This Week in Pac-10 Women's Soccer

Oct. 10, 2006

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**Through matches of Sun., Oct. 8**

1. UCLA (6) 2-0-0, 1.000, 11-2-0, .846 Oregon (6) 2-0-0, 1.000, 8-5-0, .6153. Washington State (3) 1-0-0, 1.000, 6-4-2, .5834. Oregon State (3) 1-1-0, .500; 8-3-2, .692 Arizona (3) 1-1-0, .500; 8-5-0, .6156. USC (2) 0-0-2, .500; 7-2-3, .7087. California (1) 0-1-1, .250; 7-2-3, .708 Stanford (1) 0-1-1, .250; 7-5-1, .5779. Washington (0) 0-1-0, .000; 5-7-0, .41710. Arizona State (0) 0-2-0, .000; 5-5-2, .500

The Conference champion is determined by highest number of points (TP); Win= 3 pts, Tie= 1 pt, Loss = 0 pts.

Thurs., Oct. 5Portland 2, WASHINGTON STATE 1

Fri., Oct. 6OREGON 2, ARIZONA 1OREGON STATE 2, ARIZONA STATE 1 (OT)UCLA 4, CALIFORNIA 1STANFORD 0, USC 0 (2OT)

Sun., Oct. 8ARIZONA 2, OREGON STATE 0OREGON 1, ARIZONA STATE 0CALIFORNIA 0, USC 0 (2OT)UCLA 2, STANFORD 0WASHINGTON STATE 1, WASHINGTON 0

THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE

Oct. 13ARIZONA at CALIFORNIA, 3:30 p.m. 2005: 0-0 (2OT)ARIZONA STATE at STANFORD, 7:30 p.m. 2005: 0-0 (2OT)WASHINGTON at OREGON, 7 p.m. 2005: 1-0 (ORE)WASHINGTON STATE at OREGON STATE, 7 p.m. 2005: 1-0 (WSU)

Oct. 15ARIZONA at STANFORD, 2:30 p.m. 2005: 2-1 (ARIZ)ARIZONA STATE at CALIFORNIA, 12 p.m. 2005: 1-0 (CAL)WASHINGTON STATE at OREGON, 1 p.m. 2005: 1-0 (OT) (WSU)WASHINGTON at OREGON STATE, 1 p.m. 2005: 1-0 (OSU)UCLA at USC, 1 p.m. 2005: 3-2 (OT) (UCLA)

All times are local to game sites.

NEWS AND NOTES

• The first weekend of Pac-10 women's soccer is in the record books and three squads went undefeated to begin the Conference portion of their schedule ... UCLA (2-0-0, 11-2-0) and OREGON (2-0-0, 8-5-0) each picked up two wins apiece to tie them for first place in the league ... WASHINGTON STATE (1-0-0, 6-4-2) collected one victory over traditional rival, WASHINGTON (0-1-0, 5-7-0) and now sits at third-place overall.

• The Pac-10 has four teams in the current national rankings ... UCLA tops all teams at No. 4 in both the NSCAA and Soccer Buzz rankings ... CALIFORNIA (0-1-1, 7-2-3) is ranked as high as No. 16 by Soccer Buzz, while USC (0-0-2, 7-2-3) and STANFORD (0-1-1, 7-5-1) both top out at No. 21 and No. 29, respectively, by Soccer Buzz.

• Pac-10 women's soccer has amassed an impressive 65-33-9 (.650) record in all non-conference games.

TEAM-BY-TEAM NOTES

ARIZONA Wildcats (8-5-0, 1-1-0)• Arizona split its home series with the Oregon schools, collecting a 2-0 win over Oregon State on Sunday, after dropping a one-goal match to Oregon on Friday, 2-1 ... The Wildcats are 8-5-0, 1-1-0 for a tie for fourth-place in the Pac-10 ... UA has a big weekend ahead as it takes to the road for a Fri., Oct. 13 match with No. 16 California and a Sun., Oct. 15 contest with Stanford ... In a home series with the Bay Area schools last season, Arizona went unbeaten with a 0-0 double overtime tie with the Bears, while handing the Cardinal a 2-1 loss ... The shutout against the Beavers on Sunday marked the team's fifth blanking this season, which ties for fifth in the league ... FR F Analisa Marquez scored her first career goal against Oregon State, taking one shot all game and making the most of it ... Marquez joins four other teammates who have also connected on the first scores of their career this season.

ARIZONA STATE Sun Devils (5-5-2, 0-2-0)• Arizona State dropped two close matches over the weekend, including a 2-1 overtime match with Oregon State on Friday, as well as a 1-0 edging by Oregon on Sunday ... The Sun Devils will take to the road this week with a 5-5-2 overall record, 0-2-0 in the Pac-10, for a Fri., Oct. 13 match at Stanford and a Sun., Oct. 15 contest with California ... FR MF Carly Kallas scored the first goal of her career when she knocked in the equalizer to send Friday's game into overtime ... ASU has lost a handful of close games this season, including five matches by one goal margins, four of which saw the Sun Devils fall, 1-0 ... The squad will look for continued offensive improvement, led by JR MF/F Courtney Crane and FR D Brittney Doty, who have each totaled four goals apiece this season.

