This Week in Pac-10 Women's Soccer
Sept. 30, 2008
Walnut Creek, Calif. -
THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE
Thurs., Oct. 2
Cal State Bakersfield at No. 5 USC, 3 p.m. PT
Fri., Oct. 3
Eastern Washington at RV WASHINGTON STATE, 3 p.m. PT
Fresno State at OREGON STATE, 5 p.m. PT
OREGON at Oklahoma, 7 p.m. CT
Pepperdine at No. 4 UCLA, 7 p.m. PT
No. 6 STANFORD at Santa Clara, 7 p.m. PT
RV WASHINGTON at No. 3 Portland, 7 p.m. PT
Sun., Oct. 5
ARIZONA at Santa Clara, 1 p.m. PT
Cal State Northridge at No. 5 USC, 1 p.m. PT
OREGON at No. 12 Oklahoma State, 1 p.m. CT
No. 3 Portland at OREGON STATE, 3 p.m. PT
San Diego at No. 4 UCLA, Noon PT
ARIZONA (6-4-0): Out of the 10 games played so far this season for Arizona, the Wildcats have forced four matches into overtime including a double overtime heartbreaker, where they lost to then No. 8 Texas 1-2. Arizona next faces Santa Clara on the road where FR F Renae Cuellar, who leads the team in goals with five, will look to add to her total.
ARIZONA STATE (6-2-3): With her third goal of the season, ASU SO MF Alexandra Elston helped the Sun Devils defeat 20th-ranked UC Santa Barbara. The score, coming in the 58th minute of the game, was the fourth game-winning goal of her career.
CALIFORNIA (7-3-0): The Golden Bears rebounded last weekend, defeating BYU, 2-1 and Santa Clara, 1-0 in double overtime, giving Cal a four-game home winning streak. SO F Alex Morgan leads the Conference in shots per game (4.67), averaging close to five shots per contest.
OREGON (6-2-1): Oregon's goalkeeper Cody Miles tallied three saves in the Ducks' victory over Weber State. Nine different players recorded shots in the game for a total of 20, but SO MF Kirstie Kuhns scored Oregon's lone goal at 47:25, securing the win for the Ducks.
OREGON STATE (5-4-0): Despite falling 1-2 to a pesky Weber State team in overtime, the Beavers were able to notch 21 shots in the game, six of them on goal. JR D/MF Red Nixon scored Oregon State's only goal of the game at 85:03 to force the game into overtime.
STANFORD (9-0-1): In last weekend's game against Saint Mary's, JR F Kelley O'Hara registered her sixth goal of the season off a loose ball to secure Stanford's 2-0 win. In the game, O'Hara also added five shots and one assist, good for three points in the contest.
UCLA (7-0-2): With her next win, UCLA head coach Jillian Ellis will pick up the 200th coaching victory of her career. Ellis currently has a record of 199-51-1. The Bruins will hope to pick up win 200 for Ellis and look to continue the nation's longest home unbeaten streak as they host Pepperdine and No. 19 San Diego State this weekend.
USC (8-1-0): Ten different USC players have scored in the past five games, accounting for 23 of the season-total 28 goals. The Women of Troy lead the Conference in goals per game, averaging 3.11. Currently, USC boasts four players on its roster tied with four goals a piece. JR F Marihelen Tomer, SO MF Alyssa Davila, FR MF Carly Butcher and SR F Nini Loucks all lead USC in scoring.
WASHINGTON (9-1-0): The Huskies 9-1 start to their season equals the best 10-game start in the program's history. Starting to garner national attention, Washington will face the No. 3 Portland Pilots on the road. The Huskies find themselves ranked or receiving votes in all the national polls including: NSCAA/Adidas, Soccer Buzz, Soccer America and Top Drawer Soccer.
WASHINGTON STATE (5-2-3): After shutting out both Gonzaga and Idaho, Washington State is currently on a three-game win streak and posted its third-straight shutout at home. This marks the first time the Cougars have shut out three opponents in a row at home since 2003.
PAC-10 IN THE WEEKLY RANKINGS
This Week (9/30)
NSCAA/adidas: UCLA (4), USC (5), Stanford (6), California (20), Washington (RV), ASU (RV), WSU (RV)
Soccer America: Stanford (2), UCLA (3), USC (5), California (18), Washington (23)
Soccer Buzz: Stanford (2), UCLA (3), USC (6), Washington (18), California, (26), ASU (RV), WSU (RV)
Top Drawer: UCLA (2), USC (5), Stanford (6), California (18), Washington (26)
PAC-10 IN THE NCAA STATISTICS
TEAM -- 2008 -- Sept. 30, 2008
Scoring Offense- Southeastern La., 4.63
8. USC, 3.11
16. Stanford, 2.90
Goals Against Average- UCLA, .106
1. UCLA, .106
3. Stanford, .293
Shutout Percentage- UCLA, .889
1. UCLA, .889
6. Stanford, .700
INDIVIDUAL -- 2008 -- Sept. 30, 2008
Points Per Game- 2-Way Tie, 3.0
36. Christen Press, Stanford, 1.8
Goals Per Game- Furtuna Velaj, Quinpc, 1.5
40t. Christen Press, Stanford, .70
40t. Veronica Perez, Washington, .70
Assists Per Game- Malorie Rutledge, LSU, 1.25
28. Jen Stoltenberg, Oregon, .63
Goals Against Average- Ashley Thompson,UCLA, .122
1. Ashley Thompson, UCLA, .122
4. Kira Maker, Stanford, .293
8. Briana Silvestri, Arizona State, .355