This Week in Pac-10 Women's Soccer
Aug. 30, 2005
THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE
Wed., Aug. 31
Portland at OREGON, 7 p.m.
Fri., Sept. 2
UC Irvine at ARIZONA STATE, 7 p.m.
CALIFORNIA vs. Montana, 4:30 p.m. (1)
Gonzaga at OREGON, 7 p.m.
OREGON STATE at UNC Greensboro, 7:30 p.m. (2)
San Jose State at STANFORD, 7 p.m.
UCLA vs. Princeton, 7 p.m. (3)
Pacific at WASHINGTON, 7 p.m. (4)
WASHINGTON STATE at Tennessee, 4 p.m
Sun., Sept. 4
ARIZONA at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, 7 p.m.
UNLV at ARIZONA STATE , 1 p.m.
CALIFORNIA vs. UC Santa Barbara, 2:30 p.m. (1)
Portland State at OREGON, 1 p.m.
OREGON STATE vs. Richmond, 1 p.m. (2)
STANFORD at San Francisco, 1 p.m.
UCLA vs. Florida Atlantic, 6 p.m. (3)
USC at UC Irvine, 1 p.m.
San Diego State at WASHINGTON, 1:30 p.m. (4)
WASHINGTON STATE at Vanderbilt, 11 a.m.
(1) Cal Invite, Berkeley, Calif.
(2) UNC Greensboro adidas Classic, Greensboro, N.C.
(3) Miami Tournament, Miami, Fla.
(4) Husky/Nike Invitational, Seattle, Wash.
NEWS AND NOTES
28th-ranked Arizona started off its 2005 campaign with a win over Missouri, 2-0, but fell to Pepperdine, 3-1, to notch an even 1-1 record over opening weekend ... Senior Mallory Miller scored both Wildcat goals against the Tigers, while senior Nikki David and junior Erin Bevacqua each earned assists ... Arizona's London King scored the lone goal against the Waves and the first of her collegiate career ... UA will travel to Cal Poly on Sun., Sept. 4 for its only match of the week ... They will face Penn and nationally-ranked Princeton in the coming weeks.
Arizona State had a tough 2005 season opener against fifth-ranked Santa Clara, coming up a bit short in a 2-0 shutout ... The Sun Devils rebounded with an offensive explosion, however, defeating Weber State, 5-2 in Tempe ... Senior Manya Makoski had a two-goal performance, propelling ASU to its first win on the season ... Makoski notched her first goal at 1:25 in the match and scored again at the 53:43 mark ... Both goals came on assists from fellow senior, Elizabeth Bogus ... Also getting in the scoring action was junior Courtney Crane and seniors Kelley Bond and Brittany Cooper ... ASU will play in the confines of Sun Devil Soccer Stadium this weekend, facing UC Irvine on Fri., Sept. 2 and UNLV on Sun., Sept. 4.
The 24th-ranked Golden Bears opened the 2005 season with a 2-1 double overtime victory over Bay Area-rival Saint Mary's, followed up with a 0-0 tie (also in double overtime) against Missouri at Cal's own Edwards Stadium ... The win marks the Bears' sixth consecutive season-opening win ... Senior forward Liz Eisenberg scored the game-winning goal in the 108th minute against the Gaels on Friday ... Eisenberg led the way for Cal with three shots in the match ... Against Missouri on Sun., Aug. 28, the Bears held a 17-12 shot advantage in the scoreless-tie, but were denied goal by Tiger goalkeeper, Laura Buehrig ... The team will host its own Cal Invite next weekend, facing Montana on Fri., Sept. 2 and UC Santa Barbara on Sun., Sept. 4 in Berkeley.
Oregon notched two wins to begin its 2005 season, claiming a 1-0 defeat of Eastern Washington on Fri., Aug. 26 and a 2-0 victory over LSU on Sun., Aug. 28 to wrap up the Oregon Classic ... Forward Nicole Garbin converted two penalty kicks in as many games, notching her seventh and eighth respective career game-winning goals ... It was her first live action since 2003, having sat out with a knee injury last season ... Garbin was named Co-Offensive MVP, while goalkeeper Jessie Chatfield was named Defensive MVP ... Chatfield made five saves and became the first Oregon freshman to post back-to-back shutouts in school history ... The Ducks have a mid-week match against No. 4 Portland, as well as contests against Gonzaga on Fri., Sept. 2 and Portland State on Sun., Sept. 4.
