This Week in Pac-10 Women's Soccer

Nov. 6, 2006

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Wed., Nov. 1CALIFORNIA 1, Santa Clara 0 (OT)




NCAA FIRST ROUND -- Fri. Nov., 10

Los Angeles, Calif., UCLA Host(2) UCLA vs. UNLV (9-10-3), 5:30 p.m.

Santa Clara, Calif., Santa Clara Host(1) Santa Clara (15-4-1) vs. USC, 4 p.m.

STANFORD vs. Nevada (13-4-4), 7 p.m.

Tallahassee, Fla., Florida State HostCALIFORNIA vs. Auburn (11-5-3), 8 p.m.

NCAA SECOND ROUND -- Sun., Nov. 12

Los Angeles, Calif., UCLA Host(2) UCLA/UNLV vs. Cal State Fullerton (11-7-2)/LMU (10-2-6), 1 p.m.

Santa Clara, Calif., Santa Clara Host(1) Santa Clara/USC vs. STANFORD/Nevada, 1 p.m.

Tallahassee, Fla., Florida State HostCALIFORNIA/Auburn vs. (2) Florida St. (14-3-4)/J'ville (11-9-1), 1 p.m.

NCAA THIRD ROUND -- Fri.-Sun., Nov. 17-19

NCAA QUARTERFINALS -- Fri.-Sun., Nov. 24-26

NCAA COLLEGE CUP -- Fri. & Sun., Dec. 1 & 3SAS Soccer ParkCary, North CarolinaESPN2

All times are local to game sites.


• Four Pac-10 women's soccer teams heard their names called on NCAA Selection Monday, as CALIFORNIA (11-4-5), STANFORD (13-6-1), UCLA (17-3-0) and USC (10-4-5) all earned bids to NCAA postseason play ... The Bruins, who went as the Pac-10's automatic qualifier by virtue of clinching the 2006 Conference championship, were named a No. 2 regional seed ... The Bears will travel to Florida to take on Auburn, while the Women of Troy and the Cardinal will compete in the same portion of the bracket, heading to Santa Clara for first and second round action ... For the ninth-straight year, the Pac-10 received at least four Tournament bids.

• The 2006 NCAA Women's College Cup semifinals and finals will take place at the SAS Soccer Park in Cary, N.C., and both games will be televised on ESPN2.


ARIZONA Wildcats (8-10-2, 1-6-2)
• Arizona dropped its final two games of the 2006 regular season, including a 3-2 overtime match with Washington on Friday and a 1-0 game with Washington State on Sunday ... The Wildcats finish the year at 1-6-2 in Conference, 8-10-2 overall ... The two goals for UA were the first since the Oct. 13 match with California ... FR F Jasmine Namdar and SO F London King both scored for the Wildcats against UW, but the team was not able to hang on for the win in overtime ... SO GK Chelsea McIntyre picked up 10 more saves on the weekend to bring her season total to 109 ... She leads the league by far and away in this category, averaging 5.45 saves per game ... Arizona finished the regular season with a league-leading 115 total saves.

ARIZONA STATE Sun Devils (8-8-3, 3-5-1)
• Arizona State finished on a great note, picking up a 2-1 win over Washington State on Friday, followed up by a 1-1 double overtime tie with Washington on Sunday ... The Sun Devils end up with an even .500 record at 8-8-3 overall, 3-5-1 in Conference ... The team came back to score two second-half goals to defeat the Cougars ... JR D Lauren Niblett scored her first collegiate goal in the win ... Niblett also helped anchor a young defensive unit (one senior transfer and two freshmen) that limited opponents to a school-record 17 goals allowed this season (previous low was 23) ... SR GK Kim Bingham and JR D Kylen Felts were named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District VIII First Team.

CALIFORNIA Golden Bears (11-4-5, 3-3-3)
• California had a stellar final week of regular season play, picking up a 1-0 overtime upset of No. 4 Santa Clara on Wednesday, followed by a 1-0 upset of No. 15 Stanford on Sunday ... Cal earned its 14th playoff selection, and eighth in head coach Kevin Boyd's 10 years, after garnering an at-large selection to this year's NCAA Tournament ... The team will take on Auburn in the opening round Fri., Nov. 10, at 8 p.m. EST in Tallahassee, Fla. ... The winner meets the winner of the No. 2-seeded Florida State (14-3-4) - Jacksonville (11-9-1) first-round contest on Sunday, Nov. 12 at 1 p.m. EST ... The Bears have never faced Auburn or Jacksonville and is 0-1 all-time against the Seminoles, falling to FSU in the third round of last year's tournament ... The Bears are 2-1-3 against teams selected to this year's NCAA College Cup, with wins coming against the Broncos and Cardinal ... The ties were to Cal State Fullerton, USC and Vanderbilt, while the lone loss was to UCLA ... Boyd, the winningest coach in Cal women's soccer history, has led the Bears to the playoffs in eight of his 10 years at the helm of the program ... Cal is tied fo second in the Pac-10 in goals allowed (12).

