This Week in Pac-10 Women's Soccer
Sept. 12, 2006
**Through all matches of Sun., Sept. 10**
1. UCLA, 5-1, .8332. California, 4-0-2, .8333. Arizona State, 4-1-1, .750 Oregon State, 4-1-1, .750 USC, 4-1-1, .7506. Arizona, 4-2-0, .667 Stanford, 4-2-0, .667 Washington, 4-2-0, .6679. Washington State, 3-2-1, .58310. Oregon, 2-3-0, .400
Thurs., Sept. 7CALIFORNIA 3, Air Force 1
Fri., Sept. 8ARIZONA 1, Gonzaga 0ARIZONA STATE 1, Denver 0OREGON 1, New Hampshire 0OREGON STATE 4, Iona 0STANFORD 1, Rutgers 0UCLA 2, Texas A&M 1USC 3, Drake 0North Carolina 4, WASHINGTON 0Nevada 2, WASHINGTON STATE 1
Sat., Sept. 9CALIFORNIA 0, Vanderbilt 0 (2OT)
Sun., Sept. 10ARIZONA 1, Hawaii 0 (OT)ARIZONA STATE 2, Central Florida 0OREGON 3, Iona 2OREGON STATE 4, New Hampshire 0STANFORD 4, Long Island 0UCLA 3, Connecticut 0USC 2, North Texas 0WASHINGTON 4, Baylor 0WASHINGTON STATE 1, Sacramento State 0
THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE
Sept. 15Cal Poly at ARIZONA, 7 p.m.ARIZONA STATE at UC Santa Barbara, 5 p.m.CALIFORNIA at Ohio State (1), 7:30 p.m.OREGON at Gonzaga, 3 p.m.Portland at OREGON STATE, 7 p.m.Tennessee at STANFORD (2), 7:30 p.m.Cal State Northridge at UCLA, 6 p.m.Eastern WASHINGTON at USC, 3 p.m.WASHINGTON vs. Dayton (3), 5 p.m.Montana at WASHINGTON STATE, 12 p.m.
Sept. 17Montana at ARIZONA, 1 p.m.Pepperdine at ARIZONA STATE, 5 p.m.CALIFORNIA vs. Dayton (1), 11:30 a.m.OREGON at Eastern Washington, 1 p.m.Boston at STANFORD (2), 1 p.m.UNLV at USC, 1 p.m.WASHINGTON at Ohio State (3), 3 p.m.Idaho at WASHINGTON STATE, 12 p.m.
All times are local to game sites.
Tournaments/Locations(1) Ohio State Invitational - Columbus, Ohio(2) STANFORD Invitational - Stanford, Calif.(3) Ohio State Tournament - Columbus, Ohio
NEWS AND NOTES
Pac-10 women's soccer had a stellar weekend, posting a 17-2-1 (.875) record against non-conference foes. In those 17 wins, Conference teams outscored their opponents, 40-4, as 14 matches were shutouts. Offensively, four of the 10 league teams have already reached double-digit goals in 2006, while two squads are on the cusp with nine through six games played.
ARIZONA Wildcats (4-2-0, 0-0-0) Arizona secured two wins over the weekend, including a 1-0 blanking of Gonzaga on Friday and a 1-0 overtime win against Hawai'i on Sunday, to claim the Four Points Sheraton Cats Classic title ... The Wildcats are 4-2-0 on the season ... SO GK Chelsea McIntyre has done an outstanding job in the replacement of injured JR GK McCall Smith and RS FR GK Devon Wharf, allowing just four goals on the season ... McIntyre earned her second and third shutouts on the year against the Bulldogs and Rainbows, notching a total of 16 saves on 25 shot attempts ... McIntyre's 11 saves against Hawai'i is a Pac-10 season high ... The `Cats pace the Pac-10 in saves, seven more than their nearest competitor, and good enough for a 5.50 per game average ... Next up, Arizona will stay home to play Cal Poly on Fri., Sept. 15 and Montana on Sun., Sept. 17, its third and fourth matches of a five-game homestand.
ARIZONA STATE Sun Devils (4-1-1, 0-0-0) Arizona State competed in the UNLV Rebel Classic over the weekend, defeating Denver on Friday, 1-0, and Central Florida on Sunday, 2-0 ... The Sun Devils are 4-1-1 on the year, receiving votes in the Soccer Buzz (West) rankings ... SR GK Kim Bingham moved into second place on ASU's career shutouts list with her 12th and 13th blanking of an opponent last weekend ... Bingham, who recorded eight saves in two games, also moved into a tie for seventh place on ASU's single-season shutouts list with four, and leads the Pac-10 with a .917 save percentage, ranking second in goals against average (0.32) and shutouts (4) ... Despite tying for eighth in the Conference with just 65 shot attempts all year, the Devils are tied for fifth with nine goals, good enough for a 1.50 average ... ASU will play one and one this weekend, hitting the road for a Fri., Sept. 15 contest with UC Santa Barbara, returning home to face Pepperdine on Sun., Sept. 17.
