This Week in Pac-10 Women's Soccer
Oct. 31, 2006
**Through matches of Sun., Oct. 29**
1. UCLA (21) 7-0-0, 1.000; 16-2-0, .889
2. Stanford (19) 6-1-1, .813; 13-5-1, .711
3. Oregon (14) 4-1-2, .714; 10-6-2, .611
4. Washington State (11) 3-2-2, .571; 8-6-4, .556
5. USC (10) 2-1-4, .571; 9-3-5, .676
6. California (9) 2-3-3, .438; 9-4-5, .639
7. Arizona State (6) 2-5-0, .286; 7-8-2, .471
8. Arizona (5) 1-4-2, .286; 8-8-2, .500
9. Oregon State (3) 1-6-0, .143; 8-8-2, .500
Washington (3) 1-6-0, .143; 6-12-0, .333
The Conference champion is determined by highest number of points (TP); Win = 3 pts, Tie = 1 pt, Loss = 0 pts.
Fri., Oct. 27
CALIFORNIA 0, OREGON 0 (2OT)
STANFORD 2, OREGON STATE 0
UCLA 2, WASHINGTON 0
USC 0, WASHINGTON STATE 0 (2OT)
Sat., Oct. 28
ARIZONA STATE 4, ARIZONA 0
Sun., Oct. 29
CALIFORNIA 2, OREGON STATE 0
STANFORD 1, OREGON 0
UCLA 2, WASHINGTON STATE 0
USC 2, WASHINGTON 0
THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE
Santa Clara at CALIFORNIA, 3 p.m.
ARIZONA at WASHINGTON, 7 p.m.
2005: 1-0 (ARIZ)
ARIZONA STATE at WASHINGTON STATE, 2 p.m.
2005: 4-2 (ASU)
UCLA at OREGON, 7 p.m.
2005: 3-0 (UCLA)
USC at OREGON STATE, 5 p.m.
2005: 0-0 (2OT)
ARIZONA at WASHINGTON STATE, 11 a.m.
2005: 2-1 (2OT) (WSU)
ARIZONA STATE at WASHINGTON, 12 noon
2005: 3-0 (ASU)
STANFORD at CALIFORNIA, 1 p.m.
2005: 2-0 (CAL)
USC at OREGON, 1 p.m.
2005: 2-1 (USC)
UCLA at OREGON STATE, 11 a.m.
2005: 3-0 (UCLA)
All times are local to game sites.
PAC-10 ON TV
Date Women's Soccer Time TV
Mon., Nov. 6 DI Selection Show 12 noon ESPNEWS
NEWS AND NOTES
The 2006 Pac-10 title is up for grabs this weekend as UCLA (7-0-0, 16-2-0) can control its own destiny with a win on Friday, reaching 24 points on the season and making it mathematically impossible for another team to catch the Bruins ... Sitting in second place is STANFORD (6-1-1, 13-5-1) which needs a combination of things to happen in order for it to share or claim the title outright ... The Oregon schools will host both UCLA and USC (2-1-4, 9-3-5) this weekend as teams jockey for postseason positioning.
Games on the docket this week, include Santa Clara at CALIFORNIA (2-3-3, 9-4-5) on Wed., Nov. 1, while the Arizona schools travel to the Pacific Northwest and traditional rivals, California and Stanford go head-to-head on Sun., Nov. 5.
The NCAA Selection Show for the 2006 Division I Women's College Cup will take place on ESPNEWS on Mon., Nov. 6 as a half-hour segment between 12 noon and 1 p.m. ... The exact time slot has yet to be decided.
ARIZONA Wildcats (8-8-2, 1-4-2)
Arizona dropped a 4-0 game in Tempe to in-state rival Arizona State on Saturday, bringing its record to 8-8-2 overall, 1-4-2 in Conference ... The Wildcats are in eighth place in the league standings with a road series at the Washington schools this weekend ... UA will take on the Huskies on Fri., Nov. 3 and the Cougars on Sun., Nov. 5 ... Despite starting off the season with a four-match win streak in September, the Wildcats have dropped three of their last four games ... Offensively, Arizona is in much need of some scoring production as the team has not put a goal in net in its last 448 minutes of play ... The team has faced seven teams in the national Top-25 rankings, as well, and has not fared well (0-5-2) in those matches ... Look for the team to bounce back this weekend and end on a positive note ... Last season, UA split with the NW teams, picking up a 1-0 win over Washington.
