This Week in Women's Soccer (10/31/00)

Oct. 31, 2000

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The last week of the Conference play slate has ARIZONA and ARIZONA STATE at the Los Angeles schools while CALIFORNIA and STANFORD take on OREGON and OREGON STATE. WASHINGTON finishes out its season with an instate rival match-up against WASHINGTON STATE.

NCAA Selection ShowSelections for the 48-team NCAA Tournament will be announced on Sunday, Nov. 5, at 7 p.m. PT on Home Team Sports (DirecTV Channel 629/Dish Network Channel 424) and Empire Sports (DirecTV 626 / Dish Network 432) or via C Band satellite. The satellite coordinates are C Band, Telstar 5, Transponder 24, Downlink Frequency 4180 MHz (H).

THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE

Fri., Nov. 3USC at ARIZONA, 7 p.m.UCLA at ARIZONA STATE, 7 p.m.OREGON STATE at CALIFORNIA, 3 p.m.OREGON at STANFORD, 7 p.m.WASHINGTON at WASHINGTON STATE, 2 p.m.

Sun., Nov. 5UCLA at ARIZONA, 1 p.m.USC at ARIZONA STATE, 12 p.m.OREGON at CALIFORNIA, 12:30 p.m.OREGON STATE at STANFORD, 1 p.m.

LAST WEEK'S RESULTSThu., Oct. 26ARIZONA STATE 3, ARIZONA 1

Fri., Oct. 27CALIFORNIA 2, USC 1 (2OT)WASHINGTON STATE 2, OREGON 1WASHINGTON 2, OREGON STATE 1 (2OT)UCLA 5, STANFORD 0*

Sat., Oct. 28Brigham Young 3, ARIZONA 2

Sun., Oct. 29ARIZONA STATE 1, Minnesota 1 (2OT)UCLA 4, CALIFORNIA 1WASHINGTON 6, OREGON 1WASHINGTON ST. 1, OREGON ST. 0 (OT)STANFORD 4, USC 2

* - Game televised on a tape delayed basis byFOX Sports Net on Thursday, Nov. 2 at 1 p.m.

Pac-10 Player of the Week

UCLA junior forward Stephanie Rigamat has been named the Pac-10 Women's Soccer Player of the Week for Oct. 24-30, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Rigamat, from La Crescenta, Calif., registered six points on the weekend in two Bruin victories over No. 18 Stanford and No. 6 California. Against the Cardinal she recorded an assist. In the Bruins' upset win over the Bears she knocked in two goals, including the game winner and added an assist. With her efforts she has moved into second place on the team in scoring this season.

With the wins over Stanford and Cal, the Bruins now stand at 14-2-1 on the season and are in second place in the Conference. UCLA finishes the season with contests against Arizona and Arizona State.

This is Rigamat's first career Pac-10 Player of the Week honor and UCLA's sixth Player of the Week honor all-time.

ALSO NOMINATED: Laura Schott, California, Theresa Wagner, Washington, Rachel Rodrick, Washington State

PREVIOUS PAC-10 WOMEN'S SOCCER PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: Aug. 29 - Tami Bennett, Sr F, Washington, Sept. 5 - Carolina Putz, Jr, F, Washington, Sept. 12 - Carly Smolak, Sr GK, Stanford, Sept. 19 - Marcia Wallis, So F, Stanford, Sept. 26 - Maite Zabala, Sr Gk, California, Oct. 2 - Laura Schott, So F, California, Oct. 9 - Antoinette Marjanovic, Jr MF, Arizona State, Oct. 16 - Tracey Milburn, Sr F, UCLA, Oct. 23 - Hope Solo, So Gk, Washington.

Team Notes

ARIZONA: Freshman Sierra Cristiano scored her first collegiate goal at Arizona State and also scored the Cats' first goal of a 3-2 loss to No. 13 BYU on Saturday. Ten of Arizona's 18 matches this year have been decided by one goal or less. Four of the Wildcats' last five opponents have been nationally ranked. Arizona has lost to those ranked teams by an average of only 1.5 goals per game.

ARIZONA STATE: The Sun Devils kept its series record against the Wildcats perfect, defeating Arizona 3-1 last Thursday. Arizona took an early lead, but ASU scored three unanswered goals and outshot the Cats 16-1 in the second half. Freshman Emily Schwimmer knocked in the game-winner in the 71st minute. The Sun Devils went on to tie Minnesota in a non-conference game Sunday, 1-1.

