Cal And UCLA Make NCAA Tournament
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- CALIFORNIA and UCLA were selected to the field of 48 for the 2010 NCAA Division I Men's Soccer Championship, the NCAA announced Monday. Both teams will be vying for the opportunity to play in the 2010 NCAA Men's College Cup, to be held December 10-12 at Harder Stadium on the campus of UC Santa Barbara.
The Pac-10 Champion and sixth-seed Golden Bears (12-2-3) received a first-round bye and will host the winner of the Denver-UC Santa Barbara match in the second round on Sunday, November 21, at 1:30 p.m PT. at Edwards Stadium. For Cal, it marks the 16th all-time NCAA appearance and the ninth in head coach Kevin Grimes' 11-year tenure. The Bears return to the Tournament field after a one-year absence. Cal's best finish was the quarterfinal round in 2005. Senior forward Davis Paul leads the Pac-10 in points (27), assists (13), game-winning goals (4) and is third with seven goals this season.
The eighth-seed Bruins (14-4-1) make their 28th-straight and 38th all-time appearance in the Tournament, the second most in NCAA history. UCLA also received a first-round bye and faces the winner of the Santa Clara-Sacramento State match in the second round on Sunday, November 21, at 5 p.m. PT at Drake Stadium. The Bruins have been crowned NCAA Champions four times - 1985, 1990, 1997 and 2002 - and have advanced to the College Cup 12 times, most recently in 2006. Freshman forward Victor Chavez is tied for the Pac-10 lead with eight goals and is tied for second with 21 points this season.
|Second Round Matchup||Site||Date||Time (PT)|
|Denver/UC Santa Barbara at California||Berkeley, Calif.||Sunday, Nov. 21||1:30 p.m.|
|Santa Clara/Sacramento State at UCLA||Los Angeles, Calif.||Sunday, Nov. 21||5:00 p.m.|