This Week in Pac-10 Women's Soccer
Nov. 18, 2003
UCLA ADVANCES TO NCAA THIRD ROUND
Pac-10 Champion Bruins Continue to Roll in Postseason Play
For the fifth year in a row, the Pac-10 Champion UCLA Bruins (18-1-3) have advanced to the third round of the NCAA Championship... The No. 4 seed Bruins host 13th-seeded Kansas (18-5-1) Friday at 7 p.m. in the first-ever meeting between the two women's soccer programs... The winner will advance to the NCAA Quarterfinals (held Nov. 28, 29 or 30) and meet the winner of the third round match between Texas A&M (14-5-2) and No. 5 seed Penn State (18-3-2), which takes place in State College, Pa., on Nov. 22... UCLA was the last Pac-10 team to reach the College Cup, advancing to the championship game in 2000.
Five Pac-10 teams received invitations to the 2003 NCAA Women's Soccer Championship, while six teams comprised the field last year... Five Pac-10 teams competed in the tournament in 2001, and a league-record seven teams were among the field of 64 in 2000.
Here's how Pac-10 teams figured in the final national polls (Nov. 10)... NSCAA/Adidas: No. 2 UCLA, No. 14 ARIZONA STATE, No. 25 WASHINGTON; Soccer America: No. 2 UCLA, No. 22 ARIZONA STATE.
NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE
NCAA THIRD ROUND
Fri., Nov. 21
Kansas (18-5-1) at UCLA (18-1-3) , 7 p.m.
Nov. 28, 29 or 30
Kansas-UCLA winner vs. Texas A&M-Penn State winner, site and time TBA
Game times are local to site.
2003 PAC-10 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Sept. 2- Tina Frimpong, Jr F, WASH
Sept. 9- Tessa Baker, So F, OSU
Sept. 16- Nicole Garbin, So F, ORE
Sept. 23- Tina Frimpong, Jr F, WASH
Sept. 30- Rosa Anna Tantillo, Fr F, USC
Oct. 7- Sarah-Gayle Swanson, Sr F, UCLA
Oct. 14- Amy LePeilbet, Sr D, ASU
Oct. 21- Nicole Barnhart, Jr GK, STAN
Oct. 28- Iris Mora, So F, UCLA
Nov. 4- Iris Mora, So F, UCLA
Nov. 11- Candace Wilks, Jr F, ARIZ
LAST WEEK'S RESULTS
NCAA FIRST ROUND - Fri., Nov. 14
Santa Clara 1, STANFORD 0
ARIZONA STATE 3, Cal Poly 0
Nebraska 2, WASHINGTON 1
UCLA 2, San Diego 0
Pepperdine 1, USC 0
NCAA SECOND ROUND - Sun., Nov. 16
Santa Clara 1, ARIZONA STATE 0
UCLA 2, Pepperdine 0
UCLA BRUINS: Advancing to the third round of the NCAA Championship for the fifth straight season, No. 4 seed UCLA hosts 13th-seeded Kansas (18-5-1) Friday at 7 p.m.... SO F Iris Mora notched her Conference-leading sixth game-winning goal of the season in UCLA's 2-0 win over Pepperdine Nov. 16... Mora continues to pace the Pac-10 in scoring with 37 points (12 goals/13 ast)... UCLA is just two victories shy of tying the school record for most wins in a season (20)... The 2001 squad finished with a 20-3 overall record.
PAC-10 CO-PLAYERS OF THE YEAR:TINA FRIMPONG, WASHINGTON & NANDI PRYCE, UCLA
Frimpong, a junior forward from Vancouver, Wash., leads the Pac-10 with 13 goals, the second-highest single-season total in Washington history, and ranks second in the league with 30 points. She helped guide the Huskies to an overall record of 11-7-3, a fifth-place finish in the Pac-10 (4-4-1) and UW's third NCAA Championship appearance in the last four seasons. Frimpong also leads the league in goals per game (0.62) and ranks second in game-winning goals (4) and points per game (1.43). In 2003, she served as the main threat on a Washington offense that scored a Pac-10 third-best 108 points and netted 36 goals, third in the league. Frimpong was named Pac-10 Player of the Week twice this year, on Sept. 1 and Sept. 23. She is tied for second among all-time Huskies with 27 career goals. She is just the second Washington player to receive Pac-10 Player of the Year honors, the other being Hope Solo in 2001.
Pryce, a senior defender from Casselberry, Fla., anchors a UCLA defense that paces the Pac-10 in shutouts (13), goals against average (0.69) and goals allowed (16). Recently named a semifinalist for the M.A.C. Hermann Trophy, Pryce helped lead the Bruins (18-1-3, 8-0-1 Pac-10) to their fourth Pacific-10 Conference women's soccer title and a fifth straight trip to the third round of the NCAA Championship. The Soccer America Preseason All-American has started 21 of UCLA's 22 games this season, tallying three points, all on assists. Pryce is the third Bruin ever to receive Pac-10 Player of the Year honors, following Traci Arkenberg in 1997 and Tracey Millburn in 2000.
PAC-10 FRESHMAN/NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR:ROSA ANNA TANTILLO, USC
Tantillo, a freshman midfielder/forward from San Diego, Calif., helped lead the Women of Troy to a 9-8-4 overall record, a tie for third place (5-3-1) in the Pac-10 and their sixth straight NCAA Championship appearance. Tantillo paced USC in goals (7) and points (16), while her team-high three game-winning goals is tied for third-most in the Conference. She also ranks in the Pac-10's top-10 statistical categories in shots (5th, 61), shots per game (7th, 2.90) and goals (t10th). Tantillo earned Pac-10 Player of the Week honors on Sept. 30, after scoring two goals and adding in assist in the Trojans' 3-0 upset of then-No. 13 Santa Clara.
PAC-10 COACH OF THE YEAR: JILLIAN ELLIS, UCLA
In her fifth season at the helm of the UCLA program, Ellis has guided the Bruins to their fourth Pac-10 title - the second during her tenure - and a fifth consecutive NCAA Championship appearance. She led second-ranked UCLA to an undefeated record in Pac-10 play this season (8-0-1) and an 18-1-3 overall mark. The Bruins are the No. 4 seed in the 2003 NCAA Championship and host Kansas Friday in third round action. Her 2003 UCLA squad paces the Pac-10 in every offensive category, including points (155), goals (52) and assists (51). UCLA also leads the league in goals against average (0.69), shutouts (13) and goals allowed (16). Under her watch, the Bruins have finished the regular season undefeated at home for four consecutive seasons, posting a 7-0-1 record in 2003. Since Ellis arrived in Westwood, UCLA is 26-3-1 in regular-season home contests, while the Bruins' overall home record, including postseason play, is 37-5-1 over the last five years. Ellis owns an overall record of 90-17-5 (.826) at UCLA, while her overall coaching record stands at 109-35-5 (.748).
PAC-10 TEAM CHAMPIONS
* No champion was determined in 1994 as women's soccer was not sponsored by the Conference,
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 1-7-0
Big West 5-2-4
Conference USA 1-0-1
Ivy League 2-0-1
Metro Atlantic 0-0-0
Mountain West 4-2-1
Western Athletic 5-1-0
West Coast 13-14-5
Total-All 53-43-16 (.545)
Total-Div. I 51-43-16 (.536)
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