OREGON Ducks (12-6-2, 6-1-2)
• Oregon couldn't have had a better end to the regular season as it posted a 2-1 overtime upset of No. 3 UCLA on Friday, followed by a 3-1 win over No. 30 USC on Sunday ... The Ducks finish in second place in the Pac-10 with a 6-1-2 record, 12-6-2 overall, narrowly missing the NCAA Tournament, their first such legitimate consideration ... SR F Nicole Garbin recorded six points on the weekend, breaking her own single-season records for goals (12), game-winning goals (8), points (25) and shots (84) ... She scored the game-winning goal in each of Oregon's six Pac-10 victories in 2006 ... Garbin played in her school-record 76th career game Sunday - one of 19 school records she now owns ... Coupled with Friday's 2-1 upset, Sunday's win marked Oregon's first-ever sweep of the L.A. schools, and just the third Pac-10 sweep in program history -- one of which came earlier this season against Arizona and Arizona State.

OREGON STATE Beavers (8-10-2, 1-8-0)
• Oregon State dropped its final two games of the regular season, a 3-1 defeat to No. 30 USC on Friday and a 4-0 loss to No. 3 UCLA on Sunday ... The Beavers finish at 1-8-0 in Conference, 8-10-2 overall ... JR F Jodie Taylor scored OSU's lone goal over the weekend, as she earned her team-high eighth goal of the season, and the 33rd of her career ... She needs just one more goal to tie the Oregon State career record of 34, set by Val Williams from 1994-95 ... SO D McKenna Martindale was named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District VIII Third Team ... Martindale played in all 19 games this season, starting 11, notching one assist.

STANFORD Cardinal (13-6-1, 6-2-1)
• Stanford dropped its final regular season match, a 1-0 loss to Bay Area rival California on Sunday ... The Cardinal are 13-6-1 overall, 6-2-1 in Conference play and have earned their ninth-straight NCAA Tournament bid ... The team will face Nevada in the Santa Clara portion of the bracket, taking on the Wolfpack on Fri., Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. ... Nevada finished tied for third in the Western Athletic Conference, but earned an automatic bid with a shootout win over Fresno State in the WAC Tournament on Sunday ... This will be the first meeting between the Cardinal and the Wolfpack ... The winner will face the winner of the top-seeded Santa Clara-USC match ... JR GK Erica Holland recorded a season-high six saves in the match against the Bears ... Holland, who ranks atop the league in goals against average (0.13), save percentage (.950) and who has only given up one goal all season, made a series of impressive saves to single-handedly keep the Bears off the board until the final minute of the game ... The Cardinal will be looking to avenge last season's early dismissal from the NCAA Tournament, as the team was bounced 2-0 to St. Louis.

UCLA Bruins (17-3-0, 8-1-0)
• UCLA had its 10-game win streak snapped on Friday, as Oregon defeated the Bruins 2-1 in overtime in Eugene ... The Bruins rebounded, however, to clinch their fourth-straight Pac-10 title with a 4-0 rout of Oregon State on Sunday ... The team earned a No. 2 regional seed in the 2006 NCAA Tournament and the right to host as it will take on UNLV on Fri., Nov. 10 at 5:30 p.m. ... The winner of this match will take on the winner of the LMU and Cal State Fullerton match ... The Bruins, who have played in the NCAA College Cup in the past three years, own a combined record of 20-0 against UNLV, LMU and Cal State Fullerton ... FR F Lauren Cheney tied the UCLA freshman record for game-winning goals with her seventh of the season in the Bruins' victory over Oregon State on Sunday afternoon ... It marked her Conference-leading 15th goal of the season ... Cheney also leads the league in shots per game (4.81), points (30), points per game (1.88) and goals per game (0.94) ... UCLA paces the Conference in shots (364), points (108), goals (39), goals per game (1.95) and assists (30) ... The team is outscoring its opponents by a +1.35 advantage ... Defensively, UCLA is tied for second having given up just 12 scores all season, which gives the team a 0.59 goals against average, ranking third in the Pac-10.

