This Week in Pac-10 Women's Soccer
Oct. 17, 2006
**Through matches of Sun., Oct. 15**
1. Oregon (10) 3-0-1, .875; 9-5-1, .633
2. UCLA (9) 3-0-0, 1.000; 12-2-0, .857
3. Washington State (7) 2-0-1, .833; 7-4-3, .607
4. Stanford (7) 2-1-1, .625; 9-5-1, .633
5. Arizona (4) 1-2-1, .375; 8-6-1, .567
6. Washington (3) 1-2-0, .333; 6-8-0, .429
7. Oregon State (3) 1-3-0, .250; 8-5-2, .600
Arizona State (3) 1-3-0, .250; 6-6-2, .500
9. USC (2) 0-1-2, .333; 7-3-3, .654
10. California (2) 0-2-2, .250; 7-3-4, .643
The Conference champion is determined by highest number of points (TP); Win = 3 pts, Tie = 1 pt, Loss = 0 pts.
Fri., Oct. 13
ARIZONA 1, CALIFORNIA 1 (2OT)
STANFORD 3, ARIZONA STATE 2
OREGON 3, WASHINGTON 1
WASHINGTON STATE 1, OREGON STATE 0
Sun., Oct. 15
ARIZONA STATE 1, CALIFORNIA 0
STANFORD 3, ARIZONA 0
OREGON 0, WASHINGTON STATE 0 (2OT)
WASHINGTON 1, OREGON STATE 0
UCLA 2, USC 1 (OT)
THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE
UCLA at ARIZONA, 7 p.m.
2005: 2-1 (OT) (UCLA)
USC at ARIZONA STATE, 7 p.m.
2005: 1-0 (OT) (USC)
CALIFORNIA at WASHINGTON, 5 p.m.
2005: 1-0 (CAL)
OREGON STATE at OREGON, 7 p.m.
2005: 4-2 (OSU)
STANFORD at WASHINGTON STATE, 3 p.m.
2005: 1-0 (STAN)
USC at ARIZONA, 1 p.m.
2005: 1-0 (USC)
UCLA at ARIZONA STATE, 1 p.m.
2005: 2-1 (UCLA)
CALIFORNIA at WASHINGTON STATE, 12 p.m.
2005: 3-0 (CAL)
STANFORD at WASHINGTON, 12 p.m.
2005: 1-0 (STAN)
All times are local to game sites.
PAC-10 ON TV
Date Women's Soccer Time TV
Fri., Oct. 27 WASHINGTON STATE at USC 2 p.m. FSN
Mon., Nov. 6 DI Selection Show 2 p.m. ESPNEWS
NEWS AND NOTES
Two weeks of Pac-10 women's soccer are wrapped up and one team is undefeated, while three remain unbeaten in league action ... OREGON (3-0-1, 9-5-1) is in sole possession of first-place by virtue of its 10 points following a win and a tie over the weekend ... UCLA (3-0-0, 12-2-0) sits in second-place in the Conference with a perfect 1.000 winning percentage, while WASHINGTON STATE (2-0-1, 7-4-3) rounds out the Top-3 in the Conference.
The Ducks, picked to finish last in the 2006 preseason coaches' poll, have already tied their Pac-10 season high wins total (3) and have matched the program's top overall mark of nine victories ... UO will remain at home this week to take on traditional rival, OREGON STATE (1-3-0, 8-5-2) on Fri., Oct. 20 in Eugene.
WASHINGTON (1-2-0, 6-8-0) picked up a 1-0 road win over Oregon State on Sunday, its first Conference victory since Nov. 7, 2004 when the NCAA-bound Huskies upset California, 1-0 ... The last time UW went on the road to beat a Pac-10 team was Oct. 24, 2004 (d. Oregon, 4-1).
ARIZONA Wildcats (8-6-1, 1-2-1)
Arizona held the No. 12 team in the nation, California, to a 1-1 double overtime tie on Friday, before falling 3-0 to No. 29 Stanford on Sunday ... The Wildcats are 1-2-1 in Conference, 8-6-1 overall and in fifth-place in league play ... The tie was the first for UA this season, as the team was able to score off an own goal in the first half ... SO GK Chelsea McIntyre recorded five saves in the Cal match, 14 against the Cardinal to bring her season total to 81, which paces the Pac-10 ... McIntyre bested her own Pac-10 season-high of 11 saves set against Hawaii on Sept. 10 ... McIntyre also ranks atop the league in saves per game (5.40) ... The Wildcats have a big weekend in front of them as they will take on UCLA on Fri., Oct. 20 and USC on Sun., Oct. 22 at home ... UA will be seeking revenge as it lost to both squads last season by a combined 3-1 score.
