From UCLA Athletics:
Top-ranked UCLA will defend its NCAA title as the overall No. 1 seed in the 64-team field for the NCAA Women's Soccer Championship. The Pac-12 champion Bruins (18-0-2) will host San Diego (10-7-2) in the first round of play on Friday, Nov. 14 at 7pm at Marshall Field at Drake Stadium.
The winner of the UCLA-San Diego match will advance to the second round to face either Central Connecticut State (11-5-4) or Harvard (10-4-2). In the other half of the quadrant are South Florida, Illinois State, USC and No. 4 seed Pepperdine.
UCLA and San Diego are familiar foes, having met have met earlier in the season. The Bruins defeated the Toreros, 2-0, on Aug. 31 behind goals by Sam Mewis and Kodi Lavrusky, and hold a 17-1-5 all-time series advantage.
UCLA is one of a record nine Pac-12 teams to earn a spot in the Tournament, the most of any conference in the nation. The Pac-12 also has two No. 1 seeds in UCLA and Stanford.
"I think it's great, not only for us but for the Conference to get that overall number one seed," said UCLA head coach Amanda Cromwell. "It shows that the committee respected what the Pac-12 did as a conference and what we did nationally across the board with our whole body of work. It's a sign of respect, and we appreciate that."
This is UCLA's 18th consecutive and 19th overall appearance in the NCAA Tournament and fifth time as a No. 1 seed but first since 2009. The Bruins have a 52-15-4 all-time NCAA record.
UCLA is riding a 41-game unbeaten streak and has not allowed a goal in over a month, with seven consecutive shutouts and 667 consecutive shutout minutes.
Tickets for Friday's first round match are $10 for adults and $8 for youth/students (w/valid ID) and can be purchased in advance at the UCLA Central Ticket Office (310-UCLA-WIN) or online here.
Women's Soccer Gets #1 Seed
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