CALIFORNIA Golden Bears (7-2-3, 0-1-1)• California returned to the field after a week hiatus, picking up a 0-0 double overtime tie with USC on Sunday, after dropping a 4-1 decision to UCLA just two days prior ... The Bears are 0-1-1 in Conference, 7-2-3 overall which places them in a tie for seventh-place in the Pac-10 ... After Cal gave up more than two goals for the first time in over two seasons in a 4-1 loss to UCLA, FR GK Gina Pellegrini earned her first start of the season against the Women of Troy, posting a stellar performance which included five saves and zero goals in 110 minutes of action ... The shutout marked the Bears' eighth of the season ... Prior to the USC game, Pellegrini had played 15 minutes of scoreless action in Cal's 3-1 win over Air Force on Sept. 7 ... The team also played the Ghana national team, tying the 1999 and 2003 Women's World Cup participant, 1-1 on Tuesday ... Next up, the Bears will face Arizona on Fri., Oct. 13 and Arizona State on Sun., Oct. 15, both matches being played at home.

OREGON Ducks (8-5-0, 2-0-0)• Oregon made history last weekend as it picked up the program's first road sweep ever, securing a 2-1 win over Arizona on Friday and a 1-0 defeat of Arizona State on Sunday ... The Ducks, 8-5-0, 2-0-0 and in a tie for first place in the Pac-10 with perennial power, UCLA, are 7-3 this season in games played away from Eugene and 5-3 in true road games ... Oregon defeated a Top-25 team for just the second time in program history, and for the first time ever on the road, when it defeated No. 24 Arizona ... In 41 meetings with Top-25 teams, Oregon's only previous defeat of a ranked team was a 2-1 win against No. 20 UCLA, Oct. 31, 1999, in Eugene ... SR F Nicole Garbin picked up her 14th and 15th Oregon records on Friday when she set the school career points record and also recorded her fifth career multi-goal game ... She now holds or shares seven UO career records.

OREGON STATE Beavers (8-3-2, 1-1-0)• Oregon State split its road series with the Arizona schools, picking up a 2-1 overtime win over Arizona State on Friday, but dropping a 2-0 decision to Arizona on Sunday ... The Beavers are 8-3-2 overall, 1-1-0 in Conference play ... Oregon State, ranked 15th in the Soccer Buzz (West) poll, returns home for two contests including a Fri., Oct. 13 match with Washington State and a Sun., Oct. 15 game with Washington ... In 2005, the Beavers split the series, notching a 1-0 win over the Huskies ... The overtime win over the Sun Devils marked OSU's third-straight such defeat of ASU ... JR F Jodie Taylor scored game-winners in the 96th minute in Tempe in 2005 and in the 109th minute in Corvallis in 2004 ... This year, FR MF Melissa Peck scored on a header in the 97th minute to secure the OSU victory and her second collegiate goal ... SO MF Kelsey Provo opened up the scoring in the 51st minute, connecting on a pass from FR MF Najma Homidi.

STANFORD Cardinal (7-5-1, 0-1-1)• Stanford took to the road for two tough matches last weekend, picking up a 0-0 double overtime tie with USC on Friday, before losing a 2-0 game to UCLA on Sunday ... The Cardinal are 7-5-1, 0-1-1 in the Pac-10 for a tie for seventh place ... SO D Allison Falk led the Stanford back line against the LA schools, helping the team post its eighth shutout of the season, while holding an opponent to two shots on goal or less for the tenth-straight match ... Falk was also key on Sunday in helping to defend five first-half Bruin corner kicks and hold UCLA scoreless for 80 minutes of play ... Stanford's defense has been super as of late as it has shut out four of its last six opponents ... The Cardinal now owns a 0.68 goals against average, good enough to rank fourth in the Pac-10 ... The team returns home for two matches this weekend, including a Fri., Oct. 13 game with Arizona State and a Sun., Oct. 15 match with Arizona.

UCLA Bruins (11-2-0, 2-0-0) • UCLA is the first Conference team to record double-digit wins with a pair of victories over the weekend, including a 4-1 rout of California on Friday and a 2-0 shutout of Stanford on Sunday ... The Bruins are tied for first in the league with a 2-0-0 record, 11-2-0 overall ... UCLA is ranked fourth in the national polls by both NSCAA and Soccer Buzz magazine ... JR F Danesha Adams had two game-winning goals over the weekend, bringing her season total to five goals and three game-winners ... Adams, who has missed six matches this year while representing the U.S. in several international competitions, ranks second on the team in scoring with 10 points (5g, 0a) ... Also figuring into UCLA's offensive production this season has been FR F Lauren Cheney, who leads the Pac-10 in points (10), points per game (2.22), goals (10) and goals per game (1.11) ... Next up, the team will play traditional rival, USC, on Sun., Oct. 15 on the Trojan campus.

