Fourth-Seeded Bruins to Face No. 13 Kansas in NCAA Third Round

Nov. 17, 2003

Bruins to Face 13th-Seeded Kansas in NCAA 3rd Round . . .
Fourth-seeded UCLA continues its quest for the 2003 NCAA Title this week, as the Bruins host 13th-seeded Kansas on Friday, Nov. 21 at 7:00 p.m. It marks the fourth year in a row that UCLA will host a third-round match at Frank W. Marshall Field at Drake Stadium. The Bruins (18-1-3) enter Friday's showdown on a nine-game winning streak after defeating San Diego and Pepperdine in the opening rounds of tournament play last weekend. The Jayhawks (18-5-1) are coming off victories over Illinois State and Missouri in the first and second rounds respectively. Friday's match between UCLA and Kansas will be the first-ever meeting between the two schools in women's soccer.

NCAA Seeds
1. North Carolina2. Notre Dame3. Florida4. UCLA5. Penn State6. West Virginia7. Virginia8. Portland9. Santa Clara10. Colorado11. Florida State12. Duke13. Kansas14. Tennessee15. Boston College16. Illinois

UCLA Radio Network to Broadcast Kansas Match . . .
The UCLA Radio Network will once again be broadcasting all Bruin home matches during the NCAA Tournament. Dave Marcus, Tracey Milburn and Michael Sondheimer will be calling the Kansas match. Fans can access the broadcast by going to and clicking on the 'audio/video' link on the left-hand side of the page.

Bruins Cruise in Opening Rounds . . .
UCLA didn't give up a goal in the first two rounds of NCAA play. Against San Diego in the opening round on Friday, Lindsay Greco and Bristyn Davis each scored in the 2-0 Bruin victory. In the second round on Sunday, the Bruins scored twice in the second half following goals by Iris Mora and Greco for another 2-0 decision. The Bruins have now posted 13 shutouts this year.

UCLA in the NCAA Tournament
1995 1st Rd.
1997 QF
1998 2nd Rd.
1999 3rd Rd.
2000 Final
2001 QF
2002 3rd Rd.

2003 Bruins Approaching Shutout Record . . .
This year's team ranks tied for second all time in single-season shutouts with 13. UCLA's NCAA Quarterfinal team in 2001 also had 13. The Bruins stand just two shutouts away from the school record of 15, set by the 2000 squad, which advanced all the way to the NCAA Championship match.

Looking Ahead . . .
The UCLA/Kansas winner will face the Penn State/Texas A&M winner in the quarterfinals. With a victory this Friday, the Bruins will likely host that quarterfinal match at Drake Stadium on Nov. 28 with the winner earning a spot in the following week's NCAA College Cup in Cary, North Carolina.

UCLA Soccer Boasts Nation's Best Record . . .
The combined record of the UCLA men's and women's soccer teams is an impressive 34-2-4 (.900). No other school in the county has a combined record better than UCLA's. The Bruin men were recently selected at the No. 1 seed in the NCAA Men's Tournament beginning this week.

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