This Week in Pac-10 Women's Soccer

Oct. 24, 2006

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**Through matches of Sun., Oct. 22**

1. UCLA (15) 5-0-0, 1.000; 14-2-0, .875
2. Oregon (13) 4-0-1, .900; 10-5-1, .656
3. Stanford (13) 4-1-1, .750; 11-5-1, .676
4. Washington State (10) 3-1-1, .700; 8-5-3, .594
5. USC (6) 1-1-3, .500; 8-3-4, .667
6. California (5) 1-3-2, .333; 8-4-4, .625
Arizona (5) 1-3-2, .333; 8-7-2, .529
8. Oregon State (3) 1-4-0, .200; 8-6-2, .563
Washington (3) 1-4-0, .200; 6-10-0, .375
10. Arizona State (3) 1-5-0, .167; 6-8-2, .438

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

Fri., Oct. 20
UCLA 1, ARIZONA 0
USC 1, ARIZONA STATE 0
CALIFORNIA 4, WASHINGTON 1
STANFORD 1, WASHINGTON STATE 0
OREGON 2, OREGON STATE 1 (OT)

Sun., Oct. 22
ARIZONA 0, USC 0 (2OT)
UCLA 2, ARIZONA STATE 1
WASHINGTON STATE 2, CALIFORNIA 0
STANFORD 2, WASHINGTON 0

THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE

Oct. 27
OREGON at CALIFORNIA, 3 p.m.
2005: 5-0 (CAL)
OREGON STATE at STANFORD, 7 p.m.
2005: 1-0 (STAN)
WASHINGTON at UCLA, 6 p.m.
2005: 4-0 (UCLA)
WASHINGTON STATE at USC, 2 p.m. (FSN)
2005: 2-0 (USC)

Oct. 28
ARIZONA at ARIZONA STATE, 7 p.m.
2005: 2-1 (ASU)

Oct. 29
OREGON STATE at CALIFORNIA, 1 p.m.
2005: 4-0 (CAL)
OREGON at STANFORD, 1 p.m.
2005: 2-0 (STAN)
WASHINGTON STATE at UCLA, 12 noon
2005: 0-0 (2OT)
WASHINGTON at USC, 1 p.m.
2005: 2-1 (USC)

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

• UCLA (5-0-0, 14-2-0) moved back into first place in the Pac-10 with a pair of wins over the weekend, improving its point total to 15, two points ahead of OREGON (4-0-1, 10-5-1) and STANFORD (4-1-1, 11-5-1) ... Close behind with 10 points is WASHINGTON STATE (3-1-1, 8-5-3), which picked up a huge 2-0 upset of No. 18 CALIFORNIA (1-3-2, 8-4-4) on Sunday.

• A full slate of games are on the docket this weekend as Pac-10 teams are competing in their second to last regular season weekend of 2006 ... The Oregon schools head to the Bay Area to take on California and Stanford, while the Washington schools also hit the road to take on their LA counterparts ... In traditional rival action, ARIZONA (1-3-2, 8-7-2) heads to Tempe to play ARIZONA STATE (1-5-0, 6-8-2).

• This week's USC (1-1-3, 8-3-4) and Washington State matchup will be televised on Fox Sports Net ... The Women of Troy have suffered just one defeat at home, registering a 4-1-3 record at McAlister Field ... Check your local listings for the air time schedule.

TEAM-BY-TEAM NOTES

ARIZONA Wildcats (8-7-2, 1-3-2)
• Arizona played in its final regular season homestand last weekend, suffering a 1-0 defeat at the hands of third-ranked UCLA on Friday, but rebounding to register a 0-0 double overtime tie with No. 21 USC just two days later ... The Wildcats are 1-3-2 in Conference, 8-7-2 overall headed into a three-game road stretch to conclude league play ... UA will head to Tempe this weekend to take on Arizona State on Sat., Oct. 28 ... The last time these two teams met, the Sun Devils claimed a 2-1 edging in Tucson ... Arizona is looking for some offensive production as it has not scored since a 1-all double overtime tie with California on Oct. 13 ... In that match, the Wildcats were awarded an own goal, making it 436 minutes since a UA player has been credited with a goal ... Arizona is ranked 19th in the nation in save percentage with a mark of 0.866 ... Credit SO GK Chelsea McIntyre who paces the Pac-10 in saves (97) and saves per game (5.71).

ARIZONA STATE Sun Devils (6-8-2, 1-5-0)
• Arizona State lost two close matches over the weekend, including a 1-0 defeat by No. 21 USC on Friday and a 2-1 loss to No. 3 UCLA on Sunday ... The Sun Devils are 6-8-2 overall, 1-5-0 in Conference and looking to rebound with a home match this Sat., Oct. 28 against in-state rival Arizona ... ASU has never been beaten by UA, holding a 10-0-1 all-time series advantage ... The 2005 meeting saw a 2-1 edging of the Wildcats on their home field in Tucson ... SR GK Kim Bingham, who has been strong in goal all season, will look to stifle a UA offense that hasn't scored since mid-October ... Bingham ranks second in the league in both saves (75) and saves per game (4.69), while also ranking 10th in goals against average (0.91).

