This Week in Pac-10 Women's Soccer
Aug. 29, 2006
- **Through matches of Mon., Aug. 28**
Arizona State, 2-0-0
Washington State, 1-0-1
Oregon State, 0-1-1
THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE
ARIZONA vs. Utah State (6), 5 p.m.
Florida State at ARIZONA STATE (1), 7 p.m.
Kansas at CALIFORNIA (2), 4:30 p.m.
OREGON at UC Riverside, 3 p.m.
Northern Colorado at OREGON STATE (3), 7 p.m.
San Francisco at STANFORD, 7 p.m.
San Diego State at UCLA, 7 p.m.
USC at Notre Dame (4), 7:30 p.m.
WASHINGTON vs. Rhode Island (5), 7 p.m.
WASHINGTON STATE at Utah (6), 7:30 p.m.
ARIZONA at Utah (6), 1 p.m.
St. Louis at ARIZONA STATE (1), 1 p.m.
Cal State Fullerton at CALIFORNIA (2), 1 p.m.
OREGON at Loyola Marymount, 1 p.m.
Alabama-Birmingham at OREGON STATE (3), 1 p.m.
Cal Poly at STANFORD, 1 p.m.
Long Beach State at UCLA, 1 p.m.
USC vs. Harvard (4), 11 a.m.
WASHINGTON vs. Wisconsin - Milwaukee (5), 1:30 p.m.
WASHINGTON STATE vs. Utah State (6), 11 a.m.
All times are local to game sites.
(1) KICKS Invitational - Tempe, Ariz.
(2) Cal Invitational - Berkeley, Calif.
(3) OSU Nike Invitational - Corvallis, Ore.
(4) Inn at Saint Mary's Notre Dame Classic - South Bend, Ind.
(5) Husky Invitational - Seattle, Wash.
(6) Utah Fall Classic - Salt Lake City, Utah
LAST WEEK'S RESULTS
Fri., Aug. 25
ARIZONA 2, Oakland 1
ARIZONA STATE 3, UC Irvine 0
CALIFORNIA 1, Indiana 0
Long Beach State 1, OREGON 0
Gonzaga 2, OREGON STATE 1
Utah 2, STANFORD 1
Penn State 3, UCLA 1
USC 0, UC Santa Barbara 0 (2OT)
WASHINGTON 1, Hawaii 0
WASHINGTON STATE 2, UNLV 1
Sun., Aug. 27
Michigan 1, ARIZONA 0 (2OT)
CALIFORNIA 1, Wisconsin 0
OREGON STATE 1, UNLV 1 (2OT)
Wake Forest 2, STANFORD 1 (OT)
UCLA 3, Maryland 0
USC 4, UC Irvine 1
WASHINGTON 2, Oklahoma 1
WASHINGTON STATE 0, Gonzaga 0 (2OT)
Mon., Aug. 28
ARIZONA STATE 2, Loyola (Md.) 0
ARIZONA Wildcats (1-1-0, 0-0-0)
Arizona started off its 2006 season with a win over Oakland on Friday, 2-1, followed up with a tough 1-0 double overtime loss at Michigan on Sunday.
The Wildcats, ranked 17th in the NCSAA preseason poll, will take on Utah State on Fri., Sept. 1, as well as Utah on Sun., Sept. 3 in the Utah Fall Classic. UA will look to notch another win against the Utes, as the `Cats took care of the squad, 1-0, in the first round of the 2005 NCAA College Cup.
SO F Gianna DeSaverio scored both goals for Arizona in its season opening match, notching scores on assists from both FR MF Lindsay Lum and FR F Jasmine Namdar.
ARIZONA STATE Sun Devils (2-0-0, 0-0-0)
Arizona State got off to a great start, picking up two wins to open its 2006 season, including a 3-0 blanking of UC Irvine on Friday and a 2-0 shutout of Loyola (Md.) on Monday.
