This Week in Pac-10 Women's Soccer

Sept. 5, 2006

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**Through matches of Sun., Sept. 3**

California, 3-0-1, .875UCLA, 3-1-0, .750Washington, 3-1-0, .750Arizona State, 2-1-1, .625Oregon State, 2-1-1, .625USC, 2-1-1, .625Washington State, 2-1-1, .625Arizona, 2-2-0, .500Stanford, 2-2-0, .500Oregon, 0-3-0, .000

Fri., Sept. 1ARIZONA 3, Utah State 0Florida State 1, ARIZONA STATE 0 (OT)CALIFORNIA 1, Kansas 0UC Riverside 1, OREGON 0OREGON STATE 1, Northern Colorado 0STANFORD 3, San Francisco 0UCLA 1, San Diego State 0Notre Dame 2, USC 0WASHINGTON 2, Rhode Island 0Utah 2, WASHINGTON STATE 1 (2OT)

Sun., Sept. 3Utah 2, ARIZONA 1ARIZONA STATE 1, St. Louis 1 (2OT)CALIFORNIA 0, Cal State Fullerton 0 (2OT)Loyola Marymount 2, OREGON 1OREGON STATE 5, UAB 1STANFORD 2, Cal Poly 0UCLA 1, Long Beach State 0USC 2, Harvard 0Wisconsin-Milwaukee 2, WASHINGTON 0WASHINGTON STATE 1, Utah State 0

THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE

Sept. 7CALIFORNIA vs. Air Force (2), 2 p.m.

Sept. 8Gonzaga at ARIZONA (1), 7:30 p.m.ARIZONA STATE vs. Denver (1), 4:30 p.m.OREGON vs. New Hampshire (3), 3:30 p.m.Iona at OREGON STATE (3), 7:30 p.m.STANFORD at Rutgers, 7 p.m.Texas A&M at UCLA (4), 7 p.m.USC vs. Drake (5) , 3 p.m.WASHINGTON vs. North Carolina (6), 4:30 p.m.Nevada at WASHINGTON STATE, 3 p.m.

Sept. 9CALIFORNIA vs. Vanderbilt (2), 11 a.m.

Sept. 10Hawaii at ARIZONA(1), 1:30 p.m.ARIZONA STATE vs. Central Florida (1), 11 a.m.OREGON vs. Iona (3), 11 a.m.New Hampshire at OREGON STATE (3), 1 p.m.STANFORD vs. LIU, 12 p.m.Connecticut at UCLA(4), 1:30 p.m.USC vs. North Texas (5), 11 a.m.WASHINGTON vs. Baylor (6), 12 p.m.Sacramento State at WASHINGTON STATE, 12 p.m.

All times are local to game sites.

Tournaments/Locations(1) UNLV Invitational - Las Vegas, Nev.(2) St. Mary's College Invitational - Moraga, Calif.(3) OSU Soccer Classic - Corvallis, Ore.(4) UCLA Women's Cup - Los Angeles, Calif.(5) Cornhusker Tournament - Lincoln, Neb.(6) Portland Invitational - Portland, Ore.

LAST WEEK'S RESULTS

Fri., Sept. 1ARIZONA 3, Utah State 0Florida State 1, ARIZONA STATE 0 (OT)CALIFORNIA 1, Kansas 0UC Riverside 1, OREGON 0OREGON STATE 1, Northern Colorado 0STANFORD 3, San Francisco 0UCLA 1, San Diego State 0Notre Dame 2, USC 0WASHINGTON 2, Rhode Island 0Utah 2, WASHINGTON STATE 1 (2OT)

Sun., Sept. 3Utah 2, ARIZONA 1ARIZONA STATE 1, St. Louis 1 (2OT)CALIFORNIA 0, Cal State Fullerton 0 (2OT)Loyola Marymount 2, OREGON 1OREGON STATE 5, UAB 1STANFORD 2, Cal Poly 0UCLA 1, Long Beach State 0USC 2, Harvard 0Wisconsin-Milwaukee 2, WASHINGTON 0WASHINGTON STATE 1, Utah State 0

TEAM-BY-TEAM RESULTS

ARIZONA Wildcats (2-2-0, 0-0-0)
• Arizona picked up a win and a loss over the weekend in the Utah Fall Classic, notching a 3-0 victory over Utah State on Friday, before surrendering, 2-1, to Utah on Sunday. The Wildcats even their record at 2-2-0 on the season.
• SO F London King put her first two goals of the season on the scoreboard against Utah State, striking at the 1:47 mark of the first half, as well as the 24:45 mark.
• FR F Jasmine Namdar paces the Pac-10 in shots (15), good enough for a 3.75 average through four games played.
• The `Cats will host their own CATS Classic this weekend, taking on Gonzaga on Fri., Sept. 8 as well as Hawaii on Sun., Sept. 10.

