This Week in Pac-10 Women's Soccer
Sept. 27, 2005
NEWS AND NOTES
Arizona picked up a win and a loss over the weekend, as it was defeated by No. 3 Portland, 3-0, on Fri., Sept. 23, but rebounded to post a 4-3 victory over UC Santa Barbara on Sun., Sept. 25 ... The Wildcats are now 5-2-2 on the year and ranked as high as 21st in the Soccer America poll ... Senior midfielder Mallory Miller recorded a hat trick, notching three goals in the win over the Gauchos ... Miller now has nine goals and 19 points on the year, both of which are good enough to pace the Conference ... The game-winning goal also marked Miller's ninth of her career, which is a UA record ... Arizona will next face BYU on Sat., Oct. 1 in Tucson.
In a 1-0 overtime match on Fri., Sept. 23, senior forward Elizabeth Bogus scored her second game-winning goal on the year to lead Arizona State to the win, improving the team's overall record to 5-3-1 ... Bogus, who leads the Pac-10 in shots with 51, is tied for second in the ASU career record books with 27 goals, not to mention third overall with 68 points ... Junior goalkeeper Kim Bingham collected three saves in the match to earn her first shutout on the season ... Arizona State paces the Conference in shots (174) and corners (54) and is tied for first in goals (19) ... Next up for the Sun Devils will be a Thurs., Sept. 29 matchup against BYU and a Sun., Oct. 2 contest against San Diego, both of which will be played at Sun Devil Soccer Stadium.
California played two tough matches on the road, coming away with a win and a loss, to see its overall record to 7-2-1 and a national ranking as high as 15th in the latest NSCAA poll ... Against No. 15 BYU on Fri., Sept. 23, the Bears could not put the ball in the net, despite seven shots, including two a piece from senior midfielder Sierra Schlesinger and junior forward Katie Ratican, as Cal lost 1-0 ... The Cougar victory marked only the second time all year the Bears have been shut out ... Against Utah two days later, senior forward Dania Cabello scored the golden goal in the 107th minute to give Cal its seventh win on the season ... The goal was Cabello's fourth overall and second game-winner of the season ... The Bears have a bye this week before returning to action Fri., Oct. 7 against UW.
Oregon picked up a 2-0 win over South Dakota State on Fri., Sept. 23 to improve to 6-1-1 on the year, marking the best start in school history, as the previous best eight-game stretch was set by the 2001 squad that went 5-2-1 ... Freshman goalkeeper Jessie Chatfield netted four saves in the game, posting her fifth shutout on the season ... Chatfield's five shutouts sets new UO single-season individual and team records ... In addition, her current scoreless minutes streak of 275:24, dating back to Sun., Sept. 4 is a new Oregon record ... Sophomore forward Tiffany Smith scored the game-winning goal against SDSU, the first game-winner of the season by a player other than senior forward Nicole Garbin ... It was also the first collegiate goal for Smith ... Oregon will next compete in the Brown & Gold Tournament, taking on Nevada on Fri., Sept. 30 and Wyoming on Sun., Oct. 2 in Laramie.
Oregon State played two matches over the weekend, picking up one win and a loss to improve to 7-2 on the year ... The Beavers are off to one of their best starts in school history ... Sophomore forward Jodie Taylor had a goal and an assist to help OSU to a 3-0 win over South Dakota State on Sun., Sept. 25 ... Also getting in on the scoring action were sophomore forward Whitney Goodell and senior forward Stacey Mescher ... Just two days prior, OSU suffered an upset at the hands of unranked Gonzaga, 2-0 ... The Beavers were previously 11-0 all-time against the Bulldogs ... Next up for Oregon State will be the first two games of a four-game road stretch, in which it will face Portland State on Fri., Sept. 30 and No. 2 Portland on Sun., Oct. 2.
Stanford picked up a 2-1 win over Navy on Thurs., Sept. 22 to improve to 4-3-1 on the year ... Stanford is the No. 19 team in the nation, according to the latest Soccer America poll ... The Cardinal outshot the Mids 13-4, while sophomore goalkeeper Erica Holland picked up a save in her first start in the net ... Senior midfielder Martha West and freshman defender/midfielder Marisa Abegg both scored for the Cardinal ... Abegg's was her first collegiate goal ... The Cardinal is tied for fifth in the Conference in goals allowed, only giving up a stingy 1.25 scores per contest ... Stanford will next host its own Nike Invitational, hosting sixth-ranked Santa Clara on Fri., Sept. 30 and Colorado College on Sun., Oct. 2.
UCLA continued its success with a 1-0 win over Denver on Fri., Sept. 23 to improve to 8-1 on the year, as well as continuing its four-match unbeaten streak ... The Bruins are ranked fourth in all three current polls ... Sophomore midfielder Danesha Adams posted her fourth game-winning goal on the year in the 56th minute of the non-conference contest ... Sophomore goalkeeper Valerie Henderson played the full 90 minutes in goal, recording two saves ... Henderson is ranked fourth in the Pac-10 in save percentage, with a mark of .812 ... UCLA leads the Conference in goals allowed (3) and goals against average (0.33) and is tied for first in goals (19), points (57) and shutouts (6) ... The Bruins will play at UC Santa Barbara on Wed., Oct. 28 and at Pepperdine on Sun., Oct. 2.
USC took its final non-conference road trip of the year, getting edged by SMU, 2-1, on Fri., Sept. 23 in Dallas ... The Women of Troy are now 4-3-1 on the season, receiving votes in this week's Soccer Buzz poll ... Freshman midfielder Stacey Strong netted the lone goal over the weekend ... The goal came on an assist from freshman forward Amy Rodriguez, moving her into a tie for first place on the team in points (9) ... USC paces the Conference in goals per game (2.25), assists (21) and assists per game (2.62) ... Junior midfielder Rosa Anna Tantillo continues to lead the league in assists with seven, averaging one per game through seven contests ... USC will host Long Beach State in a mid-week match on Tues., Sept. 27 before facing Loyola Marymount on Fri., Sept. 30, both of which will be played at home.
Washington played one match over the weekend, falling to Gonzaga 1-0 on Sun., Sept. 25 ... The Bulldog win marked the first-ever over the Huskies in school history ... Things don't get any easier for UW, currently 0-7-2 on the year, as No. 2 Portland comes to town on Fri., Oct. 30 ... Washington is currently ranked second in the Pac-10 in saves, averaging 5.44 per game, as junior goalkeeper Kelsey Rasmussen also ranks second in the Conference in saves, averaging 5.11 per contest ... In addition to hosting the Pilots, UW will face San Francisco on Sun., Oct. 2.
Washington State played to a one-all tie in double overtime against Cal Poly on Fri., Sept. 23 and was beat by Nevada, 3-0, just two days later to close out its final non-conference road trip ... The Cougars are now 5-3-1 on the year ... Senior goalkeeper Katie Hultin was credited with seven saves, including three in overtime, against the 19th-ranked Mustangs, while senior midfielder Carmen Anderson scored the lone goal for the Cougars ... WSU played through 36 scoreless minutes before the Wolfpack got on the scoreboard ... Hultin made an additional six stops in the Nevada match, as well, to rank third in the Pac-10 in saves per game, averaging 4.12 ... The Cougars will face San Francisco on Fri., Sept. 30 and Montana on Sun., Oct. 2, both of which will be played at Lower Soccer Field.