The softball season doesn’t start for another three months, but UCLA has already been hard at work, playing in a series of five exhibition matches over the last three weeks. The Bruins normally practice among themselves during the offseason – and no more than the NCAA-mandated 20 hours per week. However, fall ball presents the opportunity for UCLA to trade some of its practice time for game time, and see pitchers, defenses and offenses that aren’t their own.
With No. 4 Stanford’s (14-1-2, 8-0-1 Pac-12) 5-1 drubbing of UCLA (7-9-1, 4-5-0) last week, the Cardinal clinched their fourth consecutive Pac-12 title. The Cardinal have been at the top of the conference all year, and was the only Pac-12 team to have remained in the national top-25 teams all year long. Stanford has conceded just nine goals all year and has scored more than 40. The Cardinal secured more than 25 goals in conference play, and their regular season hasn’t even ended yet.
In what will likely be the Bruins’ most challenging weekend of the year, UCLA men’s soccer (7-7-1, 4-3-0 Pac-12) will face two of the Pac-12′s top teams – No. 4 Stanford (12-2-1, 6-0-1) and unranked California (9-5-0, 4-3-0). First they face the Cardinal. As the most dangerous team in the conference, Stanford has outscored its opponents 10-2 in its last five games alone – all of which have come against Pac-12 opponents.
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Selecting a term
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