This Week In Pac-10 Women's Soccer
Oct. 8, 2002
The UCLA BRUINS (8-2-0 overall, 0-0-0 Pac-10) begin defense of their 2001 Pac-10 title this weekend, when CALIFORNIA (7-2-1) and STANFORD (9-1-0) visit Westwood... This week's rivalry match features ARIZONA (5-4-1) at ARIZONA STATE (7-1-2), as the Sun Devils look to extend their six-game winning streak... WASHINGTON (5-4-2) and WASHINGTON STATE (6-4-0) travel to the Oregon schools.
Six Pac-10 teams are ranked in this week's national polls (NSCAA/adidas and Soccer America), No. 2/No. 2 Stanford, No. 12/No. 5 UCLA, No. 5/No. 7 California, NR/No. 15 USC, NR/No. 16 Arizona State and NR/No. 20 Washington.
THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE
Fri., Oct. 11
ARIZONA at ARIZONA STATE, 7 p.m.
CALIFORNIA at UCLA, 2 p.m.
WASHINGTON at OREGON, 7 p.m.
WASHINGTON STATE at OREGON STATE, 3 p.m.
STANFORD at USC, 3 p.m.
Sun., Oct. 13
CALIFORNIA at USC, 1 p.m.
WASHINGTON STATE at OREGON, 1 p.m.
WASHINGTON at OREGON STATE, 2 p.m.
STANFORD at UCLA, 2 p.m.
All times are local to site.
LAST WEEK'S RESULTS
Thu., Oct. 3
Brigham Young 3, WASHINGTON STATE 1
Fri., Oct. 4
ARIZONA 7, Youngstown State 0
CALIFORNIA 1, Wake Forest 0
Portland State 3, OREGON 1
OREGON STATE 5, New Mexico 2
North Carolina 1, STANFORD 0
UCLA 2, Santa Clara 1 (2OT)
Loyola Marymount 2, USC 2 (2OT)
Sat., Oct. 5
Portland 4, WASHINGTON 0
Sun., Oct. 6
St. Louis 5, ARIZONA 1
ARIZONA STATE 4, Northern Arizona 1
Portland 3, OREGON 0
STANFORD 3, Tulane 0
UCLA 3, Loyola Marymount 2
USC 1, Santa Clara 0
FENNELL NAMED PAC-10 PLAYER OF WEEK
USC senior forward Ali Fennell has been named Pac-10 Women's Soccer Player of the Week for Oct. 1-7.
Fennell, from Santa Ana, Calif., scored the game-winner in a 1-0 upset of No. 8 Santa Clara Oct. 6. She also scored on a penalty kick in a 2-2 tie against Loyola Marymount Oct. 4. With four points on the weekend, Fennell moved into a tie for fifth place on USC's all-time scoring list with 49 points. She has notched five goals in her last seven games to lead the team in goals (5) and points (10).
The Trojans (5-3-3 overall, 0-0-0 Pac-10), ranked 15th in this week's Soccer America poll, open Pac-10 play Friday and Sunday, hosting No. 2 Stanford and No. 5/No. 7 California, respectively.
This is the third Pac-10 Player of the Week honor for Fennell and USC's 14th such honor all-time.
ALSO NOMINATED: Carly Fuller, Sr F, CAL; Carlie Ashcraft, Fr MF, ORE; Brianna Monka, Fr F, OSU.
AROUND THE PAC-10...
ARIZONA: The Wildcats went 1-1-0 in their tournament last week, defeating Youngstown State and falling to St. Louis. Freshman F Lisa Kosena tallied two goals and one assist on the weekend. With five wins on the season, UA has already matched last year's total wins. The 'Cats have scored 28 goals this year, just two shy of the school single-season record (30), set in 2001.
ARIZONA STATE: ASU continues its four-game homestand Friday against intrastate rival Arizona. The Sun Devils defeated Northern Arizona 4-1 last week, with the Lumberjacks scoring the first goal by an ASU opponent since Sept. 8, a span of 484 minutes. The Sun Devils' four goals against NAU were a season-high. Freshman MF Manya Makoski tallied two goals in the win.
CALIFORNIA: The Bears are coming off their third victory over a Top-10 program, defeating then-No. 7 Wake Forest 1-0. Sophomore MF Carly Fuller netted the game-winner in the 69th minute. Junior GK Sani Post recorded five saves to lead Cal to its fourth shutout of the season. Freshman F Tracy Hamm leads the team with seven goals and 14 points.
OREGON: The Ducks dropped a pair of games to Portland schools, falling 3-0 to then-No. 4 Portland and 3-1 to Portland State. Senior GK Sarah Peters recorded seven saves against the Pilots. Oregon owned advantages in shots (11-6), shots on goal (5-4) and corner kicks (6-2) in the loss to PSU. The Ducks return home to open the Conference slate with Washington Friday at 7 p.m. and WSU Sunday at 1 p.m.
OREGON STATE: Freshman F Brianna Monka and junior MF Courtney Carter scored two goals each to help the Beavers down New Mexico in Corvallis. The pair scored all four goals within a 15-minute span in the second period. Katie Henderson added a goal and an assist, moving into a tie for fifth place on the OSU career goals list (20) and a tie for seventh in career assists (12).
STANFORD: The top-ranked Cardinal suffered its first loss of the season Oct. 4 to then-No. 2 North Carolina, 1-0, in the Saint Mary's Fall Classic. Senior MF/F Marcia Wallis posted five shots for Stanford, which outshot the Tarheels 12-11. The Cardinal blanked Tulane 3-0 Oct. 6 to post its ninth win on the season. Stanford opens Pac-10 play at USC Friday at 3 p.m.
UCLA: Despite owning a 1-0 advantage at halftime, UCLA fell 2-1 in double-overtime to visiting Santa Clara, the defending national champions. The seventh-largest crown in Bruin history (1,365) was on hand for the first-ever night game at Frank W. Marshall Field. The Bruins defeated Loyola Marymount 3-2 to complete the weekend split. Both of UCLA's losses this season have been the result of golden goals.
USC: Senior F Ali Fennell scored the game-winner as No. 18 USC upset No. 8 Santa Clara, 1-0 Oct. 6. Fennell's goal came in the 85th minute and was the fifth goal in her last seven matches. She is now tied for fifth place on the school's all-time scoring list (49 pts.). Head Coach Jim Millinder called the victory over the Broncos the 'biggest win' in the USC program 's history. USC hosts Stanford and Cal this weekend as Pac-10 action kicks off.
WASHINGTON: The Huskies closed out the non-conference portion of their schedule with a 5-4-2 record, including five matches against ranked teams. Washington fell 4-0 to No. 4 Portland, as senior GK Hope Solo registered six saves. UW was outshot by a 21-6 margin. The Huskies open Conference play with three straight road games, beginning Friday at Oregon.
WASHINGTON STATE: Junior Rachel Rodrick scored WSU's lone goal in the 3-1 loss to BYU. Freshman Katie Hultin made her first start at goalkeeper, making six saves while going the distance. The Cougars travel to Oregon State and Oregon this weekend, looking to snap a three-game losing skid.
The following student-athletes have recorded hat tricks in 2002...
Courtney Carter, OSU, 9-27-02
Tracy Hamm, CAL, 9-22-02
Tina Frimpong, WASH, 8-30-02
Iris Mora, UCLA, 9-13-02
Kelly Nelson (5 goals), ARIZ, 9-27-02
Kim Taylor, WASH, 9-1-02