This Week in Pac-10 Women's Soccer
Nov. 4, 2008
Walnut Creek, Calif. -
AROUND THE LEAGUE
ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District Women’s Soccer Team: The Pac-10 boasts 11 athletes named to the ESPN the Magazine District Eight All-Academic Team. Earning first-team honors were: Kira Maker, So., GK, Stanford; Alexandra Elston, So., M, Arizona State; Liz Harkin, Jr., D, Arizona State; Nicole Dobrzynski, Sr., D, Oregon; Allison Falk, Sr., D, Stanford; Lisa Kevorkian, So., F, California. Earning second-team honors: Leila Armini, So., M, Arizona; Allison Newton, Sr., M, Oregon; Ali Riley, Jr., D, Stanford; Jen Stoltenberg, So., F, Oregon; Kara Lang, Jr., F, UCLA.
ARIZONA (9-9-0): JR F Jasmine Namdar helped the Wildcats end their four-game skid by scoring Arizona’s game-winning goal in it’s 2-1 victory over Oregon State. Namdar’s goal ended a 432 home scoreless streak for the Wildcats. Namdar has two goals and one assist on the season for a total of five points.
ARIZONA STATE (8-6-4): In the Sun Devils’ game against Oregon State, JR MF Carly Kallas scored the game winning goal. It marked the fourth goal for Kallas on the season and moved her into second place for the most goals on the team. The win over the Beavers helped snap ASU’s three-game winless streak, where they went 0-2-1.
CALIFORNIA (10-7-1): Despite falling 0-2 in Los Angeles, SO F Alex Morgan notched five shots on the weekend, with four shots on goal. Morgan leads the Conference in shots per game (4.50) and is tied for second in the Pac-10 with a total of 72 shots on the season.
OREGON (9-7-2): The Ducks earned their first Pac-10 victories this season with a sweep of the Arizona schools. SO F Jen Stoltenberg, who was named Pac-10 women’s soccer Player of the Week, scored both of the Duck’s game winning goals. Stoltenberg also scored the second fastest goal in Oregon soccer history, scoring 24 seconds in the game against Arizona State.
OREGON STATE (6-9-2): Although the Beavers came up short against Arizona last weekend, FR F Britteny Scheffield scored the first goal of her collegiate career. Scheffield’s unassited goal at the 41-minute mark, put Oregon State on the board first. However, Arizona came out firing in the second half, scoring two goals late in the game to go ahead 2-1.
STANFORD (17-1-1): SR D Allison Falk scored her first goal of the season as the Cardinal defeated USC, 3-1. Falk has started and played in every match for Stanford over her four-year Career. Also recording a goal in the match for the Cardinal, FR F Lindsay Taylor scored her 16th goal of the season. Taylor leads the Conference in points (35), points per game (1.84), goals (16) and goals per game (16).
UCLA (16-0-2): With their win over California, the Bruins are on the verge of clinching the Pac-10 title. UCLA has won or shared the Pac-10 Championship eight times, including the last four consecutive titles. As the only undefeated team in the conference, UCLA needs to win one more game to clinch the Conference Championship.
USC (13-4-1): The Women of Troy split the weekend, winning 2-0 over California and falling to Stanford 3-1. In USC’s blanking of the Golden Bears, JR GK Kristin Olsen recorded a season high seven saves in route to the 17th shutout of her career.
WASHINGTON (12-5-1): The Huskies currently have a four-game unbeaten streak after playing 22nd-ranked Washington State to a 0-0 tie in Pullman, Wash. The Huskies outshot the Cougars 15-11 in the intrastate rivalry. Washington finishes up the Pac-10 season next weekend as they host Arizona State and Arizona at home.
WASHINGTON STATE (8-5-5): Washington and Washington State’s meeting last weekend marked the second meeting between the teams while both teams were ranked in the top-25. No. 21 Washington played No. 22 Washington State to a scoreless draw. The first meeting, in 1993, also ended in a tie. SO GK Lindsay Parlee ranks second in the Conference in saves (84) and saves per game (4.94).
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