This Week in Pac-10 Women's Soccer
Oct. 23, 2007
THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE
Fri., Oct. 26
*(5/2/4/4) STANFORD at ARIZONA, 7 pm
2006: 3-0 (STAN)
*(21/18/26/RV) CALIFORNIA at ARIZONA STATE, 7 pm (FSNAZ)
2006: 1-0 (CAL)
*OREGON at (RV/nr/nr/27) WASHINGTON STATE, 2 pm
2006: 0-0 (2OT)
*OREGON STATE at WASHINGTON, 7 pm
2006: 1-0 (WASH)
*(9/5/18/2) USC at (1/1/1/1) UCLA, 7:30 pm
2006: 2-1 (OT) (UCLA)
Sun., Oct. 28
*(21/18/26/RV) CALIFORNIA at ARIZONA, 1 pm
2006: 1-1 (2OT)
*(5/2/4/4) STANFORD at ARIZONA STATE, 1 pm
2006: 3-2 (STAN)
*OREGON at WASHINGTON, 12 pm
2006: 3-1 (ORE)
*OREGON STATE at (RV/nr/nr/27) WASHINGTON STATE, 12 pm
2006: 1-0 (WSU)
all times are local to game site
Fri., Oct. 19
*ARIZONA 1, OREGON STATE 0 (2OT)
*OREGON 1, ARIZONA STATE 0
*(6/20/3) USC 3, (14/24/20) CALIFORNIA 0
*(1/2/2) UCLA 2, (2/1/1) STANFORD 0
*WASHINGTON STATE 2, WASHINGTON 1
Sun., Oct. 21
*ARIZONA 2, OREGON 2 (2OT)
*ARIZONA STATE 2, OREGON STATE 1 (2OT)
*(1/2/2) UCLA 2, (14/20/24) CALIFORNIA 0
*(6/20/3) USC 1, (2/1/1) STANFORD 1 (2OT)
AROUND THE LEAGUE
With just three weeks left of regular season play, last weekend was a big one in terms of bragging rights for the top of the Conference standings ... UCLA (4-0-0, 11-1-2) came away unblemished from a Bay Area road trip against No. 2 STANFORD (1-1-1, 10-2-2) and No. 19 CALIFORNIA (0-3-0, 8-5-0) that saw the Bruins pick up 2-0 identical wins ... SO F Lauren Cheney, who leads the nation in goals per game average (1.154), had a hand in all four UCLA scores, including three goals and one assist ... She has tallied either a goal or an assist in 11 of 14 matches this season ... USC (3-0-1, 11-1-2) also went unbeaten on the reverse side of that road trip, picking up a 3-0 win over California and a 1-1 double-overtime tie with Stanford ... SR F Lauren Brown recorded a goal and two assists over the weekend for the Trojans, extending their unbeaten streak to 10 straight games ... UCLA and USC will meet Fri., Oct. 26, which should prove to be a very important matchup ... California SO GK Rosie Aguilera earned her first career start against UCLA on Sunday ... The Bears will look to get in the win column with a road trip to the desert this weekend ... Stanford is ranked as high as No. 2 in this week's Soccer America poll ... ARIZONA (1-2-1, 6-8-1) earned a win and a tie last weekend as JR F London King scored two goals, including the game-winner in the second overtime period against OREGON STATE (0-4-0, 7-7-1) on Friday ... ARIZONA STATE (3-1-0, 9-6-0) is in sole possession of third place in the Conference after it split its road series last weekend ... FR MF Alexandra Elston score the game-winning goal in overtime for the second straight week ... Her two goals were the second and third of her career, and helped ASU to the 2-1 overtime win over the Beavers ... OSU SR F Jodie Taylor ranks 13th in the nation with a 0.80 goals per game average ... Oregon State will look to get back on the winning track with a trip North to the Washington schools this weekend ... OREGON (1-2-1, 8-6-1) also had a strong weekend as it posted a 1-0 win over Arizona State on Friday, followed by a 2-2 double-overtime tie with Arizona on Sunday ... Oregon's 27 goals are three more than the Ducks scored all of last season, and just five shy of the school's modern record of 32 set in 2001 ... In addition, five different players have scored at least three goals for the Ducks this season ... WASHINGTON (1-2-0, 4-9-0) and WASHINGTON STATE (2-1-0, 9-2-2) went head-to-head last Friday with the Cougars coming away with the 2-1 win ... SO F Kiersten Dallstream scored the game-winning goal on her only shot of the night ... Dallstream leads the team with eight scores, which also ranks third in the Pac-10 ... Husky SR F Shuree Hyatt put the team on the scoreboard with a 12-yard strike ... Hyatt leads the team with five goals on the year ... Both teams will be at home this weekend with contests against Oregon and Oregon State.
UCLA FORWARD LAUREN CHENEY NAMED PAC-10 WOMEN'S SOCCER PLAYER OF THE WEEK
WALNUT CREEK, Calif.-- UCLA sophomore forward Lauren Cheney has been named the Pac-10 Women's Soccer Player of the Week for Oct. 16-22, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.
Cheney becomes the second player since the award's inception in 1996 to receive the accolade three times in one season. Oregon's Nicole Garbin was the first to accomplish the feat as she received the award on Oct. 10, Oct. 24, and Nov. 6, 2006.
Cheney, from Indianapolis, Ind., currently leads the nation in goals per game (1.154) while leading the Pac-10 in scoring with 38 points (16g, 6a) after another seven point weekend that helped guide the No. 1 Bruins to huge wins over No. 2 Stanford and No. 19 California.
The sophomore scored UCLA's first goal on a penalty kick and assisted on the Bruins' second goal in their 2-0 victory over the No. 2 Cardinal on Friday evening.
Cheney may have been even more impressive on Sunday afternoon, scoring both UCLA goals in another 2-0 victory. She has tallied either a goal or an assist in 11 of 14 matches this season.
UCLA (11-1-2) took over sole possession of first place in the Conference following the impressive weekend and remains the only unbeaten and untied team in Pac-10 competition. The Bruins will look to continue their unbeaten streak, which currently sits at 13 games, as they face cross-town rival USC on Fri., Oct. 26 at 7:30 p.m.
This is Cheney's third weekly honor of the year, as she received the award on Sept. 25 and Oct. 9 as well, and the 21st all-time award for the Bruins. The top-ranked Bruins have claimed four of the eight player of the week awards this year.
Also Nominated: London King, Jr., F, ARIZ; Alexandra Elston, Fr., M, ASU; Rosie Aguilera, RSo., GK, CAL; Lauren Brown, Sr., F, USC; Kiersten Dallstream, So., F, WSU.
2007 PAC-10 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: Sept. 4- Jodie Taylor, Sr., F, OSU; Sept. 11- Danesha Adams, Sr., M/F, UCLA; Sept. 18- Brynn Bemis, Sr., GK, WSU; Sept. 25- Lauren Cheney, So., F, UCLA; Oct. 2- Alex Morgan, Fr., F, CAL; Oct. 8- Lauren Cheney, So., F, UCLA; Oct. 15- Kristin Olsen, So. GK, USC; Oct. 23- Lauren Cheney, So., F, UCLA.