This Week in Pac-10 Women's Soccer
Sept. 21, 2004
THIS WEEK IN PAC-10 WOMEN'S SOCCER
Although limited to just one match last week due to lightning and tornado warnings in Maryland, the WASHINGTON Huskies (6-0-0 overall) took care of business and ran their season-opening win streak to six games... Washington last started the season with six straight victories in 2000, the same year it captured the Pac-10 title... Winners of four in a row, the STANFORD Cardinal (5-2-0) travel to nearby Santa Clara this week for the Broncos' home tournament... The Cardinal have posted four straight shutout victories... CALIFORNIA (5-1-1) and WASHINGTON STATE (4-1-1) have both won three in a row, while the Golden Bears stretched their unbeaten streak to five games with the win over Penn on Sept. 17... Recording back-to-back shutout road wins against ranked opponents last weekend, UCLA welcomed JR F Iris Mora back to its lineup Sept. 19 at Texas A&M... Mora accounted for the game-winning goal against the Aggies... Three pairs of Pac-10 teams do battle against common non-conference foes this week, including Washington and OREGON (1-4-1), who take on Portland and Portland State, ARIZONA (6-1-0) and WSU (Brigham Young), and ARIZONA STATE (3-3-0) and UCLA (Pepperdine).
THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE
Thurs., Sept. 23
ARIZONA at BYU, 7 p.m.
WASHINGTON STATE at Utah, 3:30 p.m.
Fri., Sept. 24
ARIZONA STATE at UC Santa Barbara, 6 p.m.
Fresno State at CALIFORNIA, 4 p.m.
OREGON at Portland, 7 p.m.
OREGON STATE at San Francisco, 5 p.m.
Denver vs. STANFORD, 5 p.m. (1)
Pepperdine at UCLA, 7 p.m.
USC at Saint Mary's, 3 p.m.
WASHINGTON at Portland State, 3 p.m.
Sat., Sept. 25
ARIZONA at Weber State, 11 a.m.
WASHINGTON STATE at BYU, 7 p.m.
Sun., Sept. 26
ARIZONA STATE at Pepperdine, 1 p.m.
CALIFORNIA at Pacific, Noon
OREGON at Portland State, 1 p.m.
OREGON STATE at Loyola Marymount, 2 p.m.
Marquette vs. STANFORD, 11 a.m. (1)
USC at UC Irvine, 1 p.m.
WASHINGTON at Portland, 2:15 p.m.
All times are local to game sites.
(1) Santa Clara Tournament, Santa Clara, Calif.
Thurs., Sept. 16
USC 1, BYU 1
Fri., Sept. 17
ARIZONA 4, Northern Arizona 0
ARIZONA STATE 3, Dartmouth 2
CALIFORNIA 2, Pennsylvania 0
Central Connecticut 4, OREGON 0
Portland 3, OREGON STATE 1
STANFORD 2, Cal State Fullerton 0
UCLA 2, SMU 0
WASHINGTON STATE 1, Pepperdine 0
Sun., Sept. 19
Oklahoma 1, ARIZONA STATE 0
Connecticut 1, OREGON 0
STANFORD 1, Yale 0
UCLA 1, Texas A&M 0
USC 2, San Diego 0
WASHINGTON 4, Loyola-Maryland 1
WASHINGTON STATE GOALKEEPER KATIE HULTINNAMED PAC-10 WOMEN'S SOCCER PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Washington State junior Katie Hultin has been named the Pac-10 Women's Soccer Player of the Week for Sept. 14-20.
Hultin, from Denver, Colo., recorded her fourth straight shutout this season in Cougars victory over No. 12 Pepperdine on Sept. 19. She made four saves in the match, bringing her season total to 22 saves. Hultin has yet to surrender a goal in 425 minutes in net. She is 3-0-1 on the season, posting wins over Denver, New Mexico, Pepperdine and a scoreless tie against then-No. 8 Tennessee
The Cougars (4-1-1 overall) travel to Utah Friday for a nonconference match up starting at 3:30 p.m. This is Hultin's first Pac-10 Player of the Week honor and Washington State's third weekly honor all-time.
ALSO NOMINATED: Nikki David, Jr., MF, ARIZ; Liz Eisenberg, Jr., F, CAL; Marcie Ward, Sr., F, STAN; Iris Mora, So., F, UCLA; Veronica Simonton, Fr., GK, USC.; Tina Frimpong, Sr. F, WASH.
2004 PAC-10 WOMEN'S SOCCER PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: Aug. 31- Danesha Adams, Fr F, UCLA; Sept. 7- Kim Devine, Sr., F, UCLA; Sept. 14 - Liz Eisenberg, Jr., F, CAL; Sept. 21 - Katie Hultin, Jr., GK, WSU.
PAC-10 WOMEN'S SOCCER NOTES...
ARIZONA JR F Nikki David scored her first two goals of the season Sept. 17, in the Wildcats' 4-0 home win over in-state rival NAU... FR GK McCall Smith played all 90 minutes for UA to notch her fifth shutout of the season. In its 3-2 win over Dartmouth on Sept. 17, ninth-ranked ARIZONA STATE scored all three of its goals in the first 31 minutes of play... In the 1-0 overtime loss to Oklahoma, ASU outshot the Sooners 16-3. CALIFORNIA recorded its fifth shutout of the season with a 2-0 win over Penn on Sept. 17... JR F Liz Eisenberg assisted on both goals, and paces the team with 12 points on the season (5 goals, 2 assists). OREGON JR GK Domenique Lainez registered seven saves in the Ducks' 1-0 loss at Connecticut on Sept. 19... In the last three games, Lainez is averaging 8.0 saves, with a season-high nine in the Sept. 17 match at Central Connecticut. OREGON STATE FR F Jodie Taylor has scored eight goals through the Beavers' first seven games... Taylor scored the Beavers' lone goal in the loss to No. 6 Portland on a pass from JR F Tessa Baker. STANFORD SR GK Nicole Barnhart earned her fourth straight shutout Sept. 19 in the Cardinal's 1-0 win over Yale... Seniors Marcie Ward (2 goals/1 assist) and Martha West (1 goal/1 assist) teamed up on two of Stanford's three goals last weekend... West fed Ward for Stanford's first goal against Cal State Fullerton, while West scored on a pass from Ward in the victory over the Bulldogs. UCLA blanked two ranked opponents on the road last week, downing No. 21 Southern Methodist 2-0, and defeating No. 15 Texas A&M 1-0... JR F Iris Mora, making her first appearance of the 2004 season against the Aggies, scored the game-winner against Texas A&M in the 65th minute. USC FR GK Veronica Simonton recorded her first collegiate shutout in a 2-0 win at San Diego on Sept. 19... It marked the Women of Troy's first blanking on the season, running its unbeaten streak against the Toreros to three. Although WASHINGTON's Sept. 17 scheduled match at Maryland was cancelled due to lightning and tornado warnings, the Huskies notched a 4-1 win Sept. 19 at Loyola (Md.) College... At 6-0-0, UW has equaled the fastest start in school history with six consecutive victories... In 2000, the Huskies opened with six wins en route to winning the Pac-10 title. WASHINGTON STATE remained unbeaten against ranked opponents this season with its defeat of No. 12 Pepperdine last week... The Cougars played then-No. 8 Tennessee to a 1-1 tie on Sept. 5... JR F Megan Cecchini notched the game-winner in the 12th minute for the Cougars, the first goal the Waves had surrendered in six matches.