ARIZONA STATE Sun Devils (2-1-1, 0-0-0)
• Arizona State put in some serious minutes this weekend, playing in a 1-0 overtime loss on Friday against No. 1 Florida State, before leaving a 1-1 double overtime tie with No. 27 St. Louis on Sunday in the KICKS Invitational in Tempe, Ariz.
• SR GK Kim Bingham tallied seven saves on the weekend, four against the top-ranked Seminoles. Bingham has 14 saves on the season, tying her for fifth-place in the Pac-10 with a 3.50 average.
• The Sun Devils have been solid in the passing game, averaging 1.75 assists per game, good enough to tie for second in the Conference.
• Next up, ASU will head to the UNLV Invitational to face Denver on Fri., Sept. 8 and Central Florida on Sun., Sept. 10.

CALIFORNIA Golden Bears (3-0-1, 0-0-0)
• California remains the lone unbeaten team in the Conference as it picked up a 1-0 blanking of Kansas on Friday, followed by a 0-0 double overtime tie with No. 15 Cal State Fullerton on Sunday in the Cal Invitational. The Bears are now 3-0-1 on the season.
• SR MF Nadia Al-Lami was named the co-MVP of the Cal Invitational, posting the game-winning goal against Kansas, her first score this season and sixth all-time. She has also been instrumental in the Bear defense that has held opponents scoreless all year.
• SR GK Anna Key has played all 290 minutes in goal to earn all four shutouts this season, moving her career total to 12. Key started 14-of-15 games she played as a freshman before serving primarily as a reserve the last two seasons.
• The Bears will take on Air Force on Thurs., Sept. 7 and Vanderbilt on Sat., Sept. 9 in the St. Mary's College Invitational.

OREGON Ducks (0-3-0, 0-0-0)
• Oregon fell to UC Riverside and Loyola Marymount by scores of 1-0 and 2-1, respectively. The Ducks are 0-3-0 on the season.
• UO outshot both opponents, 34-27, including a 23-10 edge in the second half. On the season, Oregon has a slim 43-42 edge in shots, but in the second half of games, that margin goes to 29-15.
• SO MF Allison Newton ended Oregon's school record scoring drought with her first career goal at the 65:14 mark against Loyola Marymount.
• Oregon will face New Hampshire on Fri., Sept. 8 and Iona on Sun., Sept. 10 in the OSU Soccer Classic.

OREGON STATE Beavers (2-1-1, 0-0-0)
• Oregon State notched two in the win column with a 1-0 blanking of Northern Colorado on Friday, followed by a 5-1 rout of UAB on Sunday in the OSU Nike Invitational. The Beavers are 2-1-1 on the season.
• FR F Jessica Velazquez scored the game-winning goal in both OSU victories last weekend, the first two goals of her career, which earned her Offensive MVP honors.
• Oregon State paces the Pac-10 in all of the following categories: shots (64), points (23), goals (8) and goals per game (2.00).
• JR F Jodie Taylor is tied for the league-lead in assists, having amassed three assists in just four game played, good enough to average 0.75 per game.
• Next up the Beavers will host their own Nike Invitational, taking on Iona on Fri., Sept. 8, along with New Hampshire on Sun., Sept. 10.

STANFORD Cardinal (2-2-0, 0-0-0)
• Stanford secured its first two wins on the season with a 3-0 shutout of San Francisco on Friday, as well as a 2-0 blanking of Cal Poly on Sunday. The Cardinal evened their record to 2-2-0.
• SR MF Shari Summers returned from injury last weekend to post both game-winners, while leading the team with 12 shots. The Pac-10 Player of the Week sent a header to the back of the net in the 32nd minute for her first score, while scoring on a penalty kick in the 17th minute in Sunday's match. Summers ranks first in the Conference in shots per game, averaging an even 4.00.
• The Cardinal will take to the road to face Rutgers on Fri., Sept. 8 and Long Island on Sun., Sept. 10.

