WOMEN'S NEWS ...
Down the road from top-ranked Stanford is another women's team on a roll. San Jose State takes a 13-match undefeated streak into its WAC game
against Fresno State on Friday at Spartan Stadium. A San Jose State win, coupled with a New Mexico State loss at home against Nevada, would clinch a first-ever regular-season conference crown for
the first-place Spartans.
Second-year coach Jeff Leightman
has turned around the Spartan women, who started 0-4-0 but have won 10 games and tied
the other three since then. * LONGEST UNBEATEN STREAKS: 17
Stanford (17-0-0) 17
Dayton (12-0-5) 13
Central Michigan (12-0-1) 13
San Jose State
Notre Dame (11-0-1) 12
BYU (11-0-1) 12
San Diego State (8-0-4)
(The San Jose State men are also on a roll. Gary St. Clair
has an eight-game unbeaten streak and seven-game winning streak.) * CANADA CALL-UPS.
Penn State has reentered the Soccer America Women's Top 25
tied at No. 25 with Oregon State, but the Nittany Lions
will be without freshmen Lexi Marton
and Rachel Lamarre
for Thursday's key Big Ten game against Indiana. (The Big Ten
has dropped its women's conference tournament, meaning the regular-season champion will get its automatic bid.) Marton and Lamarre will join Canada's U-20s for a two-game series against Mexico's
U-20s in Ciudad Juarez Thursday and Saturday. Ten other U.S.-based collegians and high school junior Nicole Hill
(Sereno White) are among the players Canada