This Week in Pac-10 Women's Soccer
Oct. 28, 2008
Walnut Creek, Calif. -
AROUND THE LEAGUE
ARIZONA (8-8-0): The Wildcats showed a tough defensive effort in last weekends’ games against Stanford and California. Arizona didn’t allow a first half goal in either of the two contests. Against Stanford, JR Chelsea McIntyre recorded a career-high five saves. McIntyre, who has tallied 87 saves on the year, leads the Conference in both saves and saves per game (5.44).
ARIZONA STATE (7-5-4): In the Sun Devils’ match-up against Cal, ASU had nine players play all 110 minutes. JR Carly Kallas, who has notched three goals on the season, scored the first goal of her collegiate career using her feet against the Golden Bears. Kallas’ shot from 35 yards out went over the arms of the Cal goalkeeper.
CALIFORNIA (10-5-1): The Bears, who finished last weekend 1-0-1 against the Arizona schools, scored all their points in the second half of play. Cal, down 2-0 against Arizona State, rallied in the second half to tie the Sun Devils 2-2 in double overtime. Against the Wildcats, California emerged from a 0-0 tie at the half to score two goals and secure the win.
OREGON (7-7-2): The Oregon defense held Washington State to an opponent low four shots in last weekend’s game. The Ducks out shot the Cougars 17-4 in the game. However, they came up short in the second overtime period, losing to WSU 2-1.
OREGON STATE (6-7-2): The Beavers earned their first victory over a nationally-ranked opponent for the first time since a 2-1 victory over No. 8 Wake Forest in 2005, when Oregon State beat 22nd-ranked Washington State in Corvallis, Ore., 3-2. JR MF Melissa Peck led the Beavers’ offensive effort, scoring the team’s first goal and assisting on the other two.
STANFORD (16-0-1): In a highly anticipated Conference match-up, the 6-0-0 Stanford Cardinal will face the only other undefeated Conference team, the UCLA Bruins this Friday in Los Angeles. Stanford currently leads the Conference in five major categories including points (10.00 per game), goals (56), goals per game (3.29), assists (3.41) and assists per game (3.41). On the season, Stanford has registered 15 games with three or more goals scored, including four five-goal games.
UCLA (14-0-2): SR GK Ashley Thompson continues to lead the nation in goals against average (.196) and save percentage (.942). The UCLA Bruins have only allowed three goals all season, earning 13 shutouts in 16 games. The Bruins currently have a 44-game home unbeaten streak on the line, as they host Conference leader Stanford on Friday.
USC (12-3-1): The Women of Troy brought in a record-setting crowd in their close loss to Conference rival UCLA. Playing the match-up in the Coliseum, the game drew a crowd of 7,804 fans, the largest attendance at a USC vs. UCLA women’s soccer match. The crowd also blew out of the water the previous USC record of 1,469 fans, set last season in USC’s NCAA third-round match against Florida.
WASHINGTON (12-5-0): SR MF Jenna Robison scored Washington’s game-winning goal last weekend against Oregon in the 80th minute to give the Huskies the sweep of the Oregon schools. While at Washington, four of Robison’s six career-goals have been game-winners.
WASHINGTON STATE (8-5-4): JR MF Carly Dobratz moved into a tie for seventh place on the Washington State all-time single-season game-winning goal list when she put the Cougars on top in double overtime in a 2-1 win over Oregon. Dobratz, who had three goals on the weekend, has scored six game-winning goals for her career.