This Week in Pac-10 Women's Soccer

Nov. 1, 2005

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THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE

Fri., Nov. 4
ARIZONA at UCLA, 7 p.m.
ARIZONA STATE at USC, 2 p.m.
CALIFORNIA at OREGON, 5 p.m.
STANFORD at OREGON STATE, 2 p.m.
WASHINGTON STATE at WASHINGTON, 5 p.m.

Sun., Nov. 6
ARIZONA at USC, 12 p.m.
ARIZONA STATE at UCLA, 1 p.m.
CALIFORNIA at OREGON STATE, 11 a.m.
STANFORD at OREGON, 1 p.m.
CALIFORNIA at OREGON STATE , 11 a.m.

NEWS AND NOTES

  • The 2005 season will come down to the wire as five teams are in contention for at least a share of the Pac-10 title ... With two wins this weekend, UCLA can capture the outright Conference crown ... Also in the mix is CALIFORNIA, sitting in second place with 16 points, and USC, ARIZONA and ARIZONA STATE, each in a tie for third place with 13 points.

  • The Sun Devils came up with a big 2-1 upset over the 16th-ranked Wildcats on Sat., Oct. 29 in Tucson ... Senior midfielder Manya Makoski netted two goals, including the ninth game-winner of her career ... ASU is 10-0-1 all-time against UA.

  • WASHINGTON STATE senior goalkeeper Katie Hultin posted her 19th and 20th career shutouts over the weekend in back-to-back 1-0 Cougar wins ... Hultin took over the top spot on the WSU career shutout charts with the blanking of OREGON STATE on Friday.

  • USC freshman forward Amy Rodriguez posted a goal and added an assist in the Women of Troy's split over the weekend ... Rodriguez leads the team and is tied for eighth in the Conference with seven goals ... She also ranks third in the Pac-10 with seven assists, good enough for a 0.41 average.

  • The schedule this week is highlighted by the following: Arizona and Arizona State will head to LA to take on UCLA and USC ... California and STANFORD travel to OREGON and Oregon State, while WASHINGTON and Washington State go head-to-head in traditional rival action.

    TEAM-BY-TEAM NOTES

  • ARIZONA Wildcats (4-2-1, 9-5-3)
    Arizona dropped a 2-1 decision at home against Arizona State on Sat., Oct. 29 to conclude its 2005 regular season homestand ... The Wildcats are now 4-2-1, 9-5-3 on the season and tied for third place in the Conference with USC and ASU ... Senior midfielder Jennifer Klein scored the Wildcat goal off an assist from freshman forward London King ... Sophomore goalkeeper McCall Smith registered eight saves in the match, bringing her season total to date to 102 to rank first in the Pac-10 ... Smith's 6.00 saves per game average also places her at No. 1 on the season league charts ... The 102 saves also pace the team statistical list, as the next closest squad has 87 ... Arizona will head to No. 4 UCLA on Fri., Nov. 4 for a battle of last year's Co-Conference champions, as well as a match with USC on Sun., Nov. 6.

  • ARIZONA STATE Sun Devils (4-2-1, 9-6-3)
    The duel in desert victory went to Arizona State as it picked up a 2-1 upset win over the 16th-ranked Wildcats in Tucson ... The win was a big one for the Sun Devils as it moved them to 4-2-1, 9-6-3 on the season and a tie for third place in the Conference ... The win was the first for ASU over a ranked opponent this season and kept the Devils undefeated all-time against UA at 10-0-1 ... Senior forward Manya Makoski scored a pair of goals in the match, including the ninth game-winner of her career ... Both of Makoski's goals came on assists from senior midfielder Brittany Cooper ... Arizona State paces the Pac-10 in shots, with 317, good enough for a 17.61 average and leads the league in corners with 108 ... Arizona State will head to LA to take on USC on Fri., Nov. 4 and No. 4 UCLA on Sun., Nov. 6 to conclude its regular season.

  • CALIFORNIA Golden Bears (5-1-1, 12-3-2)
    California picked up a 2-1 win over USC on Sun., Oct. 30, but fell to fourth-ranked UCLA, 2-0, on Fri., Oct. 28 to split the weekend vs. the LA schools ... The Bears are now 5-1-1, 12-3-2 on the season and in sole possession of second place in the Conference ... Junior defender/midfielder Nadia Al-Lami netted the game-winning goal in Cal's come-from-behind win over the Women of Troy ... The goal was her first of the season ... Cal is ranked as high as ninth by both NSCAA and the Soccer Buzz publication ... Cal faces crucial matches this weekend if it hopes to overtake UCLA for first place in the league ... The Bears face Oregon on Fri., Nov. 4 and Oregon State on Sun., Nov. 6 on the road.

  • OREGON Ducks (1-6-0, 9-7-1)
    With a score by senior forward Nicole Garbin, Oregon defeated Washington, 1-0, for the first time in program history ... Previously, the Ducks were 0-8-1 all-time against UW ... The team is now 1-6-0, 9-7-1, clinching at least a .500 record under first year head coach Tara Erickson for only the second time in school history ... Over the weekend, Garbin became the school career shots leader with 169 ... Oregon also played Washington State on Sun., Oct. 30, but could not hang on as it lost 1-0 in overtime ... The Ducks return to action for their regular season finale against California on Fri., Nov. 4, as well as a Sun., Nov. 6 contest against Stanford, both of which will be played in Eugene.