USC Trojans (7-2-3, 0-0-2) • USC's defense was superb this weekend not giving up a goal as the Women of Troy secured identical 0-0 double overtime ties with both Stanford and California on Friday and Sunday, respectively ... The Trojans are 7-3-2 overall, 0-0-2 in Conference for sole possession of sixth-place ... A big match awaits the Trojans as they take on first-place UCLA on Sun., Oct. 15 at McAlister Field on the USC campus ... USC hasn't lost a game on its home turf this season, but the Bruins have also been solid, losing just twice all year ... The team ranks sixth in the nation in goals against average (0.395) and seventh in shutout percentage at 0.75 ... The Trojans have given up just two goals in nine games, eight of which have been shutouts ... JR GK Veronica Simonton is eighth in the nation with a 0.408 goals against average ... Simonton also ranks second in the Conference in save percentage (.844).

WASHINGTON Huskies (5-7-0, 0-1-0)• Washington played in one match over the weekend, dropping a hard-fought 1-0 decision to traditional rival Washington State on Sunday ... The Huskies are in ninth-place in the Pac-10 with a 0-1-0 record, 5-7-0 overall ... The final margin marked the fourth-consecutive 1-0 setback in Conference play for the Huskies ... SR GK Kelsey Rasmussen registered five saves bringing her season total to 56 which places her in second place in the Pac-10 ... Rasmussen also owns a 4.67 saves per game average, which puts her at No. 2 in the league ... Washington will play its second and third-straight games on the road when it takes on Oregon Fri., Oct. 13 and Oregon State on Sun., Oct. 15.

WASHINGTON STATE Cougars (6-4-2, 1-0-0)• Washington State went 1-1 last week, playing defending national champion Portland close in a 2-1 loss on Thursday, before securing a 1-0 win over Washington at home on Sunday ... The win over UW brings the Cougar streak to three, the longest winning streak against the Huskies in WSU program history ... The Cougars are now 1-0-0 in Conference play for sole possession of third place, 6-4-2 overall ... JR MF Anna Miller picked up two assists over the weekend to bring her total to a team-leading five ... Miller ranks third on both the total assists (5) and assists per game (0.45) charts in the Pac-10 and is also tied for 10th in total points with nine ... FR MF Carly Dobratz tallied the game-winning goal on Sunday, picking up her team-leading third goal of the season ... Dobratz is currently ranked in five Pac-10 categories making appearances on the assists (5th, 4), assists per game (t6th, 0.33), total shots (7th, 34), shots per game (10th, 2.83) and total points (t8th, 10) lists ... Next up, WSU will take on Oregon State on Fri., Oct. 13 and Oregon on Sun., Oct. 15, both games being played on the road.

OREGON FORWARD NICOLE GARBIN NAMED PAC-10 WOMEN'S SOCCER PLAYER OF THE WEEK

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - OREGON senior forward Nicole Garbin has been named the Pac-10 Women's Soccer Player of the Week for Oct. 3-9, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Garbin, a native of Wailuku, Hawaii, became Oregon's career points leader while leading Oregon to its first Pac-10 road sweep in school history. Garbin scored all of Oregon's goals over the weekend, two in a 2-1 win at Arizona on Friday and a third in a 1-0 shutout at Arizona State on Sunday. Her six points over the weekend brought her career total to 73 (29 goals, 15 assists), passing Chalise Baysa (69 points, 1998-2001) for first place on Oregon's career list. The sixth-year senior's two goals against the Wildcats was the fifth multi-goal performance of her career, another Oregon record.

Garbin's five game-winning goals are tied with UCLA's Lauren Cheney for the Conference lead and her seven total goals ranks second in the Pac-10.

Oregon (8-5-0, 2-0-0) returns home to Eugene this week to prepare for matches with Washington on Fri., Oct. 13 and Washington State on Sun., Oct. 15. The Ducks' two wins over the Arizona schools gives them their first ever 2-0 start to Conference play.

This is Garbin's second career Player of the Week award and the fifth all-time for Oregon. Garbin's previous win came in 2003 during her sophomore year. She is the first Oregon player to ever win multiple Player of the Week honors.

ALSO NOMINATED: Gina Pellegrini, Fr., GK, CAL; Allison Falk, So., D, STAN; Danesha Adams, Jr., F, UCLA; Meagan Holmes, So., D, USC; Anna Miller, Jr., MF, WSU.

2006 Pac-10 Players of the Week: Aug. 29- Alivia Mazura, Sr., D, California; Sept. 5- Shari Summers, Sr., MF, Stanford; Sept. 12- Danesha Adams, Jr., F, UCLA; Sept. 19- Emily Zaler, Fr., GK, Oregon; Sept 26- Shari Summers, Sr., MF, Stanford; Oct 3- Jodie Taylor, Jr., F, Oregon State; Oct 10- Nicole Garbin, Sr., F, Oregon.

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