Women's Soccer To Host San Jose State In First Round Of Tourney

Nov. 5, 2000

STANFORD, Calif. - The No. 15-ranked Stanford women's soccer team will host San Jose State in the first round of the NCAA Women's College Cup Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m. The 48-team field was announced Sunday night by the NCAA selection committee.

The 13-5-1 (6-3-0 Pac-10) Cardinal, who is headed to the postseason for the third straight year and for the 10th time in 11 seasons, would advance to face No. 10 BYU in the second round if it wins Wednesday. The Cougars, Mountain West Conference champions, received a first-round bye and will host the second-round match in Provo, Utah.

The Spartans (10-12-1, 3-3-1 WAC) gained the automatic berth by winning the Western Athletic Conference Tournament. San Jose State will be making its first-ever tournament appearance after defeating Tulsa 3-1 in the final game of the tourney. The Spartans upset No. 18 SMU in the first round with a 4-2 win.

Stanford is 1-0 this year against San Jose State and 2-0 all time. On Sept. 24 in the Bay Area Soccer Classic at San Jose State, the Cardinal defeated the Spartans 3-0 behind two goals from Marcia Wallis and one from Brittany Oliveira.

Top-ranked Notre Dame earned the No. 1 seed of the tournament followed by Pac-10 champion Washington at No. 2. Clemson, the regular season Atlantic Coast Conference champion, is No. 3 while Nebraska (No. 4) and North Carolina (No. 5) round out the top five. UCLA is the No. 6 seed, Penn State the seventh and UCLA the eighth.

The Pac-10 led all conferences with seven representatives, while the ACC was second with six. The top 16 teams in the tournament receive first-round byes. Washington, UCLA and Cal will all host second round games after first-round byes.

Tickets will be available Monday morning. Call 1-800-GOSTANFORD for more information.

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