This Week in Pac-10 Women's Soccer

Sept. 10, 2002

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USC MOVES INTO NATIONAL RANKINGSThree Pac-10 teams dot the national top-10 this week, while the USC Trojans, coming off a win over Penn State and a scoreless tie of Virginia, enter the Soccer America poll for the first time this season at No. 21... STANFORD (3-0-0) paces the league as the consensus No. 2 team, while UCLA (2-1-0) checks in at No. 5 in both the NSCAA/adidas and Soccer America polls... CALIFORNIA (3-1-0) is ranked No. 7/No. 7, while WASHINGTON (3-1-0) sits at No. 16/No. 14... The Huskies welcome senior goalkeeper Hope Solo back to the lineup after she trained with the U.S. National Team in Columbus, Ohio, last week... In top-25 action, the Golden Bears play host to their neighbors to the south, No. 3/No. 4 Santa Clara... USC travels to the Wake Forest Tournament where it will meet up with the No. 13/No. 25 host Demon Deacons.

THIS  WEEK'S SCHEDULEFri., Sept. 13Baylor at ARIZONA STATE, 7 p.m.#3/#4 Santa Clara at #7/#7 CALIFORNIA, 4:30 p.m.OREGON STATE at Long Beach State, 4 p.m.Saint Mary's at #2/#2 STANFORD, 7 p.m.#5/#5 UCLA vs. San Francisco, 7 p.m. (1)NR/#21 USC vs. Vanderbilt, 5 p.m. (2)#16/#14 WASHINGTON vs. Denver, 3 p.m. (3)WASHINGTON STATE at Cal Poly, 7 p.m.

Sun., Sept. 15ARIZONA at Oklahoma, 1 p.m.#7/#7 CALIFORNIA at Saint Mary's, NoonUtah at OREGON, 1 p.m.OREGON STATE at UC Santa Barbara, 1 p.m.#5/#5 UCLA at Hawaii, 5 p.m.NR/#21 USC at #13/#25 Wake Forest, 2 p.m. (2)#16/#14 WASHINGTON vs. Cal State Fullerton, Noon (3)WASHINGTON STATE at San Jose State, Noon

Tournaments/Locations(1) Outrigger Outrigger Hotels & Resorts Soccer Classic, Honolulu, Hawaii(2) Wake Forest Tournament, Winston-Salem, N.C.(3) Portland Invitational, Portland, Ore.

MEDIA INFORMATIONThis press release, statistics, player of the week release and other pertinent information is available to the media online at www.pac-10.org. A weekly women's soccer release will be posted each Tuesday afternoon. Pac-10 Player of the Week selections will be announced each Tuesday, beginning Sept. 3, while Pac-10 statistics will begin Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2002.

LAST WEEK'S RESULTSFri., Sept. 6ARIZONA 1, Wisconsin  1 (2OT)#21 ARIZONA STATE 1, Denver 1 (2OT)#10/#4 Texas 2, # 11/#12 CALIFORNIA 1 (OT)Gonzaga 1, OREGON 0OREGON STATE 1, Hawaii 0#3/#3 STANFORD 1, #3/#8 Texas A&M 0#2/#7 UCLA 4, #5/#2 Virginia  3 (OT)USC 1, #12/#5 Penn State 0#15/#11 WASHINGTON 4, #23/#17 Duke 3 (2OT)

Sun., Sept. 8ARIZONA 5, Northern Iowa 0Southern Methodist 2, #21 ARIZONA STATE 1 (2OT)#11/#12 CALIFORNIA 1, #3/#8 Texas A&M 0OREGON STATE 2, Gonzaga 0#3/#3 STANFORD 1, #10/#4 Texas 0#12/#5 Penn State 1, #2/#7 UCLA 0 (2OT)USC 0, #5/#2 Virginia 0 (2OT)#1/#1 North Carolina 5, #15/#11 WASHINGTON 1WASHINGTON STATE 2, Idaho 0

TOURNAMENT TITLESThe following teams have captured tournament titles in 2002...

Arizona -- Wildcat Invitational, Tucson, Ariz.; Iowa State Cyclone Classic, Ames, Iowa.California -- California Invitational, Berkeley, Calif.USC -- UCLA Women's Cup, Los Angeles, Calif.Washington State -- Diadora Cup, Missoula, Mont.

PETERSON NAMED PAC-10 PLAYER OF WEEKUSC goalkeeper Julie Peterson has been named the Pac-10 Women's Soccer Player of the Week for Sept. 3-Sept. 9.

