Nov. 5, 2003
LOS ANGELES - UCLA women's soccer forward Iris Mora has been named to the Soccer America Team of the Week for Oct. 27-Nov. 2. It is the second such honor of her career and her second this season. She was also named to SA's Team of the Week back on Oct. 15.
Mora, from Cancun, Mexico, helped lead then-No. 3/4 UCLA to shutout wins over crosstown rivals Loyola Marymount (Oct. 29) and USC (Nov.2). In the match against Loyola Marymount, Mora scored two goals in the first 10 minutes of play, and also tallied an assist en route to a 5-0 Bruin win. In the victory over Conference rival USC, Mora assisted on the first goal by teammate Lindsay Greco, and then notched the insurance score on a header in the 65th minute.
With the win over USC, the Bruins clinched at least a share of the 2003 Pac-10 title and have two Conference games remaining, against the Oregon schools. UCLA remains undefeated in Conference play at 6-0-1, with an overall record of 14-1-3. The Bruins, ranked No. 2 in this week's national polls, have posted three straight shutout victories and have shut out five of their last six opponents overall.
Soccer America's Team of the Week (Oct. 27-Nov. 2)
Luisa Marzotto (Mississippi State), Fr. (2) Australian U-19 World Cup veteran makes 15 saves to preserve scoreless tie in Magnolia Cup clash with Ole Miss, stops seven in 2-1 win over Southern Miss.
Allie Kueny (UC Santa Barbara), Fr. (1) Scores two goals and assisted three more, playing in the back and up front, as Gauchos rout Idaho and Utah State to run win streak to five and grab No. 2 seed for the Big West tournament.
Molly Meuer (Wisconsin), Sr. (1) Midfielder-turned-defender doubles offensive output with goals in victories over UW Milwaukee and UW Green Bay, helps limit Phoenix to three shots.
Patricia Misciagna (Villanova), Jr. (1) Left-sided defender gets forward to score only goal in Big East quarterfinal upset at Connecticut, helps Wildcats to 12th and 13th shutouts of the season in wins over Huskies and Loyola, Md.
Courtney Foster (Clemson), Fr. (2) Earns second straight selection with hat trick and assist in romp over College of Charleston, first goal in Tigers' 2-1 ACC victory over Virginia.
Kati McBain (Texas), Sr. (1) All-American saves Texas with 90th-minute goal in overtime victory over Big 12 archrival Texas A&M.
Elyse Nikonchuk (Missouri), Fr. (1) Nets two goals -- including tying tally in 84th minute -- as Tigers rally to topple Iowa State in showdown for final Big 12 tournament berth.
Jen Thais (Colorado), Sr. (1) Holding midfielder scores tying goal, assists Katie Griffin's winner -- 95 seconds apart -- as Big 12 champ Colorado beats Nebraska for the first time.
Linsey McFarland (Weber State), Sr. (1) Scores in 106th minute to give Wildcats, in must-win situation, a 1-0 triumph over Northern Arizona in showdown for the Big Sky title.
Iris Mora (UCLA), Soph. (2) Mexican national-teamer scores two goals in first 10 minutes, adds an assist in romp over Loyola Marymount, adds another goal and assist -- setting school season assist mark -- as Bruins beat archrival USC to claim Pacific-10 championship.
Beth Totman (Boston College), Sr. (1) Harvard grad, working toward master's in final year of eligibility, assists first goal, scores 87th-minute winner as Eagles overcome Rutgers in Big East quarterfinals.
Number of selections to SA Team of the Week in parentheses