LOS ANGELES – The Virginia women’s soccer team visits UCLA for a NCAA Tournament round of 16 game Friday night. Game time at Drake Stadium is set for 7 p.m. PT (10 p.m. ET) and fans can follow the action on GameTracker and UCLA’s audio broadcast.
The Cavaliers (10-5-6) advanced to the round of 16 for the fifth consecutive season by getting a pair of results last weekend in University Park, Pa. In the first round, Virginia and St. John’s played to a scoreless draw and the Cavaliers advanced on penalty kicks 3-1. On Sunday, the Cavaliers rallied from a 2-0 halftime deficit to score six goals in a 20-minute span of the second half (watch highlights) to defeat Penn State 6-2 in the second round.
Virginia is making its fifth consecutive trip to the NCAA Tournament round of 16. That streak is tied for the fifth longest active streak in the nation, behind North Carolina, Notre Dame, UCLA and Portland, and tied with Florida State.
The Cavaliers are making their third trip to UCLA in the NCAA Tournament in the past five years. In the 2005 quarterfinals, the Bruins posted a 5-0 victory. In the 2007 round of 16, UCLA scored a 2-1 overtime victory.
UCLA (19-2-1) is one of four No. 1 seeds in the tournament. They opened NCAA play with a pair of home victories last weekend over Boise State (7-1) and San Diego State (5-0).
The winner of the Virginia-UCLA game will meet the winner of the Portland-Virginia Tech match in the quarterfinals next weekend.