This week in Pac-10 Women's Soccer

Sept. 16, 2003

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DUCKS OFF TO BEST START EVER
No. 3 UCLA takes on No. 1 North Carolina at Duke Tournament

Off to the first 5-0 start in school history, the OREGON Ducks look to extend their five-game winning streak, traveling to the SMU Tournament in Dallas, Texas, this weekend... UO faces No. 4/No. 15 Texas A&M on Friday and the host Mustangs on Sunday... Riding a three-game winning streak of its own, No. 3/No. 4 UCLA hits the road again for the Duke Tournament, where it will meet up with top-ranked North Carolina and the No. 17/No. 22 host Blue Devils... No. 10/No. 14 CALIFORNIA, the third unbeaten Pac-10 team at 2-0-2, continues a three-game homestand against Dayton on Friday and Princeton on Sunday.

Here's how Pac-10 teams figure in the national rankings this week... NSCAA/Adidas Top-25: No. 3 UCLA, No. 10 CALIFORNIA, No. 14 WASHINGTON, and No. 24 STANFORD; Soccer America: No. 3 UCLA, No. 14 CALIFORNIA, No. 16 STANFORD, No. 19 ARIZONA STATE and No. 20 WASHINGTON.

THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE

Fri., Sept. 19
Kentucky at ARIZONA, 7 p.m.
San Francisco at ARIZONA STATE, 7 p.m.
Dayton at CALIFORNIA, 4 p.m.
OREGON vs. Texas A&M, 5 p.m. (1)
OREGON STATE at UC Santa Barbara, 7 p.m.
STANFORD vs. Notre Dame, 5 p.m. (2)
UCLA vs. North Carolina, 5 p.m. (3)
Saint Mary's at USC, 3 p.m.
Fresno State at WASHINGTON, 7 p.m. (4)
New Mexico at WASHINGTON STATE, 3 p.m

Sun., Sept. 21
San Francisco at ARIZONA, 1 p.m.
Kentucky at ARIZONA STATE, 11 a.m.
Princeton at CALIFORNIA, 1 p.m.
OREGON at Southern Methodist, Noon (1)
OREGON STATE at Pepperdine, Noon
STANFORD vs. Georgia, 11 a.m. (2)
Texas at WASHINGTON, 1:30 p.m. (4)
UC Irvine at USC, 1 p.m.
UCLA at Duke, 11 a.m. (3)

All times are local to game sites.

Tournaments/Locations
(1) Southern Methodist Mi Cocina Soccer Cup, Dallas, Texas
(2) Santa Clara Tournament, Santa Clara, Calif.
(3) Duke Tournament, Durham, N.C.
(4) Husky Invitational, Seattle, Wash.

LAST WEEK'S RESULTS

Fri., Sept. 12
UCLA 4, Wisconsin-Milwaukee 0
Duke 2, OREGON STATE 1
STANFORD 2, Harvard 1
Penn State 3, USC 2
Vanderbilt 1, ARIZONA STATE 1 (2OT)
OREGON 2, Pacific 1
Wake Forest 2, WASHINGTON STATE 1

Sat., Sept. 13
WASHINGTON 1, Connecticut 1 (2OT)

Sun., Sept. 14
Wake Forest 1, OREGON STATE 0
STANFORD 1, Dartmouth 0
UCLA 6, Oakland 2
WASHINGTON 3, Cal State Fullerton 0
WASHINGTON STATE 1, Duke 0
CALIFORNIA 2, Fresno State 0
OREGON 3, Sacramento State 1
Virginia 3, USC 0
ARIZONA 2, Northern Arizona 1

PAC-10 PLAYER OF THE WEEK
OREGON sophomore forward Nicole Garbin has been named the Pac-10 Women's Soccer Player of the Week for Sept. 9-15.

Garbin, from Wailuku, Hawai'i, contributed two goals and one assist to lead the Ducks to a 3-1 win at Sacramento State and the first 5-0 start in school history. Garbin put Oregon on the scoreboard with a successful penalty kick in the final minute of the first half. She netted the game-winner early in the second half and added an assist on an insurance goal in the 82nd minute.

Garbin's point total (5) was one shy of the school single-game record set by Chalise Baysa in 1998. In only her 23rd game as a Duck, Garbin also moved to second all-time with her sixth career game-winning goal behind Baysa (7).

The Ducks next travel to the SMU Tournament in Dallas to face Texas A&M on Fri., Sept. 19, and then play the Mustangs Sun., Sept. 21.