ARIZONA STATE Sun Devils (6-6-2, 1-3-0)
Arizona State upset No. 12 California, 1-0 in Berkeley on Sunday, after falling just short of its second upset in as many games, dropping a close 3-2 contest with Stanford on Friday ... With the road split, the Sun Devils improve to 6-6-2 overall, 1-3-0 in Conference for a tie for seventh-place ... The blanking of the Bears was ASU's sixth shutout this season, which ranks seventh in the league ... JR D Kyleyn Felts knocked in a penalty kick to seal the win for Arizona State ... Felts' score also marked two firsts in her career as she recorded the first goal and the first points in her nearly three years of play for the Sun Devils ... Her penalty kick goal also marked the first PK attempt of the year for ASU and the first since Brittany Cooper scored on the only attempt of the 2005 season in a 3-1 defeat of Syracuse ... SR GK Kim Bingham stopped six shots against Cal and recorded her sixth shutout of the year, moving her into second on ASU's single-season list and second on the all-time list with 16.5 ... Next up, the Devils will take on USC on Fri., Oct. 20 and UCLA on Sun., Oct. 22 at home.
CALIFORNIA Golden Bears (7-3-4, 0-2-2)
California picked up a 1-all double overtime tie with Arizona on Friday, but lost a tough 1-0 match with Arizona State on Sunday, bringing its record to 7-3-4 overall, 0-2-2 in the Pac-10 ... The Bears hope to get back on track with a road series this weekend in the Northwest, taking on Washington on Fri., Oct. 20 and Washington State on Sun., Oct. 22 in Seattle and Pullman, respectively ... Cal swept the series last season, taking a 1-0 win over the Huskies and a 3-0 shutout of the Cougars at Edwards Stadium ... SR F Julia Schnugg picked up her team-leading third goal of the year (tied with SR F Katie Ratican) when she put Cal on the scoreboard in the 12th minute against the Wildcats, scoring on a header off a free kick ... Cal is tied for 23rd in the nation with a 0.57 shutout percentage.
OREGON Ducks (9-5-1, 3-0-1)
Oregon went unbeaten over the weekend to improve to 3-0-1 in the Conference, 9-5-1 overall for sole possession of first-place in the Pac-10, marking the first time the program has ever been atop the league standings by itself ... The Ducks picked up a 3-1 win over Washington on Friday, while posting a 0-0 double overtime tie with Washington State on Sunday ... SO GK Jessie Chatfield tied the UO career shutouts record against the Cougars, picking up her fourth shutout of 2006 and her 11th career opponent blanking ... With three shots Sunday, SR F Nicole Garbin now has 63 on the season, passing her own mark (61) of last season for fourth on the UO list; she is just seven shots back of the school record of 70 held by herself (2003) and Beth Bowler (2001) ... The Ducks return to action this week with a Fri., Oct. 20 home contest with in-state rival, Oregon State.
OREGON STATE Beavers (8-5-2, 1-3-0)
Oregon State dropped two close matches this weekend by identical scores of 1-0, losing to Washington State on Friday and Washington on Sunday ... The Beavers are 1-3-0, 8-5-2 overall for a tie for seventh-place in the Pac-10 ... OSU will head to Eugene this weekend for the Civil War of women's soccer with a Fri., Oct. 20 contest with first-place Oregon ... In Corvallis last season, the Beavers picked up a 4-2 win ... According to its records, OSU holds an 8-5-1 (.607) all-time series advantage over the Ducks, and is 4-2-1 in all away games with the traditional rival ... The Beavers were strong defensively in both matches over the weekend, but could not combat a couple of scores that went in goal ... SR GK Melissa Onstad posted five saves in two matches, bringing her season total to 49, which ranks fourth in the Pac-10 ... Onstad also ranks sixth in saves per game (3.27) and seventh in the Pac-10 in goals against average (0.84) and save percentage (.790).
STANFORD Cardinal (9-5-1, 2-1-1)
Stanford put together two strong matches over the weekend, including a 3-2 edging of Arizona State on Friday and a 3-0 defeat of Arizona on Sunday to improve to 2-1-1 in the Pac-10, 9-5-1 overall ... The Cardinal are in sole possession of fourth-place in the league with seven points through four matches played ... For the 13th time in the last 14 games, the Cardinal out-shot an opponent, with 23 shots to the Wildcats' four, just five shy of the Pac-10 season high ... Five different players scored for Stanford over the weekend, including FR F Kelley O'Hara who knocked in two goals, one in each game ... O'Hara now has five goals on the season, good enough to tie for sixth in the Pac-10 ... Also getting in on the scoring action were SO D Allison Falk, SO F Hillary Heath, SO D Marisa Abegg and FR D/F Ali Riley ... The Cardinal are ranked as high as 19th in this week's NSCAA poll ... Next up, the team will head North to take on Washington State on Fri., Oct. 20 and Washington on Sun., Oct. 22.
UCLA Bruins (12-2-0, 3-0-0)
UCLA put together a 2-1 overtime thriller, downing cross-town rival No. 19 USC on Sunday to improve to 3-0-0 in the Pac-10, 12-2-0 overall ... The Bruins, with a perfect 1.000 Conference winning percentage, are in second-place in the Pac-10, as Oregon has one more point via a tie over the weekend ... SR MF Stacy Lindstrom headed in a cross from SR F Bristyn Davis in the eighth minute of overtime to help UCLA to the win, while scoring her first goal of the season ... The Bruins and Trojans have played each other tough in recent years, as last weekend's win marked the third-straight UCLA overtime victory against USC and the team's eighth in a row in the series ... The Bruins are now unbeaten in their last 10 matches against the Women of Troy ... The team will stay on the road for another two matches, taking on Arizona on Fri., Oct. 20 and Arizona State on Sun., Oct. 22 in Tucson and Tempe, respectively.
