This week in Pac-10 Women's Soccer

Sept. 23, 2003

THIS WEEK IN PAC-10 WOMEN'S SOCCER
ARIZONA STATE, unbeaten in its last four outings, hosts New Mexico Friday night... The Sun Devils have posted four shutouts in seven matches this season... The streaking WASHINGTON Huskies and ARIZONA Wildcats, are the winners of three straight matches... The Huskies, coming off an upset of No. 6 Texas, host defending NCAA Champion Portland Friday night, while the Wildcats, having won three straight for the first time since 1999, travel to Big Sky country for games against Montana and UNLV... The WASHINGTON STATE Cougars face two more ranked opponents this weekend, traveling to No. 16/16 Texas and No. 3/9 Texas A&M.

Here's how Pac-10 teams figure in the national rankings this week... NSCAA/Adidas: No. 3 UCLA, No. 6 WASHINGTON, No. 12 CALIFORNIA, No. 21 STANFORD; Soccer America: No. 4 UCLA, No. 13 WASHINGTON, No. 15 CALIFORNIA, No. 17 ARIZONA STATE, No. 21 STANFORD.

THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE

Wed., Sept. 24
San Francisco at STANFORD, 7 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 26
USC at Santa Clara, 7 p.m.
ARIZONA at Montana, 5 p.m.
CALIFORNIA vs. Wake Forest, 1 p.m. (2)
OREGON at Loyola Marymount, 7 p.m.
Portland at WASHINGTON, 4:30 p.m.
WASHINGTON STATE at Texas, 7 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 27
New Mexico at ARIZONA STATE, 7 p.m.
STANFORD at Saint Mary's, 1 p.m.

Sun., Sept. 28
ARIZONA vs. UNLV, 3 p.m. (1)
CALIFORNIA at Colorado College, 1:30 p.m. (2)
OREGON at Cal State Fullerton, 1 p.m.
Portland State at OREGON STATE, Noon
USC at Loyola Marymount, 1 p.m.
WASHINGTON STATE at Texas A&M, 7 p.m.

All times are local to game sites.

Tournaments/Locations
(1) Missoula, Mont.
(2) Colorado College Tournament, Colorado Springs, Colo.

LAST WEEK'S RESULTS

Fri., Sept. 19
ARIZONA 1, Kentucky 0
ARIZONA STATE 3, San Francisco 0
CALIFORNIA 2, Dayton 0
Texas A&M 4, OREGON 0
UC Santa Barbara 2, OREGON STATE 1 (1OT)
STANFORD 0, Notre Dame 0 (2OT)
North Carolina 5, UCLA 2
USC 3, Saint Mary's 2
WASHINGTON 3, Fresno State 0
WASHINGTON STATE 1, New Mexico 0

Sun., Sept. 21
ARIZONA 3, San Francisco 1
ARIZONA STATE 4, Kentucky 0
CALIFORNIA 1, Princeton 1 (2OT)
Southern Methodist 2, OREGON 0
Pepperdine 2, OREGON STATE 0
Georgia 1, STANFORD 0
WASHINGTON 3, Texas 1
USC 0, UC Irvine 0 (2OT)
UCLA 2, Duke 1

PAC-10 PLAYER OF THE WEEK
WASHINGTON junior forward Tina Frimpong has been named the Pac-10 Women's Soccer Player of the Week for Sept. 16-22.

Frimpong, from Vancouver, Wash., amassed four goals and an assist during two Husky/Nike Invitational games to collect the Offensive MVP award and lead Washington to the tournament championship. Frimpong registered both game-winning goals on the weekend. She netted two goals just 29 seconds apart and assisted on the other UW tally in the 3-1 victory over No. 6 Texas on Sept. 21. Frimpong scored a pair of goals in a 3-0 win over Fresno State on Sept. 19.

Frimpong paces Washington with eight goals, a figure that tops the seven goals she recorded in each of her first two seasons. She is now tied for fourth among all-time Huskies with 22 career goals. The winner of three straight games, Washington (5-1-2 overall) hosts defending NCAA Champion Portland Friday night.

This is Frimpong's second Pac-10 Player of the Week honor, her second of the 2003 season and Washington's 13th weekly honor all-time.

ALSO NOMINATED: Mallory Miller, So F, ARIZ; Anna Key, Fr GK, CAL; Carlie Ashcraft, So D, ORE; Allyson Marquand, Sr D, STAN; Cailan McCutchan, Jr MF, WSU.