Oregon State got off to a great start with two wins over LSU, 2-1 and Eastern Washington, 2-0 over the weekend ... Forward Stacey Mescher was named Co-Offensive MVP at the Oregon Classic, notching the game-winning goal against the Tigers on Fri., Aug. 28 ... Mescher also assisted on the game's first goal, moving her into ninth place in the school record books with 13 career assists ... Jodie Taylor, Kelli Washburn and Monica Storm were all named to the All-Tournament Team ... OSU outshot EWU on Sunday, 30-4, and put 12 shots on goal ... The Beavers will continue play this weekend at the UNC Greensboro adidas Classic, facing host UNC Greensboro on Fri., Sept. 2 and Richmond on Sun., Sept. 4.
Stanford began its season at fourth-ranked Portland, but fell short against the Pilots in a 3-0 decision ... The Cardinal were outshot 20-3 in the match ... Stanford is currently ranked 18th in the Soccer America poll ... The Cardinal will play at home Fri., Sept. 2 against Bay Area-rival San Jose State before traveling a bit north to face San Francisco on Sun., Sept. 4 ... The team also has tough match coming up against top-ranked North Carolina in the USF Tournament, Sun., Sept. 11.
UCLA made things look easy with victories over Long Beach State and 25/30 San Diego State, 3-0 and 4-1, respectively, to start the season 2-0 ... Bruin Kara Lang, a Soccer America preseason All-American, became only the seventh freshman in school history to record a hat trick since the program's inception in 1993 ... Lang tallied seven points in her first two collegiate matches, two of which came on a 30-yard free kick against SDSU ... Sophomore Danesha Adams scored the Bruins first goal of the season, in just the 10th minute of play ... 3rd-ranked UCLA will head to the Miami Tournament this weekend to face No. 14 Princeton on Fri., Sept. 2 and Florida Atlantic on Sun., Sept. 4.
USC rebounded from a disappointing 4-0 shutout against Florida State in its season opener on Fri., Aug. 26 to notch an explosive 6-0 win over Indiana two days later ... Against the Hoosiers, USC trio, Lauren Brown, Meagan Holmes and Amy Rodriguez all notched their first collegiate goals ... First team All-Pac-10 member, Rosa Anna Tantillo, got the team going with an early goal off an assist from junior Hillary Schwarzbach ... The Women of Troy are ranked 26th in Soccer Buzz' Top-30 poll ... USC will have a slightly easier week as it has one lone match against UC Irvine on Sun., Sept. 4 ... They follow that contest up with matches against nationally-ranked foes, Colorado and Penn State at the UCLA Women's Cup, Sept. 9-11.
Despite scoring in the 28th minute and maintaining a lead until just before halftime, Washington could not overcome the offensive power of sixth-ranked Penn State, getting edged 3-2 in its season opener ... Two days later, the Huskies' own Kelsey Rasmussen registered a career-high 13 saves as UW tied Hofstra, 1-1 to open the 2005 season at 0-1-1 ... Rasmussen came within one save of the single-game Husky record of 14 set by Tamara Browder in 1992 ... Freshman Melissa Beal scored her second goal on the year with 45:12 on the clock against the Pride in day two of the Penn State Invitational ... Washington will host its own Husky Invitational this weekend, facing Pacific on Fri., Sept. 2 and San Diego State on Sun., Sept. 4.
Washington State's 2005 season started off with a bang as the Cougars defeated both Idaho State and Idaho on the road, 2-1 and 1-0, respectively ... Sophomore Molly Alexander and freshman Megan Hyte each scored their first collegiate goals against the Bengals on Fri., Aug. 26 ... Hyte added the game-winning goal in overtime against Idaho on Sun., Aug. 28 to add to her dynamic opening weekend ... WSU clinched the win in the 99th minute as goalkeeper Katie Hultin kicked the ball behind the Vandal defense ... The Cougars have a tough slate ahead of them as they head east to face 23rd-ranked Tennessee on Fri., Sept. 2 and Vanderbilt on Sun., Sept. 4.