CALIFORNIA Golden Bears (8-4-4, 1-3-2)
• California split its road series in the Pacific Northwest, coming away with a 4-1 rout over Washington on Friday, but dropping a 2-0 loss to Washington State on Sunday ... The Bears, 8-4-4 overall, 1-3-2 in Conference, own five points on the season, tying them for sixth place in the Pac-10 ... The team has four games remaining on its regular season schedule, all of which will be played at home where Cal owns a 3-1-2 record ... SR F Katie Ratican scored her third game-winning goal of the season, giving Cal its first Pac-10 win of 2006 ... Ratican leads Cal with career highs of 13 points and five goals ... Ratican and FR MF Kelly Menachof each scored twice in the win over the Huskies, guiding the Bears to their first win at Washington since the 1992 season ... Next up, Cal takes on Oregon on Fri., Oct. 27 and Oregon State on Sun., Oct. 29 in Berkeley.

OREGON Ducks (10-5-1, 4-0-1)
• SR F Nicole Garbin scored a golden goal in overtime of Friday's match with traditional rival Oregon State, helping Oregon to a 2-1 victory, improving its record to 4-0-1 in Conference, 10-5-1 overall ... With the win, the Ducks set school single-season records for wins (10) and Pac-10 wins (4) ... Garbin's game-winner was her ninth goal of the season and 31st of her career, tying her for the UO all-time record with Chalise Baysa, who played from 1998-01 ... The sixth-year senior from Wailuku, Hawaii, now holds or shares 16 school records ... Garbin needs just two more shots to break her own single-season record of 70 (2003) ... She's also just one goal back of her single-season record of 10, set in 2005 ... The victory was Oregon's first overall win in the series since a 4-3 overtime decision in Corvallis in 2003 ... The Ducks are in second place in the Pac-10 with 13 total points, a huge weekend awaiting them ... The team takes to the road to face a hungry California team on Fri., Oct. 27, as well as No. 17 Stanford on Sun., Oct. 29.

OREGON STATE Beavers (8-6-2, 1-4-0)
• Oregon State lost a 2-1 heartbreaker to Oregon on Friday in Eugene, dropping its overall season record to 8-6-2, 1-4-0 in Conference play ... The Beavers gained a 1-0 second-half advantage off a score from JR F Jodie Taylor in the 53rd minute, but the team could not hold on to the lead ... Taylor's goal was her team-high seventh of the season and the 32nd of her career, moving her into sole possession of second place on OSU's all-time list ... She needs just two more to tie for first ... SR GK Melissa Onstad collected a season-high nine saves off of 11 Duck shots on goal ... Onstad ranks fourth in the Conference in saves (58) and sixth in saves per game (3.62) ... The schedule does not get any easier for the Beavers as they hit the road this week to take on No. 17 Stanford on Fri., Oct. 27 and California on Sun., Oct. 29 ... The Beavers did pick up their lone 2006 Conference win on the road, a 2-1 overtime victory against Arizona State on Oct. 6 ... Since then, however, OSU has dropped four straight matches.

STANFORD Cardinal (11-5-1, 4-1-1)
• Stanford moved up five positions in this week's Soccer Buzz poll to No. 17 in the country, following its 1-0 win over Washington State on Friday and its 2-0 victory over Washington two days later ... The Cardinal are 4-1-1 in Pac-10 play, 11-5-1 overall, while sitting in sole possession of third place in the Conference ... With the two wins over the Washington schools, Stanford picked up its second-straight Conference sweep and the team's longest Pac-10 winning streak (4) since 2002 ... FR MF Kristin Stannard was involved in both Cardinal goals over the Huskies, netting her first career game-winner (4th career goal) in just the fourth minute, marking the quickest goal for the Cardinal this season ... She was also credited with the assist on FR F Kelley O'Hara's goal in the 63rd minute ... Stannard led the team with nine shots for the weekend, and now stands third in Cardinal scoring, with nine points on the year ... Stanford returns to the Bay Area for its final homestand this weekend, including a Fri., Oct. 27 game with Oregon State and a Sun., Oct. 29 matchup with Oregon.