CALIFORNIA Golden Bears (4-0-2, 0-0-0) California, the lone unbeaten team in the Conference, picked up a 3-1 defeat of Air Force on Thursday, followed by a 0-0 double overtime tie of Vanderbilt on Saturday to improve to 4-0-2 on the year ... The Bears are ranked as high as 15th in both the NSCAA and Soccer America polls ... RS JR F Bri Wiles posted the first goal and assisted on an insurance goal in the win over the Falcons in the first day of the Saint Mary's Fall Soccer Classic ... Wiles is second on the team in points (3) and tied for second on the team in goals (1) ... California continues to pace the Pac-10 in goals allowed (1), goals against average (0.16) and shutouts (5) ... The Bears currently have a +0.83 scoring margin ... A big road trip awaits Cal as it heads east to compete in the Ohio State Invitational, taking on the host Buckeyes on Fri., Sept. 15 and Dayton on Sun., Sept. 17 in Columbus.
OREGON Ducks (2-3-0, 0-0-0) Oregon put together back-to-back wins for the first time this season, notching a 1-0 shutout of New Hampshire in Friday's action of the OSU Soccer Classic, as well as a 3-2 defeat of Iona on Sunday to improve to 2-3-0 on the year ... One week after setting the mark for the longest scoreless streak in school history, the Ducks rewrote the record books by scoring the fastest goals ever at Oregon ... Versus Iona, FR D Barbara Blocker and RS FR F Leigh Quinlan scored goals just 64 seconds apart, beating the previous record by :07 seconds ... Also against the Gaels, the Ducks lit up the scoreboard three times in 8:56 to cap the 3-2 comeback win ... It was the third-fastest three-goal span in school history ... SO MF Jen Cameron picked up two assists on the weekend ... Next, Oregon will play at Gonzaga on Fri., Sept. 15 and at Eastern Washington on Sun., Sept. 17.
OREGON STATE Beavers (4-1-1, 0-0-0) Oregon State had little trouble with its opponents last weekend, defeating Iona, 4-0 on Friday, and New Hampshire, 4-0 on Sunday in the OSU Soccer Classic ... JR F Jodie Taylor is putting on an offensive clinic this season, tallying three goals and three assists over the weekend to be named the Offensive MVP of the tournament ... Taylor paces the Pac-10 in all of the following categories: shots (26), shots per game (4.33), points (14), points per game (2.33), assists (6), assists per game (1.00), while being tied for first with teammate FR MF Jessica Velazquez in goals (4) and goals per game (0.67) ... Oregon State is outscoring its opponents by two goals, having given up just four scores all season, good enough to tie for fourth in the league ... The Beavers will next face defending national champion, Portland, on Fri., Sept. 15, as their only match of the week ... The Beavers are 1-19 all-time against the Pilots and have lost nine straight since winning in Corvallis in 1994, 3-2 ... However, UP needed an overtime period to defeat OSU last year, 2-1.
STANFORD Cardinal (4-2-0, 0-0-0) Stanford, on a four-match win streak, picked up two road wins last weekend, including a 1-0 defeat of Rutgers on Friday and a 4-0 blanking of Long Island on Sunday ... The Cardinal are now 4-2-0 on the season and ranked 29th in this week's Soccer Buzz poll ... SR D Rachel Buehler was the key to the Cardinal back line that shut out both opponents over the weekend ... Buehler led the Stanford defense that denied Rutgers a shot on frame and held Long Island to a single shot ... She was also instrumental on the offensive side of the ball, notching one of the game-winning assists in the win over LIU, launching a well-placed free kick to SO D Allison Falk in front of the net, who knocked it in to JR MF Lizzy George for the score ... The Cardinal has a big test in front of them this weekend, hosting their own Stanford Invitational in which they will face the No. 10 and No. 24 teams in the country, according to NSCAA, Tennessee (Fri., Sept. 15) and Boston University (Sun., Sept. 17), respectively.
UCLA Bruins (5-1-0, 0-0-0) UCLA has a big part of its team back and is on a five-match win streak itself, thanks in part to a big weekend that saw the Bruins defeat fourth-ranked Texas A&M, 2-1 on Friday, and 11th-ranked Connecticut, 3-0 on Sunday in the UCLA Women's Cup ... JR F Danesha Adams, playing in her first match of the season after returning from the U-20 World Championships in Russia, scored three goals, including the game-winner against the Huskies ... After playing in just two matches, Adams is tied for the team lead in scoring with six points, while ranking fifth overall in the league ... FR F Lauren Cheney also played in her first match since returning from the U-20 Championships, scoring one in the 3-0 shutout against UConn ... UCLA is in the Top-5 of all three polls this week for the first time since preseason polls debuted ... The Bruins are tabbed as high as third by Soccer Buzz and fourth by both NSCAA and Soccer America ... UCLA will have one match this week, a Fri., Sept. 15 contest with Cal State Northridge.
