WOMEN'S NEWS ...
USC has overcome injuries and suspensions to its backline to return to the Soccer America Women's Top 25
at No. 19. The Women of Troy's 2-0 win at ranked Santa
Clara on Sunday was their sixth in a row.
Goalkeeper Kristin Olsen
was named the Most Outstanding Defensive Player at the Women's College Cup two
years ago when USC won its first women's title, and she could be the top keeper in the country this year. Olsen matched her career high with eight saves against Santa Clara. USC hasn't lost since
Sept. 4 when Olsen was red carded in a 1-0 loss at Ohio State.
Senior All-American Meagan Holmes
has been sidelined with a knee injury since the
first game of the season. Junior Ashli Sandoval
moved from the midfield to fill in for Holmes but suffered a season-ending ACL injury three weeks ago. Chelsea Buehning
missed last week's Pacific game after being red carded against Oklahoma a week earlier. Junior Karter Haug
will miss the first game of her career Friday when she is suspended for USC's match with San Diego, leaving sophomore Claire Schloemer
as the only defender
to play in every game this season.
There is good news for USC, though. Freshmen Kelly Morgan
have earned their first starts in the back, and Holmes could return to action soon. Tuesday Results * LEADING GOAL SCORERS:
1. Morgan Marlborough
, Nebraska 15 2. Rachel King
, Louisiana Tech 11 3.
, Washington State 10 3. Sydney Leroux
, UCLA 10 3. Britany Curry
, Texas State
10 3. Victoria DiMartino
, Boston College 10 3. Corky Julien
, James Madison 10 3. Kelley O'Hara
, Stanford 10 3. Whitney Palmer
, Oklahoma 10 (Through games played Sept. 27.)