This Week in Pac-10 Women's Soccer
Nov. 23, 2004
UCLA AND WASHINGTON ADVANCE TO QUARTERFINALSPac-10 Co-Champion Bruins, Huskies Continue on in Postseason Play
Two Pac-10 teams remain in a field that has been narrowed from 64 teams to the Elite Eight in the NCAA Women's Soccer Championship, which continues quarterfinal action Friday through Sunday...The UCLA Bruins (16-6-0 overall, 6-3-0 Pac-10) will travel to Columbus, Ohio, on Saturday to face the No. 6 seed Ohio State Buckeyes (19-3-3)...This will be the first meeting between these two teams...No. 15 seed WASHINGTON (17-4-1, 5-3-1) will also be on the road traveling to Princeton, N.J., to face No. 7 seed Princeton this weekend...The Huskies and the Tigers will meet for the first time..The winners of these two games will move on to the semifinals, which will be played at SAS Soccer Stadium in Cary, N.C., on Dec. 3.
Five Pac-10 teams received invitations to the 2004 NCAA Women's Soccer Championship...A year ago, five Pac-10 teams received invitations to the NCAA Women's Soccer Championship, while six Pac-10 teams comprised the Tournament field in 2002... Five Conference teams competed in the 2001 Tournament, while a league-record seven teams were among the field of 64 in 2000...The Pac-10 posts a 71-36-6 (.655) record against non-conference opponents this season.
THIS WEEK'S NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE
NCAA QUARTERFINALS - Nov. 26-28
Columbus, Ohio, Ohio State host
No. 14 UCLA at No. 6 Ohio State, Noon
Princeton, N.J., University of Princeton host
No. 15 WASHINGTON at No. 7 Princeton, 7 p.m.
NCAA SEMIFINALS - Dec. 3
UCLA-Ohio State winner vs. Princeton-Washington winner, site and time TBA
All times are local to game sites.
LAST WEEK'S RESULTS
NCAA THIRD ROUND - Sat., Nov. 20
UCLA 2, Duke 0
WASHINGTON 1, Maryland 0
PAC-10 WOMEN'S SOCCER NOTES
UCLA: The Bruins defeated Duke 2-0 in the third round of play in the NCAA Championships...FR F Danesha Adams scored the game-winning goal during the 24th minute to give the Bruins the victory...Adams now has 11 goals on the season, including three of UCLA's six goals in the NCAA Tournament...SO F Bristyn Davis added an insurance goal in the 87th minute of play...Davis has 13 goals and 32 points on the season...No. 14 seed UCLA will travel to Columbus, Ohio, to take on No. 6 Ohio State in the quarterfinals...These two teams will meet for the first time this weekend...The winner will face the No. 15 Washington-No. 7 Princeton winner in the semifinals on Dec. 3.
WASHINGTON: The Huskies have shut out their last five opponents, including the shutout over Maryland, 1-0 on Nov. 20...Washington advances to the Elite Eight for the first time in its 14-year history...SR F Tina Frimpong scored the lone goal during the 19th minute, increasing her school scoring record to 42 career goals...The goal also marked the school single-season record eighth game-winning goal for Frimpong...Princeton (18-2) will host Washington during the quarterfinal matchup this weekend...This will be the first meeting between these two teams...The winner will face the No. 14 UCLA-No. 6 Ohio State winner...UW has a 7-6-1 all-time record in NCAA Tournament play...Washington has played 12 games in the regular season against teams comprising the NCAA Tournament field, posting a 9-3 record.
PAC-10 PLAYER OF THE YEAR --TINA FRIMPONG, WASHINGTONFrimpong, a senior forward from Vancouver, Wash., was the 2003 Pac-10 Co-Player of the Year along with former UCLA player Nandi Pryce. Fimpong leads the Pac-10 with 35 points this season and is tied for first in the league with 15 goals. She has helped guide the No. 15 Huskies to an overall record of 17-4-1, a third-place finish in the Pac-10 (5-3-1) and UW's fourth NCAA Championship berth in the last five seasons. Frimpong also leads the league with eight game-winning goals, is second in goals per game (0.68) and points per game (1.59). She serves as the main threat on a Washington offense that has scored a Pac-10 second-best 121 points this season and netted 44 goals, second in the Pac-10. Frimpong was named Pac-10 Player of the Week on Oct. 26, the third weekly honor of her career. Frimpong became the Huskies' all-time leader in career points (97) and career goals (42) this season. She is the first player to receive Pac-10 Player of the Year honor twice since its inception in 1995. She is just the second Washington player to receive Pac-10 Player of the Year honors, the other being Hope Solo in 2001.
PAC-10 FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR -- JODIE TAYLOR, OREGON STATETaylor, a freshman forward from Wallasey, Merseyside, England, helped lead the Beavers to a 10-9-1 overall record and a seventh place finish (4-4-1) in Pac-10 action. Oregon State clinched its first 10-win season since 2001. She is second in the Pac-10 in points (32), first in points per game (1.60), goals (15) and goals per game (0.75). Taylor is tied for ninth on OSU's all-time career goals list (15) and tied for second in goals in a single season with Val Williams (1995). She also ranks third in points (32) during a single season. Taylor is the first Oregon State women's soccer player to receive the Pac-10 Freshman of the Year honor since its inception in 1998.
PAC-10 COACH OF THE YEAR -- DAN TOBIAS, ARIZONAIn his second year at Arizona, Tobias guided the Wildcats to their first ever share of the Pac-10 title, along with UCLA, as well as their first NCAA Championship appearance. He led 13th-ranked Arizona to an overall record of 15-6-0 and 6-3-0 in Pac-10 action. Under his tutelage, UA vaulted from worst (tied for ninth) to first (Pac-10 Co-Champions) from the end of 2003 to the end of the 2004 regular season. Arizona set a school record for wins this year, improving on last year's 6-11-2 overall record. The Wildcats were the No. 13 seed in the 2004 NCAA Championship. Tobias owns an overall record of 21-7-2 (.733) at Arizona, while his overall coaching record stands at 65-52-8 (.552). Tobias came to Arizona in 2002 after coaching at Washington State for six years and guiding the Cougars to two NCAA tournament appearances during his tenure. He is just the second coach to receive Pac-10 Coach of the Year accolades twice, after being named 2002 Coach of the Year while at Washington State. USC's Jim Millinder accomplished the feat in 1996 and 1998.