CALIFORNIA: The Bears split games with their rivals from the south, edging USC 2-1 in double overtime, but falling to UCLA 4-1. Sophomore F Laura Schott scored first against the Trojans and added Cal's lone score against the Bruins. Scott leads the Pac-10 in goals and points with 22 and 45 respectively.

OREGON: Junior F Beth Bowler scored her third goal of the season against No. 2 Washington and notched an assist against Washington State. The Ducks dropped both games to their rivals from Washington. Oregon finishes the season out in the Bay Area taking on Stanford and California.

OREGON STATE: Senior GK Jerika Duran had 10 saves on the weekend for the Beavers. Oregon State played battled in their games against Washington and Washington State, both going to overtime. Against the Huskies senior MF Ann Marie Fallow knocked in the Beavers lone goal falling 2-1 in double overtime.

STANFORD: The Cardinal bounced back from a tough 5-0 loss to UCLA to defeat USC 4-2. All four goals came from different players. Senior GK Carly Smolak tallied 10 saves in the games, while freshman MF/F Marcie Ward notched a goal and an assist against the Trojans.

UCLA: The Bruins dominated their Bay Area rivals, easily defeating Stanford 5-0 and California 4-1. Junior F Stephanie Rigamat notched six points on the weekend, registering two goals and two assists. She earned an assist against the Cardinal and knocked in two goals and added an assist in UCLA's upset win over Cal.

USC: USC lost a close game to Cal and had to play the entire overtime down a player after senior MF Katie Ticehurst picked up her second yellow card for an automatic ejection. Against Stanford the Trojans took an early lead with goals from Isabelle Harvey and Ali Fennell, but the Cardinal rallied to win 4-2.

WASHINGTON: The Huskies clinched their first Pac-10 title by defeating Oregon and Oregon State. Washington has won 11 consecutive games and is perfect in Conference play. Senior MF Theresa Wagner became the first Husky to ever record three career hat tricks, notching her third against the Ducks. She had four of the first five goals against Oregon and assisted on the final goal. Her 10 assists is a Husky single-season record.

WASHINGTON STATE: The Cougars broke several records in their sweep of the Oregon schools. Junior M/F Beth Childs broker the career assist record with two against Oregon, while senior F Deka DeWitt broke the career shots record with 288 and single-season record with 102. Washington State's 12 wins are the best since becoming a member of the Pac-10.

NSCAA TOP 25 POLL(Oct. 30)	Rank	Team	1.	Notre Dame (18-0-1)	2.	WASHINGTON (17-1)	3.	Nebraska (18-1)	4.	Clemson (16-1-1)	5.	UCLA (14-2-1)	6.	North Carolina (13-3)	7.	Penn State (17-2-1)	8.	CALIFORNIA (15-2-1)	9.	Texas A&M (15-5)	10.	Brigham Young (16-3-1)	11.	Portland (13-3)	11.	Florida (13-7)	13.	Hartford (15-2)	14.	Virginia (10-7)	15.	STANFORD (11-5-1)	16.	Florida State (12-6)	17.	Marquette (16-2-1)	18.	Southern Methodist (13-4-1)	19.	Dartmouth (11-4)	20.	Wisconsin (15-5)	21.	San Diego (13-5)	22.	Wake Forest (10-7)	23.	William & Mary (13-5)	24.	Connecticut (14-5-2)	25.	USC (11-5-2)

SOCCER AMERICA(Oct. 30) Rank Team 1. Notre Dame (18-0-1) 2. WASHINGTON (17-1) 3. UCLA (14-2-1) 4. Penn State (17-2-1) 5. Penn State (17-2-1) 6. Nebraska (18-1) 7. CALIFORNIA (15-2-1) 8. Texas A&M (15-5) 9. Brigham Young (16-3-1) 10. Portland (13-3) 11. STANFORD (11-5-1) 12. North Carolina (13-3) 13. USC (11-5-2) 14. Florida State (12-6-1) 15. Wake Forest (10-7-1) 16. Hartford (15-2) 17. Florida (13-7) 18. Dartmouth (11-4) 19. Virginia (10-7) 20. Connecticut (14-5-2)

Note: Other polls ranking D-I women's soccer include: Soccer Buzz,Soccer Times and American Soccer Writers.

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