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Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 10/29/2008
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Oct. 29, 2008

 

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This Week:

The Arizona soccer team (8-8, 1-4) will play its final home series of the season. The Wildcats will play the Oregon State Beavers (6-7-2, 1-3-1) on Friday night for Senior Night at 7:00 p.m. Then the Wildcats will take on the Oregon Ducks (7-7-2, 0-4-1) on Sunday in the team’s final home game. The game is at 12:00 p.m. Both games will be played at Murphy Field.

 

Scouting the Opposition:

 

Oregon State- The Beavers (6-7-2, 1-3-1) are coming off a game where they upset No. 22 Washington State 3-2 on Sunday. Last Friday they lost to Washington 2-1. For the season, junior forward Najma Homidi leads the team in goals (4) and points (9). Freshman Colleen Boyd has played in 13 games at goalkeeper and has 46 saves. 

 

Oregon- The Ducks (7-7-2, 0-4-1) have not won a game since its 2-0 win over Oklahoma on Oct. 3. Since then, the Ducks are 0-5-1. Sophomore Jen Stoltenberg is the team leader in goals (8), assists ( 5) and points (21). Freshman Cody Mills has played in 16 games at goalkeeper and has 55 saves.

 

 

Last Week:

 

Arizona @ Stanford (Stan 3, UA 1)

Chelsea McIntyre had her career high in saves with 15, but that was not enough for the Wildcats who lost to the Cardinal 3-1. Lindsay Taylor for the Cardinal scored two goals and Teresa Noyola added another. KARINA CAMACHO ended the Wildcats two-game shut out streak with a goal from a penalty kick in the 74th minute.

 

Arizona @ California (CAL 2, UA 0)

The Wildcats played the Golden Bears tough in the first half keeping the game tied 0-0. The scored remained 0-0 until the 57th minute when Katie Benz scored. Alex Morgan sealed the win for the Bears in the 75th minute when she scored her team leading ninth goal. The Wildcats were out shot 14 to 3.

 

100 victories and counting…

Arizona’s victory over Arizona State on Oct. 10, 2008 was the first time in program history that the Wildcats defeated their in-state rivals. It also gave the Wildcats their 100th victory in the program’s history.

 

Records

Arizona also set the record for most overtime wins with three. Arizona has overtime victories over Michigan, Cal State Northridge and Arizona State. The Wildcats are one overtime game away from trying the school record for most overtime games in a season with six. The mark has been done three times (2000, 2005, 2006).

 

Caceres on Pace to Break Record

Senior defender BRIANNA CACERES is on pace to break Mallory Miller's record of most games played in a career. Miller who played from 2002-2005 currently holds the record with 80 games played. To date Caceres has played in 78 games.

 

In the Net

Redshirt junior Chelsea McIntyre is one of the reasons the Wildcats have already surpassed last year’s win total. Through 16 games, McIntyre has 87 saves and five shutouts.

 

In the game against Stanford, McIntyre had her career high in saves with 15. Her previous high was 14 in a game also against Stanford  on Sept. 115, 2006.

 

Goals

 Last season the Wildcats had trouble putting the ball in the net. They averaged 1.07 goals/game. This year is a different story. With more playmakers in the lineup, Arizona has found the back of the net 19 times for 1.18 goals per game average.

 

Sensational Freshman

Freshman RENAE CUELLAR is the co-leader for the Wildcats in goals through 16 games. Cuellar has started 14 of the 15 games she has played in. For the season she has five goals and three assists.  She also scored the game-winning goal against Cal State Northridge in double overtime on Sept. 21.

 

Local Products

Currently on the roster, the Wildcats have five local players: KARINA CAMACHO (Cienega HS), ALEX DAVIS (Flowing Wells), Jessica Culver, Analisa Marquez and BECKY BARRY (Salpointe Catholic HS).

 

Camacho is tied for the team leader in goals and leads in points. She is tied with Cuellar with five goals and had 13 points.

 

Rankings

The Wildcats fell from the NSCAA/adidas West Regional Rankings. Despite a four-game losing streak, the Wildcats remained in soccerbuzz.com rankings falling from 10 to 13.

 

Coaching, Two wins shy of 100

Dan Tobias, the winningest coach in Arizona history, continues to add to his numbers. With eight victories this season Tobias now has 54 wins at Arizona and 98 for his career. His record at Arizona is 54-56-8 and his career record is 98-99-14.

 

RPI

The Arizona Wildcats are currently ranked 40th in the 2008 NCAA Women’s Soccer RPI. The Pac-10 has eight teams in the top 40.

 

Soccerbuzz.com West Rankings 10/28/08

 

        School       Record        Prev Rank

1) Stanford         16-0-1                 1

2) UCLA             14-0-2                 2          

3) Portland         15-1                    3

4) USC               12-3-2                 4

5) San Diego     13-3-2                   5

6) Washington         12-5                7          

7) California            10-5-1               8

8) Long Beach St.  11-4-3                11

9) BYU                     13-5                 12

10) Washington St.    8-5-4              6

11) Arizona St.        7-5-4                 9

12) UC Santa Bar    11-5-1               13

13) ARIZONA           8-8                   10

14) Loyola Mary    8-6-3                  14

15) Utah               9-8-2                  NR 

 

 

 

Pac-10 Standings 10/28/08

 

                            Conference             Overall

1. Stanford                6-0                     16-0-1   

2. UCLA                    5-0                     14-0-2

3. California            3-2-1                       10-5

4. Washington           3-3                       10-5

5. USC                    2-2-1                     12-3-1

6. Washington St   2-3-1                       8-3-4

7. Arizona State     1-3-1                       7-3-4

8. Oregon State     1-3-1                       6-7-2

9. ARIZONA                1-4                         8-8

10. Oregon              0-4-1                      7-7-2

 

 

 

 

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