ARIZONA STATE Sun Devils (7-8-2, 2-5-0)
Arizona State put the hurt on over the weekend, posting a 4-0 win over traditional rival Arizona, upping its overall record to 7-8-2, 2-5-0 in the Pac-10 ... The four goals scored ties the most in one match in the series after ASU won 4-2 in the first meeting (1996) and 4-0 during the 1999 campaign, both of which came in Tucson ... The Sun Devils now own an 11-0-1 all-time series advantage over the Wildcats ... JR MF Alissa Oldenkamp turned in a career performance Saturday night, scoring the third and fourth goals of the match, both from well outside the 18-yard box, after collecting an assist on the second goal of the match ... She now is second on the team in points (9) and assists (3) while sitting third in goals (3) after recording only 4 points last year (4 assists) ... Oldenkamp came into the match having scored just one career goal (earlier this season) ... Next up, Arizona State will travel to Washington State for a Fri., Nov. 3 game, and then to Washington for a Sun., Nov. 5 contest to conclude the 2006 regular season.
CALIFORNIA Golden Bears (9-4-5, 2-3-3)
California went unbeaten over the weekend, posting a 0-0 double overtime tie with Oregon on Friday, only to come back and beat Oregon State 2-0 on Sunday ... The Bears are 2-3-3 in league play, 9-4-5 overall for sixth place in the Pac-10 ... FR F Lisa Kevorkian tallied her first three points of the season (1 goal, 1 assist) to lead California to the triumph over the Beavers ... She netted what held up to be the game-winning goal in the 51st minute and added an assist in the 66th minute ... In the tie against Oregon, Kevorkian tied for team-high honors with four shots ... California has a big week ahead as it plays two very important games ... The Bears have a Wed., Nov. 1 game at home against No. 4 Santa Clara, followed by a Sun., Nov. 5 home contest with No. 14 Stanford to conclude the regular season ... Both games could have big implications in the Bears' push for postseason play.
OREGON Ducks (10-6-2, 4-1-2)
Oregon has arguably the toughest back-to-back weekends of play to conclude its 2006 regular season ... The squad traveled to the Bay Area last weekend, claiming a 0-0 double overtime tie with No. 24 California, but suffered a 1-0 setback with No. 17 Stanford ... The Ducks are 10-6-2 overall, 4-1-2 in league play ... The team has another huge weekend awaiting it as No. 3 UCLA comes to town on Fri., Nov. 3 and it hosts No. 30 USC on Sun., Nov. 5 ... The weekend will have big postseason implications for UO which is seeking its first-ever NCAA bid ... SO GK Jessie Chatfield became the Ducks' all-time leader in shutouts, notching the 12th of her career on Friday ... Chatfield, who is tied for seventh in the league with five season saves, broke the school record in just her 31st appearance in net ... SR F Nicole Garbin appeared in her 74th career game on Sunday, which ties for fifth on the UO all-time list.
OREGON STATE Beavers (8-8-2, 1-6-0)
Oregon State lost two matches over the weekend by identical 2-0 scores, including defeats to No. 17 Stanford on Friday and No. 24 California on Sunday ... The Beavers are 1-6-0 in Conference play, 8-8-2 overall ... The squad has two games remaining on its regular season schedule, a Fri., Nov. 3 contest at home with No. 30 USC and a Sun., Nov. 5 home game with No. 3 UCLA ... Last season, Oregon State and USC ended in a 0-0 double overtime tie, while UCLA got the best of the Beavers, 3-0 ... OSU is 2-10-1 all-time against USC and 2-9 all-time against UCLA ... OSU held both Bay Area teams scoreless in the first half, but could not hang on as it gave up two goals apiece in each game in the second half ... SR GK Melissa Onstad tied her season high with nine saves against the Bears ... Onstad is fourth in the Pac-10 in saves (73) and sixth in saves per game (4.06) ... Oregon State ranks fourth in the Conference in points (73), averaging over four per game ... The squad is also tied for third in goals (24), while ranking fourth in goals per game (1.33).
STANFORD Cardinal (13-5-1, 6-1-1)
Stanford had another stellar weekend, posting two shutouts on its way to its third-straight Conference sweep ... The Cardinal posted a 2-0 shutout of Oregon State on Friday, followed by a 1-0 win over Oregon on Sunday ... The team is now 6-1-1 in league standings, 13-5-1 overall, good enough for sole possession of second place, while being ranked as high as 14th in this week's Soccer America poll ... SR D Rachel Buehler had an impressive weekend, anchoring a Stanford back line that allowed Oregon State just three shots and none in the second half on Friday ... Against the Ducks, she scored the game-winner in the 64th minute to lead the Cardinal to a 1-0 win ... Buehler has been the leader of the Stanford defense this season, which has posted 13 shutouts and held 15 opponents to two shots on goal or less ... The team has one game left on its regular season schedule, a Sun., Nov. 5 contest at California ... The Cardinal will be looking to avenge last season's 2-0 loss to the Golden Bears.