SR GK Kim Bingham had a superb weekend, not only picking up two shutouts with a total of seven saves, but Bingham also earned her first collegiate point as she recorded an assist on a FR D Brittney Doty goal. Overall, Bingham ranks third all-time at ASU with 11.5 shutouts.
The Sun Devils will be tested with two big matches this weekend in their own KICKS Invitational, as they take on top-ranked Florida State on Fri., Sept. 1 and No. 27 St. Louis on Sun., Sept. 3.
CALIFORNIA Golden Bears (2-0-0, 0-0-0)
California solidified its preseason praise by picking up two road wins at the Wisconsin Invitational, including a 1-0 blanking of Indiana on Friday, followed up with a 1-0 shutout of host Wisconsin on Sunday.
SR D Alivia Mazura was named the Pac-10 Player of the Week after being named the MVP of the Wisconsin Invitational, helping shut down Kara Kabellis, Wisconsin's top returning scorer from last season.
Coming in as a substitute in both games, reserve SO F Valerie Barnes notched both Golden Bear goals over the weekend.
Next up, Cal will host Kansas on Fri., Sept. 1 and Cal State Fullerton on Sun., Sept. 3 in the Cal Invitational.
OREGON Ducks (0-1-0, 0-0-0)
Oregon dropped a close 1-0 match to preseason Big West favorite, Long Beach State to open its 2006 campaign.
With just two seasons in the net, SO GK Jessie Chatfield has already surpassed the 100-save plateau, as her career total now sits at 102, having picked up six on Friday.
Seven players made their varsity debuts against LBSU, including four freshmen that head coach Tara Erickson had in her starting lineup, as well as two freshman and one sophomore reserve.
Oregon returns to the state of California for the first time in almost two years, facing UC Riverside on Fri., Sept. 1 and Loyola Marymount on Sun., Sept. 3.
OREGON STATE Beavers (0-1-1, 0-0-0)
After dropping a 2-1 decision in its season-opener against Gonzaga at the WSU Cougar Classic, Oregon State rebounded with a gritty 1-1 double overtime tie against UNLV on Sunday.
With the loss to Gonzaga, the Beavers were beaten for the first time in six season openers (4-0-1 in the previous five) and are now 8-10-1 in such games.
FR MF/F Naj Homidi, FR MF Red Nixon and JR F Jodie Taylor were named to the WSU Cougar Classic all-tournament team.
JR F Whitney Goodell got OSU on the scoreboard with a 15-yard shot against the Bulldogs, while FR MF/F Melissa Peck scored her first collegiate goal for the Beavers in Sunday's action.
Oregon State is set to host its own Nike Invitational this weekend, facing Northern Colorado on Fri., Sept. 1 and Alabama-Birmingham on Sun., Sept. 3.
STANFORD Cardinal (0-2-0, 0-0-0)
Stanford competed in two close matches but could not come up with a victory, losing 2-1 to Utah and 2-1 in overtime to Wake Forest in the Santa Clara Tournament last weekend.
SR D Rachel Buehler played aggressive defense for the Cardinal. She was a major player in the denial of three consecutive Wake Forest corner kick attempts near the end of Sunday's match and was named to the Santa Clara/adidas Classic All-Tournament Team for her efforts.
Next up, Stanford will take on San Francisco on Fri., Sept. 1, as well as Cal Poly on Sun., Sept. 3. Both matches will be played Maloney Field.
UCLA Bruins (1-1-0, 0-0-0)
UCLA was put to a tough test to start its 2006 season, traveling clear across the country to face two solid teams, down five starters who are currently playing with the U.S. Under-20 National Team. Despite the challenges, the Bruins picked up a 3-0 shutout of Maryland on Sunday, after falling to Penn State, 3-1, on Friday.
FR D Lauren Wilmoth recorded her first collegiate goal, as JR MF Stephanie Kron and SO MF McCall Zerboni also added to the Bruin total against Maryland.
Against Penn State, FR MF Kristina Larsen picked up UCLA's lone goal just 27 seconds into the match.
The Bruins return home this week to take on San Diego State on Fri., Sept. 1 and Long Beach State on Sun., Sept. 3.
