Non-Revenue Sports Bruin Review and Calendar

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Women's Soccer

The #3 UCLA Bruins and #9 USC Trojans squared off on Friday night in a Pac 10 showdown before a Pac 10 record crowd of 7,804 at the Coliseum and the Bruins emerged victorious. Two goals by Kristina Larsen led the Bruins to a 2-1 victory as they remained undefeated on the season. UCLA struck first in the 27th minute when Larsen capitalized on a mistake by a Trojan defender to get in alone on the keeper and finish. The Trojans equalized only four minutes after the half, scoring only the third goal against the Bruins the season. In the 61st minute Larsen notched her second off a corner kick and the Bruins held on to move their record to 14-0-2 and 5-0 in Pac 10 play. Tele put together some great highlights from the game that you can check out here. Things do not get any easier for the Bruins this week as they play host to #2 Stanford on Friday at Drake Stadium at 5 pm.

Men's Soccer

Raise your hand if you thought after the Bruins' 2-3-4 run in non-conference play, they would lead the Pac 10 with only three matches to go. Okay, everyone with their hand up is lying. After a start that seemed destined to deliver the Bruins their second consecutive disappointing season, the Bruins have found their game and are atop the Pac 10. On Friday the Bruins headed to Seattle to play Washington, who was hot on their heels in the conference standings. After 90 minutes and goals from Maxwell Griffin and Fernando Monge, the Bruins had themselves 2-0 win and a nice cushion in the Pac 10. Then on Sunday the Bruins beat Oregon St. 1-0 in Corvallis behind a 14th minute goal by Brad Rusin. Next up for UCLA (7-4-5, 5-1-1) is a home match versus Cal, the second place team in the Pac 10. The match will kick off at 7:30 on Friday and should the Bruins win, it would only take a win or draw in one of their final two conference matches or a draw or loss by Cal for the Bruins to clinch the conference crown.

Women's Volleyball

It was a tough weekend for the #10 Bruins as visits from the Bay Area schools delivered them two losses. First, UCLA dropped a five set heartbreaker to #4 Cal, 28-30, 25-22, 21-25, 25-21, 13-15. Then on Sunday UCLA took the first set, but dropped the next three as they lost to #5 Stanford. The Bruins (14-6, 4-5) continue their four game homestand on Friday and Saturday as the Oregon schools come to town.

Men's Water Polo

The #4 Bruins bounced back from a shellacking at the hands of #2 Stanford last weekend with two impressive wins this weekend. On Saturday the Bruins defeated #3 Cal 11-10 in Berkeley behind four goals by Ben Hohl. On Sunday, Scott Davidson tied a career high with five goals and the Bruins took down #17 Pacific 14-2 in Stockton. The Bruins (11-4, 3-1) are now in third place in the MPSF, behind #1 USC and #2 Stanford with a trip to USC on tap for Saturday.

Swimming and Diving

The #16 Bruins opened their season on Saturday as San Diego visited for a meet at the Sunset Rec. Center. The Bruins defeated the overmatched Toreros 195-95 and will compete in the Trojans Invitational this weekend.

Women's Basketball

The Nikki Caldwell era begins on Sunday as the Bruins host Love and Basketball to start the exhibition season.

Men's Golf

The #13 Bruins began play in the Isleworth-UCF Collegiate Invitational on Sunday and are tied for 9th place, 12 shots back of the leader after the first round. Meanwhile, Beau Schoolcraft is competing in the Ball Cullum Invitational.

Women's Golf

The top ranked Bruins will head to Orlando on Sunday to compete in the Collegiate Match Play Championships.

Cross Country

Both the men and women will compete in their most important meet to date on Friday when they compete in the Pac 10 Championships in Eugene, Oregon.

Women's Rowing

The Bruins will compete in the Head of the Marina on Saturday and the Newport Autumn Rowing Festival on Sunday.

Calendar (all time pacific)
Monday, October 27
Men's Golf, Isleworth Collegiate Invitational, All Day- Orlando, FL
Men's Golf, Bill Callum invitational, All Day- Simi Valley, CA
Tuesday, October 28
Men's Golf, Isleworth Collegiate Invitational, All Day- Orlando, FL
Friday, October 31
Cross Country, Pac 10 Championships, 2:30 pm- Eugene, OR
Women's Soccer vs. Stanford, 5:00 pm- Drake Stadium
Women's Volleyball vs. Oregon St., 7:00 pm- Pauley Pavilion
Men's Soccer vs. Cal, 7:30 pm- Drake Stadium
Women's Swimming, Trojan Invitational, TBA- Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, November 1
Men's Water Polo at USC, 1:00 pm- Los Angeles, CA
Women's Volleyball vs. Oregon, 7:00 pm- Pauley Pavilion
Women's Swimming, Trojan Invitational, TBA- Los Angeles, CA
Women's Rowing, Head of the Marina, TBA- Marina Del Rey, CA
Sunday, November 2
Women's Soccer vs. Cal, 12:00 pm- Drake Stadium
Women's Basketball vs. Love and Basketball, 2:00 pm- Pauley Pavilion
Men's Soccer vs. Stanford, 2:30 pm- Drake Stadium
Women's Golf, Collegiate Match Play Championship, All Day- Orlando, FL
Women's Rowing, Newport Autumn Rowing Festival, TBA- Newport Beach, CA

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