This week in Pac-10 Women's Soccer

Sept. 2, 2003

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SIX PAC-10 TEAMS RANKED AMONG NATION'S TOP-25 THIS WEEK

With a strong showing in their own Pac-10/ACC Challenge last week, the No. 10/No. 17 WASHINGTON Huskies make their debut in the national polls this week... A total of six Pac-10 teams are ranked among the Top-25, led by No. 2/No. 3 UCLA and No. 4/No. 2 STANFORD... USC checks in at No. 15/No. 22, ARIZONA STATE is 13th in Soccer America and CALIFORNIA is 25th in both polls... The league posted a 11-5-3 record (.658) in opening weekend play last week, with two victories each by the Sun Devils and Ducks... Tournament play rules the schedule again this week, as five teams take part in invitationals hosted by Missouri, Notre Dame, Michigan and Colorado College... The Bruins host their own event, meeting up with UC Santa Barbara and Saint Mary's.

THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE

Wed., Sept. 3UC Santa Barbara at UCLA, 7 p.m. (1)

Fri., Sept. 5ARIZONA vs. Arkansas, 4:30 p.m. (2)ARIZONA STATE at Notre Dame, 7:30 p.m. (3)San Francisco at OREGON STATE, 5 p.m.Portland at STANFORD, 7 p.m.Saint Mary's at UCLA, 7 p.m. (1)USC vs. Marquette, 2 p.m. (4)WASHINGTON vs. Loyola Marymount, 10 a.m. (5)Cal Poly at WASHINGTON STATE, 3 p.m.

Sun., Sept. 7ARIZONA at Missouri, 1 p.m. (2)ARIZONA STATE vs. Rutgers, 11 a.m. (3)CALIFORNIA at Santa Clara, 1 p.m.San Francisco at OREGON, 1 p.m.Idaho at OREGON STATE, 2 p.m.Pepperdine at STANFORD, 1 p.m.USC at Michigan, 12 p.m. (4)WASHINGTON at Colorado College, 12:30 p.m. (5)Montana at WASHINGTON STATE, 12 p.m.

All times are local to game sites.

Tournaments/Locations(1) UCLA Tournament, Los Angeles, Calif.(2) Nike Tiger Invitational, Columbia, Mo.(3) The Notre Dame Classic, South Bend, Ind.(4) Nike Challenge, Ann Arbor, Mich.(5) Colorado College Tournament, Colorado Springs, Colo.

LAST WEEK'S RESULTS

Fri., Aug. 29Iowa State 2, ARIZONA 1ARIZONA STATE 4, Hawaii 0CALIFORNIA 2, Wisconsin 1OREGON 4, Boise State 1OREGON STATE 1, San Diego State 0UCLA 1, Santa Clara 1 (2OT)USC 2, Florida State 1WASHINGTON 2, Maryland 1 (OT)North Carolina 4, WASHINGTON STATE 0

Sat., Aug. 30ARIZONA STATE 5, Bowling Green 1

Sun., Aug. 31ARIZONA 3, Kent State 0Montana 1, CALIFORNIA 1 (2OT)OREGON 1, Rice 0OREGON STATE 0, San Diego 0STANFORD 1, Long Beach State 0UCLA 2, Pepperdine 0Florida 4, USC 3North Carolina 2, WASHINGTON 1 (OT)Maryland 3, WASHINGTON STATE 0

PAC-10 WOMEN'S SOCCER NOTES

ARIZONA: JR F Candice Wilks tallied two goals last weekend while leading the 'Cats to a runner-up finish in their own Four Points University Plaza Arizona Invitational. In a 2-1 loss to Iowa State, Wilks notched UA's lone goal by converting a penalty kick. She added a goal in the 3-0 defeat of Kent State.

ARIZONA STATE: SR D Amy LePeilbet led the Sun Devil defense, which allowed only one goal and five saves in collecting two wins at the Hawaii Tournament. ASU shut out host Hawaii 2-0 and defeated Bowling Green 5-1. ASU out shot the Falcons 22-3, allowing just one shot in the second half. LePeilbet scored ASU's first goal of the season against Bowling Green.

