Stanford at the top of women's soccer for third week in a row

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IN THE RANKINGS:
• Four Pac-12 teams remain ranked in the top-25, including three in the top-10, in the latest United Soccer Coaches poll. STANFORD secured a program-record 26 straight wins and claims the No. 1 spot for the third week in a row. The Cardinal received 33 of 35 first place votes, with the other two first place votes going to No. 4 USC, who moves up three spots in the poll after a 0-0 tie against No. 3 Florida State and a 3-0 victory over then-No. 22 Florida. UCLA falls to the No. 7, not fairing as well as the Trojans on the road trip to Florida with a 0-0 tie with the Gators and a 4-1 loss to the Seminoles. Still undefeated WASHINGTON STATE moves up a spot to No. 17 after a comeback 2-1 victory on the road against Nebraska. ARIZONA, COLORADO, OREGON and CALIFORNIA all received votes.

PREVIEWING THE WEEK:
• No. 1 Stanford faces its biggest week of non-conference play of the season, facing rivals Notre Dame on Friday and a marquee matchup with No. 2 North Carolina on Sunday. Both home contests for the Cardinal will be broadcast on Pac-12 Networks as Stanford attempts to hold on to its undefeated record and No. 1 spot against the Fighting Irish and another storied women’s soccer program in the Tar Heels.
• Pac-12 Networks will broadcast eight women’s soccer games this weekend. Friday’s slate includes Stanford’s matchup with the Fighting Irish, No. 4 USC taking on Missouri, Baylor facing ARIZONA STATE, BYU at UTAH, No. 7 UCLA facing off against Pepperdine and Arizona vs. Boise State. Sunday’s matchups include the battle of the storied programs between No. 1 Stanford and No. 2 North Carolina as well as Arizona taking on Baylor at home.  

NATIONAL STATS LEADERS:
• Pac-12 women’s soccer teams have played great offense this season, with four teams ranked in the top-20 in scoring offense in the country, including Stanford (3.5 goals per game), Colorado (3.2 goals per game), USC (3.0 goals per game) and Arizona (2.8 goals per game). Colorado’s eighth-ranked offense is led by last week’s Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week, Tatum Barton. Barton ranks fourth in points per game (2.6) and third in total goals (6) in the nation.
• Pac-12 teams have also been exceptional in front of the net, with Arizona, Colorado and USC all tied for ninth in the country in shutout percentage (.800). Arizona has started the season on the right foot with a 4-1-0 record behind great goalie play from Lainey Burdett, who is ranked third in the country with four shutouts.

MAC HERMANN WATCH LIST:
• MAC Hermann Trophy watch list selections continued to impress on the pitch this past week. Stanford’s Catarina Macario scored a goal in a 2-0 victory over BYU for a total of 3 goals on the season.
• USC’s Savannah DeMelo contributed a goal and an assist in the 3-0 win over Florida, moving her up to sixth in the country with 2.5 points per game. Ally Prisock was instrumental on defense in both shutouts against Florida State and Florida, earning herself a spot on the Top Drawer Soccer Team of the Week.
• Colorado’s Taylor Korniek notched an assist in a 4-0 victory over UTSA and a goal in a 3-0 win over Iowa State. Korniek’s six total assists on the season ranks second best in the country.
• 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.

PLAYERS OF THE WEEK:
• Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week Emma Eddy scored three goals this weekend in victories over Dartmouth and Gonzaga, earning herself a place in Oregon’s record books by becoming just the fifth Duck to score a goal in three consecutive games. This is Eddy’s first-career Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week honor.
• Stanford’s Sam Hiatt secured her first-career Pac-12 Defensive Player of the week nod after playing 180 minutes on the road in a 2-0 victory over BYU and a 2-1 overtime win over Minnesota. Minnesota's only goal was the first goal allowed from the run of play by the Cardinal defense since August of 2017.
• USC’s Kaylie Collins notched a pair of shutouts with a 0-0 tie against Florida State and a 3-0 win against Florida to earn her first career Pac-12 Goalkeeper of the Week honor. Collins’ six saves and shutout against Florida State marked the first time the Seminoles had been shut out at home since Sep. 17 of last year.

2017 IN REVIEW:
• 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.

PROMISING FRESHMAN CLASS:
• 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 WOMEN’S SOCCER BROADCASTS:
• 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
Stanford 0 0-0-0 4-0-0
Washington State 0 0-0-0 4-0-0
Colorado 0 0-0-0 4-0-1
USC 0 0-0-0 4-0-1
Arizona 0 0-0-0 4-1-0
Oregon 0 0-0-0 4-1-1
Arizona State 0 0-0-0 2-1-0
UCLA 0 0-0-0 2-1-1
California 0 0-0-0 3-2-0
Washington 0 0-0-0 2-2-1
Utah 0 0-0-0 1-2-1
Oregon State 0 0-0-0 1-5-0

UPCOMING SCHEDULE (Times local to site)

Thursday, Sep. 6 TV/Stream Time
COLORADO at Marquette
 
7 p.m. CT
Idaho at #17 WASHINGTON STATE
Live Stream
7 p.m. PT
Friday, Sep. 7
   
Missouri at #4 USC
P12LA
3 p.m. PT
Baylor at ARIZONA STATE
P12A
4 p.m. MT
WASHINGTON vs. UC Irvine (1)
 
4:30 p.m. pT
CALIFORNIA at #21 Oklahoma State
 
7 p.m. CT
BYU at UTAH
P12M
7 p.m. MT
Notre Dame at #1 STANFORD
P12BA
6 p.m. PT
Boise State at ARIZONA
P12A
7 p.m. MT
Pepperdine at #7 UCLA
P12LA
7 p.m. PT
Sunday, Sep. 9
 
 
COLORADO at Michigan State
BTN2Go
12 p.m. ET
CALIFORNIA at Oklahoma  
1 p.m. CT
WASHINGTON vs. Utah Valley (1)
 
11 a.m. PT
San Diego at #4 USC
Live Stream
1 p.m. PT
Baylor at ARIZONA
P12A
2 p.m. MT
#2 North Carolina at #1 STANFORD
P12BA
2:30 p.m. PT
OREGON STATE at #25 Texas Tech   7 p.m. CT
Monday, Sep. 10
 
 
UTAH at Utah State
 
4 p.m. MT
ARIZONA STATE at South Dakota State   6 p.m. MT

1 - Portland Invitational, Portland, Ore.

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 
 
Sep. 4 Emma Eddy, ORE Sam Hiatt, STAN Kaylie Collins, USC

ALSO NOMINATED FOR 9/4: 

Offensive: Emily Knous, ARIZ; Casey Martinez, ASU; Abi Kim, CAL; Tatum Barton, COLO; McKenzie Weinert, OSU; Beattie Goad, STAN; Maricarmen Reyes, UCLA; Savannah DeMelo, USC; Olivia Van der jagt, WASH; Elyse Bennett, WSU.
Defensive: Samantha Falasco, ARIZ; Jesse Loren, COLO; Alyssa Hinojosa, ORE; Helena Brown, OSU; Ally Prisock, USC; Taylor Sekyra, WASH.
Goalkeeper: Lainey Burdett, ARIZ; Nikki Panas, ASU; Scout Watson, COLO; Halla Hinriksdottir, ORE; Bridgette Skiba, OSU; Alison Jahansouz, STAN; 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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