  • OREGON STATE Beavers (3-3-1, 10-6-1)
    Oregon State picked up a 1-0 win over Washington on Sun., Oct. 30 to improve to 3-3-1, 10-6-1 on the season ... The Beavers also played Washington State to a tight 1-0 match, but could not hang on in the loss ... Senior forward Stacey Mescher used a 12th-minute goal to help put away the Huskies, marking the third time in the last five years OSU has reached double digit wins and seventh time overall ... Mescher is tied for seventh in the Conference in assists, having amassed five, good enough for a 0.29 average ... Junior goalkeeper Melissa Onstad registered eight saves on the weekend, including six against the Huskies ... Onstad has 75 stops on the year, placing her at No. 5 in the Pac-10 rankings ... OSU will host Stanford on Fri., Nov. 4 and California on Sun., Nov. 6 to conclude its 2005 regular season.

  • STANFORD Cardinal (2-3-2, 8-6-3)
    The 24th-ranked Cardinal took No. 4 UCLA to a 0-0 double overtime tie, marking only the third time all season that the Bruins did not pick up a victory ... Stanford is now 2-3-2, 8-6-3 on the season and in eighth place in the Pac-10 ... The Cardinal outshot the Bruins, 13-6 in the match, including three shots, all of which were on goal, from junior midfielder Shari Summers ... Sophomore goalkeeper Erica Holland was credited with four saves, earning the shutout ... Holland also picked up four saves against USC in the 1-0 loss ... Despite holding the Women of Troy to 87 minutes without a goal, USC found the back of the net with less than three minutes left to play ... Stanford will conclude its regular season with a Fri., Nov. 4 contest at Oregon State, followed up by a Sun., Nov. 6 match against Oregon.

  • UCLA Bruins (5-0-2, 15-1-2)
    UCLA picked up its 15th win with a 2-0 victory over No. 9 California on Fri., Oct. 28, but was held scoreless against Stanford just two days later as the Cardinal and Bruins ended the match in a 0-0 double overtime draw ... UCLA is now 5-0-2, 15-1-2 on the year and in sole possession of first place in the Pac-10 ... With two wins this weekend, the Bruins would claim the Conference title outright; however, four teams are still in the running, hoping to overtake the squad which is unbeaten through seven league games played ... Sophomore goalkeeper Valerie Henderson posted her sixth and seventh shutouts on the season, notching a match-high four saves against the Bears ... Henderson's goals against average is now at 0.39 on the season, good enough to rank first in the Pac-10 through almost 1400 minutes played ... She has helped the Bruins post six-consecutive shutouts and has not allowed a goal since a 3-2 double overtime victory over USC on Fri., Oct. 7 ... The team will next host Arizona on Fri., Nov. 4 and Arizona State on Sun., Nov. 6 in Westwood for its final regular season homestand.

  • USC Trojans (4-2-1, 10-5-2)
    USC came away with a split over the weekend, defeating Stanford, 1-0, on Fri., Oct. 28, but fell to ninth-ranked Cal on Sun., Oct. 30 by a score of 2-1 ... The Women of Troy are now 4-2-1, 10-5-2 on the season and in a tie for third place in the Conference ... Freshman forward Amy Rodriguez posted a goal and added an assist in two matches over the weekend ... Rodriguez leads the team and is tied for eighth in the Conference with seven goals ... She also ranks third in the Pac-10 with seven assists, good enough for a 0.41 average ... USC ranks first in the Conference in assists per game with a 2.06 average, while also tying for first in total assists with 35 ... Next up the team will take on Arizona State on Fri., Nov. 4 and Arizona on Sun., Nov. 6 in the regular season finale at McAlister Field.

  • WASHINGTON Huskies (0-8-0, 0-16-3)
    Washington dropped its eighth and ninth consecutive 1-0 setbacks, falling to 0-8-0, 0-16-3 on the season ... The Huskies lost to Oregon on Fri., Oct. 28 for the first time in program history and to Oregon State on Sun., Oct. 30 ... Freshman forward Tara Hodgson had back-to-back shot attempts in the 71st minute against UO, while sophomore midfielder/forward Dani Bridges attempted six shots, four on goal ... Junior goalkeeper Kelsey Rasmussen picked up one save for UW in the OSU match ... Rasmussen has held opposing teams to just one goal 11 times this season ... The Huskies will close out the 2005 season with a Fri., Nov. 4 contest against Washington State in Seattle.

  • WASHINGTON STATE Cougars (3-4-1, 10-7-2)
    Washington State picked up two solid wins over the weekend, defeating Oregon State 1-0 on Fri., Oct. 28 and taking care of Oregon, 1-0, in double overtime just two days later ... The Cougars are 3-4-1, 10-7-2, while sitting in seventh place in the Pac-10 ... Senior goalkeeper Katie Hultin registered her 19th and 20th respective career shutouts over the weekend to claim the top spot on the WSU career list ... Hultin stopped six shots in two matches and is currently in second place in career minutes played (5006.43) and third in career saves (243), wins (22) and win percentage (.500) ... Senior forward Alix Rustrum scored the golden goal against the Ducks in overtime, while junior forward Sasha Baines netted the game-winner against Oregon State off an assist from senior midfielder Carmen Anderson ... The Cougars will take on traditional rival, Washington, on Fri., Nov. 4 to conclude regular season play.
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