UCLA Bruins (16-2-0, 7-0-0)
UCLA hasn't lost a game since Sept. 22, extending its 10-game winning streak with a 2-0 win over Washington on Friday, followed by a 2-0 victory against Washington State two days later ... The Bruins are undefeated in Conference at 7-0-0, 16-2-0 overall and ranked third in all three major national polls ... The team has its final road series of the 2006 regular season as it travels to Oregon on Fri., Nov. 3 and Oregon State on Sun., Nov. 5 ... SR D Bristyn Davis, playing in her final regular season home match, scored the game-winning goal in the win over the Cougars, marking the first goal in two years for Davis, who was moved to the defense following her sophomore season ... She also assisted on UCLA's second goal in the win over Washington ... On the defensive side, she helped the Bruins post their 11th and 12th shutouts of the season ... Davis ranks fourth on the team in scoring with seven points (1g, 5a) ... UCLA will look to wrap up its fourth-straight Pac-10 title this weekend.
USC Trojans (9-3-5, 2-1-4)
USC went unbeaten for the second-consecutive weekend, posting a 0-0 double overtime tie with Washington State on Friday, followed by a 2-0 win over Washington on Friday ... The Women of Troy are 2-1-4 in league standings, 9-3-5 overall, good enough for sole possession of fifth place ... SO D Janessa Currier was solid on both ends of the field for the Trojans, anchoring the USC back line, while scoring her second career goal against the Huskies ... Currier and the USC defense allowed only two shots from Washington in the win, helping to register a new program record for USC with its 13th shutout of the year ... The team takes to the road for its final regular season road series, set to face Oregon State on Fri., Nov. 3 and Oregon on Sun., Nov. 5 ... This week's Soccer Buzz poll has the Women of Troy at No. 30 in the nation ... USC paces the league in assists per game (1.53), while ranking third in overall assists (26) ... USC's .385 goals against average ranks eighth in the nation.
WASHINGTON Huskies (6-12-0, 1-6-0)
Washington is looking to end its 2006 regular season on a positive note after it dropped two contests over the weekend, including a 2-0 game with No. 3 UCLA and a 2-0 contest with No. 23 USC ... The Huskies are 1-6-0 in Conference, 6-12-0 overall ... Washington will face Arizona on Fri., Nov. 3 and Arizona State on Sun., Nov. 5, both matches to be played at home ... SR GK Kelsey Rasmussen racked up nine saves on the weekend, bringing her season total to date to 75, which ranks third in the league ... Rasmussen also ranks fourth in saves per game (4.17) ... The team will be looking for some offensive production this weekend, having been shut out in both matches in LA ... SO F Melissa Beal leads the team with four goals.
WASHINGTON STATE Cougars (8-6-4, 3-2-2)
Washington State picked up a 0-0 double overtime tie with No. 23 USC on Friday, followed by a 2-0 loss to No. 3 UCLA on Sunday ... The Cougars are 3-2-2 in Conference, 8-6-4 overall, good enough for fourth place in the league ... The team will be looking to secure an NCAA postseason bid next Monday, following its final regular season homestand, which includes a Fri., Nov. 3 matchup with Arizona State and a Sun., Nov. 5 contest with Arizona ... Last season, WSU split its series with the Arizona schools, picking up a 2-1 double overtime win over the Wildcats ... JR GK Brynn Bemis tied her career high of nine saves against the Bruins on Sunday ... She totaled 15 saves on the weekend, having amassed six against the Women of Troy, good enough to rank her fifth in the league in saves (58) and second in saves per game (4.83) ... Bemis' save percentage of .879 ranks 13th in the nation ... Washington State ranks fifth in the Pac-10 in goals allowed, having only given up 13 scores all season ... The team also ranks fifth in goals against average (0.68).
STANFORD DEFENDER RACHEL BUEHLER NAMED PAC-10 WOMEN'S SOCCER PLAYER OF THE WEEK
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - STANFORD senior defender Rachel Buehler has been named the Pac-10 Women's Soccer Player of the Week for Oct. 24-30, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.
Buehler provided exceptional offense and defense over the weekend, leading the Cardinal to victories over Oregon State and Oregon for Stanford's third-straight Conference sweep. On Friday night, Buehler was key to the Stanford back line that allowed Oregon State just three shots and none in the second half in a 2-0 shutout win. On Sunday, in addition to her usual stern defensive presence, Buehler scored the game-winner against the Ducks in the 64th minute with a header off a corner kick. Stanford went on to blank the Ducks, 1-0, for its 13th shutout of the season. Buehler's goal was her first of the season and the third of her career.
Stanford's win over Oregon propelled the Cardinal (6-1-1) past the Ducks (4-1-2) into second place in the Conference. The Cardinal defense ranks 20th in the nation in goals against average (.572) and is tied for 10th in shutout percentage (.68).
The 14th-ranked Cardinal concludes their regular season next weekend with a match at California on Sun., Nov. 5.
This is the second Player of the Week award for Buehler, who previously won on Oct. 4, 2005. It is the 19th all-time honor for Stanford, and the fourth this season alone.
ALSO NOMINATED: Alissa Oldenkamp, Jr., MF, ASU; Lisa Kevorkian, Fr., F, CAL; Bristyn Davis, Sr., D, UCLA; Janessa Currier, So., D, USC.
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; Oct 31- Rachel Buehler, Sr., D, Stanford.