This Week in Pac-10 Women's Soccer
Oct. 15, 2007
AROUND THE LEAGUE
The first weekend of Pac-10 play is in the books, and this year'schampion is anybody's guess as there are solid teams top tobottom ... ARIZONA STATE (2-0-0, 8-5-0), STANFORD (1-0-0, 10-1-1), UCLA (2-0-0, 9-1-2) and USC (2-0-0, 10-1-1) all came away unbeaten on the weekend as the Trojans, Bruins and Sun Devils are in a tie for first place in the Pac-10 with six points a piece ... The Cardinalhave three points as they faced their traditional rival, CALIFORNIA(0-1-0, 8-3-0) on Sunday ... ASU SO MF Carly Kallas helped her teamtake a 3-0 win over WASHINGTON (1-1-0, 4-8-0) on Friday, followed bya 1-0 overtime defeat of No. 25 WASHINGTON STATE (1-1-0, 8-2-2) onSunday ... Kallas earned one assist against UW, and was instrumentalcontrolling the center of the field to help post two Sun Devilshutouts ... The Cougars' overtime defeat was just their second lossall season, as they were coming off the heels of a 3-1 win overARIZONA (0-2-0, 5-8-0) on Friday ... Cougar SO F Kiersten Dallstreamtallied two goals in the win, bringing her season total to sevengoals ... She also notched her second game-winner and second two-goalmatch on the year ... The Wildcats will play at the Oregon schoolsthis weekend ... UA split with the two teams last year, picking up a2-0 win over the Beavers ... OREGON (0-2-0, 7-6-0) and OREGON STATE(0-2-0, 7-5-1) are looking to get in the Pac-10 win column thisweekend with a pair of home games each ... Washington and WashingtonState will play their rival game this Fri., Oct. 19 in Seattle ...Husky SR F Shuree Hyatt scored her team-leading fourth goal on theyear in the win over Arizona ... In the marquee matchups of the week,the Los Angeles schools will travel to the Bay Area for showdownsthat will not only factor in the Conference race, but the nationalscene, as well ... Depending on which poll you reference, No. 1Stanford (Top Drawer Soccer/Soccer Buzz) will host No. 1 UCLA (SoccerAmerica) on Fri., Oct. 19, as well as No. 3 USC (Soccer Buzz) onSun., Oct. 21 ... No. 14 California (Soccer America) will also takeon both schools in reverse order ... This week's Soccer Buzz pollhas the top three teams as: No. 1 Stanford, No. 2 UCLA and No. 3USC ... Golden Bear JR F Valerie Barnes registered a goal and anassist against Stanford on Sunday, her first game back sincesuffering a knee injury at Cal State Fullerton on Sept. 14 ... In thesame game, Cardinal SO F Kelley O'Hara added a goal and an assist ofher own, notching her fourth score and assist of the season ...O'Hara also drew a penalty kick which led to another Stanfordscore ... It was the fourth penalty kick she has drawn this year,despite missing three games mid-season ... USC SO GK Kristin Olsenwas named Pac-10 Player of the Week for her two-game performance,which included two shutouts and five saves ... Now unbeaten for eightstraight games, USC has tallied eight shutouts on the year ... UCLASO F Lauren Cheney scored two more goals in the 3-0 win over Oregonon Sunday ... Cheney leads the Pac-10 in goals (13) and points (31).