Peterson, from Mission Viejo, Calif., recorded back-to-back shutouts last week at the UCLA Women's Cup against No. 2 Virginia and No. 5 Penn State, leading the Trojans to the tournament championship. Peterson had six saves in Friday's 1-0 win against Penn State and two saves on Sunday in a scoreless tie against Virginia. Peterson has a 0.71 goals against average on the season, with 16 saves and two shutouts.

USC (1-2-1), which is ranked 21st in Soccer America's current Top-25 poll, heads to Winston-Salem, N.C., to face Vanderbilt and Wake Forest in the Demon Deacons' home tournament, Sept. 13 and 15, respectively.

This is Peterson's first Pac-10 Player of the Week honor and USC's 13th Player of the Week honor all-time.

ALSO NOMINATED: Naomi Chu, ARIZ; Sani Post, CAL; Katie Henderson, OSU; Jennifer Farenbaugh, STAN.

ARIZONA: The Wildcats tied Wisconsin and defeated Northern Iowa last week to win the Iowa State Cyclone Classic in Ames, Iowa. Arizona improved to 3-0-1 on the year, its best record ever through the first four matches of a season. Senior midfielder Naomi Chu racked up eight shots and two goals on the weekend and was named the Offensive Most Valuable Player of the tournament.

ARIZONA STATE: Three of four ASU matches have gone into overtime this season, including the last two. Freshmen Manya Makoski and Stephanie Ebner rejoined the ASU lineup last week, returning from duties with the World Champion Under-19 National Team. Junior forward Patrice Feulner scored her first goal of 2002 against Denver, her 24th as a Sun Devil, No. 2 all-time at ASU.

CALIFORNIA: Cal's win over then-No. 3 Texas A&M on Sept. 8 marks the second straight year the Bears have knocked off the third-ranked team in the nation. Santa Clara held the No. 3 spot when Cal posted a 2-1 victory on Sept. 17, 2001. Junior goalkeeper Sani Post, a transfer from Notre Dame, saw her first action as a Cal Bear on Sept. 8. Post recorded two saves in the shutout win over the Aggies.

OREGON: Despite outshooting Gonzaga 13-5 and owning a 5-3 advantage on shots on goal, the Ducks fell to the Zags 1-0, Sept. 6 in the first ever night game at Pap� Field. Coach Bill Steffen's starting unit featured three freshmen and two sophomores, while five more freshmen and another sophomore played off the bench.

OREGON STATE: Senior forward Katie Henderson has four points on the season, all of which came last week against Hawaii and Gonzaga. Henderson scored the Beavers' lone goal in the victory over Hawaii on Sept. 6, and followed that performance by netting the game-winner in the shutout of the Zags on Sept. 8.

STANFORD: Freshman forward Jennifer Farenbaugh scored the game-winning goal for the Cardinal in their overtime victory over Texas A&M Sept. 6. She took a cross from junior Allyson Marquand in front of the goal at 103:34 and gave Stanford the 1-0 victory. Farenbaugh came in off the bench to record four shots, including three on goal.

UCLA: The Bruins travel to Honolulu this week, facing San Francisco and Hawaii in the Outrigger Hotels & Resorts Soccer Classic. UCLA is a combined 7-0 all-time against both teams. Freshman forward Katie Rivera and sophomore forward Kim Devine scored two goals apiece in the 4-3 overtime win against Virginia Sept. 6. Devine netted the golden goal in the 98th minute.

USC: USC won the 2002 UCLA Women's Cup last week, defeating Penn State and playing then-No. 2/No. 5 Virginia to a scoreless tie. Sophomore goalkeeper Julie Peterson recorded two shutouts in the tournament, making two saves against the Cavaliers. Senior defender/forward Ali Fennell led the Trojans with three shots against Virginia. USC enters the Soccer America poll at No. 21 this week.

WASHINGTON: Junior Melissa Bennett leads UW with seven assists on the season, already the third-highest season total for a Husky. Senior goalkeeper Hope Solo rejoins the team after training with the U.S. National Team last week. Solo played the entire first half Sept. 8 for the U.S. National Team that defeated Scotland 8-2 in an exhibition game in Columbus, Ohio.

WASHINGTON STATE: Junior midfielder Kim Morgan notched three points in the Cougars' shutout win over Idaho. Morgan scored WSU's first goal in the sixth minute and assisted on the second goal, by junior forward Nicole Wilcox.

SOCCER AMERICA TEAM OF THE WEEKSept. 2 - Melissa Bennett, Jr F, WASH

2002 HAT TRICKSTina Frimpong, WASH, 8-30-02Kim Taylor, WASH, 9-1-02

PRESEASON ALL-AMERICANSSOCCER AMERICAHope Solo, Jr GK, WASHNandi Pryce, Jr D, UCLA

SOCCERBUZZNandi Pryce, Jr D, UCLAHope Solo, Sr GK, WASH

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