UCLA Bruins (3-1-0, 0-0-0)
• UCLA picked up two wins over the weekend, claiming identical 1-0 wins over San Diego State on Friday and Long Beach State on Sunday. The Bruins now own a 3-1-0 overall record, while being ranked as high as third in this week's Soccer Buzz poll.
• FR F Kristina Larsen scored both goals for UCLA over the weekend, picking up four points on just eight total shots. Larsen leads the team in scoring this season with six points (3 goals).
• Larsen paces the Pac-10 in four categories: points (6), points per game (1.50), goals (3) and goals per game (0.75).
• The Bruin squad is tied for second with 54 shots on the year, while they also rank fifth with 18 total points, a 4.50 average.
• Next up, UCLA will host its own Women's Cup in Los Angeles, facing Texas A&M on Fri., Sept. 8 and Connecticut on Sun., Sept. 10. The match against the Aggies will be televised on FSN.

USC Trojans (2-1-1, 0-0-0)
• USC had a tough match against third-ranked Notre Dame on Friday, dropping the 2-0 loss, but the Women of Troy bounced back for a 2-0 defeat of Harvard on Sunday to improve to 2-1-1 on the fresh 2006 season.
• JR GK Veronica Simonton became USC's all-time shutouts leader last weekend after the Trojans posted the 2-0 win, notching her 16th career shutout to earn the No. 1 spot in the Trojan history books. Simonton was also named to the All-Tournament Team of the Inn at Saint Mary's Notre Dame Classic.
• The Trojans lead the league in assists (8) and assists per game (2.00), as SR MF Rosa Anna Tantillo is tied for first with 0.75 apg and JR D Laura McKee is tied for third with 0.67 apg.
• USC will participate in the Cornhusker Tournament this weekend, taking on Drake on Fri., Sept. 8 and North Texas on Sun., Sept. 10.

WASHINGTON Huskies (3-1-0, 0-0-0)
• Washington finished third in its Husky Invitational, picking up a 2-0 win over Rhode Island on Friday, before surrendering a 2-0 loss to UW-Milwaukee on Sunday. The Huskies are 3-1-0.
• SR GK Kelsey Rasmussen netted seven saves on the weekend to move into a tie for fifth place in the Conference with 14 on the year for a 3.50 average.
• UW is tied for third in the Pac-10 with just three goals allowed in 2006.
• The Huskies return to action next weekend at the Portland Invitational in Oregon. UW meets perennial championship contender North Carolina, on Fri., Sept. 8 and Baylor on Sun., Sept. 10.

WASHINGTON STATE Cougars (2-1-1, 0-0-0)
• Washington State secured a 1-0 win over Utah State on Sunday in the Utah Fall Classic, improving to 2-1-1 following its tough 2-1 double overtime loss to Utah just two days earlier.
• SR MF Sasha Baines tallied the game-winning goal against Utah State with a shot from 12-yards out at the 6:43 mark. FR MF Carly Dobratz earned an assist on the play.
• The Cougars are tied for second in the Conference with 18 saves through four games played, good enough for a 4.50 average. In addition, the squad is tied for third with two shutouts.
• Looking ahead, Washington State will host Nevada on Fri., Sept. 8, as well as Sacramento State on Sun., Sept. 10, the first two matches of a four-game home stretch.

STANFORD MIDFIELDER SHARI SUMMERS NAMED PAC-10 WOMEN'S SOCCER PLAYER OF THE WEEK

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - STANFORD senior midfielder Shari Summers has been named the Pac-10 Women's Soccer Player of the Week for Aug. 29- Sept. 4, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Summers, a native of Canyon Country, Calif., was instrumental in leading the Cardinal to their first two wins of the season in as many matches on the home pitch. Coming off an injury the previous week, Summers made an immediate impact in Friday's match against San Francisco, as she gave the Cardinal a 1-0 lead with a header in the 32nd minute. Stanford would go on to score a 3-0 win.

On Sunday, Summers again recorded the game-winning goal, striking on a penalty kick in the 17th minute of Stanford's 2-0 win over Cal Poly. Summers led the Cardinal with 12 shots over the weekend matches. Her two goals already equals her career-high for a season. The senior now has seven career goals along with two assists.

The Stanford women (2-2-0) set off for the East Coast this weekend for matches against Rutgers and Long Island.

This is Summers' first Pac-10 Player of the Week honor and Stanford's 16th weekly honor all-time.

ALSO NOMINATED: London King, So., F, ARIZ; Nadia Al-Lami, Sr., MF, CAL; Jessica Velazquez, Fr., F, OSU; Kristina Larsen, Fr., F, UCLA; Veronica Simonton, Jr., GK, USC.

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