This Week in Pac-10 Women's Soccer

Nov. 27, 2007

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Los Angeles, Calif., UCLA Host - Fri., Nov. 30
No. 1 UCLA (19-1-2) vs. No. 2 Portland (18-3-0), 7 p.m. PT

Morgantown, W.Va., West Virginia Host - Fri., Nov. 30
No. 2 USC (17-3-2) vs. No. 4 West Virginia (18-4-2), 7 p.m. ET

all times are local to game site

As the only No. 1 seed remaining in the 2007 Division I Women's Soccer Championship, UCLA (19-1-2) is one of two Pac-10 teams remaining in the 64-team bracket ... Also representing the Conference in the NCAA quarterfinals is USC (17-3-2), a No. 2 seed in its region ... Top-seeded STANFORD (15-3-5) fell in the third round to Connecticut, 2-0 on Friday ... The Cardinal joined No. 1 North Carolina and No. 1 Penn State as the three top-seeded teams defeated in sweet 16 action ... Should UCLA and USC defeat their respective opponents, the two would meet up in the College Cup semifinals, guaranteeing a Pac-10 team in the national championship game for the third time in five years ... In order to get there, however, the LA counterparts must deal with two impressive teams ... SO F Lauren Cheney, the Pac-10 Player of the Year, scored the golden goal in the 98th minute to help the Bruins defeat No. 4 Virginia, 2-1 in overtime on Friday ... The come-from-behind victory propelled UCLA to the quarterfinals in which it will face No. 2 Portland on Fri., Nov. 30 at 7 p.m. PT at Drake Stadium ... Cheney, who's team was less than eight minutes away from elimination, leads the Conference with nine game-winning goals this season ... With a total of three points on the night, Cheney broke the UCLA and Pac-10 single-season scoring records, as she now has 55 points on the year ... She entered the match with 52 points, tied with Traci Arkenberg who had that same total in 1997 ... The Bruins are in the NCAA quarterfinals for the fifth straight year and the eighth time in program history ... The squad leads the Pac-10 in points (179), goals (59), goals per game (2.68), assists (61), assists per game (2.77), and is tied for first in goals allowed (12) ... For the first time in school history, USC has advanced to the NCAA quarterfinals where it will face No. 4 West Virginia in Morgantown, W.Va., on Fri., Nov. 30 at 7 p.m. ET ... Further, with 17 wins on the season, the 2007 squad has set the USC single-season record for wins, and it will look to better that number this weekend ... FR D Kasey Johnson scored her first career goal with a header off a free kick from JR MF Ashley Nick in the 48th minute of action to propel USC to the 1-0 shutout of No. 3 Florida on Saturday ... This season marks USC's ninth trip to the NCAA Tournament, where it has posted an 8-8 overall record ... The Trojans faced eight NCAA Tournament teams this season, recording a 4-2-2 record against those squads (beating Georgia, Oakland, Portland and California; tying Tennessee and Stanford; and falling to Indiana and top-seeded UCLA) ... The Women of Troy lead the Pac-10 in shots (384), shutouts (13), goals against average (0.53), corners (128), while tied for first in goals allowed (12).

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