Pac-12 announces women's soccer players of the week
Offensive: Morgan Weaver, JR, WSU (University Place, Wash.)
1 G, 2 SH, 1 GWG
• Netted the game-winning goal in an upset 1-0 road win over then-No. 8 UCLA to keep No. 9 Washington State undefeated and notch its best start to a season in program history with eight-consecutive wins.
• Scored her second-straight game-winning goal and second of her career over a top-15 team.
• Picked up a team-best sixth goal of the year, moving her into sixth place for most career goals in program history with 21.
• Marks her first-career weekly honor and 20th all-time weekly nod for the Cougars.
Defensive: Aaqila McLyn, SO, WSU (Long Beach, Calif.)
1 GP, 1 Asst
• Led a Washington State backfield that shutout then-No. 8 UCLA in Los Angeles, maintaining the Cougars’ perfect record this season. WSU is one of only two unbeaten teams remaining in the nation.
• Dominated the backfield and came up with her second defensive save of the season early in the game to preserve the scoreless draw.
• Stopped a dangerous Bruin attack and turned it into a game-winning counter attack in the second half, notching her first assist of the season on Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week Morgan Weaver’s game-winning goal.
• Marks her first-career weekly honor and 21st all-time nod for the Cougars.
Goalkeeper: Rachel Thompson, JR, WSU (Nikiski, Alaska)
9 SVS, 0 GA, 90 Min.
• In just her third-career start, led the Cougars to a 1-0 shutout at then-No. 8 UCLA to give No. 9 Washington State its best start to a season in program history.
• Produced a career-best nine saves, the most saves for a Cougar keeper since Ella Dederick’s 11 in 2015.
• The shutout was the first of Thompson's career and fourth of the season for WSU.
• The combined efforts of Thompson and teammates Ella Dederick and Emma Dahline in goal ranks third in the Pac-12 and 19th in the nation for goals against average at 0.50.
• Marks her first-career weekly honor and the 22nd all-time nod for the Cougars.
ALSO NOMINATED THIS WEEK:
Offensive: Alexia Delgado, ASU; Emma Westin, CAL; Taylor Kornieck, COLO; Marissa Everett, ORE; McKenzie Weinert, OSU; Catarina Macario, STAN; Leah Pruitt, USC.
Defensive: Madison Wolf, ASU; Jesse Loren, COLO; Jazmin Jackmon, ORE; Emery Wallerich, OSU; Naomi Girma, STAN; Tara McKeown, USC.
Goalkeeper: Nikki Panas, ASU; Jalen Tompkins, COLO; Halla Hinriksdottir, ORE; Bridgette Skiba, OSU; Alison Jahansouz, STAN; Kaylie Collins, USC.
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