This Week in Pac-10 Women's Soccer
Oct. 11, 2005
THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE
Fri., Oct. 14
ARIZONA at WASHINGTON, 7 p.m.
ARIZONA STATE at WASHINGTON STATE, 3 p.m.
UCLA at OREGON, 5 p.m.
USC at OREGON STATE , 3 p.m.
Sat., Oct. 15
CALIFORNIA at STANFORD, 1 p.m.
Sun., Oct. 16
ARIZONA at WASHINGTON STATE, 12 p.m.
ARIZONA STATE at WASHINGTON, 12 p.m.
USC at OREGON, 12 p.m.
UCLA at OREGON STATE, 12 p.m.
NEWS AND NOTES
Arizona got off to a great start in Conference play, showcasing two dynamic offensive performances ... The Wildcats posted a 4-2 win over visiting Oregon on Fri., Oct. 7 and finished up the weekend with a 3-0 shutout over Oregon State, improving to 2-0-0, 7-3-2 on the year ... UA is ranked in both the Soccer America and Soccer Buzz polls, with a spot as high as 19th in the Buzz ... Senior midfielder Mallory Miller, who contributed to or scored six of the seven Wildcat goals, posted four scores and two assists over the weekend, leading the team with 10 points ... Miller's hat trick on Friday was her second of the season, while she also set a new UA mark for career goals (27) ... Miller paces the league in four categories: points (31), points per game (2.58), goals (14) and goals per game (1.17) ... Next up for UA will be road contests against Washington on Fri., Oct. 14 and Washington State on Sun., Oct. 16.
Arizona State rebounded from a 1-0 overtime loss in its Pac-10 opener against Oregon State on Fri., Oct. 7 to post a 3-0 shutout over Oregon just two days later to improve to 1-1-0, 6-5-2 on the year ... A trio of players scored against the Ducks, including sophomore forward Lara Kezer, senior midfielder Brittany Cooper and senior forward Elizabeth Bogus ... Bogus, who also tallied an assist in the same match, sits in ninth place in the ASU record books for single-season goals with nine, while she also moved into a tie for fourth place in career assists (17) ... Bogus leads the Conference in shots (74) and shots per game (5.69) ... As a team, the Sun Devils pace the Pac-10 in the same two categories with marks of 245 and 18.85, respectively ... ASU will hit the road to play Washington State on Fri., Oct. 14, followed up with a Sun., Oct. 16 contest at Washington.
California scored four goals, while holding its opponents to zero, to post two wins over the weekend and improve to 2-0-0, 9-2-1 on the year ... The Bears, who are ranked as high as 11th in the latest NSCAA poll, posted a 1-0 win over Washington on Fri., Oct. 7, snapping a five-game losing streak to the Huskies ... Sophomore midfielder Caroline Lea scored the lone Cal goal in the match ... Two days later, it was senior defender Tracy Hamm who posted two goals to lift the Bears to a 3-0 win over visiting Washington State ... The scores marked her first since the 2003 season when she played on Cal's frontline ... Senior goalkeeper Ashley Sulprizio notched one save against UW, bringing her season total to 24 ... Sulprizio continues to pace the league in goals against average (0.35), save percentage (.857) and is tied for first in shutouts (6) ... Next up for Cal will be a Sat., Oct. 15 contest against Stanford in Palo Alto.
Oregon suffered its first back-to-back defeats on the year in a 4-2 loss at Arizona, followed up by a 3-0 shutout at the hands of Arizona State ... The Ducks are now 0-2-0, 8-3-1 on the season ... Senior defender Katie Abrahamson scored off a cross from junior midfielder Kate Nelson in the match against the Wildcats... Senior forward Nicole Garbin also scored in the contest, marking her eighth goal on the season which ties her for third on the UO single-season list, one shy of the school record ... Garbin is also tied for second in the school record books for career points with 53 ... The shutout by the Sun Devils marked just the second time all year the Ducks have been held scoreless ... Oregon will next host UCLA on Fri., Oct. 14 and USC on Sun., Oct. 16 in Eugene.
