Top-15 matchup highlights Pac-12 women's soccer in week two

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• ARIZONA and WASHINGTON STATE both opened the season at 2-0. Overall the conference posted a 13-6-2 record for the first weekend. Three of those six losses came against ranked foes, including USC's setback to No. 1 Florida State. The Trojans gave the Seminoles a real test in the 1-0 defeat. Six games will be broadcast this week on the Pac-12 Networks. The last game of the weekend on the Networks features a top-25 matchup between No. 12 UCLA and No. 13 Wisconsin in Los Angeles. That game is set for a 4 p.m. PT kickoff on Aug. 30.

• Four Pac-12 teams are ranked in the NSCAA week one poll. STANFORD sits in the No. 3 spot while UCLA is at No. 12. USC is 17th overall and ASU is 22nd. CALIFORNIA, Washington State, Arizona, WASHINGTON and COLORADO also received votes.

• Arizona’s Gabi Stoian is the Conference's first Offensive Player of the Week of the season, while USC’s Dominique Randle took home the first Defensive Player of the Week award. Utah’s Lindsey Luke was tabbed Pac-12 Goalkeeper of the Week.

• Beijing Normal University scheduled two friendly matches against Pac-12 opponents. This tour is part of the Conference's overall Globalization Initiative, which provides transformative educational and cultural experiences for the student-athletes as they compete against Chinese counterparts. Arizona State competed against Beijing Normal University on Friday and played them to a 0-0 draw. Tuesday night on the Pac-12 Network, Beijing Normal will face off against the California Golden Bears.

National recognition has already started to pour in as two athletes from the Conference were named to the TopDrawerSoccer.com Women’s DI Team of the Week for Aug. 21-23. OREGON STATE’s goalkeeper Bella Geist and forward Allison Pantuso earned recognition for their part in the Beavers’ 2-1 overtime victory over Portland.

Twenty-eight players from around the country have been marked as potential contenders for the 2015 Missouri Athletic Club’s (MAC) Hermann Trophy. The MAC Hermann Trophy is the most prestigious individual award in college soccer presented annually to one male and one female athlete. The Pac-12 has three representatives on the list, Stanford’s senior Jane Campbell,  Stanford sophomore Andi Sullivan, the 2014 Pac-12 Freshman of the Year and UCLA’s senior Taylor Smith.

• For the fourth straight year, the countdown of Pac-12 Networks’ 850 live event telecasts will begin on the pitch with a 69-game women’s soccer schedule that also features 24 non-conference matchups. Of the 24 non-conference televised games, 12 matchups pit Pac-12 teams against 2014 NCAA Tournament qualifiers. Each Pac-12 team will appear on the Networks at least six times (home or away) in 2015.


CONFERENCE STANDINGS (Expanded standings)

Teams Points Pac-12 Record Overall Record
Arizona 0 0-0 2-0
Washington State 0 0-0 2-0
Arizona State 0 0-0 1-0
Oregon State 0 0-0 1-0
Stanford 0 0-0 1-0
Colorado 0 0-0 1-0-1
Utah 0 0-0 1-0-1
California 0 0-0 1-1
Washington 0 0-0 1-1
UCLA 0 0-0 1-1
USC 0 0-0 1-1
Oregon 0 0-0 0-2

UPCOMING SCHEDULE (Times local to site)

Tuesday, Aug. 25 TV/Stream Time
Beijing Normal at CALIFORNIA P12N 5 p.m. PT
Friday, Aug. 28    
Fresno State at OREGON STATE P12O 2:30 p.m. PT
Houston at UTAH P12M 4:30 p.m. MT
Seattle at WASHINGTON P12W 4:30 p.m. PT
COLORADO at #11 BYU   7 p.m. MT
UNLV at #22 ARIZONA STATE Live Stream 7 p.m. MT
ARIZONA at Northern Arizona   7 p.m. MT
San Francisco at OREGON   7 p.m. PT
Boston College at #3 STANFORD   7 p.m. PT
Saturday, Aug. 29    
San Diego State at CALIFORNIA P12BA 2 p.m. PT
Sunday, Aug. 30    
Trinity Western at WASHINGTON   TBD
New Mexico at COLORADO   1 p.m. MT
Cal State Fullerton at UTAH   1 p.m. MT
WASHINGTON STATE at Boise State MWN 1 p.m. PT
Fresno State at OREGON   1 p.m. PT
San Francisco at OREGON STATE   2:30 p.m. PT
#13 Wisconsin at #12 UCLA P12N 4 p.m. PT
Monday, Aug. 31    
San Diego State at #22 ARIZONA STATE Live Stream 7 p.m. MT

P12N/P12A/P12BA/P12LA/P12M/P12O/P12W - Indicates live broadcast on Pac-12 Network. MWN - Indicates live broadcast on Mountain West Network.


PAC-12 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

THIS WEEK:
Offensive - Gabi Stoian, Arizona
Defensive - Dominique Randle, USC
Goalkeeper - Lindsey Luke, Utah

ALSO NOMINATED:
Offensive
: Cali Farquharson, ASU; Arielle Ship, CAL; Brie Hooks, COLO; Marlo Sweatman, ORE; Allison Pantuso, OSU; Andi Sullivan, STAN; Darian Jenkins, UCLA; Hailey Hite, USC; Amanda Perez, WASH; Grace Hancock, WSU.
Defensive: Haley Silverberg, ARIZ; McKenzie Berryhill, ASU; Annia Mejia, CAL; Joss Orejel, COLO; Kathryn Baker, OSU; Alana Cook, STAN; Zoey Goralski, UCLA; Nykell Seymour, UTAH; Maegan O'Neill, WSU.
Goalkeeper: Lainey Burdett, ARIZ; Kate Scheele. COLO; Bella Geist, OSU; Cassie Sternbach, UCLA; Sammy Jo Prudhomme, USC; Ella Dedrick, WSU.

2015 PAC-12 WOMEN'S SOCCER PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

  Offensive Defensive Goalkeeper
Aug. 25 Gabi Stoian, ARIZ Dominique Randle, USC Lindsey Luke, UTAH

NATIONAL HONORS

MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List
Jane Campbell, Stanford; Andi Sullivan, Stanford; Taylor Smith, UCLA

TopDrawerSoccer.com
Team of the Week
Aug. 21-23 - GK Bella Reist, OSU; F Allison Pantuso, OSU


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