UCLA and USC to Battle in NCAA Women's Soccer Championships

Nov. 8, 2000

Los Angeles -The UCLA women's soccer team had to wait until Wednesday evening to find out who it would play in the second round of the NCAA Women's Soccer Championships this Saturday. The answer - USC.

The Women of Troy defeated San Diego, 2-1 Wednesday, earning a shot at sixth-seeded UCLA (15-3-1) in the second round this Saturday at UCLA's Drake Stadium beginning at 1:00 p.m.

USC, however, will be without the services of one of it's top players, as senior midfielder Katie Ticehurst received a red card in Wednesday's match against USD and will have to sit out on Saturday.

UCLA, which has not played since beating Arizona, 8-0 on Sunday, earned a first-round bye in the championships and will open tournament play on Saturday. The Women of Troy, unseeded in the 48-team tournment, needed a win on Wednesday to advance to the second round.

Saturday's meeting will mark the second between USC and UCLA this season. Both teams played to a 1-1 tie following two overtime periods back on Oct. 8 at the Coliseum. In that match, USC's Jessica Edwards put the Women of Troy up 1-0 in the 22nd minute of play and the Bruins answered at the 68:11 mark on a goal from Bruin freshman Lindsay Greco. Neither team was able to score following two overtime periods and the match was called a draw. The Bruins outshot USC 30-14. The Women of Troy head into Saturday's match with a 14-5-2 overall record and No. 22 national ranking.

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