This Week in Pac-10 Women's Soccer
Oct. 14, 2003
THIS WEEK IN PAC-10 WOMEN'S SOCCER
Three teams escaped the first weekend of Pac-10 play with unblemished records - UCLA, ARIZONA STATE and OREGON... The No. 3-ranked Bruins, winners of five straight matches, travel to STANFORD and CALIFORNIA this weekend... UCLA split with the Bay Area schools last season, defeating Cal 1-0 and falling to Stanford by an identical score... The Sun Devils head south to take on their rival, the ARIZONA Wildcats... ASU, ranked 24th in both the NSCAA/Adidas and Soccer America polls this week, owns an 8-0-0 advantage in the all-time series with Arizona... The Ducks stay in the Northwest, traveling to WASHINGTON STATE and WASHINGTON... The Saturday matchup between UCLA and Stanford will be telecast by FOX Sports Net on a tape delay basis (times vary based on location, check local listings).
Here's how Pac-10 teams figure in the national rankings this week... NSCAA/Adidas: No. 3 UCLA, No. 10 WASHINGTON, No. 24 ARIZONA STATE; Soccer America: No. 3 UCLA, No. 13 WASHINGTON, No. 18 USC, No. 24 ARIZONA STATE.
THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE
Fri., Oct. 17
USC at CALIFORNIA, 3:30 p.m.
OREGON at WASHINGTON STATE, 3 p.m.
OREGON STATE at WASHINGTON, 7 p.m.
UCLA at STANFORD, 7 p.m. (Fox Sports Net-tape delay)
- will air Oct. 23 on Fox Sports Bay Area, 2 p.m.
Sat., Oct. 18
ARIZONA STATE AT ARIZONA, 7 p.m.
Sun., Oct. 19
OREGON AT WASHINGTON, Noon
OREGON STATE at WASHINGTON STATE, Noon
UCLA at CALIFORNIA, 1 p.m.
USC at STANFORD, 1 p.m.
All times are local to game sites.
LAST WEEK'S RESULTS
Tue., Oct. 7
UCLA 2, San Diego 0
Thurs., Oct. 9
USC 1, WASHINGTON 1 (2OT)
UCLA 2, WASHINGTON STATE 1 (OT)
Fri., Oct. 10
OREGON 4, OREGON STATE 3 (OT)
STANFORD 3, ARIZONA 2
ARIZONA STATE 3, CALIFORNIA 2
Sat., Oct. 11
USC 1, WASHINGTON STATE 0
UCLA 3, WASHINGTON 2 (2OT)
Sun., Oct. 12
CALIFORNIA 3, ARIZONA 0
ARIZONA STATE 1, STANFORD 0
PAC-10 PLAYER OF THE WEEK
ARIZONA STATE senior defender Amy LePeilbet has been named the Pac-10 Women's Soccer Player of the Week for Oct. 7-13.
LePeilbet, from Crystal Lake, Ill., scored the game-winning goal on a 45-yard free kick to beat Stanford, 1-0. It was the third goal of the season and second game-winner for LePeilbet this year. Against Cal, LePeilbet was at the center of an ASU defense that held California to only seven shots.
ASU (8-2-2 overall, 2-0 in Conference play), swept the Bay Area series for the first time in the program's eight-year history. The Sun Devils' shutout of the Cardinal was their sixth of the year. Arizona State is ranked 24th in this week's NSCAA/Adidas and Soccer America polls, and will cross the desert this Saturday for a battle against rival Arizona.
This is LePeilbet's first Pac-10 Player of the Week honor and ASU's seventh weekly honor all-time.
ALSO NOMINATED: Katie Ratican, Fr F, CAL; Mele French, So F, ORE; Tessa Baker, So F, OSU; Allyson Marquand, Sr D/MF, STAN; Iris Mora, So F, UCLA.
PAC-10 WOMEN'S SOCCER NOTES
ARIZONA: JR F Candice Wilks scored both Wildcat goals in the 3-2 loss to Stanford... The two strikes brings her career total to 14 goals, moving her into a tie for third on Arizona's all-time goal scoring list... Wilks also ranks third on the career points list, with 34 points (14 goals/6 assists). The two goals scored by Wilks against Stanford also marks the first time since 1999 that the Cats were not shut out by the Cardinal.