PAC-10 WOMEN'S SOCCER NOTES

ARIZONA: The Wildcats swept Kentucky and San Francisco over the weekend and have reeled off three straight wins for the first time since the 1999 season... SO MF Mallory Miller led UA with two goals, recording 10 shots, including six on-goal... Miller's two goals in the 3-1 win over USF marked the first multiple-goal performance for the Cats this season and the first of Miller's career.

ARIZONA STATE: A pair of shutout victories, over Kentucky and San Francisco, increased ASU's total to four blankings on the season... SO MF Brittany Cooper scored two goals just six minutes apart in the 4-0 win over Kentucky... Cooper, who assisted on a goal in the 3-0 win against USF, paces the Sun Devils with five goals and 12 points on the season... ASU closes out its four-game homestand when it hosts New Mexico Saturday night.

CALIFORNIA: The Golden Bears, who remain unbeaten at 3-0-3, posted a 2-0 shutout of No. 22 Dayton and played No. 25 Princeton to a 1-1 tie... The Bears have recorded shutouts in three of their last four contests... SR MF Kassie Doubrava scored two goals in the victory over the Flyers... SO GK Ashley Sulprizio broke her thumb during warm-ups prior to the Dayton game... FR GK Anna Key stepped in and recorded eight saves on the weekend.

OREGON: The Ducks were held scoreless in a pair of losses at the Mi Cocina Soccer Cup, hosted by Southern Methodist... Oregon fell 4-0 to No. 4 Texas A&M and 2-0 to the host Mustangs... SO F Mele French paced the Ducks in shots (4) and shots on goal (4) against SMU... UO makes another California non-conference swing with stops at Loyola Marymount and Cal State Fullerton this weekend.

OREGON STATE: The Beavers look to snap a four-game losing streak when they host Portland State on Saturday... OSU fell in overtime to UC Santa Barbara and lost to sixth-ranked Pepperdine, its second top-10 opponent of the young season... FR MF Kelli Washburn, from Santa Barbara, scored her first career goal and OSU's lone goal in the loss to the Gauchos... FR GK Melissa Onstad made 11 saves against the Waves as Pepperdine outshot the Beavers, 21-8.

STANFORD: The Cardinal went 0-1-1 at the Santa Clara/Adidas Classic, tying No. 2 Notre Dame 0-0 and falling 1-0 to Georgia... Stanford held Notre Dame, which entered the match averaging 4.5 goals per game, was held to 13 shots and five shots on goal... JR GK Nicole Barnhart posted nine saves on the weekend... Stanford hosts San Francisco Wednesday night, then travels to Saint Mary's on Saturday... The Cardinal-Gaels matchup pits Stanford Coach Paul Ratcliffe against his former team, while new Saint Mary's Coach Paul Sapsford was interim co-head coach at Stanford last season.

UCLA:The third-ranked Bruins bounced back from a 5-2 loss to top-ranked North Carolina to defeat No. 17/No. 22 Duke 2-1 in the Duke Adidas Women's Soccer Classic... UCLA's first goal against the Tarheels, by SR MF Sarah-Gayle Swanson, was the first allowed by UNC in nearly 455 minutes of play over the last seven matches... The Bruins outshot the Tarheels 16-11... SO F Iris Mora and JR F Lindsey Greco each scored against the Blue Devils, as FR Arianna Criscione picked up her first victory in goal for UCLA... The Bruins are idle this week and next face UNLV Oct. 3 in Las Vegas.

USC: Following a six-game road trip to begin the season, the Trojans went 1-0-1 during their home-opening weekend, defeating Saint Mary's and tying UC Irvine... FR F/MF Rosa Anna Tantillo and JR MF Kelly Blais both scored within a 15-second period in the first half against the Gaels... In the scoreless tie against the Anteaters, USC held a 15-4 advantage in shots, but was outshot 11-0 in the final three periods... The Trojans play their next three matches on the road, beginning Friday night at Santa Clara.

WASHINGTON: The Huskies have won three consecutive games after going 2-0 over the weekend to win their own Husky/Nike Invitational... UW defeated Fresno State 3-0 and upset No. 6 Texas 3-1 to win the tournament title... SR F Tina Frimpong recorded two goals in the win over the Bulldogs, then added two goals and an assist against the Longhorns to finish with nine points on the weekend... Frimpong's goals against Texas, her team-leading seventh and eighth on the season, were just 29 seconds apart.

WASHINGTON STATE: SO MF Cailan McCutchan's first career goal in the 79th minute lifted the Cougars to a 1-0 defeat of New Mexico... Washington State travels to Austin, Texas, to take on the Longhorns Saturday night... The Cougars, 2-1 at home, will try for their first road win of the season.

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