This Week in Pac-10 Women's Soccer
Sept. 26, 2006
**Through matches of Mon., Sept. 25**
1. California, 7-1-2, .800
2. UCLA, 7-2-0, .778
3. USC, 7-2-1, .750
4. Stanford, 7-3-0, .700
5. Oregon State, 6-2-2, .700
6. Arizona, 6-3-0, .667
7. Washington State, 5-3-2, .600
8. Oregon, 5-4-0, .556
9. Arizona State, 4-3-2, .556
10. Washington, 5-5-0, .500
Tues., Sept. 19
OREGON STATE 1, St. John's 0
Thurs., Sept. 21
BYU 1, WASHINGTON 0
New Mexico 1, WASHINGTON STATE 0
Fri., Sept. 22
Portland 2, ARIZONA 0
CALIFORNIA 2, Boise State 1
Nevada 2, OREGON 1
OREGON STATE 1, Long Island 1 (2OT)
STANFORD 2, UC Irvine 0
Santa Clara 3, UCLA 0
USC 2, San Diego 0
WASHINGTON 1, New Mexico 0
WASHINGTON STATE 1, BYU 1 (2OT)
Sun., Sept. 24
San Diego 1, ARIZONA STATE 0
CALIFORNIA 4, San Francisco 0
OREGON 2, Idaho 0
OREGON STATE 1, Army 0
STANFORD 4, San Diego State 0
UCLA 3, Pepperdine 0
Loyola Marymount 2, USC 1
Mon., Sept. 25
BYU 1, ARIZONA 0
THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE
ARIZONA at Cal State Fullerton, 7 p.m.
UNLV at ARIZONA STATE, 6 p.m.
OREGON at Portland State, 4 p.m.
San Diego at UCLA, 6 p.m.
WASHINGTON at Portland, 7 p.m.
STANFORD at Santa Clara, 7 p.m.
OREGON at Portland, 2 p.m.
Portland State at OREGON STATE, 1 p.m.
Gonzaga at UCLA, 12 p.m.
All times are local to game sites.
PAC-10 ON TV
Date Match Time TV
Fri., Oct. 6 CALIFORNIA at UCLA 7 p.m. FSN
Fri., Oct. 27 WASHINGTON STATE at USC 2 p.m. FSN
NEWS AND NOTES
Just one more weekend before Pac-10 play begins as Conference teams are getting their final tune-up before league action takes place ... Two more teams will take on defending national champion Portland this week, including WASHINGTON (5-5-0), which will face the Pilots on Fri., Sept. 29 and OREGON (5-4-0) on Sun., Oct. 1 ... ARIZONA (6-4-0) dropped a close 2-0 decision to the 2005 national champions in a Fri., Sept. 22 contest in Tucson.
Two October Pac-10 women's soccer matches just around the bend will be televised on FSN ... Be sure to check your local listings for the Fri., Oct. 6 CALIFORNIA (7-1-2) at UCLA (7-2-0) match, as well as the Fri., Oct. 27 WASHINGTON STATE (5-3-2) at USC (7-2-1) game.
ARIZONA Wildcats (6-4-0, 0-0-0)
Arizona had a tough billing last week facing the No. 5 and No. 14 teams in the nation in Portland and BYU, respectively ... The Wildcats could not hang on as they dropped a 2-0 loss to the Pilots on Friday and a 1-0 decision to the Cougars on Monday ... The team is now 6-4-0 with a Thurs., Sept. 28 game at Cal State Fullerton to round out its non-conference schedule ... Portland ended the `Cats four-game winning streak, as the team struggled offensively, recording just six shots in the game, one on goal ... The Wildcats' four-game winning streak tied the previous longest winning streak from 2004 ... Arizona will look to get its offense going again, relying on SO F Gianna DeSaverio, who owns five goals this season, tying her for second place in the Conference.
ARIZONA STATE Sun Devils (4-3-2, 0-0-0)
Arizona State suffered its second consecutive 1-0 shutout, losing at San Diego on Sun., Sept. 24, its first loss on the road all season ... The Sun Devils are 4-3-2 with one lone non-conference match remaining, a Fri., Sept. 29 contest with UNLV ... The team will also face the Mexican Women's National Team in a friendly exhibition on Sun., Oct. 1 in Tempe ... SO F/MF Christine Nieva, a current member of the Sun Devil side, has competed with the Mexican organization on several occasions, most recently joining the U-20 team at the World Championships in Moscow, Russia, this past summer ... The match with Mexico marks just the fifth regular-season exhibition the Sun Devils have competed in during their 11 years of action and the first non-collegiate team.
