November 12, 2008

Pac-Tending 11-12-08




"The Pac-10 is that competitive."

- Wazzu head soccer coach Matt Potter, commenting on the fact that six conference teams - including his Cougars - were invited to the NCAA Women's Soccer Championship Tournament this week.



The championship run for the Creek began for soccer this week as six Pac-10 teams were invited to the NCAA Tournament in women's soccer. Meanwhile, conference teams remained in the national title hunt for both football [USC #6] and volleyball [Stanford #2].

Meanwhile, at NCAA HQ, the recently announced field for the NCAA Women's Soccer Championship has already sold out for both the semi-finals and final.





Stanford

In volleyball, middle blocker Foluke Akinradewo was named as the conference's player of the week.



California

In soccer, the Bears will play Florida in their first round match in the NCAA Women's Soccer Championship tournament.



USC

In football, redshirt freshman running back Broderick Green will transfer from USC to be closer to his ailing grandmother.



UCLA

In men's hoop, junior forward Nikola Dragovic was arrested and released on charges of misdemeanor battery after a domestic dispute with his girlfriend.



Arizona

In men's hoop, the Wildcats denied the release request of center Jeff Withey and hired Dewey Pennell - the father of interim head coach Russ Pennell - as an assistant coach.



Arizona State

In football, freshman offensive lineman Zach Schlink suffered a knee injury and is out for the year.



WSU

In soccer, 24th-ranked Wazzu completed a shutout sweep of both Arizona and Arizona State to improve to 10-5-5 overall and 4-3-2 in the Pac-10 and will next take on Texas in a first round match of the NCAA tournament.

In men's hoop, Wazzu defeated Lewis-Clark State in an exhibition game and received a verbal commitment from Aussie big man Brock Motum.

In volleyball, the Cougars were swept by USC and UCLA to drop to 0-13 in conference play and 7-17 overall on the year.

In football, the Cougars lost to Arizona, 59-28, to fall to 1-9 overall and 0-7 in conference play.

In women's hoop, Wazzu defeated Concordia in an exhibition game.



Oregon State

In football, the Beavers received verbal commitments from quarterback Jack Lomax and receiver Micah Hatfield.



Washington

In football, junior kicker Ryan Perkins will end his career after this season due to a lingering knee injury.



Oregon

In football, linebacker Terrance Pritchett has left school out for personal issues and defensive lineman recruit Myles Wade has de-committed.





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