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UCLA Plays at Texas Friday, Hosts LMU Sunday

Sep 16, 2014

#1 UCLA at Texas
@ Austin, Texas
Friday, Sept. 19 - 5:30 pm PT
TV - Longhorn Network (Glenn Davis, Monica Gonzalez)
Audio - texassports.com/audio
Live Stats - texassports.com
Twitter - @UCLAWsoccer | #UCLAvsTexas | #onegoal112

#1 UCLA vs. Loyola Marymount
Marshall Field at Drake Stadium
Sunday, Sept. 21 - 6:00 pm PT
TV - Pac-12 Networks (Jim Watson, Tammy Blackburn)
Audio - uclabruins.com (John Ramey, Ghizal Hasan)
Live Stats - uclalivestats.com
Twitter - @UCLAWsoccer | #LMUvsUCLA | #onegoal112
Tickets: $8 adults/$5 youth (ages 3-16)

Friday Night Lights in Texas
Defending NCAA champion and top-ranked UCLA (6-0-1) travels to Austin, Texas for a Friday night matchup with the Texas Longhorns (4-2-2). The match will kick off at 7:30pm CT/5:30pm PT and will be televised live on the Longhorn Network.

Sunday LA Battle
Following the brief Texas trip, the Bruins head back to Los Angeles to prepare for a Sunday night meeting with Los Angeles neighbor Loyola Marymount (4-1-1). The match will air live on Pac-12 Networks at 6pm.

In the Rankings
For the fifth-straight week, UCLA is No. 1 across all major polls (NSCAA, Soccer America and Top Drawer Soccer).

Record-Setting Rowland
Goalkeeper Katelyn Rowland set yet another school record last weekend, breaking her own school mark for consecutive shutout minutes in a single season with 638. Other records set or tied by Rowland this season are: consecutive shutouts in a single season (6) and career shutouts (42). Rowland set a school record in 2013 for single-season shutouts with 15, and her previous two years’ totals also rank in the school’s Top 10. She just needs four more shutouts this season to break into the Top 10 single-season list.

Numbers and Streaks
UCLA in unbeaten in its last 28 games, its last loss coming Sept. 6, 2013 against North Carolina, 1-0, in Durham, N.C. The Bruins’ shutout streak ended at seven games and 772 minutes last Friday against Wake Forest. Still, UCLA has shut out 11 of their last 13 opponents.

Stifling Defense
Not only has UCLA shut out six of seven opponents this year, but the team has allowed just five shots on goal all season. The Bruins have held three of their six opponents to one shot or less and to just 18 shots all season.

The Bruins have held opponents to single-digit shot totals in 18 of their last 19 games.

Scouting the Longhorns
Texas started the season 4-0-2 but have lost its last two, getting shutout by identical 2-0 scores at the USF Soccer Classic against Central Florida and South Florida. Olivia Brook leads the Longhorns in scoring with five goals and 12 points.UCLA and Texas have only met once, in the 2007 season opener, which Texas won, 2-1, in Illinois.

Scouting the Lions
Loyola Marymount enters the week having won its last two games in double overtime, 1-0 over Cal State Fullerton and 2-1 over UCSB. Freshman Sarah Sanger scored the golden goal in both games. UCLA leads the overall series with LMU, 12-0-1, and won last year’s meeting at LMU, 3-0, thanks to early first-half goals by Darian Jenkins, Sam Mewis and Kodi Lavrusky. Katelyn Rowland earned the shutout despite playing the final 49 minutes a player down. Rowland even stopped a penalty kick in the 42nd minute.

Recapping Last Week
UCLA’s shutout streak ended after six games, but the Bruins’ unbeaten streak lived on after a 2-1 win against Wake Forest. Sam Mewis played a big role in both Bruin goals, drawing a foul in the box that gave Rosie White a penalty kick goal and then scoring the game-winner just over a minute later. In the 79th minute, Riley Ridgik became the first player to score off UCLA this season, narrowing the Bruins’ lead to 2-1, but the Bruins held on for the victory.

