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UCLA Earns No. 2 Seed in NCAA Women’s Soccer Tournament

Nov 8, 2021
No. 2 seed UCLA hosts UC Irvine Friday in the NCAA first round.

The UCLA women's soccer team (16-0-3) earned a No. 2 seed in the NCAA Women's Soccer Tournament and will host Big West Conference champions UC Irvine (15-5-0) in the NCAA first round on Friday, Nov. 12 at 6pm at Wallis Annenberg Stadium. By virtue of their No. 2 seed, the Bruins would be in line to host through the third round.

The winner of the UCLA-UC Irvine match will advance to the second round to face the winner of Wisconsin (8-5-6) vs. Butler (15-4-1). In the other half of the quadrant are defending NCAA champion Santa Clara (11-5-2), Stanford (13-5-1), Central Connecticut State (13-5-0) and No. 3 seed Georgetown (13-1-6).

This is UCLA's 25th overall appearance in the NCAA Tournament. The Bruins have a 69-19-6 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 four seasons (2017 and 2019) and the 2013 NCAA title.

UCLA enters postseason on a 26-game unbeaten streak. The Bruins are led by Hermann Trophy candidates Mia Fishel, who has scored 12 goals, including a Pac-12-leading six game-winning goals, and Lauren Brzykcy, who leads the Pac-12 with a 0.52 goals against average and nine shutouts.

UC Irvine is on a six-game winning streak and beat Cal Poly 1-0 in the Big West Championship game on Sunday. The Anteaters are led by junior midfielder Scarlett Camberos, who has scored 13 goals with seven assists and 33 points, and sophomore goalkeeper Glo Hinojosa, who has recorded nine shutouts and a 0.70 goals against average.

Tickets for Friday's first round match are on sale now here. Tickets prices are $12 for adults and $10 for youth. Groups of 10 or more can purchase tickets for $5/person. UCLA student tickets are $8 with valid ID and can be purchased here.