Published May 29, 2024


With action just getting underway in the West Region, three of the top five teams remained the same from last week including number 1, SC del Sol. The number 2 and 5 spots saw big jumps as FC Premier Women and the Portland Thorns FC II both climbed into the Top 10 for the first time. 


1. SC del SOL (2-0-0)

   Desert Conference

   Week 2 Rank: 1st 

SC del Sol played on the road again in Week 3 as it faced Royals AZ last Saturday. Sami Fisher, Grace Gillard, and Aubrie Labno tallied goals at Royals AZ to keep del Sol atop the Desert Conference table. Del Sol hosts El Paso Surf (1-0-2) at home Friday, May 31 and travels down the road to FC Tucson (1-0-0), Saturday, June 1. 



   So Cal Conference — Coastal Division

   Week 2 Rank: Unranked

Coming off a 1-1 draw with expansion side Southern California Eagles, an impressive 5-1 win over LA Surf Soccer Club two days later bounced FC Premier Women into the No. 2 spot. Cherrie Cox had two goals and an assist in the win. Grace Thao, Liz Worden, and Savanna Hutchins also had goals in the win. FC Premier travels to face Beach Futbol Club (0-0-1) Sunday, June 4. 


3. SAN DIEGO SURF (1-0-0)

   So Cal Conference — Plymouth Division 

   Week 2 Rank: 3rd

San Diego Surf held tight at third behind a 3-2 road win over So Cal Union FC to kick off the season. Skylar Enge opened the scoring for the Surf from the penalty spot. After the Union drew level, Jaiden Rodriguez and Hannah Eftekhari tallied second half goals to push San Diego to 1-0-0 on the season. A Week 4 double-header awaits the Surf, Saturday, June 1 at San Diego Parceiro Ladies (0-1-0), and at SoCal Dutch Lions FC (1-0-0) Sunday, June 2. 



   Pac North Conference

   Week 2 Rank: 4th

Lamorinda remains fourth for a second week after a 6-0 home win over Nevada Futbol Club to open the season. Natalie Means tallied a hattrick for Lamorinda, and Nadia Young, Chayse Yu, and Karissa Rubel added goals in the win. Lamorinda travels to face sixth-ranked California Storm Thursday, May 30 in the Storm’s season opener. 



   Northwest Conference

   Week 2 Rank: Unranked

The Thorns rebounded from a 2-0 loss in Week 2 with a pair of convincing wins, exacting revenge for its loss to Seattle Reign FC II a week before with a 3-1 win, followed with a 7-1 victory over crosstown rivals, Westside Metros FC. Alexis Cockerill-Gonzalez scored twice for Portland in the return match versus Seattle, along with Cally Togiai. In the win over Westside, it was Marian Dunne’s turn to score a brace. Togiai, Alana Harry, Clotine Chase, Abby Cox, and Cockerill-Gonzalez all added goals in the win. Portland travels to face the Vancouver Victory (0-2-0) Saturday, June 1. 



   Pac North Conference

   Week 2 Rank: 2nd

The California Storm saw no games in Week 3 as it prepares to kick off its season with a double feature this week. The Storm hosts fourth-ranked Lamorinda United (1-0-0) on Thursday, May 30, and 10th-ranked Fresno Freeze (0-1-0) on Saturday, June 1. 



   Pac North Conference

   Week 2 Rank: 8th

The Nighthawks climbed two spots after a comprehensive win over the fifth ranked Fresno Freeze to open play for both clubs. Sydney Cooke had three goals, Raniyah Burton had two, and Maggie Altman and Hanna McCord each added a goal apiece to round out the win. The Nighthawks takes to the road for a pair of Week 4 matches: Wednesday, May 29 at San Francisco Elite Soccer Club (0-1-1) and Nevada Futbol Club (0-2-0) on Sunday, June 2. 


8. FC TUCSON (1-0-0)

   Desert Conference

   Week 2 Rank: Unranked

FC Tucson climbed into the Top 10 for the first time in 2024 behind a 4-0 road win at El Paso Surf. Vivien Villarreal had two goals in the win, and Leigha Dobbins and Hannah Ramos each had a goal. FC Tucson kicks off Week 4 action Wednesday, May 29 at RSL Southern Arizona (0-1-0), and hosts the number 1-ranked SC del Sol in the West Region’s Match of the Week. 



   Northwest Conference

   Week 2 Rank: 7th

The Reign’s bitter Week 3 loss to sister NWSL affiliate, Portland Thorns FC II was tempered considerably two days later with a solid 4-0 road win over the Vancouver Victory. Mia Banchero scored for Seattle in the loss to Portland. Kayla Adams, Asma Merzougui, Kalea Eichenberger, and Kelsey Branson. Seattle returns to action in Week 5, traveling to face Westside Metros FC. 


10. FRESNO FREEZE (0-1-0)

    Pac North Conference
    Week 2 Rank: 5th

Down five spots after a disappointing season opener at the then-eighth-ranked San Francisco Nighthawks, Fresno has a tough task ahead in Week 4, traveling to face sixth-ranked California Storm (0-0-0) Saturday, June 1. 



Rankings are compiled by RankR, featuring the Elo Ranking System, an objective, performance based ranking order based on record, goals for and against, match location, relative strength of opponent, and playoff matches. To avoid any subjective or biased results, human voting is not part of the Elo Ranking System process.