Women's Soccer Returns to Westwood for Fourth NCAA Tournament Appearance
Nov. 12, 2007
FULLERTON, CA - For the second consecutive year and the third time in its four NCAA Tournament apperances, the Cal State Fullerton women's soccer team will head to Westwood, Calif., for this weekend's first and second round matches hosted by UCLA.
The Titans, who finished 12-7-2 overall and 6-2 in the Big West Conference during the regular season, will meet the host Bruins in the first round on Friday (Nov. 16) at 5:30 p.m. San Diego and Oklahoma State will lock horns in the other first-round match up at Drake Stadium at 8 p.m. with the winners meeting in Sunday's second round on Nov. 18 at 1 p.m.
Tickets for the first and second rounds are \$9 for adults and \$7 for youth/students.
Fullerton travelled to Westwood in 2006, defeating LMU in the first round by a 3-0 score before falling to UCLA, 3-1, in the second round. The Titans and Bruins also met in the first round back in 2001 in a match won by UCLA, 3-0, as Fullerton was making its first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance.
The Titans have never defeated the Bruins in the 10-game history of the series, including an 0-6 record in Westwood.
Fullerton is 4-7 all-time against San Diego, including a 1-0 loss in the Titans' regular season finale this year at Titan Stadium. Cal State Fullerton and Oklahoma State have never met in women's soccer.
Coming off of their third consecutive Big West Conference Tournament title and a share of their fourth Big West regular season crown, the Titans bring a 3-3 all-time record in the NCAA Tournament with them to Westwood and a 1-3 mark against the tournament field as all four of the top 25 teams Fullerton faced this season made the field of 64.
The winner of Sunday's second round match will meet the winner of the four-team "regional" hosted by national No. 4 seed Virginia that also includes Loyola (Md.), Georgetown, and William & Mary.