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UCLA Seeded No. 3 at NCAA Women’s Soccer Championships

Apr 19, 2021
The No. 3-seeded Bruins will open NCAA Tournament play Apr. 30.

The Pac-12 champion Bruins earned the No. 3 overall seed at the NCAA Women's Soccer Championships and will have a first-round bye to start the 48-team tournament.

The Bruins (12-1-2) will play the winner of the Apr. 27 first round matchup of Iowa (6-8-1) vs. Campbell (8-3-1) in the second round. UCLA's second round matchup will take place on Apr. 30 at 3pm ET/12pm PT at Campbell University in Buies Creek, N.C.

The entire tournament will be held in Cary, N.C. and the surrounding areas. Games will be held on campus at Campbell, East Carolina and the University of North Carolina Wilmington, in addition to Bryan Park (Greensboro), J. Burt Gillette Athletic Complex (Wilson), Sportsplex (Mathews) and WakeMed Soccer Park (Cary). Third round games will be contested on May 5, with the quarterfinals on May 9.

The College Cup will feature the Division I men's and women's soccer national champions being crowned on the same weekend. The women's semifinals will be held May 13 with the men's semifinals following on May 14. The championship games will be played May 17 at Sahlen's Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary.

This is UCLA's 24th overall appearance in the NCAA Tournament. The Bruins have a 68-19-5 all-time NCAA record and have advanced to the Round of 16 or beyond in seven of the last eight seasons, including two College Cup appearances in the last three seasons (2017 and 2019) and the 2013 NCAA title.

Head coach Amanda Cromwell's Bruins are led in scoring by freshman Reilyn Turner, who has 22 points (9g, 4a), and sophomore Mia Fishel, who has 17 points (6g, 5a). UCLA's defense has allowed just 11 goals this season, and goalkeeper Lauren Brzykcy has seven shutouts with a 0.70 goals against average.