ARIZONA STATE: With wins over California and Stanford last week, the Sun Devils swept the Bay Area schools for the first time in the program's eight-year history.... The 1-0 win over the Cardinal marked Arizona State's sixth shutout of the season... The 3-2 victory over the Golden Bears was just the second in the all-time series and first since 1999... Against Stanford, SR D Amy LePeilbet notched her third goal of the season, and second game-winner, both career highs.
CALIFORNIA: The Bears concluded their six-game road trip by posting their sixth shutout on the year with a 3-0 win over Arizona... Five of California's six wins this season have been shutouts... In the win over the Wildcats, SR MF Kimberly Yokers netted Cal's first goal, her third on the season and second in the last two games... Yokers paces the team with eight points... Both Yokers and FR F Katie Ratican scored two goals on the weekend - one each against Arizona and ASU.
OREGON: The Ducks recorded their first Pac-10 road win since the 2001 season with the 4-3 overtime win over Oregon State... Oregon overcame a 3-1 halftime deficit to force overtime, and SO F Mele French sealed the win with a golden goal in the 92nd minute... The win also marked the Ducks' first overtime victory in two years.
OREGON STATE: SO F Tessa Baker scored her sixth and seventh goals of the year in Oregon State's 4-3 overtime loss to Oregon... Baker paces the Beavers with 15 points this season (7 goals/1 assist) and is tied for second in the Pac-10 in goals... FR GK Melissa Onstad leads the Pac-10 in saves (71) and saves per game (5.92) and ranks third in save percentage (.816).
STANFORD: SR D/MF Allyson Marquand recorded all three of Stanford's goals in the 3-2 victory over Arizona... However, Marquand left the match against Arizona State in the 23rd minute, due to injury... Stanford ranks third in the Pac-10 in shots (14.38 avg), while Marquand is tied for fourth in the league in goals (6).
UCLA: SO F Iris Mora tallied seven points in three Bruin victories last week and has posted either a goal or an assist in six consecutive matches... She registered the game-winner in a 2-0 decision over San Diego... Mora assisted on all three UCLA goals in the 3-2 double-overtime win over Washington... She added UCLA's first goal in the 2-1 win over Washington State... The Bruins lead the Pac-10 in shots (254) and rank second in goals (26), goals per game (2.17), assists (21) and assists per game (1.75).
USC: The Trojans played No. 10 Washington to a 1-1 tie and downed Washington State 1-0 last week to open Pac-10 play... It marked the first tie between USC and UW in the all-time series... FR F Tracy Lansing scored her first collegiate goal against the Huskies... In the win over WSU, FR F Rosa Anna Tantillo notched her sixth goal on the season... JR GK Julie Peterson posted her fifth shutout of the season against the Cougars... Peterson needs just one more to tie the USC career mark of 13, set by Laura Badagliacco.
WASHINGTON: The Huskies tied USC 1-1 and fell to UCLA 3-2 in double-overtime to open Conference action last week... Against the Trojans, SR MF Jaime Carstensen scored with 13 minutes remaining in regulation... Washington has not lost to USC since the 1999 season... FR F Alec Mills and SR F Melissa Bennett each scored against the Bruins, with Bennett's score in the 77th minute forcing overtime... The Huskies lead the Pac-10 in points (76), assists (26) and assists per game (2.00). UW opens its Pac-10 home slate Friday night with Oregon State.
WASHINGTON STATE: The Cougars took No. 3 UCLA to overtime on the Bruins' home field before falling, 2-1, and were edged 1-0 by USC last week... WSU fell to 0-5-0 in road games this season... On the weekend, SO GK Katie Hultin posted 10 saves, while the Cougar defense held both opponents scoreless in the first halves of play... SR F Shelby Brownfield scored her first goal of the season in the 75th minute against UCLA... Washington State hosts Oregon on Friday to open the Pac-10 home schedule.
PAC-10 VS. OTHER CONFERENCES
Atlantic Coast 1-9-0
Atlantic 10 1-0-0
Big East 1-2-1
Big Sky 8-1-2
Big Ten 2-1-0
Big 12 1-6-0
Big West 4-2-4
Conference USA 1-0-1
Ivy League 2-0-1
Mountain West 4-2-1
Western Athletic 5-1-0
West Coast 11-11-5
Total-All 49-39-16 (.548)
Total-Div. I 47-39-16 (.539)