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Pac-12 Women's Soccer Weekly Rundown - Aug. 30, 2022

Aug 30, 2022
Hunter Dyke/Utah Athletics

Schedule | Standings | Statistics | Record Book

Week 2 Review

  • In the season's second week, Pac-12 women's programs bettered their opening-week record of 12-3-4. Eleven programs collectively pulled out one additional win (13), seven draws and zero losses in their 20 matches (13-0-7).
  • Nine programs earned victories and four - California, Stanford, UCLA, Utah - each won twice. 
  • UCLA shutout both CSUN (6-0) and Santa Clara (1-0), the Bruins' second and third shutouts of the season. UCLA allowed only eight shots and just four on goal in the two victories. The Bruins are one of 16 teams in the country, and the the only one in the Pac-12, to not have allowed a goal this season.
  • Washington State earned its first win on Sunday, Aug. 28, beating Eastern Washington, 3-1, behind a goal from fifth-year Sydney Studer and a brace from Margie Detrizio
  • On Monday, Colorado played then-No. 9 BYU to a 2-2 draw in Provo behind a pair of late goals, including an 81st-minute equalizer from Shyra James.

Week 2 Performers

  • UCLA swept the Pac-12 weekly awards with Sunshine Fontes being named Offensive Player of the Week, Maya Evans Defensive Player of the Week and Lauren Brzykcy Goalkeeper of the Week. 
  • Fontes recorded the Pac-12’s first hat trick of the season, and the first of her collegiate career, and scored the game-winner in both Bruin matches. She is currently second in the Conference in both goals (4) and points (8). Evans scored a goal off a header to contribute to UCLA’s victory over CSUN and Brzykcy has not allowed a single goal in a combined 210 minutes of action this season, lowering her career goals against average to 0.66. 
  • Arizona State’s Nicole Douglas had an impressive weekend, scoring all three of the Sun Devils' goals, including a brace to earn a win over Boise State (2-1). Douglas is now one goal away from tying the program record for career goals (Stacey Tullock - 50) and game-winning goals (Stacey Tullock - 17).
  • Senior Keely Roy played a huge hand in Cal's 2-1 comeback victory over UC San Diego, registering a brace, including the game winner in the 81st minute from 25 yards. Roy is the first multi-goal scorer for the bears in just under three years (Emma Westin - Sept. 6, 2019).
  • Oregon keeper Leah Freeman made a career-high of 10 saves in the Ducks' 2-2 draw with Gonzaga, while Oregon State keeper Hailey Coll recorded a career-high of 12 saves of her own in the Beavers’ 1-1 draw with Pacific. Freeman (24) and Coll (17) are 1-2 in the Conference in saves.

Climbing Up The Rankings

  • In the latest Top Drawer Soccer rankings, both UCLA and Stanford rose in the polls. No. 6 last week, the Bruins are up to No. 4, and Stanford, which was 18th last week, moved up four spots to No. 14 after beating San Francisco (3-0) and UC Santa Barbara (5-1).
  • For the third week in a row, UCLA and Stanford are in the United Soccer Coaches national rankings. UCLA moved up from No. 6 to No. 3 and Stanford moved up a place to No. 12. Colorado is moved to No. 20 and is ranked for the second consecutive week.

Record Watch

  • Colorado and Stanford are currently tied at third in the NCAA in scoring offense, each averaging 4.33 goals per game. 
  • UCLA is one of 16 schools in the country that have allowed zero goals on the season. The Bruins are the only Pac-12 program that is currently tied for first in team goals-against average. Similarly, the Bruins goalkeeper Lauren Brzykcy tied for first in individual GAA, having not allowed a single goal this season.
  • Colorado is third in the country in points per game (12.33) and has totaled 37 points in its three matches.

Looking Ahead 

  • All 12 programs are in action this weekend with 23 total matches on the calendar. After facing three Power 5 opponents through the first two weeks, seven matches this week are against Power 5 foes. 
    • UCLA will have one of the toughest weekends, heading to North Carolina for road matches against the nation's top two teams in No. 2 Duke on Thursday and No. 1 North Carolina on Sunday. All three teams are unbeaten, and UCLA and North Carolina have yet to surrender a goal.
    • USC, Washington and Oregon will host Big 12 opponents, beginning with USC against No. 6 TCU on Thursday, Sept. 1 at 3 p.m. PT. That same evening, Washington hosts Texas Tech at 7 p.m. PT and Oregon faces Texas at 7 p.m. PT.
    • Utah hosts Alabama on Sunday, Sept. 4 at 5 p.m. PT/6 p.m. MT and Stanford hosts No. 8 Penn State on Thursday, Sept. 1 at 7 p.m. PT. 

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