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Rebounding UCLA Soccer Team Will Face Navy Today in First Round of Tournament

For UCLA, this weekend’s UCLA-Metropolitan Life soccer tournament couldn’t be coming at a better time.

Since losing their first three games, the Bruins have gone 8-1-1 and have shut out their last four opponents.

The Bruins are scheduled to play Navy today at 2 p.m., after a noon matchup between San Diego State, ranked sixth nationally and second in the Far West Region, and South Carolina.

All games will be played at UCLA’s North Field.

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The Bruins, led on offense by junior forward Bill Thompson’s 8 goals and 8 assists, are ranked fifth in the Far West. Since UCLA lost to top-ranked Virginia Sept. 9, goalkeeper Anton Nistl has allowed just 3 goals in 984 minutes.

Sunday’s second-round pairings pit San Diego State against Navy at noon and UCLA against South Carolina at 2 p.m.


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