This Week In Pac-10 Women's Soccer

Oct. 15, 2002

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Four Pac-10 teams survived the opening weekend of Pac-10 play without a loss, including the red-hot ARIZONA STATE Sun Devils (8-1-2 overall, 1-0-0 Pac-10), winners of seven in a row... ASU, ranked 17th in this week's Soccer America poll, hosts No. 7/No. 6 UCLA (9-3-0, 1-1-0) and No. 19/No. 12 USC (6-4-3, 1-1-0) this week... Top-ranked STANFORD (11-1-0, 2-0-0), which opened Pac-10 play with back-to-back shutout wins, hosts the Oregon schools this week, while the rivalry contest features the NR/No. 19 WASHINGTON Huskies (7-4-2, 2-0-0) at the WASHINGTON STATE Cougars (7-4-1, 1-0-1).

Six Pac-10 teams are ranked in this week's national polls (NSCAA/adidas and Soccer America), including consensus No. 1 Stanford... In addition to the aforementioned ranked teams, CALIFORNIA (7-4-1, 0-2-0) checks in at No. 11/No. 7.

THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE

Fri., Oct. 18
UCLA at ARIZONA, 7 p.m.
USC at ARIZONA STATE, 7 p.m.
OREGON at CALIFORNIA, 3:30 p.m.
OREGON STATE at STANFORD, 7 p.m.

Sat., Oct. 19
WASHINGTON at WASHINGTON STATE, Noon

Sun., Oct. 20
USC at ARIZONA, 1 p.m.
UCLA at ARIZONA STATE, 11 a.m.
OREGON STATE at CALIFORNIA, 1 p.m.
OREGON at STANFORD, 1 p.m.

All times are local to site.

LAST WEEK'S RESULTS

Fri., Oct. 11
ARIZONA STATE 3, ARIZONA 1
UCLA 1,CALIFORNIA 0
WASHINGTON 2, OREGON 1
WASHINGTON STATE 1, OREGON STATE 0 (2OT)
STANFORD 2,USC 0

Sun., Oct. 13USC 2, CALIFORNIA 0
WASHINGTON STATE 1, OREGON 1 (2OT)
WASHINGTON 3,OREGON STATE 1
STANFORD 1, UCLA 0

BARNHART NAMED PAC-10 PLAYER OF WEEK
STANFORD sophomore Nicole Barnhart has been named Pac-10 Women's Soccer Player of the Week for Oct. 7-14.

Barnhart, from Gilbertsville, Pa., recorded 12 saves in two matches to help the No. 2 Cardinal notch shutout wins at No. 15 USC and No. 12 UCLA. Against the Trojans on Oct. 11, Barnhart posted six saves in the 2-0 win. At UCLA on Oct. 13, she recorded another six saves as Stanford prevailed 1-0. It marked just the second time this season the Bruins have been held scoreless, and first time since Sept. 8. The victories marked Barnhart's seventh and eighth shutouts on the year. In 12 games this season, Barnhart has collected 31 saves while allowing just three goals.

The No. 1-ranked Cardinal (11-1-0 overall, 2-0-0 Pac-10) host the Oregon schools this week.

This is the first Pac-10 Player of the Week honor for Barnhart and Stanford's 12th such honor all-time.

ALSO NOMINATED: Sani Post, Jr GK, CAL; Mele French, Fr F, ORE; Jo Fletcher, Sr GK, OSU; Lindsay Greco, So F, UCLA; Amy Mann, Fr MF, USC; Tina Frimpong, So F, WASH.

2002 PAC-10 WOMEN'S SOCCER PLAYERS OF THE WEEK:
Sept. 3- Marcie Ward, STAN; Sept. 10- Julie Peterson, USC; Sept. 17- Brittany Kirk, CAL; Sept. 24- Melissa Bennett, WASH; and Brittany Cooper, ASU; Oct. 1- Elizabeth Bogus, ASU; Oct. 8- Ali Fennell, USC; Oct. 15- Nicole Barnhart, STAN.