USC Trojans (1-0-1, 0-0-0)
USC remains unbeaten after picking up a win and a tie last weekend, including a 0-0 double overtime tie with UC Santa Barbara on Friday and a 4-1 rout of UC Irvine just two days later.
JR F Lauren Brown netted one goal and one assist against UC Irvine, marking the first game-winner of her career and fourth score overall.
The Women of Troy, 1-0-1 overall, will next take to the road to compete in the Notre Dame Classic, facing the third-ranked Irish on Fri., Sept. 1 and Harvard on Sun., Sept. 3.
USC is ranked in both the Soccer America (No. 22) and Soccer Buzz (No. 19) polls this week.
WASHINGTON Huskies (2-0-0, 0-0-0)
Washington is ready to close the books on last year's winless season, proving so by picking up two in the win column at the OHANA Hotels No Ka Oi Tournament last weekend, including a 1-0 shutout of Hawaii and a 2-1 win over Oklahoma.
SR GK Kelsey Rasmussen saved seven shots and intercepted numerous dangerous crosses, helping UW to a pair of wins, while being named to the all-tournament team in the process.
The Huskies earned scores from SO F Melissa Beal, JR F Shuree Hyatt and SR F/MF Shannon Dillon in the two wins.
Washington returns home for its own Husky Invitational, taking on Rhode Island on Fri., Sept. 1 and Wisconsin-Milwaukee on Sun., Sept. 3.
WASHINGTON STATE Cougars (1-0-1, 0-0-0)
Washington State notched a 2-1 win over UNLV, as well as a 0-0 double overtime tie with Gonzaga in its WSU Cougar Classic to improve to 1-0-1 on the season.
Against the Bulldogs, FR F Kiersten Dallstream recorded six shots, but could not find the back of the net, while JR GK Brynn Bemis recorded three saves, notching her first shutout on the season.
Picking up goals for the Cougars on Friday were JR F Brooke Bemis and JR MF Anna Miller. Assists were tallied by JR MF Natalie Elkind and FR MF Carly Dobratz.
The Cougars will face Utah on Fri., Sept. 1 and Utah State on Sun., Sept. 3, both matches played in the Utah Fall Classic in Salt Lake City, Utah.
WSU is ranked 13th in the Soccer Buzz western region poll.
CALIFORNIA DEFENDER ALIVIA MAZURANAMED PAC-10 WOMEN'S SOCCER PLAYER OF THE WEEK
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - California senior defender Alivia Mazura has been named the Pac-10 Women's Soccer Player of the Week for Aug. 21-27, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.
Mazura, a native of Newport Beach, Calif., was named the MVP of the Wisconsin Invitational over the weekend. With Mazura anchoring the defense, the Bears (2-0-0) posted a pair of 1-0 road shutouts against Indiana and host Wisconsin to capture the title.
In Sunday's title game vs. Wisconsin, Mazura helped Cal shut down Kara Kabellis, Wisconsin's top returning scorer from 2005 with 20 points (7 goals, 6 assists). The Cal defense limited the Badgers to four shots on goal, while the Hoosiers managed only three in Friday's season-opener.
Cal, tied for 10th in the preseason NSCAA poll, has carried over its stingy defense from a year ago, when Mazura and company tied a school record with 14 shutouts and set a school record for fewest goals allowed (11) and goals-against average (0.475) on their way to a 16-4-2 record and second-place Pac-10 finish.
Next up for the Bears is the 12th-annual Cal Invitational this weekend at Edwards Stadium where they will host Kansas and 15th-ranked Cal State Fullerton.
This is Mazura's first Pac-10 Player of the Week honor and Cal's 16th weekly honor all-time.
ALSO NOMINATED: Gianna DeSaverio, So., F, ARIZ; Kim Bingham, Sr., GK, ASU; Rachel Buehler, Sr., D, STAN; Lauren Brown, Jr., F, USC; Kelsey Rasmussen, Sr., GK, WASH