This Week in Pac-10 Women's Soccer
Sept. 11, 2007
THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE
Fri., Sept. 14
(25) ARIZONA vs. New Mexico, 4:30 pm ET (1)
ARIZONA STATE at SMU, 7 pm CT
(14/14/13/23) CALIFORNIA at Cal State Fullerton, 2 pm
OREGON at Utah State, 4 pm MT
OREGON STATE vs. Michigan, 1 pm (2)
(23/21) Missouri at (1/3/4/2) STANFORD, 7:30 pm (3)
(6/7/1/7) UCLA at San Diego, 7:30 pm
(29) Georgia at (24/30/17) USC, 4 pm (4)
WASHINGTON vs. Yale, 4:30 pm (5)
WASHINGTON STATE vs. (21/16/26/28) Oklahoma State, 5 pm CT (6)
Sun., Sept. 16
(25) ARIZONA at (10/8/21/8) Virginia, 1 pm ET (1)
ARIZONA STATE at TCU, 1 pm CT
(14/14/13/23) CALIFORNIA at San Diego State, 12 pm
OREGON at Utah, 1 pm MT
OREGON STATE vs. Lamar, 11 am (2)
(12/15/18/13) Rutgers at (1/3/4/2) STANFORD, 1:30 pm (3)
(6/7/1/7) UCLA at Cal State Northridge, 3 pm
(15/20/20/19) Tennessee at (24/30/17) USC, 1 pm (4)
WASHINGTON vs. Kansas, 10:30 am (5)
WASHINGTON STATE vs. Princeton, 11 am CT (6)
all times are local to game site
(1) - Virginia Nike Soccer Classic; Charlottesville, Va.
(2) - LMU Classic; Los Angeles, Calif.
(3) - Stanford Invitational; Stanford, Calif.
(4) - USC Tournament; Los Angeles, Calif.
(5) - Nike/Portland Invitational; Portland, Ore.
(6) - Notre Dame Inn at Saint Mary's Classic; Notre Dame, Ind.
Around the League:
Pac-10 women's soccer looks to continue its winning ways in non-conference play this weekend as eight teams hit the road and two are at home ... The league was steallar last weekend, picking up 14 wins in 20 games, including an ARIZONA (3-1-0) upset of No. 4 Texas, 2-0, on Sunday, and STANFORD's (4-0-0) two wins by identical 2-1 scores over No. 8 Virginia and No. 2 Notre Dame ... The Pac-10 was the most recognized league this week as four players were named to the Soccer Buzz Elite Team of the Week, including SR F/MF Danesha Adams of UCLA (2-1-0), JR D Allison Falk of Stanford, JR D Savanah Levake of Arizona and SR D Allison Scurich of WASHINGTON STATE (2-0-1) ... All in all, the Pac-10 is 26-11-1 (.697) through two weeks of regular season action ... The Wildcats are coming off a Conference-leading three straight wins, including the upset of the Longhorns, where FR GK Danielle Nicolai picked up the shutout ... ARIZONA STATE (2-2-0) split its games last weekend, including a 1-0 win over Charlotte ... SO D Liz Harkin was instrumental on the back line as she and her teammates did not allow a 49er shot on goal ... CALIFORNIA (4-0-0), ranked as high as 13th in this week's Top Drawer Soccer poll, claimed the Saint Mary's Fall Soccer Classic title last weekend as SR F Stephanie Wieger netted the game-winning goal against Cal State Bakersfield and added two assists against Vermont ... Cal has opened the year 4-0 for the first time since 2000 ... OREGON (3-1-0) is coming off a home split which saw the Ducks beat UC Riverside, 5-1 ... All five goals came in the second half, which was the first time in school history that Oregon had scored five goals in a single half ... OREGON STATE improved to 3-1-0 on the year following two wins this past weekend ... SR F Jodie Taylor recorded her first career hat trick in the 4-0 win over Montana on Friday ... Taylor's 10 shots over both games accounted for nearly one-third of the team's total for the weekend ... STANFORD moved up to No. 1 in the NSCAA coaches' poll following its monster weekend at the Santa Clara adidas Classic ... SO F Kelley O'Hara played a huge role in both wins as she collected an assist and a goal, while setting up two game-winning penalty shots ... UCLA earned a big 4-2 win over No. 11 Illinois on Friday as Adams recorded a hat trick ... USC (3-1-0) picked up a solid 2-1 overtime win over Maryland at the Hoosier Classic on Friday ... FR MF Alyssa Davila became the second USC freshman to score a goal this season, netting the game-winner against the Terrapins ... She now has registered a goal and an assist in her first three starts ... WASHINGTON (0-4-0) looks to rebound this weekend as it dropped two games at home against No. 21 Purdue, 3-1, and Cal State Fullerton, 3-1 ... SR MF/F Dani Bridges scored two goals in as many games ... Her 0.50 goals per game average ties her for ninth in the Pac-10 ... WASHINGTON STATE played back-to-back double overtime games, dropping Gonzaga, 2-1, on Friday, and tying Utah 3-3 on Sunday ... SR F Brooke Bemis netted her second game-winner of the season in the win over the Bulldogs ... She registered another goal in Sunday's match, marking the first time a Cougar has scored goals in three straight games since Megan Hyte (Aug. 26-Sept. 2, 2005).
UCLA SENIOR DANESHA ADAMS NAMEDPAC-10 WOMEN'S SOCCER PLAYER OF THE WEEK
WALNUT CREEK, Calif.-- UCLA senior midfielder/forward Danesha Adams has been named the Pac-10 Women's Soccer Player of the Week for Sep. 4-10, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.
Adams, from Shaker Heights, Ohio, moved into second on the UCLA career scoring charts after tallying five goals in a pair of Bruin victories, including a hat trick in UCLA's victory over No. 11 Illinois at the UCLA Women's Cup.
The hat trick was the first Bruin three-plus goal performance since Adams accomplished the feat Nov. 25, 2005, when she blasted four goals in a 5-0 win over Virginia in the NCAA semifinals.
Adams came back on Sunday to score two more goals in the Bruins 3-0 victory over San Francisco to finish the weekend with 10 points.
Now ranking second all-time at UCLA in career points with 112, Adams trails only Traci Arkenburg for the school's career points record. Arkenberg had 169 points from 1994-1997.
UCLA will face San Diego on Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Cal State Northridge on Sunday at 3 p.m.
This is Adams' second weekly honor and the 18th all-time award for the Bruins.
Also Nominated: Danielle Nicolai, Fr., GK, ARIZ; Liz Harkin, So., D, ASU; Stephanie Wieger, Sr., F, CAL; Jodie Taylor, Sr., F, OSU; Kelley O'Hara, So., F, STAN; Alyssa Davila, Fr., M, USC; Brooke Bemis, Sr., F, WSU.
2007 PAC-10 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: Sept. 4- Jodie Taylor, Sr., F, OSU; Sept. 10- Danesha Adams, Sr., M/F, UCLA.