This Week in Pac-10 Women's Soccer
Oct. 26, 2004
Pac-10 Women's Soccer Standings(through games as of Oct. 24, 2004)
1. UCLA (4-2-0 Pac-10, 11-5-0 overall)2. ASU (3-1-1, 7-7-1)3. Washington (3-2-1, 12-3-1)4. Arizona (3-2-0, 12-4-0)5. USC(3-3-0, 9-6-1)6. Stanford (2-2-1, 10-4-2)7. California (2-2-1, 9-4-2)8. Washington State (2-3-1, 7-6-3)9. Oregon State (2-3-0, 8-8-0)10. Oregon (0-4-1, 3-10-2)
TIGHT PAC-10 RACE ENTERS FINAL TWO WEEKENDSBruins Travel to Desert for Crucial Matchups
Although defending Conference Champion UCLA (11-5-0 overall, 4-2-0 Pac-10) sits in first place entering the week, several teams remain in the hunt for a piece of the 2004 Pac-10 women's soccer title... With two weekends left to play in the regular season, the Bruins have four league wins (12 total points) and three matches remaining... Two of the four teams with three Pac-10 wins -- ARIZONA STATE (7-7-1, 3-3-1) and ARIZONA (12-4-0, 3-2-0) -- have four games left on their slates, including one against the Bruins this week... UCLA travels to the Arizona schools for critucal matches involving three of the league's top-four teams... Both the Sun Devils and Wildcats are unbeaten in Pac-10 home games this season... WASHINGTON (12-3-1, 3-2-1), very much in the hunt for a share of its second Pac-10 championship, travels to rival WASHINGTON STATE (7-6-3, 2-3-1), where the Huskies maintain a three-match unbeaten streak dating back to the 1998 season... STANFORD (10-4-2, 2-2-1) and CALIFORNIA (9-4-2, 2-2-1) host the Oregon schools, with both the Cardinal and Bears coming off splits against USC and UCLA last week.
Five Pac-10 teams are ranked among Soccer America's Top-25 this week: UCLA moves up to No. 5, Washington jumps to No. 6, California slides up two spots to No. 13, Stanford remains at No. 14 moves down to No. 18.
THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE
Fri., Oct.29USC at ARIZONA, 7 p.m.UCLA at ARIZONA STATE, 7 p.m.OREGON STATE at CALIFORNIA, 3:30 p.m.OREGON at STANFORD, 5 p.m.WASHINGTON at WASHINGTON STATE, 2 p.m.
Sun., Oct. 31UCLA at ARIZONA, 1 p.m.USC at ARIZONA STATE, 1 p.m.OREGON at CALIFORNIA, NoonOREGON STATE at STANFORD, 1 p.m.
All times are local to game sites.
LAST WEEK'S RESULTS
Fri., Oct. 22ARIZONA STATE 1, ARIZONA 0USC 2, CALIFORNIA 1 (2OT)OREGON 1, WASHINTON STATE 1 (2OT)WASHINGTON 3, OREGON STATE 2 (2OT)UCLA 1, STANFORD 0
Sun., Oct. 24CALIFORNIA 1, UCLA 0 (2OT)WASHINGTON 4, OREGON 1OREGON STATE 1, WASHINGTON STATE 0STANFORD 1, USC 0
PAC-10 WOMEN'S SOCCER PLAYER OF THE WEEK
WASHINGTON senior forward Tina Frimpong has been named the Pac-10 Women's Soccer Player of the Week for Oct. 19-25.
Frimpong, from Vancouver, Wash., scored a goal and assisted on both game-winning tallies last weekend, leading seventh-ranked Washington to a two-game sweep in the state of Oregon. On Oct. 22, Frimpong set up Nikki Gamble's golden goal three minutes into the second overtime of a 3-2 win at Oregon State. Frimpong distributed an assist on Kim Taylor's game-winning goal in the 4-1 victory at Oregon on Oct. 24. She scored UW's third goal against the Ducks, increasing her school-record career goal total to 36. Frimpong became the Huskies' all-time leader in career points Oct. 24 as her goal and assist pushed her total to 83. The previous school record of 80 points was compiled by Theresa Wagner from 1997-2000. The 2003 Pac-10 Co-Player of the Year, Frimpong leads UW and is tied for third in the Pac-10 with nine goals this season. She is tied for team-high honors with 21 total points, which ties for third in the Pac-10.
