Bumped. GO BRUINS. -N
No Doom and Gloom Here. I am speaking about "YOUR" No. 8th ranked UCLA Men's Soccer Team.
But folks....they really could use some support and some fans in the seats!!
For the 28th consecutive year, the Bruins Men's Soccer Team plays in the NCAA Postseason. Here is the official video preview:
By the virtue of garnering a No. 8 Seed, the Bruins host a NCAA Tournament Second Round match at 5PM Sunday evening on Marshall Field at Drake Stadium. Should they earn a result over the Sacramento Hornets (who beat Santa Clara) this weekend, UCLA will host either Notre Dame or Dartmouth, Sunday November 28th.
But hold on.....one game at a time.
J.R. Eskilson - AKA "The College Soccer Professor" states it best on Goal.com:
UCLA (14-1-4) vs Sacramento State (10-7-4)
A rematch of the second round contest from last season. Sacramento State earned their berth into the second round by defeating Santa Clara 2-1 in the first round. Chris Bettencourt was the hero of the game, scoring the game winner with under six minutes left on the clock. For UCLA, they are eighth seed after finishing second in the Pac 10. Not many Bruins will remember that game as nearly half the starting lineup will be freshmen. [...]
The UCLA defense has been underrated all season. For a relatively young unit, they play like a group of seniors. They will need to limit mistakes and try to slow down the Sacramento State attack. Sacramento State will be playing with revenge on their mind. Some could argue this Hornets team is better than last year’s team and the UCLA team is a little weaker. There are quite a few different playmakers on both teams. It might come down to which defense does a better job of limiting those chance’s for the forwards. UCLA with the upper hand in defense, and the very slight home-field advantage.
UCLA 2-1 Sacramento State
UCLA earned its 28th consecutive and 38th overall NCAA Tournament berth with an at-large berth and No. 8 seeding in the Tournament. UCLA's NCAA streak is the second-longest active streak in the nation, and the 38 NCAA appearances are second only to Saint Louis' 46.
Let's try to forget about our football sorrows at least for the weekend by cheering on Bruin "futbol." So BNers, please come on out and support this young team! It sure would be nice to increase that "very slight home-field advantage"!! You won't melt!