UCLA Bruins (14-2-0, 5-0-0)
• UCLA is on an eight-game winning streak following its 1-0 win over Arizona on Friday and its 2-1 victory over Arizona State on Sunday ... The Bruins are 5-0-0 in Pac-10 play, 14-2-0 overall, and back in sole possession of first place in the Conference ... FR F Lauren Cheney scored both goals against the Sun Devils, including the game-winner which was her team- leading sixth of the season ... Cheney leads the Bruins in scoring with 26 points (13g, 0a), good enough to place her first in the league, while ranking third in the nation in goals per game (1.08) ... Cheney has scored in nine of 13 matches she has appeared in this season ... JR MF Danesha Adams scored the Bruins' lone goal against UA ... Adams has now registered three of UCLA's game-winners in the last five matches ... She is tied for sixth in the league in points, having amassed 13 through 10 games played ... Next up, the Bruins have a home series with the schools from the Northwest, taking on Washington on Fri., Oct. 27 and Washington State on Sun., Oct. 29 in Los Angeles.

USC Trojans (8-3-4, 1-1-3)
• USC went unbeaten over the weekend, picking up a 1-0 win over Arizona State on Friday, but unable to find the back of the net against Arizona on Sunday, the teams were deadlocked at 0-0 through double overtime ... The Women of Troy are 1-1-3 in Conference, 8-3-4 overall, good enough for sole possession of fifth place in the Pac-10 ... JR F Lauren Brown scored her fourth goal of the season and third game-winner when she struck unassisted in the 24th minute of play ... USC has now posted 11 shutouts this season, having racked up two more over the weekend ... The team's 0.73 shutout percentage is good enough to tie for sixth in the nation ... When JR GK Veronica Simonton went out with an injury just before halftime of the UA match, FR GK Kristin Olsen stepped in, collected five saves and helped bolster an already stingy USC defense ... The Trojans return home for a Fri., Oct. 27 meeting with Washington State, followed by a Sun., Oct. 29 game with Washington to wrap up their regular season homestands.

WASHINGTON Huskies (6-10-0, 1-4-0)
• Washington suffered two losses last weekend, a 4-1 defeat at the hands of No. 18 California on Friday and a 2-0 loss to No. 19 Stanford on Sunday ... The Huskies are 1-4-0 in Pac-10 play, 6-10-0 overall ... SO F Melissa Beal scored for UW in just the fifth minute of play against the Bears, but the team was unable to answer Cal's next four goals ... SR GK Kelsey Rasmussen collected six saves on the weekend, including three in each game, increasing her career total to 258, which is the second-highest figure in Husky history ... The road does not get any easier for Washington as it heads south to take on first place and third-ranked UCLA on Fri., Oct. 27, as well as the 23rd-ranked USC Trojans on Sun., Oct. 29.

WASHINGTON STATE Cougars (8-5-3, 3-1-1)
• Washington State put together a solid weekend, upsetting No. 18 California, 2-0, on Sunday, following a close 1-0 loss to No. 19 Stanford two days prior ... The Cougars are 3-1-1 in the Pac-10, 8-5-3 overall to own sole possession of fourth place in the Conference ... JR GK Brynn Bemis gave up just her first goal in league play over the weekend, now boasting a 0.58 goals against average for the season, which places her at No. 23 in the nation ... Bemis recorded a career-high nine saves against the Cardinal and made five stops in the match with the Bears to bring her 2006 total to 43 ... The Coeur d'Alene, Idaho native boasts a .878 save percentage and currently leads the Pac-10 in that category, ranking 17th overall in the country ... Bemis is tied for second in the league for shutouts per game with 0.50 (5 total) ... The Cougars have a pivotal weekend ahead of them as they head to Los Angeles to take on No. 23 USC on Fri., Oct. 27 and third-ranked UCLA on Sun., Oct. 29 ... Last season, WSU held the Bruins scoreless for just the second time to date when the two teams met on Oct. 23, the game ending in a 0-0 double overtime tie.

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. 17-23, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

The Ducks only played one match over the weekend, but it proved historical for both Garbin and the team. Garbin scored a golden goal 3:50 into overtime to lead Oregon to a 2-1 defeat of rival Oregon State. It was her 31st career goal, tying Chalise Baysa (1998-01) for the all-time Oregon record. The goal was especially fitting coming from Garbin, a sixth-year senior and Oregon's most decorated player, as the victory guaranteed Oregon (10-5-1) a winning season for the first time in program history, and set single-season records for wins and Pac-10 wins (4).

Garbin, a Wailuku, Hawaii native, currently leads the Pac-10 in shots (69) and is second in goals with nine this season. Her game-winner against the Beavers was her seventh of the season, most in the Conference.

The award is the second for Garbin in just the past three weeks and third of her career. She also was honored for the week of Oct. 3-9 this year and once in 2003. Garbin is now tied with six other former Pac-10 standouts for the most career Player of the Week awards. She has half of Oregon's six total awards.

The second-place Ducks face perhaps the toughest road trip of their season this weekend as they travel to face California and Stanford.

ALSO NOMINATED: Katie Ratican, Sr., F, CAL; Kristin Stannard, Fr., MF, STAN; Lauren Cheney, Fr., F, UCLA; Lauren Brown, Jr., F, 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; Oct. 24- Nicole Garbin, Sr., F, Oregon.

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