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• This week, Pac-12 women’s soccer is highlighted by a trip to Florida for No. 2 UCLA and No. 7 USC where they will both face No. 4 Florida State and No. 22 Florida over the weekend. UCLA will be facing another top-five competitor after defeating then-No. 3 Penn State 2-1 on the road last week. USC will put its perfect 3-0-0 record to the test against its first ranked opponents.

• Four teams remain ranked in the top 25 after the second week of non-conference play. STANFORD, the top scoring offense in the country with 5 goals per game, still has control of the No. 1 spot after a 5-1 victory over San Francisco in its home opener. UCLA also remains in the No. 2 spot, while USC moved up to No. 7 after an impressive offensive weekend where the Trojans won both of their games and scored a total of 11 goals. WASHINGTON STATE rounded out the polls at No. 18, moving up four spots from last week’s poll following a 2-0 shutout of Minnesota to start the season 3-0-0.

• MAC Hermann Trophy watch list selections put on some impressive performances this past week. USC’s Savannah DeMelo dominated in her first two games of the season, assisting on two goals in a 6-1 win over Cal Poly and scoring two goals and assisting on another in a 5-0 win over Pepperdine. Stanford’s Catarina Macario made her presence felt off the bench, scoring two goals on two shots in the 5-1 victory over San Francisco. UCLA’s Ashley Sanchez also came up big in the top-five showdown against the Nittany Lions, scoring a goal just one minute after coming off the bench. COLORADO’s Taylor Kornieck played a major role in a 6-0 victory over Missouri with four assists, which places her tied for second in the country in total assists.

• ARIZONA head coach Tony Amato became the winningest coach in school history this weekend, securing the milestone 56th win after a 6-0 victory over Houston Baptist.

• Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week Tatum Barton placed herself in the Buffs' history books with the sixth hat trick in Colorado history in a 6-0 victory over Missouri. Barton scored her third-career game-winner and increased her career total to six goals in earning her first Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week honor.

• Washington State secured its second consecutive Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week nod behind the play of freshman Mykiaa Minniss. Minniss led a defense that allowed just two shots on goal, while she also contributed her first-career goal in a 2-0 shutout of Minnesota.

• UCLA’s Teagan Micah maintained the Bruins’ perfect record in a tough road win against then-No. 3 Penn State. Now in fifth place on UCLA’s all-time career-saves list with 161 saves, Micah earns her fifth-career Pac-12 Goalkeeper of the Week nod.

• The Pac-12 has the most representatives on the MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List with 12 student-athletes, the most from the Conference since eight were named in 2009. The MAC Hermann Trophy is the most prestigious individual award in college soccer, presented annually to one male and one female student-athlete. The watch list is headlined by last year’s MAC Hermann Trophy finalist Jessie Fleming of UCLA, and semifinalists Stanford’s Tierna Davidson and Catarina Macario, and UCLA’s Hailie Mace. Stanford leads the nation with five student-athletes on the 2018 watch list, including Davidson, Macario, Alana Cook, Tegan McGrady and Jaye Boissiere. The Conference is also represented by Taylor Korniek, Colorado; Savannah DeMelo and Ally Prisock, USC; Kaiya McCullough and Ashley Sanchez, UCLA.

• Last season, seven Pac-12 teams made the NCAA Tournament with Stanford earning a No. 1 overall seed for the fourth-straight year and was joined in the field by No. 2-seeded UCLA, No. 3-seeded USC, Arizona, Colorado, CALIFORNIA and Washington State. Six teams advanced to the second round and three made the round of 16. Stanford was crowned the 2017 NCAA Champion for the second time in program history in the first-ever-all-Pac-12 final against UCLA.

• The incoming Pac-12 freshman class had the most selections of any conference on the Top Drawer Soccer preseason Best XI Freshman team. Sophia Smith of Stanford, Summer Yates of WASHINGTON, Maricarmen Reyes of UCLA and Eva Van Deursen of ARIZONA STATE look to make their mark in their first season.

• Pac- 12 Networks coverage on the pitch features a 66-game women’s soccer schedule. All Pac-12 universities appear on the Networks at least seven times in 2018.


