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Noyola honored as Pac-10 Player of the Week in women's soccer

Press named to collegesoccer360.com's Primetime 16-player squad

Palo Alto High grad Teresa Noyola, a junior midfielder at Stanford, was named Pac-10 Women's Soccer player of the Week it was announced Tuesday.

Also, senior forward Christen Press was among 16 players nationwide selected as one of collegesoccer360.com's Primetime Players of the Week.

Noyola scored two important goals and assisted on a game-winner to help second-ranked Stanford to a victory and a draw against nationally ranked opponents at the Carolina Nike Classic in Chapel Hill, N.C. last weekend.

In a rematch of last year's NCAA Women's College Cup final, Noyola put Stanford ahead, 2-1, in the 60th minute against No. 1 North Carolina when she connected on a far-post header.

Against No. 25 Duke on Sunday, Noyola ignited a Stanford rally from a 1-0 second-half deficit. First, she answered Duke's goal fewer than two minutes later with a goal of her own to switch the momentum. She later set up the winner by taking possession at midfield, running at the defense, and finding Press with a perfectly timed through pass that Press converted for the winning goal, in the 75th minute.

Stanford (2-0-2) will return to action on Sept. 10 against Georgia in the first round of the Stanford Nike Invitational at 7 p.m. The Cardinal also will play Pacific on Sept. 12 at 2 p.m.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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