No. 4 UCLA Heads to LMU Tourney
Sept. 9, 2003
No. 4 Bruins Head to LMU Tournament . . .
Fourth-ranked UCLA (2-0-2) heads down the 405 FWY this week for the Loyola Marymount Tournament, Sept. 12-14 at LMU's Sullivan Field. The Bruins kickoff play this Friday against Wisconsin-Milwaukee (0-3-1) at 1:00 p.m. On Sunday, UCLA will face Oakland (2-1-1) at 11:00 a.m. This will be the first time UCLA has met either of these teams. UCLA and LMU will not face each other in the tournament, instead waiting until a meeting at Drake Stadium on Oct. 29.
Bruins Win Third-Annual UCLA Women's Cup . . .
For the second time in three years, UCLA won its own tournament, posting a draw and a victory in two matches over the weekend at the UCLA Women's Cup. Last Wednesday, the Bruins played to a scoreless draw with UC Santa Barbara. On Friday, UCLA registered a 1-0 overtime victory against St. Mary's. Bruin forward Kim Devine netted a golden goal with an assist from Iris Mora. UCLA was the only team not to lose during the tournament, as St. Mary's defeated UCSB, 3-2 in the final match of the tournament on Sunday.
Bruins Check in at No. 4 Nationally . . .
Following a scoreless tie with UCSB last Wednesday, UCLA fell two spots from No. 2 to No. 4 this week in the NSCAA/adidas national poll. The Bruins also check in at No. 4 in the Soccer America poll, moving down a spot from No. 3 the previous week. Complete polls listed at bottom of page.
Mora Plays for Mexico in Loss to U.S. . . .
Shortly after UCLA's match on Friday evening, Bruin forward Iris Mora was on a plane to San Jose, Calif. for a national team match on Sunday between Mexico and the United States. Mora started and played all 90 minutes in the match, which Mexico lost 5-0. Sunday's showdown was a World Cup tune-up for the Americans.
Stanford Match to be Televised on Fox Sports Net . . . Pryce Named Preseason All-American, Player of the Year Candidate . . . A Brief Look Ahead . . . Soccer America1. North Carolina2. Notre Dame3. Santa Clara4. UCLA5. Texas6. Florida7. Pepperdine8. West Virginia9. Portland10. Penn State11. Arizona State12. BYU13. Tennessee14. Cal15. Texas A&M16. Stanford17. Virginia18. UConn19. Clemson20. Duke21. Villanova22. Auburn23. USC24. Utah25. Washington
UCLA's match against Stanford in the Bay Area on Oct. 17 will be televised on a delayed basis by Fox Sports Net. Check the Bruin website or your local TV listings for air times. In addition, live audio of that match will be broadcast on
Bruin senior Nandi Pryce, a first-team NSCAA/adidas All-American in 2002, was recently selected as one of just 16 players in the nation named to the 'Watch List' for the M.A.C. Hermann Trophy. The award is given annually to the top player in collegiate soccer. In late August, she was also named to Soccer America's Preseason All-America Team. As a junior last season, Pryce helped the Bruin defense rank second in the Pac-10 in goals allowed (13), goals against average (0.57) and shutouts (12). Most recently, she helped the Under-21 U.S. National Team capture its fifth straight Nordic Cup title.
One of the more intriguing matchups of the season will take place on Sept. 19 when UCLA takes on current No. 1 North Carolina at the Duke adidas Classic. The two teams haven't met since the NCAA College Cup final back in 2000, which UNC won 2-1.
NSCAA/adidas1. North Carolina2. Santa Clara3. Notre Dame4. UCLA5. Texas A&M6. Florida7. Penn State8. UConn9. Pepperdine10. Duke11. Texas12. West Virginia13. Cal14. Kentucky15. Ohio State16. Colorado17. Portland18. Virginia19. Clemson20. Boston College21. Denver22. Dayton22. USC24. Washington25. Missouri
Pryce Named Preseason All-American, Player of the Year Candidate . . .
A Brief Look Ahead . . .
Soccer America1. North Carolina2. Notre Dame3. Santa Clara4. UCLA5. Texas6. Florida7. Pepperdine8. West Virginia9. Portland10. Penn State11. Arizona State12. BYU13. Tennessee14. Cal15. Texas A&M16. Stanford17. Virginia18. UConn19. Clemson20. Duke21. Villanova22. Auburn23. USC24. Utah25. Washington
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