This Week in Pac-10 Women's Soccer
Oct. 27, 2009
THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE
Fri., Oct. 30
Sun., Nov. 1
LAST WEEK'S RESULTS
Fri., Oct. 23
SUN., Oct. 25
AROUND THE LEAGUE
ARIZONA (4-11-1, 1-4-0)
The Wildcats beat in-state rival Arizona State for only the second time in school history, 2-1 in double overtime...RS SR GK Devon Wharf was stellar in goal, making seven saves, four of which came in the second half and in the first overtime...For her efforts, Wharf was named Pac-10 Player of the Week...RS JR MF Alex Davis scored her first goal of the season to put the score at 1-0, and broke the Wildcats' scoreless streak of 463 minutes...FR D Alex Smith hit her first collegiate goal, which was also the game-winning goal in the 10th minute of play.
ARIZONA STATE (7-5-1, 0-4-1)
The Sun Devils dropped a hard faught match against rival Arizona, 2-1 in double overtime...After being down 1-0 for most fo the game, RS FR F Courtney Tinnin tied the game at 1-1 in the 86th minute...ASU would eventually fall in overtime, but they outshot the Wildcats 17-4 and earned three more corner kicks than their opponents (4-1).
CALIFORNIA (8-7-1, 2-4-0)
The Bears dropped two close matches to the Washington schools, losing 2-1 in overtime to Washington State and 1-0 to Washington...RS JR Lisa Kevorkian netted her fifth goal of the season, putting her tied for second on the squad with SO MF Katrin Omarsdottir...The Bears are paced by JR F Alex Morgan, who has a team-leading 11 goals, good for fifth in the Conference...She also ranks third in the Pac-10 with 76 shots.
OREGON (8-7-1, 0-5-0)
Oregon fell to UCLA 5-1 and USC 1-0 over the weekend...In the tilt with USC the Ducks almost matched the Trojans in the shots category, delivering 10 shots to USC's 11...JR F Jen Stoltenberg leads the Ducks with seven shots, including one netted over the weekend at UCLA...Stoltenberg is ranked fourth on the Oregon career list in the points category with 47 and in the shots category with 141.
OREGON STATE (10-5-1, 2-3-0)
Oregon State earned an upset win over then No. 9 USC, 2-1 on Friday...SR MF Red Nixon scored the game-winning goal and added an assist in the match, to help lead the Beavers to victory...Her performance earned her a spot on College Soccer's Primetime Performance of the Week squad...SR GK Ashley Wood made five saves in the win...RS FR F Chelsea Buckland, who is tied for the team lead with five goals, led the squad with three shots in the match...The win put the Beavers back in national rankings, as they are ranked No. 25 in the latest Soccer America poll.
STANFORD (17-0-0, 6-0-0)
As the consensus No. 1 team in the country, Stanford continued their winning streak, but was met with tough competition in the Washington schools...No. 21 Washington State scored first on the Cardinal, making it the first time in 13 matches that Stanford has been down by any margin in a game...JR F Christen Press tied the match up with an assist from SR F Kelley O'Hara...O'Hara then put the game away with her 18th goal of the season on a header off a pass from SO F Lindsey Taylor, who has nine assists on the season...O'Hara netted another goal in a 3-0 win over Washington on Sunday, putting her one goal shy of the Stanford single-season goal record of 20.
UCLA (14-2-1, 5-1-0)
The Bruins netted a combined eight goals on the weekend en route to two wins...SR F Lauren Cheney and SO F Sydney Leroux each scored two goals in a 5-1 win over Oregon...Leroux put away one goal in UCLA's 3-0 shut out of Oregon State, to give her 15 goals, good for second in the Conference...F MF Chelsea Cline scored her second goal of the season, off an assist from F MF Zakiya Bywaters, who has 7 assists on the year, fourth best in the Pac-10.
USC (12-5-0, 4-2-0)
USC dropped a stunner to Oregon State, 2-1 at home...RS SR F Marihelen Tomer netted her 3rd goal of the season in the loss...The Trojans won their final home game of the season over Oregon 1-0... JR MF Alyssa Dávila scored her team-leading ninth goal and fourth game-winner of the year...The Trojans posted their ninth shutout...SR GK Kristin Olsen leads the league with 80 saves and in save percentage at .833.
WASHINGTON (10-3-3, 2-1-2)
The Huskies extended their unbeaten streak to 10 with a 1-0 win over then No. 23 California...JR MF McKenna Waitley scored her fourth goal of the season in the win, and is second on the team with 11 points...Two days later the Huskies had their streak broken with a 3-0 loss to No. 1 Stanford...Washington limited the Cardinal to a season-low 12 shots and held the Cardinal scoreless in the second half, the first team to do so all season.
WASHINGTON STATE (11-4-1, 3-1-1)
The Cougars played two overtime games on the weekend, the first of which was with No. 1 Stanford...WSU came within 3:12 of knocking off the No. 1 squad, unitl Stanford netted the equilizer in the 87th minute...Stanford then beat the Cougars in overtime, 2-1...JR GK Meghan Berlingo had a season-high nine saves...WSU had another nail biter with then No. 23 California...In overtime SR F Kiersten Dallstream nailed a penalty kick to give the Cougars the win...The squad came back from a 1-0 deficit at halftime, the first time the Cougars have done that in Pullman since 2001.