This Week in Pac-10 Women's Soccer
Aug. 25, 2009
AROUND THE LEAGUE
ArizonaSO F Renae Cuellar, who tied for the team lead in goals in 2008, picked right up where she left off in 2009, scoring for the Wildcats against UC Irvine in the 42nd minute, tying the game at 1-1...It was not enough for Arizona as UC Irvine scored the game winning goal in the 69th minute...RS SR GK Devon Warf, whose career has been plagued by injury started the game and played all 90 minutes, making two saves.
Arizona StateThe Sun Devils won their season opener in a weather-shortened match against UC Irvine, 2-0...FR F Bianca Doller scored her ﬁrst goal of her career...JR MF Alexandra Elston, who started in the 41st consecutive game of her career on Friday against the Anteaters, added to the lead by scoring in the 25th minute off a free kick...ASU is 3-0 in season openers under head coach Kevin Boyd.
CaliforniaJR F Alex Morgan had scored a hat trick against Nevada on Friday, Aug. 21...RS JR F Lisa Kevorkian added one more goal for the Bears...Cal outshot Nevada 15-2, and 8-2 in shots on goal... SR GK Gina Pellegrini got the win, and no Cal goalkeeper had to make a save in the match...The Golden Bears received votes in the NSCAA Poll and are ranked 16th in both the Soccer America and Soccer Times polls.
OregonThe Ducks played No. 4 Portland toe-to-toe for the ﬁrst 38 minutes of the game, holding the Pilots scoreless...Oregon took 12 shots, six on goal to Portland's 14 shots...SO GK Cody Miles recorded ﬁve saves...FR MF Scout Libke, FR F Kelsey Hones, FR F Tahne Apo and FR D Nicole Bakke all started in their debut as Ducks...The attendance was an Oregon-high for a women's soccer opener and ranked fourth-highest all-time at Pape ` Field.
Oregon StateDespite controlling possession throughout, the Beavers were unable to ﬁnd the back of the net against Portland State on Fri. Aug. 21...Oregon State outshot Portland State 19-6, including having nine of those shots on goal to the Vikings' three...RS FR F Chelsea Buckland, making her Beaver debut, led the way with seven shots, ﬁve of those on goal..SO GK Colleen Boyd tallied two saves in the game.
StanfordSR F Christen Press scored two goals and added an assist in Stanford's 6-2 win over Hawaii...SR F Kelly O'Hara also added two goals...The Cardinal outshot Hawaii 29-4...The six goals scored for Stanford are the most for the squad since Nov. 16, 2007 in its 7-0 win over Sacramento State...Two true freshmen started for the squad, D Alina Garciamendez and D Rachel Quon...Six freshmen made their debuts, including FR F Courtney Verloo, who scored and added two assists...Stanford is ranked 2nd in both the Soccer America and Soccer Times polls.
UCLAUCLA dropped its season opener to top-ranked North Carolina 7-2...SO F Sydney Leroux, who has been named to the MACC Hermann Trophy watch list converted her three shots on goal into two goals, which led the team...The Tarheels outshot the Bruins 24-11 and had an 8-6 edge in corner kicks...GK Yiana Dimmitt played all 90 minutes and made six saves...F MF Zakiya Bywaters started in her Bruin debut...The Bruins are ranked 7th in the Soccer America and Soccer Times polls.
USCUSC dropped its season opener to Texas A&M, in College Station 3-0 on Sat. Aug. 22...The Trojans had opportunities from JR F Megan Ohai and JR MF Ashli Sandoval that just didn't connect...SO D Chelsea Buehning, SO D Claire Schloemer and FR F Samantha Johnson got the ﬁrst starts of their career against Texas A&M...Two more freshmen saw action in their debuts as Trojans...SR GK Kristin Olsen made eight saves...The Trojans are ranked 12th in the NSCAA poll and will scrimmage the Mexican National Team on Fri. Aug. 28.
WashingtonThe Huskies will have their season opener on Wed. Aug. 26 at 7 p.m. PT vs. Seattle University... With 19 total returnees and 10 starters retuning, Washington will be a deep squad...Led by skillful senior forward Veronica Perez, who lead the squad in goals with 13 and was tied for ﬁrst in assists with ﬁve, will look to build on her stellar season in 2009...On the back line, the Huskies are led by senior defender Lindsey Kasser, who has developed into a strong leader for the team as a captain and anchored a defensive unit which allowed only 1.38 goals per game in 2008.
Washington StateThe Cougars opened up their 20th Anniversary Season with a 3-0 win over Idaho...FR F Brandi Vega became the ﬁrst true freshman to score WSU's ﬁrst goal of the season since 1999...SR F Kiersten Dallstream also scored in the match, raising her career-goal total to 18 and her collegiate point total to 45, tying her for ﬁfth in WSU history in both categories...Dating back to last season, the Cougars have not given up a goal at home in the last 436:45.