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Non-Revenue Sports Bruin Review and Calendar/With Women's Soccer Highlights

I'm going to begin this with another plea to all Bruin fans to show up to some of the smaller sports and support the Bruins. The attendance numbers for some of the teams is atrocious. Women's basketball is averaging only 719 early on. You don't have to show up to every event, but pick one team and try to follow them closely. Go to games, check up on their results online, whatever it is. If you give these student-athletes just a little of your time by showing up and supporting them, I guarantee you they'll make it worth it with some fantastic play.

Women's Soccer

As I mentioned yesterday, the Bruins defeated Duke 6-1 on Saturday to advance to their sixth consecutive College Cup. The top-seeded Bruins will face another #1 seed in North Carolina on Friday at 4 pm PST. The game will be broadcast live from Cary, North Carolina on ESPNU. Should the Bruins win, they will face another top seed as both the teams in the other semifinal, Notre Dame and Stanford, are also #1 seeds. The final will be played at 11 am PST on Sunday and will be live on ESPN2. Here are some numbers related either to the Bruins' season or the College Cup. 1) The Bruins have allowed only one goal in the NCAA tournament and only five goals all season. 2) With a win on Friday, the Bruins will reach the 23 win mark which would be a new school record. 3) UCLA has recorded three consecutive undefeated home seasons now, a streak of 55 matches. 4) Not only will the College Cup be comprised of four #1 seeds, but the four schools have a combined record of 92-2-5 this season. UPDATE: NCAA.com has highlights of the match versus Duke. Go to this link and click highlights. UCLA/Duke should be one of the options. Click it and the highlights should play on the right side of the window.

Women's Volleyball

The women's volleyball team got a couple of big wins on Tuesday and Friday, then a rather favorable draw on Sunday. First, they took down a good Pepperdine squad in four sets at Pauley Pavilion, led by Ali Daley's 20 kills. Then on Sunday the Bruins beat USC, again at Pauley Pavilion, in a dominating straight set performance. Daley led the Bruins again, this time on her senior day, with 15 kills and 13 digs as the Bruins won 25-22, 25-16, 26-24. The win was UCLA's 20th on the year, wrapping up the program's 10th consecutive 20 win season. On Sunday, the Bruins found out the draw for the NCAA tournament, where they are the #14 national seed and will host their first and second round matches. UCLA will play LSU in the first round on Friday at 8 pm PST and should they win, will play the winner of the San Francisco-Duke match on Saturday at 7 pm PST. A link to the bracket and any other information regarding ticket prices or game times can be found here.

Men's Water Polo

Unfortunately, the Bruins saw their season come to an end this weekend. UCLA got off to a good start in the MPSF tournament when they beat Cal 11-8 on Friday. That set them up for a semifinal showdown with USC, but the undefeated Trojans dispatched of the Bruins by a score of 9-5. That sent UCLA to the 3rd place match where they lost to Stanford, 10-7. While the loss to Stanford ended their chances of making the unforgiving 4 team NCAA tournament, there was little chance they'd be selected even if they had beaten the Cardinal. The Bruins finished the season 16-8 and fourth in the MPSF.

Women's Basketball

The Bruins responded well to their first loss of the season at #11 Maryland last week as they won both of their games this week. First, the Bruins racked up their first road win of the season at Cal Poly on Wednesday night by a score of 57-48. UCLA was led by Nina Earl's 12 points and Tierra Henderson's 9 rebounds as the Bruins held the Mustangs to 33.3% shooting. On Sunday, the Bruins kicked off a four game home stand with their largest margin of victory in six years. The Bruins defeated Cal St. Northridge 96-53 as four Bruins scored in double figures and played exceptional defense, holding the Matadors to 32.2% shooting. Up next for the Bruins is two more home games as they welcome Cal St. Bakersfield to Pauley Pavilion on Wednesday and host Nevada on Sunday.

Cross Country

The men's team competed in the NCAA Championships and finished right around where htey were expected to. The Bruins came in to the meet ranked #27 in the country and finished 26th in the season's final race. The Bruins finished fifth among Pac 10 schools with Cal, Washington, Stanford and national champions Oregon placing above them.

Men's Golf

Senior Erik Flores competed in the Western Refining College All-American Golf Classic last week and finished a respectable 10th as he finished the tournament on par. The men's team is done for the season and will be off until the spring season begins in February.

Swimming and Diving

UCLA's swim and dive team will conclude their fall season this weekend with the Texas Invitational in Austin, Texas. The meet is one of the nation's biggest and will provide a good indicator of where the Bruins are heading into the spring season.

Calendar (all times pacific)
Wednesday, December 3
Women's Basketball vs. Cal St. Bakersfield, 7:00 pm- Pauley Pavilion
Thursday, December 4
Women's Swim & Dive, Texas Invitational, All Day- Austin, TX
Friday, December 5
Women's Soccer vs. N. Carolina (NCAA Semifinals), 4:00 pm- Cary, NC, TV- ESPNU
Women's Volleyball vs. LSU (NCAA 1st Round), 8:00 pm- Pauley Pavilion
Women's Swim & Dive, Texas Invitational, All Day- Austin, TX
Saturday, December 6
Women's Volleyball vs. Duke/San Francisco (NCAA 2nd Round), 7:00 pm- Pauley Pavilion
Women's Swim & Dive, Texas Invitational, All Day- Austin, TX
Sunday, December 7
Women's Basketball vs. Nevada, 2:00 pm- Pauley Pavilion

Ticket information for all sports can be found here while facility information and directions for all sports can be found here. GO BRUINS!!!

<em>This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of BruinsNation's (BN) editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of BN's editors.</em>

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