CALIFORNIA Golden Bears (7-1-2, 0-0-0)
California extended its winning streak with two more in the 'w' column last week, including a 2-1 edging of Boise State on Friday and a 4-0 rout of San Francisco on Sunday ... The Bears are now 7-1-2 on the season with a bye this week as they prepare for Conference play, beginning Fri., Oct. 6 against the tough UCLA Bruins ... SR F Katie Ratican scored the game-winning goals in both matches last week, collecting four points in the process ... Ratican broke a 1-all tie with a perfectly placed free kick from just outside the 18-yard box in the 47th minute against the Broncos ... She also started a four-goal second half explosion against the Dons with a 30-yard blast just under the cross bar in the 47th minute, as well ... Ratican leads Cal in points (7) and assists (3) and is tied for the team lead in goals (2) and game-winning goals (2) ... The Bears are ranked as high as 13th by both NSCAA and Soccer Buzz.
OREGON Ducks (5-4-0, 0-0-0)
Oregon had its four-match win streak stopped in a 2-1 loss to Nevada on Friday, but the team rebounded for a 2-0 win over Idaho to bring its record to 5-4-0 on the season ... The team has two tough matches this week, at Portland State on Fri., Sept. 29 and at defending national champion Portland on Sun., Oct. 1 ... SR F Nicole Garbin has recorded at least one point in four consecutive games (3 goals, 1 assist) to bring her career points total to 67 (26 goals, 15 assists) ... Already the owner of 13 school records, Garbin's four consecutive games with a point is one shy of Sierra Marsh's school record of five (all assists), set during the 1998 season ... Garbin picked up her 13th Oregon record on Sept. 17 when she got the game-winning assist against Eastern Washington ... It was her sixth career game-winning assist, tying her with Andrea Valadez (2003-05) atop that UO list.
OREGON STATE Beavers (6-2-2, 0-0-0)
Oregon State had a busy week, but there is no rest for the weary as the team came home from an east coast road swing with two wins and a tie ... The Beavers claimed a 1-0 win over St. John's on Tuesday, a 1-1 double overtime tie with Long Island on Friday and a 1-0 win over Army on Sunday, improving to 6-2-2 on the season ... The team has one lone non-conference match remaining, a Sun., Oct. 1 game with Portland State in Corvallis ... OSU is 5-3-1 all-time against Portland State, but the Vikings have won the last two meetings (2003 and 2004), both in Corvallis ... SR GK Melissa Onstad played an imperative role in OSU's unbeaten streak last week ... Onstad and company allowed just one goal in three games, while her goals against average was 0.31 in those outings ... She recorded her fourth and fifth shutouts of the season against St. John's and Army, extending her own school career record, which now stands at 24 shutouts.
STANFORD Cardinal (7-3-0, 0-0-0)
Stanford is riding a three-match win streak and is hoping that momentum carries it into a big weekend with a top Bay Area rival ... The Cardinal put together a 2-0 shutout of UC Irvine on Friday, as well as a 4-0 rout of San Diego State on Sunday to improve to 7-3-0 on the season, with one non-conference match left ... Stanford will play at No. 3 Santa Clara on Sat., Sept. 30 ... Stanford is 7-17-4 all-time against the local Broncos, but does have a most recent upset on its side ... Exactly one year ago, on Sept. 30, 2005, SR D Rachel Buehler knocked in her first career goal and helped the Cardinal come away with a 1-0 win over the then-No. 5 Broncos ... Pac-10 Player of the Week SR MF Shari Summers needs to continue her hot streak as the two-time winner scored three goals in two games last week ... Summers leads the Pac-10 in goals (6) and is second in goals per game (0.67).
UCLA Bruins (7-2-0, 0-0-0)
UCLA came away with a 1-1 record last week following a 3-0 loss to fifth-ranked Santa Clara on Friday, rebounding for a 3-0 win over Pepperdine at home on Sunday ... The Bruins are 7-2-0 on the season, ranked as high as No. 5 by both the NSCAA and Soccer Buzz magazine ... The team will round out its regular season non-conference portion of the schedule with a Fri., Sept. 29 game with San Diego and a Sun., Oct. 1 game with Gonzaga ... Both matches will be played at the Bruins' Drake Stadium ... If you didn't know already, FR F Lauren Cheney has proven she's the real deal, knocking in a pair of goals against the Waves ... Cheney, who has scored in four of the five matches she has appeared in this season, leads the Pac-10 in points per game with a 2.00 average ... The youngster also ranks sixth in total points (10), is tied for second in goals (5) and is tied for seventh in shots (25).