USC Trojans (4-1-1, 0-0-0) USC took the Cornhusker Tournament by storm, shutting out Drake on Friday by a score of 2-0, followed by a 3-0 blanking of North Texas on Sunday ... The Women of Troy are 4-1-1 on the season and tabbed as the No. 20 team in the country, according to this week's Soccer Buzz Top-30 rankings ... JR GK Veronica Simonton anchored USC's second- and third-straight shutout victories over the weekend, taking over as USC's all-time shutouts leader with her 12th career non-shared shutout ... She also secured four saves on 14 opponent shot attempts ... The Trojans rank third in the league in goals allowed (3), with a 0.50 average ... The team also has a +1.33 scoring margin which places them in a tie for second place in the Conference ... USC returns home for two contests this weekend, including a Fri., Sept. 15 date with Eastern Washington and a Sun., Sept. 17 contest with UNLV.
WASHINGTON Huskies (4-2-0, 0-0-0) Washington rebounded from a 4-0 loss to North Carolina on Friday to put up four goals in a shutout of Baylor on Sunday in the Portland Invitational ... The Huskies are 4-2-0 on the season, heading into a road swing at the Ohio State Tournament where they will face Dayton on Fri., Sept. 15 and the host Buckeyes on Sun., Sept. 17 ... SO F Melissa Beal scored the first two goals and assisted on the fourth in the match against Baylor ... Beal scored in the 35th minute, and again 19 minutes into the second half on a breakaway ... JR F Katy Dowling and SO MF Jenna Robison also picked up goals ... SR GK Kelsey Rasmussen picked up two saves in nearly 74 minutes of play, while SO GK Taylor Carr notched one in the additional 16 minutes ... Washington is tied for second in the league with 26 saves.
WASHINGTON STATE Cougars (3-2-1, 0-0-0) Washington State dropped a close 2-1 match against Nevada on Friday, but came back to post a 1-0 shutout of Sacramento State on Sunday to improve to 3-2-1 on the season ... FR F Kiersten Dallstream recorded the first goal of her Cougar career against Nevada ... JR MF Anna Miller put up the game-winner over Sacramento State, recording her second goal in 2006 ... The Cougars have a +0.17 scoring margin through six games played, having posted three shutouts on the season ... The team is tied for second in the league in saves (26), good enough for a 4.33 saves per game average ... FR MF Carly Dobratz ranks second in the Pac-10 in both total shots (21) and shots per game (3.50) ... Washington State will play its final two games of a four-match homestand this weekend, facing Montana on Fri., Sept. 15, as well as Idaho on Sun., Sept. 17.
UCLA FORWARD DANESHA ADAMS NAMED PAC-10 WOMEN'S SOCCER PLAYER OF THE WEEK
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - UCLA junior forward Danesha Adams has been named the Pac-10 Women's Soccer Player of the Week for Sept 5-11, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.
Adams made her season debut for the Bruins this weekend upon returning from the U-20 World Championships in Russia and promptly led the fifth-ranked Bruins to a pair of wins over ranked opponents. On Friday, Adams scored the Bruins' first goal against fourth-ranked Texas A&M in UCLA's 2-1 victory, putting away a loose ball for her first goal of the season.
On Sunday, Adams contributed a pair of goals, including the game-winner, in UCLA's 3-0 win against 11th-ranked UConn. Adams, the Pac-10's leading scorer in 2005, is already tied for the team lead in scoring with six points in just the two matches.
Now playing with a full complement of players, the Bruins have run off five consecutive wins after losing their opener to stand at 5-1-0. They face Cal State Northridge this Friday in Los Angeles.
This is Adams' second Pac-10 Player of the Week honor, and first since the first week of the 2004 season. It is UCLA's 17th weekly honor all-time.
ALSO NOMINATED: Chelsea McIntyre, So., GK, ARIZ; Kim Bingham, Sr., GK, ASU; Bri Wiles, Jr., F, CAL; Barbara Blocker, Fr., D, ORE; Jodie Taylor, Jr., F, OSU; Rachel Buehler, Sr., D, STAN; Veronica Simonton, Jr., GK, USC.
2006 Pac-10 Players of the Week: Aug. 29, Alivia Mazura, Sr., D, CAL; Sept. 5 , Shari Summers, Sr., MF, STAN; Sept. 12, Danesha Adams, Jr., F, UCLA.
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