This Week in Pac-10 Women's Soccer
Nov. 22, 2006
**Through matches of Sun., Nov. 19**
1. UCLA (24) 8-1-0, .889; 20-3-0, .8702. Oregon (20) 6-1-2, .778; 12-6-2, .6503. Stanford (19) 6-2-1, .722; 15-6-2, .6964. Washington State (14) 4-3-2, .556; 9-7-4, .5505. USC (13) 3-2-4, .556; 11-5-5, .6436. California (12) 3-3-3, .500; 12-5-5, .6597. Arizona State (10) 3-5-1, .389; 8-8-3, .5008. Washington (7) 2-6-1, .278; 7-12-1, .3759. Arizona (5) 1-6-2, .222; 8-10-2, .45010. Oregon State (3) 1-8-0, .111; 8-10-2, .450
THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE
25th ANNUAL DIVISION I
WOMEN'S SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIP
NCAA QUARTERFINALS -- Fri.-Sun., Nov. 24-26
Fri., Nov. 24
Los Angeles, Calif.
(2) UCLA (20-3-0) vs. Portland (17-3-3), 6 p.m. PT
NCAA COLLEGE CUP -- Fri. & Sun., Dec. 1 & 3
SAS Soccer Park
Cary, North Carolina
All times are local to game sites.
NCAA FIRST ROUND -- Fri. Nov., 10
(2) UCLA 6, UNLV 1
USC 1, (1) Santa Clara 0
STANFORD 2, Nevada 1
CALIFORNIA 3, Auburn 1
NCAA SECOND ROUND -- Sun., Nov. 12
(2) UCLA 3, Cal State Fullerton 1
STANFORD 2, USC 0
(2) Florida State 3, CALIFORNIA 1
NCAA THIRD ROUND -- Fri. Nov., 17
(2) UCLA 3, (3) Florida 2
Clemson 0, STANFORD 0 (4-2 PK, Clemson)
NEWS AND NOTES
UCLA's (20-3-0) quest for the 2006 women's soccer championship continues as the Bruins take on defending national champion Portland (17-3-3) in the NCAA quarterfinals on Fri., Nov. 24 at 6 p.m. PT in Los Angeles ... It will be a rematch of last season's championship game in which the Pilots took care of the Bruins, 4-0, to claim the national title ... This weekend marks the fourth-straight appearance in the NCAA quarterfinals for UCLA ... The last time the Bruins failed to advance this far was in 2002 when Texas A&M defeated the team on penalty kicks.
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.
All-Conference honors have been announced and OREGON SR F Nicole Garbin was named Player of the Year, UCLA F Lauren Cheney was named Freshman of the Year and Oregon's Tara Erickson was named Coach of the Year.
STANFORD Cardinal (15-6-2, 6-2-1)
Stanford's run in the 2006 NCAA postseason came to end on Friday as the team lost a shootout decision (4-2) to Clemson in the third round of play ... The Cardinal end the season with a 15-6-2 overall record, 6-2-1 in Pac-10 play, good enough for a third place finish ... Stanford outshot the Tigers, 18-3, through 110 minutes of play, but could not hang on in the end for the win ... FR D/F Ali Riley led the Cardinal offense with a career-high five shots ... In the shootout, Stanford SR MF Shari Summers and FR MF Kristin Stannard both nailed their penalty kick attempts ... The Stanford defense posted its 15th shutout of the season, and held the Tigers to just two shots on goal ... SR D Rachel Buehler was named a semifinalist for the M.A.C. Hermann Trophy, considered to be the Heisman Trophy of soccer ... Stanford has just four seniors on its roster and returns the bulk of its players, including FR F Kelley O'Hara who paced the team with nine goals and 20 points ... O'Hara finished fourth in the Conference in goals scored and goals per game (0.53) ... Stanford's 15 shutouts led the league.
UCLA Bruins (20-3-0, 8-1-0)
No. 2 UCLA advanced to the NCAA quarterfinals with a 3-2 win over third-seeded Florida on Friday at Drake Stadium ... Despite getting behind early, the Bruins responded with three straight goals to put the Gators away for good, bringing their record to 20-3-0 on the season ... UCLA's win over Florida marked the fourth time in program history that it has reached the 20-win plateau ... The Bruins have previously reached 20 wins in 2001 (20-3), 2003 (20-2-3) and 2005 (22-2-2) ... With its victory over Florida, UCLA upped its home unbeaten streak to 26 matches ... The Bruins have not lost at home since a 1-0 defeat to Penn State on Sept. 9, 2005 ... UCLA will host defending national champion Portland on Fri., Nov. 24 at 6 p.m. in Los Angeles ... The winner of this match will face the winner of the (1) North Carolina- (2) Texas A&M game in the semifinals on Fri., Dec. 1 ... UCLA owns a 3-1 all-time advantage over the Pilots, however, in last season's championship final, Portland defeated UCLA, 4-0 ... F Lauren Cheney, Pac-10 Freshman of the Year, set a UCLA freshman record for goals, knocking in her 18th of the season in the round of 16 win ... Cheney leads the Conference in shots (90), shots per game (4.74), points (37), points per game (1.95), goals (18), goals per game (0.95) and is tied for second in game-winning goals with seven ... JR GK Valerie Henderson also set a UCLA record as she recorded her 53rd career win in the 6-1 rout of UNLV in the NCAA's opening round, becoming the school's all-time leader ... Henderson now has 17 wins on the season and 55 in her career ... She has also collected eight shutouts on the year, good enough to rank second in the league.