This Week in Pac-10 Women's Soccer
Nov. 16, 2004
UCLA AND WASHINGTON ADVANCE TO THIRD ROUNDPac-10 Co-Champion Bruins and Huskies Continue in Postseason Play
Two Pac-10 teams remain in a field that has been narrowed from 64 teams down to 16 teams in the NCAA Women's Soccer Championship, which continues third round action Friday through Sunday...The UCLA Bruins (15-6-0 overall, 6-3-0 Pac-10) will host the Duke Blue Devils (15-7-0) on Saturday...The Blue Devils and the Bruins have met twice, the last time was in 2003 with the Bruins coming out on top with a 2-1 victory at Duke...No. 15 seed WASHINGTON (16-4-1, 5-3-1) will host Maryland (9-6-4) on Saturday...These two teams have only met once before in 2003 with the Huskies defeating the Terrapins 2-1 in double overtime...The winners will move on to the semifianls being played at SAS Soccer Stadium in Cary, N.C., on Dec. 3.
Five Pac-10 teams received invitations to the 2004 NCAA Women's Soccer Championship...A year ago, five Pac-10 teams received invitations to the NCAA Women's Soccer Championship, while six Pac-10 teams comprised the Tournament field in 2002... Five Conference teams competed in the 2001 Tournament, while a league-record seven teams were among the field of 64 in 2000.
THIS WEEK'S NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE
NCAA THIRD ROUND - Nov. 20
Los Angeles, Calif., UCLA hostDuke (15-7-0) at No. 14 UCLA, 4 p.m.
Seattle, Wash., University of Washington hostMaryland (9-6-4) at No. 15 WASHINGTON, 5 p.m.
NCAA QUARTERFINALS - Nov. 26-28
Duke-UCLA winner vs. Ohio State-Tennessee winner, site and time TBA
Washington-Maryland winner vs. Boston College-Princeton winner, site and time TBA
All times are local to game sites.
LAST WEEK'S RESULTS
NCAA FIRST ROUND - Fri., Nov. 12
Colgate 1, ARIZONA 0Santa Clara 2, CALIFORNIA 1STANFORD 2, Cal Poly 0UCLA 1, Pepperdine 0WASHINGTON 5, Birmingham-Southern 0
NCAA SECOND ROUND - Sun., Nov. 14
Santa Clara 1, STANFORD 0 (2OT)UCLA 3, San Diego 0WASHINGTON 1, Auburn 0
PAC-10 WOMEN'S SOCCER NOTES
UCLA: The Bruins defeated Pepperdine 1-0 in the first round of play in the NCAA Championships...SR F Iris Mora scored the game-winning goal during the 81st minute to give the Bruins the victory...UCLA shutout San Diego, 3-0, on Sunday, Nov. 14 to earn its sixth straight NCAA third round apperance...No. 14 seed UCLA will host Duke (15-7-0) Saturday in third round action starting at 4 p.m...The winner will face the No. 6 Ohio State-No. 11 Tennessee winner in the semifinals...SO F Bristyn Davis leads the Pac-10 in shots (78) and shots per game (3.71), ranks third in points (30) and in goals (12).
WASHINGTON: The Huskies swept Birmingham-Southern on Nov. 12 and Auburn on Nov. 14 to earn their second trip to the NCAA quarterfinals since the 2000 season...SR Tina Frimpong scored two goals against Birmingham-Southern increasing her school scoring record to 41 career goals...Washington and Maryland (9-6-4) will face each other in the third round of play...The Huskies and Terrapins were supposed to meet earlier this season but the game was cancelled due to severe weather conditions...The winner will face the Boston College-Princeton winner...UW has a 6-6-1 all-time record in NCAA Tournament play...Washington has played 12 games in the regular season against teams comprising the NCAA Tournament field, posting a 9-3 record.
PAC-10 PLAYER OF THE YEAR --TINA FRIMPONG, WASHINGTONFrimpong, a senior forward from Vancouver, Wash., was the 2003 Pac-10 Co-Player of the Year along with former UCLA player Nandi Pryce. Fimpong leads the Pac-10 with 33 points this season and is second in the league with 14 goals. She has helped guide the No. 15 Huskies to an overall record of 16-4-1, a third-place finish in the Pac-10 (5-3-1) and UW's fourth NCAA Championship berth in the last five seasons. Frimpong also leads the league with seven game-winning goals, is second in goals per game (0.67) and points per game (1.57). She serves as the main threat on a Washington offense that has scored a Pac-10 second-best 118 points this season and netted 43 goals, second in the Pac-10. Frimpong was named Pac-10 Player of the Week on Oct. 26, the third weekly honor of her career. Frimpong became the Huskies' all-time leader in career points (94) and career goals (41) this season. She is the first player to receive Pac-10 Player of the Year honor twice since its inception in 1995. She is just the second Washington player to receive Pac-10 Player of the Year honors, the other being Hope Solo in 2001.
PAC-10 FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR -- JODIE TAYLOR, OREGON STATETaylor, a freshman forward from Wallasey, Merseyside, England, helped lead the Beavers to a 10-9-1 overall record and a seventh place finish (4-4-1) in Pac-10 action. Oregon State clinched its first 10-win season since 2001. She is second in the Pac-10 in points (32), first in points per game (1.60), goals (15) and goals per game (0.75). Taylor is tied for ninth on OSU's all-time career goals list (15) and tied for second in goals in a single season with Val Williams (1995). She also ranks third in points (32) during a single season. Taylor is the first Oregon State women's soccer player to receive the Pac-10 Freshman of the Year honor since its inception in 1998.
PAC-10 COACH OF THE YEAR -- DAN TOBIAS, ARIZONAIn his second year at Arizona, Tobias guided the Wildcats to their first ever share of the Pac-10 title, along with UCLA, as well as their first NCAA Championship appearance. He led 13th-ranked Arizona to an overall record of 15-6-0 and 6-3-0 in Pac-10 action. Under his tutelage, UA vaulted from worst (tied for ninth) to first (Pac-10 Co-Champions) from the end of 2003 to the end of the 2004 regular season. Arizona set a school record for wins this year, improving on last year's 6-11-2 overall record. The Wildcats were the No. 13 seed in the 2004 NCAA Championships. Tobias owns an overall record of 21-7-2 (.733) at Arizona, while his overall coaching record stands at 65-52-8 (.552). Tobias came to Arizona in 2002 after coaching at Washington State for six years and guiding the Cougars to two NCAA tournament appearances during his tenure. He is just the second coach to receive Pac-10 Coach of the Year accolades twice, after being named 2002 Coach of the Year while at Washington State. USC's Jim Millinder accomplished the feat in 1996 and 1998.