Bruins Begin NCAA Tournament Play This Friday

Nov. 12, 2003

Bruins Earn No. 4 Seed in NCAA Tournament . . .
Second-ranked UCLA has been chosen as the fourth seed in the NCAA Women's Soccer Championships beginning this Week at schools across the country. The Bruins (16-1-3) will host the first and second rounds of the tournament at Frank W. Marshall Field at Drake Stadium beginning Nov. 14. UCLA faces San Diego (9-7-4) in the first round on Friday evening at 8:00 p.m. The other first-round matchup that night will feature USC (9-7-4) taking on Pepperdine (13-5-1) at 5:30 p.m. Friday's winners will meet in the second round on Sunday at 1:00 p.m.

NCAA Seeds1. UNC2. Notre Dame3. Florida4. UCLA5. Penn St.6. West Virginia7. Virginia8. Portland9. Santa Clara10. Colorado11. Florida State12. Duke13. Kansas14. Tennessee15. Boston College16. Illinois  

The UCLA Radio Network . . .
The UCLA Radio Network will once again be broadcasting all Bruin home matches during the NCAA Tournament. Dave Marcus and Tracey Milburn will be calling this weekend's matches. Fans can access the broadcasts by going to and clicking on the 'audio/video' link on the left-hand side of the page or by clicking on the link in the 'UCLA Program Guide' on the right side of the main page.

UCLA vs. Local NCAA Opponents . . .
UCLA faced Pepperdine, San Diego and USC during the 2003 regular season, winning all three matches by the same score (2-0). UCLA is 5-2 all-time against Pepperdine, 8-1-2 against San Diego and 12-2-1 against USC. In NCAA Tournament matches, the Bruins are 2-0 all-time against USC and 1-0 all-time against San Diego and Pepperdine. It marks the second year in a row that both San Diego and USC have ended up at UCLA for the first and second rounds of the NCAA Tournament. The Bruins defeated the Women of Troy, 1-0 in double-overtime in the second round a year ago.

Bruins Win 2003 Pac-10 Title Outright . . .
With an 8-0-1 conference record, the Bruins claimed the 2003 Pac-10 title outright. The Bruins, who were already guaranteed at least a share of the title heading into the final weekend, needed only one victory in its last two matches. UCLA swept the Oregon schools, defeating Oregon State, 3-1 and Oregon, 3-2 (2OT). It is the fourth Pac-10 title for UCLA and first since 2001.

UCLA Undefeated at Home in 2003 . . .
For the fourth time in the last five years UCLA finished the regular season undefeated at home, posting a 7-0-1 record. Since 1999, the Bruins are 26-3-1 in regular-season home contests. UCLA's overall home record the last five years, including postseason competition, is 35-5-1.

Polls (11/10)

NSCAA/adidas1. North Carolina2. UCLA3. Santa Clara4. Notre Dame5. Portland6. Penn State7. Tennessee8. Florida9. Illinois10. West Virginia11. Colorado12. Florida State13. Boston College14. Utah15. Villanova16. Kansas17. Cal Poly18. Duke18. UConn20. Virginia21. Nebraska22. Arizona State23. Texas A&M24. Ohio State25. Michigan

Soccer America1. North Carolina2. UCLA3. Santa Clara4. Portland5. Notre Dame6. Florida State7. Penn State8. Florida9. West Virginia10. Virginia11. Tennessee12. Duke13. Boston College14. Arizona State15. Illinois16. Villanova17. Clemson18. Colorado19. Utah20. Cal Poly21. Texas A&M22. Maryland23. UConn24. Pepperdine25. Washington

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