This Year in Pac-10 Women's Soccer
Dec. 10, 2009
AROUND THE LEAGUEARIZONA (4-15-1, 1-8-0)The Wildcats closed out their season at home with losses to Oregon and Oregon State...SO F Renae Cuellar led the team with six goals on the season and Jasmine Namdar and Leila Amini led in the assists category with three each.
ARIZONA STATE (9-7-4, 2-6-1)Arizona State saw its season end on the road against Wisconsin in penalty kicks in the first round of the NCAA Tournament...The Sun Devils were led by JR F Alexandra Elston who paced the squad with seven goals...Elston and R FR F Courtney Tinnin led with six assists each.
CALIFORNIA (11-9-1, 4-5-0)The Bears had their season end in the second round of the NCAA Tournament to Florida State, 3-0...Cal's leading scorer was JR F Alex Morgan who netted 14 goals, setting her career high...Morgan also paced the team with eight assists.
OREGON (9-10-1, 1-8-0)In the last weekend of the season, the Ducks split on the road, earning a 5-1 win over Arizona and dropping a 2-1 decision at Arizona State...JR F Jen Stoltenberg led the 2009 squad with 10 goals and tied FR F Julie Armstrong for a team-leading six assists.
OREGON STATE (14-8-1, 4-5-0)Making only its second appearance in the NCAA Tournament, Oregon State advanced to the round of 16 for the first time in school history where it faced Notre Dame on the road...Despite outshooting the Irish, 14-12, the Beavers fell, 1-0...SR MF Melissa Peck led the squad with four shots...SO GK Colleen Boyd made four saves to bring her total to 48 on the year.
STANFORD (25-1-0, 9-0-0)The top-seeded Cardinal beat Conference-rival UCLA, 2-1, in overtime in the semifinal of the NCAA College Cup, with SR F Kelley O'Hara scoring her national-leading 26th goal and JR F Christen Press netted her 21st to advance the Cardinal into the national final against North Carolina...The Cardinal dropped their first match of the season to the Tar Heels in the finals, 1-0, finishing as the national runner-up...O'Hara finished as the nation's leader in goals scored (26) and points (65)...Press finished with a school-record 16 assists and totaled 58 points...O'Hara was named a first team NSCAA All-American, Press was a second team selection and SR D Ali Riley and F MF Mariah Nogueira were named to the third team.
UCLA (21-3-1, 8-1-0)UCLA dropped a 2-1 decision in overtime to Stanford in the NCAA College Cup semifinals...SR F Lauren Cheney scored her 18th goal of the season in the loss ... UCLA outscored its opponents, 18-4, in their tournament run to the national semifinals...Cheney amassed 173 points in her career, a new Bruin career record...SO F Sydney Leroux led the squad with 23 goals...Cheney was named an NSCAA All-American first teamer, becoming the first Bruin to earn NSCAA honors all four years of of college career...Leroux was named to the second team.
USC (12-6-3, 4-3-2)USC dropped a hard-fought match in penalty kicks to Oklahoma State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament to end their season...The Trojans were led by JR F Alyssa Davila, who paced the squad with nine goals on the season...Davila and SO MF Carly Butcher led the Trojans with five assists a piece...SR GK Kristin Olsen made 107 saves to lead the team...Olsen became the first Trojan to be named to the NSCAA All-American first team.
WASHINGTON (12-6-4, 3-3-3)Washington saw its season end in a 2-1 loss to No. 2 Portland in the second round of the NCAA Tournament...JR F McKenna Waitley and SR F Veronica Perez led the squad with six goals each and Waitley paced the team with six assists...This marks the Huskies' second straight year that they have exited the tournament in the second round.
WASHINGTON STATE (14-6-2, 5-2-2)The Cougars advanced to the NCAA Tournament second round for the second time in school history, but eventually saw their season end in a 1-0 loss to Maryland...The Cougars tied a school record for wins in a season with 14 and posted a single-season record for shutouts with 11...WSU was led by SR F Kiersten Dallstream who had 13 goals and seven assists.