No. 3 Bruins Head to Las Vegas
Sept. 29, 2003
No. 3 Bruins Head to Las Vegas . . .
Following a week off, the third-ranked UCLA women's soccer team is back in action this week, taking on UNLV (6-4-1) this Friday evening in Las Vegas. Match time is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. at Peter Johann Memorial Field. It will mark the first-ever meeting between the two schools.
Most Recently . . .
UCLA posted a 1-1 record two weeks ago at the Duke/adidas Classic in Durham, N.C. The marquee match of the weekend featured No. 3 UCLA vs. top-ranked North Carolina. With the score tied 2-2 in the second half, the Tar Heels went on to score three more late goals, handing UCLA its first loss of the year. The Bruins rebounded against No. 17 Duke two days later, defeating the Blue Devils, 2-1 on a goal in the 72nd minute from Whitney Jones. Three Bruins, Iris Mora, Lindsay Greco and Stephanie Kron, were named to the all-tournament team.
Bruins Remain at No. 3 Nationally . . .
Following the bye week, UCLA remained tied for third (w/ Texas A&M) in the NSCAA/adidas Poll released Monday. Despite being idle, previous-No. 4 Bruins moved up a spot to No. 3 in Soccer America's poll. Complete polls listed at bottom of page.
Oakes Makes Successful Return . . .
All-American Jill Oakes, who missed UCLA's first six matches of 2003 due to injury, saw her first action of the season at the Duke/adidas Classic two weeks ago. Oakes came off the bench against North Carolina and made her first start of the season two days later against Duke. Oakes suffered a season-ending knee injury in the second round of the NCAA Tournament against USC last season.
Swanson Climbing Career Charts . . .
Just eight matches into the season, Bruin senior Sarah-Gayle Swanson has moved into the top-5 all-time at UCLA in two career categories. With three goals on the year, she has moved up from sixth to fourth in career goals with 28, surpassing No. 5 Stephanie Rigamat in the process. She is also tied for fifth (w/Rigamat) in career points with 67. Swanson currently has six points on the year, all on goals.
Jones, Mora Lead Bruins in Scoring . . .
With eight points apiece, midfielder Whitney Jones and forward Iris Mora lead the team in scoring. In just eight matches, Jones has already surpassed her 2002 point total five. Mora, who didn't register a single assist a year ago, leads the team in that category with four and also has two goals.
Stanford Match to be Televised on Fox Sports Net . . . Pryce Named Preseason All-American, Player of the Year Candidate . . . Soccer America1. North Carolina2. Notre Dame3. UCLA4. Virginia5. West Virginia6. Portland7. Texas A&M8. Florida9. Wake Forest10. Pepperdine11. Penn State12. UConn13. Washington14. USC15. Santa Clara16. Arizona State17. Colorado18. Stanford19. Utah20. Duke21. Florida State22. Maryland23. Cal24. Boston College25. Denver
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.
NSCAA/adidas1. North Carolina2. Notre Dame3. UCLA 3. Texas A&M5. Virginia6. Portland7. Florida8. West Virginia9. Washington10. Wake Forest11. Pepperdine12. Ohio State13. UConn14. Nebraska15. Colorado16. Penn State17. Cal18. Duke19. Utah20. Boston College21. Purdue21. Princeton23. Stanford24. Oklahoma25. Auburn
Pryce Named Preseason All-American, Player of the Year Candidate . . .
Soccer America1. North Carolina2. Notre Dame3. UCLA4. Virginia5. West Virginia6. Portland7. Texas A&M8. Florida9. Wake Forest10. Pepperdine11. Penn State12. UConn13. Washington14. USC15. Santa Clara16. Arizona State17. Colorado18. Stanford19. Utah20. Duke21. Florida State22. Maryland23. Cal24. Boston College25. Denver