UCLA secures 2020 Pac-12 Women's Soccer championship, first since 2014
SAN FRANCISCO - With its 3-1 victory over California along with favorable results across the league on Friday, UCLA captured the Pac-12 Women’s Soccer championship for the 2020 regular season staged during the winter/spring of 2021.
UCLA has dominated the 2020 season so far to the tune of an 11-1-1 overall record with a +21 goal differential (29-8), including an 8-1-0 league mark. With two matches remaining and an average of 2.67 points per match, the Bruins cannot be caught in the league standings and have secured the Conference's automatic postseason bid.
The Bruins’ title is the program’s first since 2014, a year after they won both the Conference championship and NCAA championship in 2013. UCLA’s regular-season title snaps a five-year run for Stanford, which won every Conference championship between 2015 and 2019.
Heading into Friday’s action, goalkeeper Lauren Brzykcy led the Pac-12 with seven shutouts, a .873 save percentage and a mark of 0.56 goals allowed per game. Forward Reilyn Turner ranked fifth in the Conference with 1.42 points per game, while midfielder Marley Canales was tied for fourth with 0.42 assists per game.
The Bruins will play at Stanford on Sunday, April 11, before concluding the year against crosstown rival USC on Friday, April 16. Both games will be available on Pac-12 Networks and the Pac-12 Now App.