|NCAA Quarterfinals Â• No. 4 Virginia (21-2-0) at No. 1 UCLA (21-0-2)|
|Date & Time||Nov. 28 Â• 8:00 p.m. ET (5:00 p.m. PT)|
|Location||Los Angeles, Calif. | Drake Stadium|
|NCAA Tournament Info||Interactive Bracket | NCAA Tournament Homepage|
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Nov. 27, 2014
LOS ANGELES – The fourth-ranked Virginia women’s soccer team will look to advance to the NCAA College Cup for the second consecutive year as it meets top-ranked UCLA in a quarterfinal match Friday in Los Angeles. Game time at Drake Stadium is 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT) and the game will be webcast on the UCLA video channel of the Pac-12 Network.
Virginia is making its 21st consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance and its 27th overall. The Cavaliers have reached the quarterfinals for the third time in the past four years and the eighth time overall. Virginia is looking for its third NCAA Women’s College Cup appearance (1991, 2013) with a victory.
Virginia (21-2) downed No. 14 Kentucky 7-0 Sunday at KlÃ¶ckner Stadium, the largest margin of victory in a NCAA round of 16 game since 2003 and the most-lopsided ranked win in school history. The Cavaliers, who lead the nation in scoring at 3.61 goals per game, have outscored their opponents 18-0 in victories over High Point, Rutgers and Kentucky. Junior Makenzy Doniak (Chino Hills, Calif.) leads the ACC with 48 points (19 goals, 10 assists), setting a UVa single-season record. Senior Morgan Brian has nine goals and 13 assists this season and is the highest scorer in this year’s NCAA Tournament with three goals and eight assists for 14 points. Senior Danielle Colaprico (Freehold, N.J.) has set the Virginia single-season assist record with 18, the most by an ACC player since 2007.
UCLA (21-0-2), the reigning NCAA Champion, has been ranked No. 1 every week of the season. The Bruins enter the game riding a 44-game unbeaten streak and a 27-game home unbeaten streak after victories over San Diego, Harvard and Pepperdine to open the NCAA Tournament. UCLA has the nation’s top defense, allowing just four goals this season. The Bruins have shutout their last 10 opponents and have not allowed a goal since a 2-1 win over Stanford on Oct. 9.
UCLA leads the all-time series 4-1-2 and have won all four previous matchups in Westwood. Last year, the teams met in the NCAA College Cup semifinals, a 1-1 draw that saw UCLA advance on penalty kicks. The Cavaliers are playing their fourth NCAA Tournament game at UCLA in the past 10 years, falling to the Bruins in the 2005 quarterfinals (5-0), 2007 round of 16 (2-1 in OT) and 2009 round of 16 (3-0). UCLA is led by head coach Amanda Cromwell, who was a two-time All-American at Virginia (1990 and 1991).
The Virginia-UCLA winner will play the Texas A&M-Penn State winner in the College Cup semifinals on Dec 5 in Boca Raton, Fla. The College Cup semifinals and final will be televised on ESPNU.