This Week in Pac-10 Women's Soccer
Sept. 22, 2009
AROUND THE LEAGUE
ARIZONA (2-5-1) The Wildcats lost a close one to No. 18 BYU, 1-0...The Widcats held the Cougars until the 85th minute when BYU slipped a goal past RS SR Devon Warf...Warf had a strong game with seven saves, bringing her season total to 23.
ARIZONA STATE (5-1-2) SO D Katie Shepard scored her first two goals of her career to help lead the Sun Devils over Creighton, 2-1...Shepard joins JR F Karin Volpe and JR MF Alexandra Elston with one multi-goal game this season...In the 1-1 tie to Nebraska on Sunday, the ASU defense held the Cornhuskers to one goal after they had outscored their previous four opponents by a combined 29-3 (7.25 goals per game) and entered the game on a four-game win streak.
CALIFORNIA (6-1-0) The Golden Bears earned a 4-1 win over Saint Mary's, with the game-winning goal coming from JR F Alex Morgan, who also assisted on SO MF Katrin Omarsdottir's second goal of the match in the 79th minute..SR MF Katie Oakes also added a goal...Morgan leads the Bears with seven goals and 17 points...She has attempted a team-high 31 shots, 20 of those on goal.
OREGON (6-1-1) FR F Julie Armstrong scored a goal and added two assists over the weekend at the Oregon State Nike Invitational and was named one of CollegeSoccer360.com's Primetime Performers...JR F Jen Stoltenberg scored the game-winning goal in the 47th minute to beat Dartmouth, 1-0...Stoltenberg is Oregon's leading scorer with six on the season...She is ranked fourth in points (43), fifth in goals (17) and fifth in shots (118) on the Ducks' all-time career rankings.
OREGON STATE (7-1-0) Oregon State has won seven-straight games, the second-longest winning streak in school history and the longest since 1994...JR D Courtney Wetzel leads a defense that allowed only one goal and 15 shots in the two wins against Dartmouth and No. 21 Denver over the weekend...Wetzel also contributed on the offensive end with a goal against No. 21 Denver, her second of the season...In Friday's match against Dartmouth, the Beavers outshot their opponent 18-7.
STANFORD (9-0-0) Ranked No.1 in Soccer America and Soccer Times' polls for the first time this season...At 9-0, the Cardinal is off to its best start since 1994...The squad won big this weekend- 4-0 over No. 23 Colorado and 6-0 over Wisconsin to win the 15th-annual Stanford Nike Invitational...SR D Ali Riley scored her first goal of the season against Colorado on nine shots...SR F Kelley O'Hara leads the squad with 10 goals and four assists...SR F Christen Press has eight assists on the year, putting her tied for second in the NCAA statistics with 0.89 assists per game.
UCLA (6-1-1) The Bruins put up two dominating offensive performances on the weekend
, beating Utah, 6-1 and Missouri, 5-0, at the UCLA Women's Cup...RS JR D Jenna Belcher was a key factor for the Bruins on both the offensive and the defens
s, assisting on three goals and helping to hold Missouri scoreless to earn the squad's fourth shut out of the season...SR F Kristina Larsen scored twice against Mizzou and was named one of CollegeSoccer360's Primetime Players.
USC (5-3-0) The Trojans pulled out two big shutouts on the road against No. 21 Oklahoma State and Oklahoma...Freshmen led the offense over the weekend, with FR MF Courtney Garcia scoring the game winner at Oklahoma and FR F Samantha Johnson netting USC's lone goal against the Cowgirls...On the defensive end, USC was led by Pac-10 Player of the Week SR GK Kristin Olsen who made eight saves over the weekend, six of those coming against Oklahoma when the Trojans had to play a man down due to a red card.
WASHINGTON (5-2-0) The Huskies earned their second-straight shut out against Utah State in a 2-0 victory...SR F Veronica Perez scored her third goal of the season and SO MF Kate Deines netted her second...The squad outshot the Aggies 23-4 and did not allow a shot in the first half...JR F McKenna Waitley earned her team-leading third assist on Deines' goal.
WASHINGTON STATE (6-2-0) The Cougars put up two big road wins over the weekend, beating Texas, 4-0, and Stephen F. Austin, 5-0...The five goals were the most by the Cougars in one match since 2002...Nine goals in a road weekend are the most in school history...WSU's offense is potent, scoring 23 goals in non-conference matches so far this season, the most since 2002...SR F Kiersten Dallstream scored two goals in the win over Stephen F. Austin, making it her third multi-goal match of the season and sixth of her career...MF Brandi Vega became the first freshman since Megan Hyte in 2005 to score the game-winning goal in two-consecutive matches.