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Soccer America Women's Top 25
August 24th, 2009 6:45AM

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[COLLEGE] Defending champion North Carolina left no doubt who is the team to beat in 2009, scoring three times in the first 13 minutes and pummeling No. 3 UCLA, 7-2, Saturday. No. 2 Stanford almost matched the Heels' output in Honolulu Sunday night, beating up on Hawaii, 6-2. The weekend's big surprise was then-No. 15 San Diego's 2-1 loss at unfancied Cal State Bakersfield. For this week's Top 25 rankings and all the weekend Top 25 results and goal scorers ...

RANK/TEAM (RECORD) LAST WEEK
1. North Carolina (1-0-0) 1
2. Stanford (1-0-0) 2
3. Portland (1-0-0) 4
4. Notre Dame (1-0-0) 5
5. Penn State (1-0-0) 6
6. Florida State (1-0-0) 7
7. UCLA (0-1-0) 3
8. Boston College (0-0-0) 8
9. Texas A&M (1-0-0) 9
10. Florida (1-0-0) 10
11. Missouri (1-0-0) 13
12. Duke (1-0-0) 14
13. Colorado (1-0-0) 17
14. Virginia (0-1-0) 11
15. USC (0-1-0) 12
16. California (1-0-0) 19
17. West Virginia (0-0-1) 16
18. Michigan State (0-0-0) 18
19. Washington State (1-0-0) 22
20. Illinois (1-0-0) 23
21. Connecticut (0-0-0) 20
22. Rutgers (0-0-0) 21
23. Santa Clara (2-0-0) NR
24. Minnesota (1-0-0) NR
25. Richmond (1-0-0) NR
25. Memphis (1-0-0) NR

GAME OF THE WEEKEND:
Aug. 22 in Chapel Hill, N.C.

North Carolina 7 UCLA 2.
Goals: Heath 1, Hawkins (Jones) 4, Nogueira (McDonald, Jones) 13, Nogueira (Bartok) 60, Jones (Heath) 62, Klimczak (Brooks, Pfankuch) 87, Pfankuch (Hawkins) 89; Leroux (Bywaters) 76, Leroux (Larsen) 87.
UCLA -- Dimmitt, Wilmoth, Belcher, Cook, Sharpe, Barnes, Bywaters, Wright, Cheney, Lang, Leroux. Subs: Williams, Mathis, Metz, Larsen, Britt, Bearde.
North Carolina -- Harris, Engen, Givan, Eveland, Klingenberg, Washington, Hawkins, Heath, McDonald, Nogueira, Jones. Subs: Rich, Bartok, Mikula, Bronze, Daly, Brooks, Smith, Pfankuch, Klimczak, Lubrano.
Referee: George Vergara.
Att.: 3,372.

TOP 25 RESULTS:
Sunday, Aug. 23
Hawaii 2 (Domingo 54, Bourne 81) #2 Stanford 6 (O'Hara 5, 71, Verloo 39, Noyola 41, Press 69, 74).
#14 Duke 3 (Redmond 29, Gummersall 31, 45) Gardner-Webb 0.
Cal State Bakersfield 2 (Gervas pen. 69, Massey 70) #15 San Diego 1 (Ferrira 68).
NOTABLE: Roadrunners, now 2-0-0, are coming off back-to-back 5-13-1 seasons.
#16 West Virginia 0 Ohio State 0.

Saturday, Aug. 22
#1 North Carolina 7 (Heath 1, Hawkins 4, Nogueira 13, 60, Jones 62, Klimczak 87, Pfankuch 88) #3 UCLA 2 (Leroux 76, 87).
Oregon 0 #4 Portland 3 (Schmidt 39, Enyeart 48, Johnson 86)
#9 Texas A&M 3 (Schmidt 45, Hooper 73, Gnatzig 87) #12 USC 0.
#17 Colorado 1 (Butler 63) #24 Oklahoma State 0.
#25 James Madison 0 Richmond 3 (LeClair 27, 77, Baxter 46).

Friday, Aug. 21
#5 Notre Dame 3
(Henderson 48, Augustin 50, Fowlkes 69) Wisconsin 0.
#6 Penn State 1 (Toney 7) #11 Virginia 0.
NOTABLE: Game watched by 3,098 fans, second-largest women's crowd in stadium history.
Florida State 7 (Edwards 7, pen. 25, 81, McCarty 16, E.Stephan 56, DaCosta 67, Crown 82) Jacksonville 0.
Miami (Fla.) 0 #10 Florida 1 (Elliott 49)
NOTABLE: Game drew a record Cobb Stadium crowd of 2,277.
Iowa 2 (Seydel 44, Showalter 47) #13 Missouri 3 (Andrighetto 23, Collins 85, Crabtree 90).
#15 San Diego 3 (Ferreira 45, Ochs 48, Deol 89) Cal State Northridge 0.
#19 California 4 (Morgan 6, 62, 72, Kevorkian 59) Nevada 1 (Rice 83).
#22 Washington State 3 (Vega 18, Dallstraem 30, Pittman 33) Idaho 0.
#23 Illinois 4 (Mykines 3, Hilbrands 5, Miller 37, Read 73) Illinois State 0.

 



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