CONFERENCE STANDINGS (Expanded standings)

Teams Points Pac-12 Record Overall Record
USC 0 0-0-0 3-0-0
Washington State 0 0-0-0 3-0-0
Stanford 0 0-0-0 2-0-0
UCLA 0 0-0-0 2-0-0
Arizona State 0 0-0-0 1-0-0
Colorado  0 0-0-0 2-0-1
Arizona 0 0-0-0 2-1-0
California 0 0-0-0 2-1-0
Washington 0 0-0-0 2-1-0
Oregon 0 0-0-0 2-1-1
Utah 0 0-0-0 1-1-1
Oregon State 0 0-0-0 0-4-0

UPCOMING SCHEDULE (Times local to site)

Thursday, Aug. 30
TV/Stream
Time
#1 STANFORD at BYU
 
7 p.m. MT
Wisconsin at WASHINGTON (1)
Live Stream
8 p.m. PT
Friday, Aug. 31
TV/Stream
Time
UT San Antonio at COLORADO
Live Stream
4 p.m. MT
San Diego State at CALIFORNIA
 
4 p.m. PT
#2 UCLA at #22 Florida
 
7 p.m. ET
#7 USC at # 4 Florida State
ACC Network
7 p.m. ET
Southeast Missouri State at ARIZONA
 
4:30 p.m. MT
UTAH at #19 Kansas
 
7 p.m. CT
#18 WASHINGTON STATE at Nebraska
 
7 p.m. CT
Dartmouth at OREGON
Live Stream
7 p.m. PT
New Hampshire at ARIZONA STATE (2)
Live Stream
7 p.m. MT
Gonzaga at OREGON STATE
 
8 p.m. PT
Sunday, Sep. 2
 TV/Stream
Time
#1 STANFORD at Minnesota
 
12 p.m. CT
Iowa State at COLORADO
Live Stream
12 p.m. MT
New Hampshire at ARIZONA
 
11 a.m. MT
Dartmouth at OREGON STATE
 
1 p.m. PT
Southeast Missouri State at ARIZONA STATE
Live Stream
1:30 p.m. MT
Michigan State at WASHINGTON (1)
Live Stream
2 p.m. PT
#2 UCLA at #4 Florida State
ACC Network
5 p.m. ET
Gonzaga at OREGON
Live Stream
3p.m. PT
UC Santa Barbara at CALIFORNIA
P12N
3 p.m. PT
#7 USC at #22 Florida
SEC Network+
6 p.m. ET

1 - Husky Nike Invitational, Seattle, Wash.; 2 - Sun Devil Desert Classic, Tempe, Ariz.

P12N/P12A/P12BA/P12LA/P12M/P12O/P12W - Indicates live broadcast on Pac-12 Network. MWN - Indicates live broadcast on Mountain West Network. 


PAC-12 WOMEN'S SOCCER PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

 

Offensive

Defensive

Goalkeeper

Aug. 21

Hailie Mace, UCLA

Maddy Haro, WSU

Siena Ruelas, WASH 

Aug. 28 Tatum Barton, COLO Mykiaa Minniss, WSU Teagan Micah, UCLA 
 

ALSO NOMINATED FOR 8/28 : 
Offensive: Jill Aguilera, ARIZ; Nicole Douglas, ASU; Kayla Fong, CAL; Emma Eddy, ORE; McKenzie Weinert, OSU; Sophia Smith, STAN; Delanie Sheehan, UCLA; Savannah DeMelo, USC; Olivia Van der jagt, WASH; Mak Gomera-Stevens, WSU
Defensive: Hallie Pearson, ARIZ; Sydney Collins, CAL; Hannah Cardenas, COL; Hannah Taylor, ORE; Sydney Studer, OSU; Tegan McGrady, STAN; Kaiya McCullough, UCLA; Ashleigh Plumptre, USC; Jessika Cowart, WASH
Goalkeeper: Lainey Burdett, ARIZ; Sydney Day, ASU; Olivia Sekany, CAL; Halla Hinriksdottir, ORE; Bridgette Skiba, OSU; Lauren Roode, STAN; Kaylie Collins, USC; Siena Ruelas, WASH; Ella Dederick, WSU


NATIONAL HONORS

MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List

Alana Cook, Stanford; Tierna Davidson, Stanford; Tegan McGrady, Stanford; Jaye Boissiere, Stanford; Catarina Macario, Stanford; Hailie Mace, UCLA; Jessie Fleming, UCLA; Kaiya McCullough, UCLA; Ashley Sanchez, UCLA; Savannah DeMelo, USC; Ally Prisock, USC; Taylor Kornieck, Colorado

 

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