UCLA's Larsen Named Pac-10 Women's Soccer Player of the Week

Oct. 28, 2008

Walnut Creek, Calif. -

POW 10-28

UCLA junior forward Kristina Larsen was named Pac-10 Women's Soccer Player of the Week for Oct. 21-Oct.27, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Larsen, a native of Mission Viejo, Calif., came off the bench to lead UCLA to a 2-1 victory over ninth-ranked USC in front of a record-setting crowd of 7,804 fans at the L.A. Coliseum. Larsen accounted for all of the Bruins' scoring in the game, recording the first goal of the game in the 27th minute and the game-winning goal at the 60:30 mark to finally put away the Women of Troy. Larsen's game-winning goal is her fourth on the season.

With her two goals in the game, Larson's season total increases to nine, which ties the team lead for most goals with fellow junior forward Lauren Cheney.

The fourth-ranked Bruins remain unbeaten on the season and have recorded 13 shutouts this year. UCLA puts its 44-game home unbeaten streak on the line when it hosts Conference leader Stanford in Los Angeles.

This is Larsen's second Pac-10 honor of the season and fourth honor for UCLA this year.

Also nominated: Katie Benz, Fr., F, California; Cody Miles, Fr., GK, Oregon; Teresa Noyola, Fr., MF, Stanford; Jenna Robison, Sr., MF, Washington; Carly Dobratz, Jr., MF, Washington State.

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