The Huskies (12-3-1 overall, 3-2-1 Pac-10) will take on in-state rival Washington State on Friday starting at 2 p.m.
This is Frimpong's third Pac-10 Player of the Week honor and Washington's 15th weekly honor all-time.
ALSO NOMINATED: Stephanie Wieger, Fr., F, CAL; Nicole Barnhart, Sr., GK, STAN.
2004 PAC-10 WOMEN'S SOCCER PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: Aug. 31- Danesha Adams, Fr F, UCLA; Sept. 7- Kim Devine, Sr., F, UCLA; Sept. 14 - Liz Eisenberg, Jr., F, CAL; Sept. 21 - Katie Hultin, Jr., GK, WSU; Sept. 28 - Kelsey Rasmussen, So., GK, WASH; Oct. 5 - Leah Tapscott, Jr., MF, STAN; Oct. 12 - Mallory Miller, Jr., MF/F, ARIZ; Oct. 19 - Katie Hultin, Jr., GK, WSU; Oct. 26 - Tina Frimpong, Sr., F, WASH.
PAC-10 WOMEN'S SOCCER NOTES...
ARIZONA returns home this weekend, where it is perfect in Pac-10 play this season (2-0) and has suffered just one loss overall (6-1) -- to then-No. 24 Pepperdine -- on Oct. 1... JR MF Mallory Miller paces the Conference in assists (8) and is tied for the lead in assists per game (0.50 avg.). With its 1-0 shutout over Arizona last week, ARIZONA STATE remained defeated in the all-time series against its rival (9-0-1)... JR MF Manya Makoski's game-winner was her second on the season and the sixth of her career... ASU closes out its home slate this week when the LA schools visit Tempe. CALIFORNIA snapped a five-game losing steak to UCLA with its 1-0 overtime win over the Bruins last week... FR F Stephanie Wieger, who notched the game-winner vs. UCLA, is the team's co-leader in points (19), leads the squad in assists (5) and ranks second in goals (7). OREGON snapped a three-game losing skid with a 1-1 tie against visiting Washington State last week... FR F Kami Kapaku scored the equalizer for the Ducks right before the half, netting her third goal of the season... The Ducks are in the hunt for their first Pac-10 win of the season. FR F Jodie Taylor accounted for all three of OREGON STATE's goals on the weekend, as the Beavers took Washington to double-overtime (3-2 loss) and defeated Washington State, 1-0... Taylor, on pace to break OSU's single-season scoring record of 47 points, leads the Pac-10 with 30 points on the year (14 goals/2 assists). SR GK Nicole Barnhart posted 10 saves in STANFORD's 1-0 loss to UCLA and added four more in the 2-1 overtime victory over USC... SR F Marcie Ward, who ranks 10th in the league in goals per game (0.44 avg.) notched her seventh goal on the season against the Women of Troy. UCLA outshot Stanford 19-1 in its 1-0 victory over the Cardinal last week... SO F Bristyn Davis, who ranks second in the Conference in points (27), scored her 11th goal of the season in the win over Stanford... Davis ranks second in goals and is tied for third (5) in Pac-10 assists. SR GK Julie Peterson recorded six saves in the 2-1 overtime win over Cal last week, in first start in more than a month... It marked the fourth time in the last six meetings the Bears and Women of Troy have played to overtime... Peterson totaled 10 saves on the weekend. WASHINGTON plays its final road game of the 2004 season Friday at Washington State, which will qualify as the Huskies' 12th road game in the last 14 contests... SR F Tina Frimpong became UW's all-time women's soccer points leader (83 pts.), assisting on the game-winning goal and scoring another Oct. 24 against Oregon... UW has come from behind in each of their last three wins. WASHINGTON STATE plays its final three matches of the regular season at home, beginning this weekend against California and Stanford... Cougar leading scorer Alix Rustrum scored her eighth goal of the season in WSU's 1-1 tie at Oregon... JR GK Katie Hultin is he Pac-10 co-leader in saves (73) and averages 4.87 per game, second in the league.