COLLEGE NOTEBOOK: ENVIABLE DRAW FOR UCLA.Byline: Scott French Staff Writer
UCLA UCLA University of California at Los Angeles
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UCLA University of Carrollton, TX and Lower Addison, TX was one of four No. 1 seeds and USC An abbreviation for U.S. Code. and Pepperdine also received bids Monday when the NCAA NCAA
National Collegiate Athletic Association unveiled its Division I women's soccer tournament draw.
The fourth-ranked Bruins (17-1-2), who received an enviable draw, will stage one of 16 four-team groups this weekend, opening Friday at 5 p.m. against Mississippi Valley State (9-7-2). UC Riverside (11-4-5) and Colorado (12-7-3) will tangle at 7, with the winners playing Sunday at 1 p.m.
USC (12-5-2) will play at Fullerton, facing Gonzaga on Friday at 5 p.m. in its first-round game and, if victorious, taking on Cal State Fullerton (17-3-0) or UNLV UNLV University of Nevada, Las Vegas (13-6-3) on Sunday afternoon.
Pepperdine (13-3-3) is bound for Nashville, Tenn., where it will face Mississippi (14-4-2) in the first game at Vanderbilt's quartet.
UCLA is seeking its third successive trip to the College Cup final four.
``I think in the past couple games, there have been moments we have played our best soccer,'' Bruins coach Jillian Ellis said.
USC coach Jim Millinder is happy with how his freshman-heavy team is approaching the postseason. He singles out former Canyon High of Canyon Country star Nini Loucks.
``She's just taken it to the next level,'' Millinder said. ``She's already exceeded my expectations for the year.''
The other No. 1 seeds are North Carolina North Carolina, state in the SE United States. It is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean (E), South Carolina and Georgia (S), Tennessee (W), and Virginia (N). Facts and Figures
Area, 52,586 sq mi (136,198 sq km). Pop. (20-1-0), Portland (18-0-1) and Penn State (19-0-1).
--Not perfect: Cal Lutheran's bid for women's volleyball perfection ended with a 3-0 loss Thursday night at La Verne La Verne (lə vûrn), city (1990 pop. 30,897), Los Angeles co., S Calif., a suburb of Los Angeles; inc. 1906. La Verne, which began as a citrus-processing center, now has varied manufacturing, including electronic components, apparel, hand . The SCIAC SCIAC SIGINT Correlation Integration & Analysis Capability powers shared the conference title, but La Verne claimed the automatic NCAA Division II postseason berth with another 3-0 victory Saturday night in Whittier.
A fourth meeting - Cal Lu ended the Leopards' 56-match SCIAC winning streak last month - could be forthcoming. The Regals (18-2) were seeded third in the West Regional, which will be played Thursday, Friday and Saturday in Spokane, Wash.
Victories in its opener against Linfield (20-4) and in the second round against Whitworth (20-3) or Colorado College (21-8) likely would give Cal Lutheran another shot at top-seeded La Verne (20-8).
--Also: UCLA's Ben Kohlloeffel on Sunday won the men's singles title at the ITA ITA
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ITA initial teaching alphabet: a partly phonetic alphabet used to teach reading
ITA n abbr (BRIT) (= initial teaching alphabet) → National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships tennis tournament in Columbus, Ohio. ... UCLA's women's golf team set single-round (276) and 54-hole event (840) school records while winning the Las Vegas Founders Collegiate Showdown by 27 strokes. Bruins Hannah Jun, Jane Park and Tiffany Joh finished 1-2-3. ... UCLA's men (CordeValle Collegiate) and USC's women (Ken Youel Invitational) also won events. ... USC women's volleyball coach Mick Haley claimed his 900th career victory Friday.
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