This Week In Pac-10 Women's Soccer

Nov. 19, 2002

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The Pac-10 Champion STANFORD Cardinal (20-1-0 overall, 9-0-0 Pac-10) and UCLA Bruins (18-3-0, 8-1-0) have advanced to the NCAA Championship Round of 16 (third round), which takes place Saturday... The Cardinal host the Notre Dame Fighting Irish (13-7-0) while the Bruins face Texas A&M (19-4-1) at UCLA's Drake Stadium... Both matches are set for 7 p.m. PT... Next week's NCAA Quarterfinals: The Notre Dame-Stanford winner will meet Richmond or Portland, while the Texas A&M-UCLA winner takes on Tennessee or North Carolina... The Bruins were the last Pac-10 team to reach the NCAA College Cup, advancing to the Final Four in 2000... This year's NCAA Championship culminates in the 2002 College Cup, Dec. 6 and 8 at Mike A. Myers Stadium on the University of Texas campus is Austin, Texas... The Pacific-10 Conference had six NCAA Championship participants in 2002, the most since a league-record seven teams were selected in 2000... Pac-10 teams have posted a formidable 64-31-12 record (.654) against non-conference teams in 2002, including NCAA first- and second-round action.

UPCOMING NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE

NCAA THIRD ROUND

Sat., Nov. 23
Notre Dame at STANFORD, 7 p.m.
Texas A&M at UCLA, 7 p.m.

NCAA QUARTERFINALS

Nov. 29, 30 or Dec. 1
Tennessee-North Carolina winner vs. Texas A&M-UCLA winner, TBA
STANFORD-Notre Dame winner vs. Richmond-Portland winner, TBA

All times local to site.

LAST WEEK'S RESULTS

NCAA FIRST ROUND - Fri., Nov. 15
CALIFORNIA 3, Denver 0
STANFORD 4, Cal Poly 0
ARIZONA STATE 2, WASHINGTON STATE 1
USC 1, San Diego 0
UCLA 4, Loyola Marymount 0

NCAA SECOND ROUND - Sun., Nov. 17
STANFORD 1, CALIFORNIA 0 (OT)
Santa Clara 5, ARIZONA STATE 1
UCLA 1, USC 0 (2OT)

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; Oct. 22- Jessica Edwards, USC; Oct. 29- Elizabeth Bogus, ASU; Nov. 5- Kelly Nelson.

PAC-10 NOTES...

STANFORD: JR D/MF Allyson Marquand netted the game-winning goal to give the top-ranked Cardinal a 1-0 overtime victory over California Nov. 17 in NCAA second round action. SR F/MF Marcia Wallis scored two goals and JR MF/F Marcie Ward added three assists in Stanford's 4-0 opening-round win over Cal Poly Nov. 15. Both Wallis and Ward assisted on Marquand's game-winner against the rival Golden Bears. The Cardinal advanced to the NCAA Third Round for the second straight season and host Notre Dame Saturday at 7 p.m. Stanford received the top seed of the 2002 NCAA Championship for the first time in program history. The Cardinal is making its fifth consecutive postseason appearance and 12th in 13 seasons. Ward and Wallis rank second and third in the Pac-10, respectively, with 33 and 31 points on the season. Wallis is second in the league with 13 goals, while Ward ranks second with 12 assists. SO GK Nicole Barnhart has recorded a Pac-10-leading 16 shutouts this season, seven more than any other Pac-10 net minder. Barnhart posts a league-low 0.19 goals-against average.

UCLA: The third-ranked and seventh-seeded Bruins face fourth-ranked Texas A&M Saturday in the third round of the NCAA Tournament at UCLA's Drake Stadium. UCLA advanced following victories over Loyola Marymount and USC. Saturday's match marks the second time the Bruins and Aggies have faced off in NCAA Tournament third round action. UCLA defeated Texas A&M 4-0 in 2000 in the only other meeting between the two schools. That same season, the Bruins advanced all the way to the NCAA College Cup Finals, falling to North Carolina, 2-1, in the championship game. UCLA's second-round opponent that year was also USC. The winner of the UCLA-Texas A&M match will face the Tennessee-North Carolina winner. If the seedings play out and both UCLA and North Carolina win, the Bruins would travel to Chapel Hill for the quarterfinals Nov. 30. If UCLA wins and Tennessee pulls off the upset, the Bruins would host the Lady Vols at Drake Stadium Nov. 30. SO D Kendal Billingsley's golden goal in double overtime lifted UCLA to a thrilling 1-0 victory over cross-town rival USC in the second round on Nov. 17. It was the Bruins' ninth straight win. The UCLA record for consecutive victories is 12 set back in 1997.

PAC-10 TEAM CHAMPIONS
1993 Stanford
1994 *
1995 Stanford
1996 Stanford
1997 UCLA
1998 California/UCLA/USC
1999 Stanford
2000 Washington
2001 UCLA
2002 Stanford
*No champion was determined in 1994 as women's soccer was deemed a non-sponsored Conference sport.

2002 HAT TRICKS
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
Laura Schott, CAL, 11-10-02
Kim Taylor, WASH, 9-1-02

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