USC Trojans (7-2-1, 0-0-0)
USC notched its sixth-consecutive win in a 2-0 blanking of San Diego on Friday, but could not hang on for a seventh as Loyola Marymount got the best of the Women of Troy on Sunday, 2-1 ... USC is 7-2-1 with a bye this week in preparation for Pac-10 play, beginning on Fri., Oct. 6 when Stanford comes to town ... SR MF Rosa Anna Tantillo continues to pace the Trojan offense, racking up another four points last week, making it six games out of USC's past seven where the senior has either had a goal or an assist ... Tantillo assisted on the game-winning goal against San Diego and then added a goal of her own to get USC to a 2-0 win ... With her 23rd career assist in USC's goal against Loyola Marymount on Sunday, Tantillo moved up to take over as USC's No. 3 all-time career assists leader ... Friday's goal also lifted Tantillo to No. 4 all-time in career goals with her 24th score.
WASHINGTON Huskies (5-5-0, 0-0-0)
Washington came in second in the Pac-10/Mountain West Challenge in Seattle last weekend, claiming a 1-0 win over New Mexico on Friday, following a tough 1-0 loss to No. 23 BYU on Thursday ... The Huskies evened their record at 5-5-0 with a big match looming this Fri., Sept. 29 as the team will play defending national champion Portland on the Pilots' home field ... JR F Katie Dowling scored a goal in the 77th minute to give UW the win, netting a shot from six yards out ... SO D Katie Hall was named Defensive MVP of the tournament, helping the Huskies to the shutout on Friday ... Offensively, the Huskies are getting much better shot selections this season, having amassed 125 to rank sixth in the league ... At this point last season, the team ranked ninth with 71 shots.
WASHINGTON STATE Cougars (5-3-2, 0-0-0)
Washington State lost a tough 1-0 match with New Mexico on Thursday, but rallied to take the No. 23 BYU Cougars to double overtime in a 1-all tie on Friday ... The WSU Cougars are now 5-3-2 with a bye week as the team prepares for one last non-conference match with defending national champion Portland on Thurs., Oct. 5 ... SR D Angela Fajardo recorded the first goal of her collegiate career against BYU, getting WSU on the scoreboard at the 41:14 mark ... Both JR MF Anna Miller and FR MF Carly Dobratz earned assists on the play, their third and fourth assists this season, respectively ... Dobratz ranks third in the league in assists, while Miller is tied for fourth, combining for seven of the team's 10 total assists.
PAC-10 WOMEN'S SOCCER PLAYER OF THE WEEK
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - STANFORD senior midfielder Shari Summers has been named the Pac-10 Women's Soccer Player of the Week for Sept. 19-25, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.
Summers continued her breakout senior campaign, netting three goals over the weekend in a pair of Cardinal wins. With a Pac-10 best six goals this year, Summers has more than doubled her career goal total of five coming into the season in just the first nine games.
In Friday night's match against UC Irvine, Summers cracked a shot off the right post and into the goal in the 55th minute to extend the Cardinal's lead to 2-0, as they would go on to win by the same score. Two days later, Summers spurred the Cardinal offense against San Diego State, producing the first two goals of what would eventually be a 4-0 Cardinal rout. Her first goal came in the 16th minute, when she dribbled up and sent in a hard line-drive from the middle of the pitch. A mere six minutes later, Summers scored a second unassisted goal, putting away a rebound off her own shot. The first goal against SDSU gives Summers four game-winning goals this season--the most in the Conference.
Eighteenth-ranked Stanford (7-3-0) takes a three-match winning streak and wins in seven of its past eight matches into a showdown this Saturday with No. 4 Santa Clara.
This is Summers' second Player of the Week award this season and of her career. Stanford now has 17 all-time Player of the Week winners. Summers becomes the first Cardinal player to ever win the award twice in the same season.
ALSO NOMINATED: Katie Ratican, Sr., F, CAL; Nicole Garbin, Sr., F, ORE; Melissa Onstad, Sr., GK, OSU; Rosa Anna Tantillo, Sr., MF, USC.
2006 Pac-10 Players of the Week: Aug. 29- Alivia Mazura, Sr., D, California; Sept. 5- Shari Summers, Sr., MF, Stanford; Sept. 12- Danesha Adams, Jr., F, UCLA; Sept. 19- Emily Zaler, Fr., GK, Oregon; Sept 26- Shari Summers, Sr., MF, Stanford.