USC Trojans (7-3-3, 0-1-2)
USC left everything on the field but could not come away with the win over traditional rival No. 4 UCLA, falling 2-1 at home in overtime ... The Women of Troy are 0-1-2 in Conference play, 7-3-3 overall ... It was the third-consecutive match that the two teams had gone into overtime, and third such that the Trojans had come up on the short end of the stick ... JR GK Veronica Simonton posted five saves in the match, going up against 18 UCLA shots ... Simonton ranks 18th in the nation in goals against average (0.523), while tying for first in the league with seven shutouts ... SO MF Ashley Nick scored the equalizer in the 78th minute, rocketing in a shot from about 25 yards out ... USC heads to the desert this weekend to take on Arizona State on Fri., Oct. 20 and Arizona on Sun., Oct. 22.
WASHINGTON Huskies (6-8-0, 1-2-0)
Washington nabbed its first Pac-10 win this season with a 1-0 edging of Oregon State on Sunday, after it dropped a 3-1 decision to Oregon on Friday ... The Huskies improve to 1-2-0 in league play, 6-8-0 overall ... SO D Katie Hall scored the lone goal in the match against the Beavers, netting the score from 45 yards out ... SR GK Kelsey Rasmussen tallied two saves on the afternoon, as well as three against the Ducks, to bring her season total to 61 which ranks second in the league ... Rasmussen also ranks third in the Pac-10 with a 4.36 saves per game average and 10th with a .753 save percentage ... Washington returns home for the first time in nearly a month when it takes on California on Fri., Oct. 20 and Stanford on Sun., Oct. 22 at Husky Soccer Field.
WASHINGTON STATE Cougars (7-4-3, 2-0-1)
Washington State has quietly moved into sole possession of third-place in the Pac-10, having picked up one win and a tie over the weekend, including a 1-0 shutout of Oregon State on Friday, followed by a 0-0 double overtime tie with Oregon on Sunday ... The Cougars, one of three unbeaten teams in the Conference, are 2-0-1 in the Pac-10, 7-4-3 overall ... The squad returns home for a series against the Bay Area schools, taking on Stanford on Fri., Oct. 20 and California on Sun., Oct. 22 ... The lone scorer for WSU last weekend was FR MF Caeli Abeyta who scored off a deflection at the 52-minute mark ... JR GK Brynn Bemis, who recorded two shutouts over the weekend, has yet to allow a goal in Pac-10 play, making the Cougars the only team yet to be scored on in Conference play ... Bemis leads the Pac-10 with an .853 save percentage, having picked up seven saves over the weekend ... She also ranks second in the league in goals against average (0.60) and sits tied at third in shutouts per game with 0.50 (4 total).
STANFORD FORWARD KELLEY O'HARA NAMED PAC-10 WOMEN'S SOCCER PLAYER OF THE WEEK
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - STANFORD freshman forward Kelley O'Hara has been named the Pac-10 Women's Soccer Player of the Week for Oct. 10-16, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.
O'Hara was the driving force behind a Cardinal offense that racked up six goals during a weekend sweep of Arizona State and Arizona. Against the Sun Devils on Friday, O'Hara took six shots and netted the equalizer in the 51st minute, setting up the Cardinal for a 3-2 victory. Two days later O'Hara helped the Cardinal pull away from the Wildcats, assisting fellow freshman Ali Riley on a goal that put the Cardinal in front 2-0. In the 65th minute, O'Hara caught a corner kick in the air and punched in a goal to cap Stanford's 3-0 win over Arizona. O'Hara's three points in the match were a career-high.
Since joining the Cardinal in mid-September after a stint with the U-20 World Cup team, O'Hara has scored five goals in 11 games to rank fourth in the Conference in goals per game (0.45).
With the two home victories last weekend, Stanford has now won five straight on its home pitch, and is averaging 3.0 goals per game over those five matches. The Cardinal (9-5-1, 2-1-1) will try to sustain that firepower on the road, as they head north this weekend to take on Washington and Washington State.
This is O'Hara's first career Player of the Week award and the 18th all-time for Stanford, most of any Pac-10 school. Stanford players have won the award three times already this season, the most they have ever received in one year. Senior midfielder Shari Summers won the previous two.
ALSO NOMINATED: Kim Bingham, Sr., GK, ASU; Courtney Hooker, Jr., D, CAL; Jessie Chatfield, So., GK, ORE; Stacy Lindstrom, Sr., MF, UCLA; Janessa Currier, So., D, USC; Brynn Bemis, Jr., GK, 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; Oct 17-Kelley O'Hara, Fr., F, Stanford.