This Week in Pac-10 Women's Soccer

Nov. 22, 2005

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THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE

24th ANNUAL DIVISION I WOMEN'S SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIP

NCAA QUARTERFINALS --
Fri.-Sun., Nov. 25-27

Los Angeles, Calif., UCLA host
(1) UCLA vs. (2) Virginia, Fri., Nov. 25, 6 p.m.

All times are local to site.

WOMEN'S COLLEGE CUP --Fri. and Sun., Dec. 2 and 4
Aggie Soccer Complex
College Station, Texas
Host: Texas A&M University

Ticket Information
Tickets for the 2005 NCAA Women s College Cup may be purchased online at AggieAthletics.com ticket office or by calling the athletics ticket office at 1-888-99-AGGIE. All-Session ticket prices are $40 for adult and $35 for youth (grades K-12). All tickets are general admission. Gates will open 90 minutes prior to each session.

NEWS AND NOTES

  • With a 4-0 blanking of fourth-seeded Marquette on Sat., Nov. 19, No. 1 seed UCLA advances to the 2005 NCAA Women's College Cup quarterfinals for the third year in a row ... The Bruins will face No. 2 seed Virginia on Fri., Nov. 25 at 6 p.m. at Drake Stadium on the UCLA campus.

  • UCLA has gone on a tear this postseason, yet to give up a goal, while posting 16 of its own ... The team has won by scores of 9-0, 3-0 and 4-0, respectively through three rounds ... The Bruins set the single-season school record for shutouts (16) and consecutive games unbeaten (18) in Saturday's win over Marquette ... UCLA also tied the school record for single-season wins with its 20th of the year.

  • ARIZONA advanced to the NCAA Sweet 16 for the first time in program history, but could not hang on as it lost 4-0 to No. 1 seed Portland at Menlo Field on Fri., Nov. 18 ... The Wildcats finish the year with a 11-8-3 overall record.

  • Also finishing up its 2005 campaign over the weekend was CALIFORNIA, as the third-seeded Bears were defeated by No. 2 seed Florida State at the Seminole Soccer Complex by a score of 2-1 in third round action of the NCAAs ... Cal finishes with an overall record of 16-4-2.

  • Soccer Buzz has announced its finalists for Player of the Year and Freshman of the Year awards ... Up for Player of the Year are: UCLA SO MF Danesha Adams, Arizona SR MF Mallory Miller and UCLA SR D Jill Oakes ... Freshman of the Year finalists include: UCLA MF Christina MiMartino, UCLA F Kara Lang and USC F Amy Rodriguez.

    TEAM NOTES

  • ARIZONA Wildcats (4-4-1, 11-8-3)
    Arizona recorded its best postseason in school history, advancing to its first NCAA College Cup Sweet 16, before being defeated by No. 1 seed Portland, 4-0 on Fri., Nov. 18 on the Pilots' home field ... The `Cats finish the season with a 11-8-3 overall record, followed by a 4-4-1 mark in Conference play, good enough to for a tie for fifth place ... UA had three shots on goal from senior midfielders Jennifer Klein and Mallory Miller, as well as from freshman forward London King ... Miller, a finalist for Soccer Buzz's Player of the Year award, finishes her career as one of the most prolific players in program history, owning every UA offensive season and career record.

  • CALIFORNIA Golden Bears (7-1-1, 16-4-2)
    California's run in the postseason came to end on Sun., Nov. 20 as the three-seeded Golden Bears were defeated by No. 2 Florida State, 2-1, at the Seminole Soccer Complex ... Cal, which advanced to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 1988, concludes the 2005 season with a 16-4-2 overall record, 7-1-1 in Conference play, good enough for a second-place finish ... Junior forward Katie Ratican scored in the 82nd minute off the assists from senior defender Tracy Hamm and freshman defender Nkechi Kanu ... It was Ratican's third goal of the season ... Senior goalkeeper Ashley Sulprizio was credited with three saves on the afternoon, despite having to leave the game for a period of time with a scratch to her eye off a corner kick ... The Bears held an 11-8 shot advantage, and had seven shots on goal, but could not secure the win ... Sixteen Cal players earned honorable mention Pac-10 All-Academic honors this season.

  • UCLA Bruins (7-0-2, 20-1-2)
    No. 1 seed UCLA picked up its 20th win of the season in a 4-0 defeat of fourth-seeded Marquette in the NCAA round of 16 on Sat., Nov. 19 at Drake Stadium in Los Angeles ... With the win, the Bruins advance to the quarterfinal round ... The team will face No. 2 seed Virginia on Fri., Nov. 25 at 6 p.m. in LA ... The winner of that match advances to the NCAA College Cup, Dec. 2 and 4 in College Station, Texas, on the campus of Texas A&M ... UCLA has gone on a tear this postseason, yet to give up a goal, while posting 16 of its own ... The team has won by scores of 9-0, 3-0 and 4-0, respectively through three rounds ... The Bruins set the single-season school record for shutouts (16) and consecutive games unbeaten (18) in Saturday's win over Marquette ... UCLA also tied the school record for single-season wins with its 20th of the year ... Freshman forward Kara Lang scored twice in Saturday's match, while junior midfielder Stacy Lindstrom and freshman forward Blake Zerboni also put tallies up on the board ... Lindstrom and Lang were also credited with assists in the match ... Senior midfielder Jill Oakes notched two assists, as well.
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