Consistent Production from Mewis, Killion
Nearly every game this season, the Bruins have received scoring production from senior midfielders Sam Mewis and Sarah Killion. Mewis has scored a goal in five of seven games and leads the team in goals scored (5) and points (11). Killion leads the team and the Pac-12 with six assists and has a goal or assist in six of seven games. She ranks second on the team in scoring with 10 points (2g, 6a).

Cromwell Earns 250th Career Win
With UCLA’s win over Pepperdine on Sunday, Bruin head coach Amanda Cromwell earned her 250th career victory. The second-year UCLA head coach is 251-99-31 in 18 seasons and ranks among the top-25 winningest coaches in NCAA history by winning percentage. She ranked 22nd at the start of the year with a .695 mark.

Dahlkemper, Killion Nominated for Senior CLASS Award
Seniors Abby Dahlkemper and Sarah Killion have been selected as candidates for the 2014 Senior CLASS Award. The award honors student-athletes for their accomplishments both on and off the field.

Dahlkemper, a defender from Menlo Park, Calif., was named the NSCAA Scholar All-America Player of the Year in 2013 and earned Capital One Academic All-District second-team honors. A two-time Pac-12 All-Academic honoree, she is set to graduate early in Fall 2014 with a degree in sociology. On the field, she is one of the highest-lauded players in the collegiate game, becoming UCLA’s first-ever Honda Award winner a year ago, as well as a finalist for the MAC Hermann Trophy, and earning NSCAA All-America honors in each of her first three years at UCLA.

Killion, a midfielder from Fort Wayne, Ind., is one of UCLA’s top student-athletes, majoring in Psychology and holding a GPA over 3.6. She is also set to graduate early in Fall 2014. Killion earned first-team NSCAA Scholar All-American and Scholar All-West Region honors, Capital One Academic All-District second-team acclaim and Pac-12 All-Academic honors for the second-straight year. Killion, who is in her second year as team co-captain, led the Pac-12 in assists last season with 12, the third-highest total in UCLA history. She currently ranks fifth on the school’s career list with 26 assists.

Veteran Group Leads Bruins
UCLA is led in more ways than one by its senior class. The No. 1 recruiting class in the nation in 2011 has lived up to its billing and then some, leading the Bruins to the 2013 NCAA and Pac-12 Championships. Eight of the nine seniors - Ally Courtnall, Abby Dahlkemper, Caprice Dydasco, Sarah Killion, Sam Mewis, Megan Oyster, Katelyn Rowland and Rosie White - are in the starting lineup. Three (Dahlkemper, Killion and Rowland) are on the MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List and are returning All-Americans. Dahlkemper is the reigning Honda Award winner. Four (Defensive MVP Courtnall, Killion, Oyster and Rowland) were named to the 2013 College Cup All-Tournament team. Two (Killion and Mewis) were called up to the full U.S. Women’s National Team this winter for the Algarve Cup, four (Dahlkemper, Dydasco, Killion, Mewis) played with the U.S. Under-23 team this summer, and Rowland started for the U.S. Under-20s at the FIFA Women’s U-20 World Cup.

Eight Bruins Ranked in Top 100
Eight of UCLA’s starters are on Top Drawer Soccer’s Top 100 list - No. 2 Abby Dahlkemper, No. 3 Sarah Killion, No. 13 Sam Mewis, No. 15 Katelyn Rowland, No. 47 Darian Jenkins, No. 51 Taylor Smith, No. 87 Ally Courtnall and No. 100 Caprice Dydasco.

Four Bruins on Watch List
Four Bruins have been named to the 2014 MAC Hermann Watch List, the most among any team in the nation. UCLA’s nominees are defender Abby Dahlkemper, forward Darian Jenkins, midfielder Sarah Killion and goalkeeper Katelyn Rowland. This is the third time Dahlkemper has been named to the Watch List and the first for Jenkins, Killion and Rowland. Dahlkemper was a finalist in 2013.