AROUND THE PAC-10...

ARIZONA: With 29 goals on the season, Arizona is just one shy of tying the school record of 30 set by the 1999 team and tied by last year's squad. SO F Kelly Nelson needs to score just one more goal to tie the school record for single-season goal scoring (11). The 2002 Wildcats have already broken the school records for single-season assists and most points in a season. UA now has 26 assists (old record was 20) and 84 points (old record was 80 pts).

ARIZONA STATE: The Sun Devils have allowed just two goals in their last seven contests. Arizona State extended its winning streak against rival Arizona to eight games with a 3-1 victory last week in Tempe. JR D Amy LePeilbet, FR F Elizabeth Bogus and FR MF Brittany Cooper scored for ASU.

CALIFORNIA: The Bears dropped their first two Pac-10 games, road contests at No . 15 USC and No. 12 UCLA. Both losses were shutouts, marking the first time Cal was blanked this season. In the 2-0 loss to the Trojans, SR F Laura Schott returned to the Cal starting lineup for the first time since the August 30 season-opener and registered two shots. JR GK Sani Post made a career-high seven saves at USC.

OREGON: Opening the Pac-10 slate on their home field last week, the Ducks fell 2-1 to No. 19 Washington and tied rival Washington State, 1-1. JR MF Lindsey Werdell got Oregon on the board in the loss to the Huskies, scoring on a penalty kick in the 28th minute. Against the Cougars, FR F Mele French scored on an assist from SR F Amanda Orand.

OREGON STATE: The Beavers dropped both contests during their Pac-10 home opening weekend, falling to Washington State 1-0 in double-overtime and Washington, 3-1. GK Jo Fletcher made nine saves in the loss to the Cougars, as OSU was outshot 25-12. Against the Huskies, Fletcher also recorded nine saves, with four coming in the second half.

STANFORD: The No. 2 Cardinal collected a pair of shutout wins to open its Pac-10 schedule last week in Los Angeles. MF Callie Withers scored the game's only goal in the 1-0 win over No. 12 UCLA. In the 2-0 win at USC, Natalie Sanderson's goal on a penalty kick at 3:02 set the tone early. Marcie Ward added her seventh goal of the season in the win. SO GK Nicole Barnhart made six saves in the victory.

UCLA: The Bruins split with the Bay Area schools last week, defeating No. 5 Cal and falling to No. 2 Stanford. Despite the 1-0 loss to the Cardinal, UCLA outshot Stanford 12-5. F In the 1-0 win over Cal, Lindsay Greco scored the Bruins' lone goal on a header. The Bruins held Cal to just three shots. UCLA hosts Arizona and Arizona State Friday and Sunday, respectively.

USC: The Trojans recorded a weekend split, upsetting No. 5 Cal and falling to No. 2 Stanford. The win over the Golden Bears marked USC's third defeat of a Top-10 opponent this season. USC GK Julie Peterson made six saves in the loss to the Cardinal. Against Cal, Amy Mann and Ali Fennell recorded second-half goals to pace USC. Peterson set the new school record with her seventh shutout of the season. Fennell moved into fifth place on USC's all-time scoring list (51 points).

WASHINGTON: The Huskies opened Pac-10 play with a pair of wins last weekend, defeating Oregon and Oregon State. In the win over OSU, junior Melissa Bennett distributed her school-record 13th assist of the season. Bennett eclipsed the single-season record of 12 assists held by Theresa Wagner (2000). Bennett has twice as many assists as any other Pac-10 player this season. Washington concludes its stretch of six straight road games Saturday at Washington State.

WASHINGTON STATE: The Cougars remain undefeated in Pac-10 play heading into this weekend. WSU defeated Oregon in overtime and tied Oregon State. Katrina Stroh capitalized on a corner kick in the 104th minute for the win over the Beavers. JR MF Rachel Rodrick scored Washington State's goal against the Ducks, as the Cougars held an advantage in shots (18-5) and corner kicks (5-1).

HAT TRICKS
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

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