Soccer Ends Home Schedule Against Oregon And Oregon State

Oct. 28, 2003

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ON TAP: The Arizona State soccer team (8-4-3; 2-2-1 Pac-10) will end its home regular-season schedule against Oregon (8-7-0; 2-3-0 Pac-10) on Friday, October 31 at 7:00 p.m., while four seniors will also end their decorated careers against Oregon State (6-8-2; 2-2-1 Pac-10) on Sunday, November 2 at 1:00 p.m. In the all-time series, the Sun Devils hold a 4-2-1 overall margin against the Ducks and an undefeated 6-0 record against the Beavers.

LA RECAP: ASU faced two tough teams in Los Angeles, coming away with a 4-1 and 3-1 loss to No. 4 UCLA and No. 19 USC, respectively. Featuring the last two undefeated Pac-10 teams, UCLA got on the board 10 minutes into the match and would take a 2-0 lead just minutes later. ASU had a chance to get on the board in the 30th minute as Manya Makoski had a one-on-one with the Bruin goalkeeper, but missed the shot wide left. ASU cut the lead to 2-1 in the 52nd minute when Courtney Crane worked her way into the UCLA box and headed in a cross from Makoski. ASU then had a great chance to tie the score, but missed an open-goal for the second time in the match. UCLA got two late goals in the 82nd minute and in the 86th. Two second-half goals on corner kicks proved to be the difference against USC. Holly Azevedo put the Sun Devils on top first at 40:10 off a corner kick from Makoski. USC then scored at 51:14, 57:38 and added an open-net goal at 89:29.

NATIONAL TEAM FLAVOR: Nine Arizona State players have some type of U.S. National team ties. Senior defender Amy LePeilbet had extensive playing time again this summer with the U-21 team as she helped the U.S. claim its fifth straight Nordic Cup. Sophomore midfielder Manya Makoski also was part of the U-21 team, while sophomore defender Stephanie Ebner played on the U-19 team that won the 2002 FIFA Under-19 Women's World Championship in Victoria B.C. Freshman goalkeeper Kim Bingham has spent time with the U-21 and U-19 National teams. Others include sophomore forward Elizabeth Bogus (U-21 pool), junior defender/midfielder Holly Azevedo (U-21 pool), sophomore midfielder Brittany Cooper (U-19 pool), junior forward/defender Stephanie Peel (U-19 pool) and freshman forward/midfielder Katie Mahoney (U-17 team).

NATIONAL RANKINGS: For the first time this year, ASU fell out of all of the Top-25 polls (Oct. 27): Soccer Times: NR; Soccer Buzz Magazine: NR; Soccer America Magazine: NR; NSCAA: NR.

CAN I HELP YOU?: Playing in only 19 of the team's 21 games last year (missed first two due to U-19 National team commitment) sophomore midfielder Manya Makoski set the Arizona State single-season assist record with nine, while finishing the year second in goals (6) and points (21). A freshman All-American selection by Soccer America and Soccer Buzz, Makoski also earned Pac-10 second team accolades and was a three-time selection to the All-West Region teams by Soccer America, Soccer Buzz and the NSCAA. As a member of the 2003 U-21 National team, Makoski scored the game-winning goal against the WUSA's San Diego Spirit in an exhibition match this summer.

HOCKEY, EH: Courtney Crane was all ready to continue playing hockey in the chilly Midwest until she landed in warm Tempe. And ASU is much better off for it as the freshman from Oak Park, Calif. is tied the team lead in assists (4), is second in points (14) and tied for second in goals (5).

LEPEILBET'S RESUME: Senior defender Amy LePeilbet earned her first Pac-10 Player of the Week (Oct. 13) after tallying the game-winner against Stanford off a 55-yard free kick. A two year player for the U-21 U.S. National team, LePeilbet played a vital role in helping the United States claim their fifth straight Nordic Cup win this summer. LePeilbet, who was on last year's team that also won the cup, is a preseason All-American choice by Soccer America. LePeilbet earned honorable mention All-American acclaim from Soccer Buzz last season and was a first-team All-Pac-10 selection (second straight year). LePeilbet also excelled off the field, earning Academic All-American accolades as well.

COOPER'S CORNER: Midfielder Brittany Cooper is having a career year. All career-highs, Cooper leads the team with seven goals, 18 points and is tied in assists (4). She was also a member of the 2003 W-League Chicago Cobras, finishing second at nationals.

SENIOR SALUTE: ASU's four seniors - Amy LePeilbet, Patrice Feulner, Haley van Blommestein, Temryss Lane - will all be playing in their final home regular season matches this weekend. All four were part of the program's first Top-10 recruiting class and their contributions to the rise of ASU's program speaks for itself. Combined the four have help to lead ASU to two NCAA appearances, advancing each time to the second round. They have played in 283 games with 252 starts, tallied 39 goals, 28 assists, nine game-winning goals and 106 points. They have also accounted for an All-American honor, numerous All-West Region and All-Pac-10 accolades on the field, as well as academically.

POSTSEASON ANNOUNCEMENT: The NCAA will announced this year's 64-team field along with the 16 first/second round sites on Monday, November 10th at 2:30 p.m. (Arizona time) on ESPNews.

NOT A BOGUS PLAYER AT ALL: Sophomore forward Elizabeth Bogus has made an immediate impact as a Sun Devil. So far this year, Bogus has tallied five goals, including her eighth career game-winner (second all-time). Bogus was named the Pac-10 Freshman of the Year, earned Soccer America and Soccer Buzz Freshman All-American accolades and was only of only two freshman to claim first-team All-Pac-10 honors. Bogus finished first in the Pac-10 and set a school record with seven game-winning goals. She also led the team in goals (10), shots (62) and points (22).

FEULNER'S HAT COLLECTION: Senior forward Patrice Feulner has recorded three career hat tricks. Feulner, who has missed only two starts in 77 career games, garnered honorable mention All-Pac-10 honors, is a two-time All-Pac-10 Academic selection and a District VIII Academic All-American. She is second all-time in goals (27) and points (70), is fourth in assists (16) and tied for fourth in game-winning goals (5). Feulner was also a member of the 2003 W-League Chicago Cobras team that finished second at nationals.

HOME COOKING: Over the past four seasons, including a 5-0-1 record this year, ASU holds a 34-11-4 (.735) home record. In the program's eight year history at Sun Devil Soccer Stadium, ASU is 48-23-5 (.664).

THROW-INS: ASU was picked to finish third in the 2003 Pacific-10 Conference race, its highest predicted finish in the eight-year history of the program .... the Cal/Stanford wins marks the first time in school history that ASU swept the California/Stanford series ... ASU was the only collegiate team to score a goal against the WUSA's San Diego Spirit in the preseason ... ASU is 30-28 all-time in one goal games and 37-0 when scoring three or more goals ... six different players have scored game-winning goals.

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