Women's Soccer Earns NCAA Tournament Berth

Nov. 5, 2000

LOS ANGELES - The USC women's soccer team earned a berth Sunday in the 48-team NCAA Tournament as pairings were announced. The Trojans (13-5-2) will host the University of San Diego Toreros (13-6-0) of the West Coast Conference on Wednesday (Nov. 8) in a first-round match. The match will be played at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum with a 3 p.m. start time. The winner will travel to UCLA, who received a #6 seed, for a second-round match next weekend.

The Trojans solidified their selection with a 1-0 overtime win Sunday at Arizona State. The Pac-10 Conference will send seven teams to the tournament. Washington received the No. 2 seed and will face the winner of the Washington State-Montana match. Arizona State will host Southwest Missouri State on Wednesday with the winner traveling to Portland.

Stanford will host San Jose State in the first round with the winner traveling to BYU while California will await the winner of the Santa Clara-Cal Poly first-round matchup.

A total of 16 teams earned first-round byes with eight national seeds:1. Notre Dame2. Washington3. Clemson4. Nebraska5. North Carolina6. UCLA7. Penn State8. California

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