Tuesday, February 20

Redshirt sophomore forward Anika Rodriguez scored the only goal of the night in UCLA's second-round match against Northwestern. The second-seeded Bruins will advance to the round of 16, facing the third-seeded Virginia Cavaliers on Sunday, once again at Drake Stadium.

UCLA women’s soccer defeats Northwestern 1-0 in overtime

The last time UCLA women’s soccer played Northwestern was in 2010, losing to the Wildcats 1-0. On Friday night, the Bruins evened the series. No. 2-seeded UCLA (17-2-2, 8-2-1 Pac-12) took down Northwestern (12-8-3, 7-3-1 Big Ten) 1-0 in overtime in the round of 32. Read more...

Photo: Redshirt sophomore forward Anika Rodriguez scored the only goal of the night in UCLA's second-round match against Northwestern. The second-seeded Bruins will advance to the round of 16, facing the third-seeded Virginia Cavaliers on Sunday, once again at Drake Stadium.

Redshirt sophomore forward Anika Rodriguez scored the only goal of the night in UCLA's second-round match against Northwestern. The second-seeded Bruins will advance to the round of 16, facing the third-seeded Virginia Cavaliers on Sunday, once again at Drake Stadium.

Sophomore midfielder Jessie Fleming will return to play for the Bruins on Friday night, after leaving Westwood for UCLA's past two games to play for the Canadian national team. This is the second tournament game that the Bruins will host at Drake Stadium. (Axel Lopez/Daily Bruin)

No. 2 seeded UCLA women’s soccer squares off against Northwestern

Second-seeded UCLA will square off against Northwestern on Friday night in the second round of the NCAA women’s soccer tournament. UCLA (16-2-2, 8-2-1 Pac-12) will host a tournament game for a second consecutive weekend after defeating San Diego State 3-1 to advance to the round of 32. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore midfielder Jessie Fleming will return to play for the Bruins on Friday night, after leaving Westwood for UCLA's past two games to play for the Canadian national team. This is the second tournament game that the Bruins will host at Drake Stadium. (Axel Lopez/Daily Bruin)

Sophomore midfielder Jessie Fleming will return to play for the Bruins on Friday night, after leaving Westwood for UCLA's past two games to play for the Canadian national team. This is the second tournament game that the Bruins will host at Drake Stadium. (Axel Lopez/Daily Bruin)

Ashley Sanches has played in 19 games this season, starting 18 of them. The freshman forward has come up with six goals and nine assists for UCLA women's soccer in the 2017 season. (Pinkie Su/Daily Bruin)

Californian women’s soccer teams see growing presence in NCAA Tournament

Although schools on the East Coast, particularly North Carolina, have traditionally dominated collegiate women’s soccer, Californian teams have had a much larger presence over recent years. Read more...

Photo: Ashley Sanches has played in 19 games this season, starting 18 of them. The freshman forward has come up with six goals and nine assists for UCLA women's soccer in the 2017 season. (Pinkie Su/Daily Bruin)

Ashley Sanches has played in 19 games this season, starting 18 of them. The freshman forward has come up with six goals and nine assists for UCLA women's soccer in the 2017 season. (Pinkie Su/Daily Bruin)


Anika and Karina Rodriguez spent time playing against each other in their home's backyard. Their father, Rafael Rodriguez, said he trained them the same way, but the girls naturally fell into differing roles on the field. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

UCLA sisters’ soccer advancements rooted in family support, training

Anika and Karina Rodriguez’s journeys began at home. Their father Rafael Rodriguez, a youth soccer coach, started training them in the backyard at ages 4 and 5. Read more...

Photo: Anika and Karina Rodriguez spent time playing against each other in their home's backyard. Their father, Rafael Rodriguez, said he trained them the same way, but the girls naturally fell into differing roles on the field. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Anika and Karina Rodriguez spent time playing against each other in their home's backyard. Their father, Rafael Rodriguez, said he trained them the same way, but the girls naturally fell into differing roles on the field. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Redshirt sophomore midfielder Anika Rodriguez scored the first goal for the No. 2 seed Bruins in their 3-1 win over the San Diego State Aztecs on Friday night. (Edward Figueroa/Daily Bruin)

Women’s soccer opens up tournament play with victory over SDSU

No. 2 seed UCLA women’s soccer (16-2-2) took care of business on Friday night against San Diego State (12-8-2), snatching a 3-1 win to open its NCAA Tournament campaign. Read more...

Photo: Redshirt sophomore midfielder Anika Rodriguez scored the first goal for the No. 2 seed Bruins in their 3-1 win over the San Diego State Aztecs on Friday night. (Edward Figueroa/Daily Bruin)

Redshirt sophomore midfielder Anika Rodriguez scored the first goal for the No. 2 seed Bruins in their 3-1 win over the San Diego State Aztecs on Friday night. (Edward Figueroa/Daily Bruin)

Redshirt senior defender Zoey Goralski and the Bruins will face their first hurdle on the way to the final stages of the NCAA Tournament as they face SDSU at Drake Stadium. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Women’s soccer gets ready for NCAA tournament match against SDSU

UCLA women’s soccer will begin their postseason campaign Friday, hosting the first round of the NCAA tournament against San Diego State. The tournament bracket was unveiled Monday, naming SDSU (12-7-2) as the first hurdle for UCLA (15-2-2, 8-2-1 Pac-12), which earned a No. Read more...

Photo: Redshirt senior defender Zoey Goralski and the Bruins will face their first hurdle on the way to the final stages of the NCAA Tournament as they face SDSU at Drake Stadium. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Redshirt senior defender Zoey Goralski and the Bruins will face their first hurdle on the way to the final stages of the NCAA Tournament as they face SDSU at Drake Stadium. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)


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