Women’s Soccer A Two Seed In NCAA Tournament


As a reward for their very good season, UCLA’s women’s soccer team has been seeded second in their draw at the NCAA Tourmanent; only Duke is ranked higher in their bracket.

Finishing  at 15-1-3 for the year, the Bruins will host 15th seeded New Mexico in the first round at Drake Stadium on campus. The match will be held this Saturday, November 12th, at 7:00 p.m.

If these lady Bruins beat the Lobos – and they most likely will barring any unforseen disasters – they will face either San Diego or UC Irvine in the second round.

Their chances of winning a national championship is good among the 64 teams in this Big Dance – now it’s a matter of how bad these young women want to bring home title #108.

Other brief tidbits:

Both the men’s and women’s basketball teams handled their business in their glorified practice, I mean exhibition, games.

The 17th ranked Bruin men took care of Cal State San Bernadino at Citizens Business Bank Center in Ontario, 80-72, with Josh Smith getting a game-high 26 points. It shouldn’t have been that close, winning by just eight points, but what are you going to do?

Hopefully they’ll have a better showing against Loyola Marymount at the Sports Arena in their opener this Friday night, as the early games are the ones where you should win easily.

Meanwhile, the Lady Bruin hoopsters dismantled Vanguard in their practice game – and that’s what it was –  at the John Wooden Center on campus, 81-52.  Their first game that counts will against McNeese State in the Preseason WNIT on Friday at the same Wooden center, which will be Cori Close’s official debut as UCLA coach.