For the first time since 2002, Portland will be hosting an NCAA tournament game on Merlo Field. The Portland Pilots will face the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Bruins on Pilot territory this Thursday night at 4 p.m.
In this 2018 season, the Pilots have gone 11-3-3 overall, scoring some big pre-season wins against University of Washington and UC Santa Barbara. In the West Coast Conference, the team went 3-3-1 and are .
Early this week, , honors that are voted by the eight head coaches of the conference. Gio Magana-Rivera and Benji Michel made the First Team, Rey Ortiz made Second Team, Esteban Calvo, Malcolm Dixon, and Lionel Mills as Honorable Mentions and Jake Arteaga on the All-Freshman Team.
This season, the visiting Pacific 12 Conference team from Los Angeles had an overall record 10-8 and conference record 5-5. of six teams.The Bruins managed early wins against Oregon State and University of Washington, but in the second half of the conference fell to both teams.
Morgan Wahler is a sports reporter for The Beacon. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.