This Week in Pac-10 Women's Soccer

Oct. 29, 2002

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Teams continue to jockey for position in the final two weekends of regular-season play, however, STANFORD (15-1-0 overall) sits in the driver's seat with a perfect 6-0-0 Pac-10 record... The Cardinal needs to win two of its last three matches to clinch at least a share of the Pac-10 title and the league's automatic NCAA berth... Mathematically speaking, six of the league's teams still have a shot at a share of the Conference title, with the Cardinal, Bruins, Huskies, Sun Devils, Trojans and Cougars alive and in the mix... This week's rivalry match features Stanford at the NR/No. 18 CALIFORNIA Golden Bears... NR/No. 20 WASHINGTON and WASHINGTON STATE travel to ARIZONA and No. 24/No. 17 ARIZONA STATE, while No. 6/No. 4 UCLA and No. 16/No. 13 USC host the Oregon schools.

BOGUS NAMED PAC-10 PLAYER OF WEEKArizona State freshman forward Elizabeth Bogus has been named the Pac-10 Women's Soccer Player of the Week for Oct. 22-28.

Bogus, a native of Sandy, Utah, tallied two of ASU's three goals - both game-winners - and added one assist as the 25th-ranked Sun Devils swept the Oregon schools on the road. At Oregon State on Oct. 25, Bogus' goal in the 20th minute gave ASU the 1-0 win and its sixth shutout of the year. At Oregon on Oct. 27, she had a hand in both of ASU's second-half goals in the 2-1 win, scoring a goal and assisting on another.

ASU (10-3-2, 3-2-0), which is ranked 17th in Soccer America's current Top-25 poll and 24th in the NSCAA/adidas poll, hosts Washington State and Washington on Fri., Nov. 1 and Sun., Nov. 3, respectively.

This is Bogus' second Pac-10 Player of the Week honor and ASU's sixth Player of the Week honor all-time.

ALSO NOMINATED: Arlene Tuttle, ORE; Jo Fletcher, OSU; Marcia Wallis, STAN; Crystal James, UCLA.

2002 PAC-10 WOMEN'S SOCCER PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: Sept. 3- Marcie Ward, STAN; Sept. 10- Julie Peterson, USC; Sept. 17- Brittany Kirk, CAL; Sept. 24- Melissa Bennett, WASH; and Brittany Cooper, ASU; Oct. 1- Elizabeth Bogus, ASU; Oct. 8- Ali Fennell, USC; Oct. 15- Nicole Barnhart, STAN; Oct. 22- Jessica Edwards, USC; Oct. 29- Elizabeth Bogus, ASU.


ARIZONA: With 32 goals on the year, Arizona has set a new single-season record for scoring. The old record of 31 goals was set by the 1999 squad and tied by the 2001 team. In the 3-2 loss to Oregon Oct. 25, freshman F Kelly Nelson tied the school record for most goals in a season , scoring her 11th on the year.

ARIZONA STATE: Freshman F Elizabeth Bogus tallied two goals and an assist on the weekend, helping the Sun Devils to wins at Oregon and Oregon State. ASU posted its sixth shutout of the season Oct. 25 at Oregon State. In the win at Oregon, Bogus notched her seventh game-winner of the year, tying former All-American Stacey Tullock for the top single-season mark in ASU history.

CALIFORNIA: The Golden Bears return home for their final three regular-season games. After a pair of road losses last week, Cal is 2-5-1 away from Berkeley this season but has gone 7-1-0 at Edwards Stadium. Senior F Laura Schott notched an assist in the loss at Washington and is now 16 points shy of tying Joy (Biefeld) Fawcett's Cal record of 133 career points.

OREGON: The Ducks recorded their first Conference victory Oct. 25 against Arizona, sparked by sophomore F Arlene Tuttle's first two career goals. Tuttle is tied for the team lead in goals (2) and shots on goal (7). The win was the second overall for UO this season, with the Ducks having played nine Top-25 opponents in 2002.

OREGON STATE: The Beavers split a pair of home matches last week, falling to ASU and defeating Arizona. Senior GK Jo Fletcher made eight saves in the 5-0 shutout against the Wildcats, her sixth on the year. The six shutouts are the most by an OSU squad since 1995. The Oct. 27 Arizona game marked the final home match for six Oregon State seniors.

STANFORD: The Cardinal improved on its perfect Pac-10 record with road wins at Washington State and Washington, handing the Huskies their first home loss of the season. Senior F Marcia Wallis netted both game-winners last week and has 16 points (6 goals, 4 assists) on the year. In the 1-0 win at UW, sophomore GK Nicole Barnhart posted her seventh straight shutout and 12th of the season. The Cardinal has surrendered just three goals all season.

UCLA: Sophomore F Crystal James and freshman MF Stacy Lindstrom scored goals to lead UCLA to a 2-0 shutout of crosstown rival USC Oct. 27. For James, it was her first career goal. The Bruins held a 26-6 edge in shots, including a 17-2 advantage in the first half. UCLA was without the services of freshman Iris Mora (Mexican National Team) and junior Sarah-Gayle Swanson, who is nursing a stress fracture of the ankle, suffered Oct 13.

USC: The Trojans host the Oregon schools this week and are coming off a 2-0 loss to rival UCLA on Oct. 27. USC was without the services of junior MF Megan Abbamonto, who received two yellow cards in the Oct. 20 match at Arizona. Sophomore GK Julie Peterson made 10 saves against the Bruins.

WASHINGTON: The Huskies split against the Bay Area teams last week, defeating California 2-1 and falling 1-0 to Stanford at home. Against the Bears, junior Melissa Bennett assisted on both UW goals, bringing her school-record season total to 16 assists. UW sustained its first Conference defeat and first home loss to Stanford Oct. 27. It was the Huskies' second meeting with a No. 1 team this season, in addition to the Sept. 8 meeting with North Carolina.

WASHINGTON STATE: The Cougars posted a 2-0 shutout win over No. 1 California and fell 1-0 to No. 1 Stanford last week. WSU managed just seven shots against the stingy Cardinal defense, three coming from junior F Shelby Brownfield. Junior GK Sara Leibowitz made five saves in the loss. Brownfield and junior F Kim Morgan scored for WSU against Cal.

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