CALIFORNIA: SO F Liz Eisenberg scored the game-winning goal in the 86th minute in the Bears' 2-1 victory over Wisconsin. She scored the first goal of her Cal career on her birthday, Aug. 29. Cal also tied Montana 1-1 in double-overtime to win their home tournament.

OREGON: In her first action in nearly two years, SO F Nicole Garbin scored two goals and added one assist as Oregon opened the season with a pair of wins. She had a goal and an assist in the 4-1 win over Boise State, then followed with the game-winner in a 1-0 shutout of Rice. Oregon's leading scorer two years ago, Garbin missed the 2002 season after suffering a knee injury last August.

OREGON STATE: A freshman making her first two career starts, GK Melissa Onstad posted shutouts of San Diego State and San Diego, as the Beavers defeated the Aztecs 1-0 and played USD to a scoreless tie. She had 16 saves on the weekend, including 12 against San Diego, the most by an OSU goalkeeper in more than two seasons.

STANFORD: SR D/MF Allyson Marquand tallied a team-leading six shots and scored Stanford's lone goal in a 1-0 home win over Long Beach State on Aug. 31 . The Stanford defense allowed the 49ers just one shot as JR GK Nicole Barnhart notched her 23rd career shutout. The Cardinal hosts defending national champion Portland Friday, Sept. 5 at 7 p.m.

UCLA:SO F Iris Mora registered the game-tying goal in the 89th minute as UCLA rallied to tie No. 1/No. 4 Santa Clara 1-1 in the season opener for both teams. Mora started in the Bruins' 2-0 win over No. 13 Pepperdine, registering one shot in the match.

USC: The Trojans continue their season-opening six game road trip at the Nike Challenge in Ann Arbor, Mich., where they will meet Marquette and the host Wolverines. USC defeated Florida State 2-1 and fell to Florida 4-3 last week. FR Rosa Anna Tantillo notched two goals in the loss to the Gators.

WASHINGTON: Unranked in the preseason polls, the Huskies vaulted into the national ranking this week and are rated as high as 10th (NSCAA/Adidas). Washington embarks on a four-game road trip, beginning Friday against LMU in Colorado Springs, Colo. JR F Tina Frimpong leads the squad with three goals through the first two contests.

WASHINGTON STATE: The Cougars fell 4-0 to No. 1/No. 2 North Carolina and 3-0 to No. 18/No. 23 Maryland in the Pac-10/ACC Challenge hosted by Washington. Washington State hosts Cal Poly and Montana this week, as it looks to post it's first victory of the young season.

SOCCER AMERICA PRESEASONALL-AMERICANSJR GK Nicole Barnhart, STANSR D Amy LePeilbet, ASUSR D Nandi Pryce, UCLASR D Natalie Spilger, STAN

THE POLLS

NSCAA/Adidas (Sept. 1) 1. North Carolina 2. UCLA 3. Santa Clara 4. STANFORD 5. Notre Dame 6. Texas A&M 7. Florida 8. Virginia 9. Denver 10. Duke WASHINGTON 12. Connecticut 13. Penn State 14. Nebraska 15. USC 16. Tennessee 17. West Virginia 18. Portland 19. Michigan State 20. Clemson 21. Texas 22. Boston College 23. Pepperdine 24. Maryland 25. CALIFORNIA

SOCCER AMERICA (Sept. 1) 1. North Carolina 2. STANFORD 3. UCLA 4. Santa Clara 5. Notre Dame 6. Virginia 7. Texas 8. Florida 9. Tennessee 10. West Virginia 11. Pepperdine 12. Duke 13. ARIZONA STATE 14. Penn State 15. Portland 16. Texas A&M 17. WASHINGTON 18. Maryland 19. Clemson 20. Connecticut 21. Nebraska 22. USC 23. Villanova 24. Auburn 25. CALIFORNIA

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