USC Trojans (10-4-5, 3-2-4)
• USC split its final regular season series with the Oregon schools, picking up a 3-1 win over Oregon State on Friday, but dropping a 3-1 decision to Oregon on Sunday ... The Women of Troy claimed sole possession of fifth place in the Conference with a 3-2-4 Pac-10 record, 10-4-5 overall ... USC secured its second-straight trip to the NCAA College Cup, earning a spot in the 64-team field with a trip to Santa Clara for the first round ... The Women of Troy will square off against the top-seeded Broncos at 4 p.m. on Fri., Nov. 10 ... USC is 2-1 all-time against Santa Clara, having won 3-0 their last clash at Santa Clara in 2003 ... The winner of that match will move on to the second round against either Stanford or Nevada ... USC is led in scoring by SR MF Rosa Anna Tantillo, who scored her 25th career goal against Oregon, and finished the regular season with 19 points (5 goals, 9 assists) ... JR F Lauren Brown is next with 12 points (4 goals, 4 assists) ... Defensively, USC strung together six-straight shutouts to set a program record earlier this year, and set a new program season mark with 13 total shutouts ... JR GK Veronica Simonton posted solo shutouts in 10 of her 18 starts this year.

WASHINGTON Huskies (7-12-1, 2-6-1)
• Washington finished the 2006 season in superb fashion, notching a 3-2 overtime win over Arizona on Friday, followed by a 1-1 double overtime tie with Arizona State on Sunday ... The Huskies finish the year in sole possession of eighth place in the Conference with a 2-6-1 record, 7-12-1 overall ... The three goals scored against UA ended a 355-minute scoring drought, as JR F Katy Dowling, SO MF Jenna Robison and SO F Melissa Beal got the Huskies on the scoreboard ... SR GK Kelsey Rasmussen finished her career with 269 saves, good enough to rank second among all-time Huskies, trailing only the school record of 325 compiled from 1999 to 2002 by current U.S. National Team goalkeeper Hope Solo.

WASHINGTON STATE Cougars (9-7-4, 4-3-2)
• Washington State tallied a 1-0 win over Arizona on Sunday after it dropped a close 2-1 game with Arizona State on Friday ... The Cougars conclude the 2006 regular season in sole possession of fourth place in the Conference with a 4-3-2 record, 9-7-4 overall ... The victory over UA marked the 10th time this season that the Cougars have shut out an opponent, which ties a school record ... WSU also set the single-season record for fewest goals allowed with only 15 goals getting past the Cougar defensive line ... The 15 goals allowed ranks WSU fifth in the Conference, while its 0.71 goals against average also ranked fifth ... JR F Brooke Bemis was named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District VIII Third Team ... Bemis appeared in 13 games for the Cougars during the 2006-07 season ... Her only goal this year came in the season-opener against UNLV in WSU's 2-1 victory ... Brooke's sister, JR GK Brynn Bemis recorded her 10th shutout of the season which tied the current school record ... Bemis' goals against average of 0.69 is the lowest single season total in Cougar soccer history.


WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - OREGON senior forward Nicole Garbin has been named the Pac-10 Women's Soccer Player of the Week for Oct. 31-Nov. 6, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Garbin had a huge weekend in her final regular-season home matches, scoring both game-winning goals in Oregon's victories over No. 3 UCLA and USC. Both wins were landmarks for the Oregon program, and secured a second-place Conference finish while making an emphatic statement in favor of Oregon making its first NCAA Tournament.

On Friday, Garbin settled a double overtime thriller with the Bruins, scoring from seven yards out off a throw-in by teammate Allison Newton in the 108th minute for a 2-1 Ducks win that snapped UCLA's 10-match win streak. It was Oregon's first ever win over a top-five team and just the third against a ranked team. Sunday, Oregon completed its first sweep of the Los Angeles schools, as Garbin scored two more goals in a 3-1 win over the Trojans. The win was Oregon's first against USC.

With her three goals over the weekend, Garbin broke her own single-season records for goals (12), game-winning goals (9), points (25) and shots (84). She scored the game-winning goal in each of Oregon's six Pac-10 victories in 2006. Last but not least, Garbin took sole possesssion of Oregon's career goals record with 34, passing Chalise Baysa (1998-2000).

Oregon, which was picked to finish last in the Conference in the preseason coaches poll, set school records for wins and Conference wins this year, finishing 12-6-2 and 6-1-2 in the Pac-10. The second-place Pac-10 finish is far and away Oregon's strongest showing, having never finished higher than seventh prior to this season.

Over the past five weeks, Garbin has taken home three Player of the Week honors, the first player ever to win three in one season. With the addition of her win as a sophomore in 2003, Garbin is now the first player in Pac-10 history to win four Player of the Week honors for a career. Oregon has received seven awards all-time, four this season.

ALSO NOMINATED: Lauren Niblett, Jr., D, ASU; Stephanie Wieger, Fr., F, CAL; Erica Holland, Jr., GK, STAN; Lauren Cheney, Fr., F, UCLA; 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; Oct 31- Rachel Buehler, Sr., D, Stanford; Nov. 6- Nicole Garbin, Sr., F, Oregon.

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