This is Garbin's first Pac-10 Player of the Week honor and Oregon's second weekly honor all-time.

ALSO NOMINATED: Candace Wilks, Jr F, ARIZ; Liz Eisenberg, So F, CAL; Nicole Barnhart, Jr GK, STAN; Whitney Jones, Sr MF, UCLA; Jaime Carstensen, Jr MF, WASH.

PAC-10 WOMEN'S SOCCER NOTES

ARIZONA: JR F Candace Wilks scored the game-winner with less than nine minutes remaining in the match to give the Cats a 2-1 victory at Northern Arizona. The win ended a two-game losing skid for the Cats. It was Wilks' fourth goal in five games this season and her third career game-winner.

ARIZONA STATE: The Sun Devils opened their home slate with a 1-1 tie against Vanderbilt... SR D Amy LePeilbet scored her second goal of the season midway through the second half... ASU recorded 15 shots to Vanderbilt's eight and also held a 13-2 advantage in corner kicks... Arizona State returns to action Friday night at home against San Francisco.

CALIFORNIA: SO F Liz Eisenberg scored the game-winning goal in the fifth minute of Cal's 2-0 home triumph over Fresno State on Sept. 14... The goal was her second of the season and her career... Eisenberg has netted both game-winning goals for Cal this season... The Bears continue a three-game homestand against Dayton on Friday and host Princeton on Sunday.

OREGON: SO F/MF Nicole Garbin contributed two goals and one assist to lead the Ducks to a 3-1 win at Sacramento State and the first 5-0 start in school history... Garbin put UO on the scoreboard with a successful penalty kick in the final minute of the first half... She scored the game-winner early in the second half and added an assist on an insurance goal... Garbin's point total (5) was one off the school single-game record, set in 1998... Garbin also moved to second all-time on the UO career chart with her sixth game-winning goal.

OREGON STATE: The Beavers fell 2-1 to No. 10 Duke on an own goal with nine seconds remaining in regulation... SO F Brianna Monka scored in the 20th minute, giving OSU an early 1-0 advantage... The Beavers fell 1-0 to host Wake Forest... Monka was selected to the Wake Forest Adidas Women's Soccer Classic All-Tournament Team... OSU continues its four-game road trip with a game against UC Santa Barbara Friday.

STANFORD: FR MF Shari Summers scored her first collegiate goal to lead Stanford to a 1-0 win over Dartmouth... All-American JR GK Nicole Barnhart tallied her 24th career shutout with the win over the Big Green and and won the tournament award for Most Valuable Player for Stanford... Barnhart now ranks fourth on the Stanford career shutouts list... SR MF/F Brittany Oliveira and SO F Jennifer Farenbaugh scored in the Cardinal's 2-1 win over Harvard.

UCLA: SR MF Whitney Jones finished the week with six points on two goals and two assists in a pair of Bruin victories at the LMU Tournament... Against Wisconsin-Milwaukee, she scored a goal in UCLA's 4-0 decision... Against Oakland, Jones recorded a goal and two assists in a 6-2 UCLA win... She leads the team with six points... The Bruins travel to the Duke Adidas Classic in Durham, N.C., Friday and Sunday.

USC: JR D Nikki Goza, SR MF Megan Abbamonto and SO F Hilary Schwarzbach were named to the Virginia Nike Soccer Classic All-Tournament Team as USC fell to No. 7 Penn State and the 18th-ranked host Cavaliers... The Trojans went 2-3-1 on a six-game road trip to open the season and play their first home game Friday against Saint Mary's.

WASHINGTON: SR F Melissa Bennett assisted on all three goals in the opening 24 minutes as No. 25 Washington defeated Cal State Fullerton 3-0, capturing the championship of the Portland Nike Invitational women's soccer tournament... In the Huskies' 1-1 tie with Connecticut, SR MF Jaime Carstensen scored the tying goal in the 16th minute... UW returns home to host the Husky/Nike Invitational, Friday and Sunday... The field includes defending NCAA Champion Portland, No. 5 Texas and Fresno State.

WASHINGTON STATE: The Cougars upset No. 10 Duke with a lone goal by SR F Rachel Rodrick, finishing 1-1 in the Adidas Wake Forest Tournament... WSU fell 2-1 to the host Demon Deacons... Rodrick, SR D Shay Hobby and SR D Mariette Boyce were named to the All-Tournament Team... Washington State is back in action on Friday when it hosts New Mexico.

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