Iris Mora took over the team lead in scoring, previously held by fellow freshman Katie Rivera. Mora has tallied all of her 14 points on goals with seven. She is also the only Bruin this year to record a hat trick, achieving that feat against San Francisco on Sept. 13 at the Outrigger Classic in Hawaii. Mora, who is also a starting forward on the Mexican National Team, scored a goal against UCLA in a 2-1 loss to the Bruins in an exhibition on Sept. 28.
National Team Duties
Both Jill Oakes and Nandi Pryce have missed matches this year while playing for various U.S. National Teams. Oakes was unable to play in the Bruins' season opener against San Diego because of her involvement at the Under-19 Women's World Cup in Canada. Pryce was called into a four-day camp with the Full U.S. squad in Columbus, Ohio in early Sept., forcing her to miss the Virginia match on 9/6.