Oregon State picked up a 1-0 overtime win over Arizona State on Fri., Oct. 7, but fell short in a 3-0 defeat to Arizona just two days later ... The Beavers are now 1-1-0, 8-4-0 on the year ... Sophomore forward Jodie Taylor took a pass from senior midfielder Liz Money to notch the score and lift OSU to the win ... The overtime goal marked the second consecutive year that Taylor has scored the game-winner against ASU ... She has now scored six goals in as many contests, good enough to tie for fourth in the Conference with eight on the season ... Junior goalkeeper Melissa Onstad posted her fifth shutout on the year and registered six saves ... Next up the Beavers will take on USC in a Fri., Oct. 14 matchup, along with UCLA on Sun., Oct. 16.
Stanford continued its five-game winning streak with identical 1-0 wins over Washington State on Fri., Oct. 7 and Washington on Sun., Oct. 9 ... The two opening Conference victories were the first for a Stanford squad since 2002 ... The Cardinal is ranked in all three polls this week, and as high as 15th in the Soccer America rankings ... Junior midfielder Shari Summers scored the game-winning goal against WSU in Friday's contest ... The team has only given up 10 goals all season, good enough to rank third in the Conference ... They have also posted seven shutouts, for a 0.58 average and a tie for second in the league ... Stanford will play in one lone match this week, as it will host California on Sat., Oct. 15 at Maloney Field in Palo Alto.
UCLA, 1-0-0, 11-1-0 and ranked fourth in all three major polls, notched another win in dramatic, double overtime fashion as it defeated LA-rival USC, 3-2, on Fri., Oct. 7 ... Senior forward Iris Mora scored a golden goal, propelling the come-from-behind UCLA win ... Mora also tallied an assist on the Bruins' game-tying goal, as UCLA was down 2-0 at the half ... The win marked the sixth in a row for the Bruins over the Women of Troy, as they improved the all-time series record to 14-2-1 ... The squad will head north to play at Oregon on Fri., Oct. 14 and at Oregon State on Sun., Oct. 16.
USC went head-to-head with arch-rival UCLA over the weekend, taking the battle all the way to double overtime before the Women of Troy fell, 3-2 ... USC is now 0-1-0, 6-4-1 on the year, receiving votes in the Soccer Buzz poll ... Sophomore goalkeeper Veronica Simonton had a career-high 11 saves, including six in the second half against the Bruins ... She faced a total of 24 shots in the game ... USC continues its unselfish play, leading the Pac-10 in assists (27) and assists per game (2.45) ... Leading the way in this category is junior midfielder Rosa Anna Tantillo who paces the league with eight assists and a 0.80 average ... USC will hit the road to take on Oregon State on Fri., Oct. 14 and Oregon on Sun., Oct. 16.
Washington dropped two close matches over the weekend, losing to both No. 16 California and No. 15 Stanford by identical 1-0 scores ... The Huskies opened Pac-10 play with two losses for the first time ever and are 0-2-0, 0-10-3 on the year ... Junior goalkeeper Kelsey Rasmussen notched five saves against the Bears and three more against the Cardinal ... Rasmussen ranks second in the Pac-10 in saves with 62, while her 4.77 saves per game also place her in second ... Washington heads home for a Fri., Oct. 14 contest against Arizona, followed by a Sun., Oct. 16 match featuring Arizona State.
Washington State was defeated twice over the weekend, dropping a 1-0 contest against Stanford, as well as losing 3-0 to California on the road ... The Cougars fall to 0-2-0, 7-5-1 on the year ... Senior goalkeeper Katie Hultin was credited with 12 saves in the match, tying her for seventh on the Cougar career list for saves in a game, and setting both an Edwards Stadium and California opponent record ... Hultin currently ranks third in the Conference in saves with a season total of 55, good enough to average 4.58 per contest ... WSU will take on Arizona State on Fri., Oct. 14, as well as Arizona on Sun., Oct. 16.