Pac-10 Men's Soccer Weekly Release

Sept. 26, 2000

The Pac-10 has started its inaugural season by posting a 24-12 (.666) record in non-conference play...Conference play begins this week when OREGON STATE plays at WASHINGTON, marking the first Conference men's soccer game in Pac-10 history...UCLA is the consensus No. 1 team once again this week, along with STANFORD ranked at No. 6 (Soccer America) and No. 13 (NSCAA) and WASHINGTON at No. 15 (Soccer America).

THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE

Tues., Sept. 26STANFORD at San Jose State, 7:30 p.m.

Thurs., Sept. 28UCLA at Santa Clara, 7 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 29CALIFORNIA vs. Cincinnati (1), 5 p.m.Seton Hall at STANFORD (1), 7:30 p.m.

Sun., Oct. 1CALIFORNIA vs. Seton Hall (1), 11:30 a.m.OREGON STATE at WASHINGTON, 1 p.m.Cincinnati at STANFORD (1), 2 p.m.St. Mary's at UCLA, 2 p.m.

LAST WEEK'S SCHEDULE

Tues., Sept. 19OREGON STATE 2, Portland 1

Thurs., Sept. 21San Francisco 1, CALIFORNIA 0UCLA 2, UC Irvine 1 (ot)

Fri., Sept. 22STANFORD 5, St. Mary's 0OREGON STATE 4, UC Santa Barbara 2WASHINGTON 2, Rhode Island 1

Sat., Sept. 23Santa Clara 5, CALIFORNIA 0

Sun., Sept. 24WASHINGTON 2, CS Fullerton 1 (ot)UCLA 2, UC Santa Barbara 0CS Northridge 2, OREGON STATE 1

This Week's Tournaments/Neutral Sites(1) Stanford/Nike Tournament, Stanford, Calif.

Pac-10 Player of the Week

Oregon State senior Matt Olsen has been named the Pac-10 Men's Soccer Player of the Week for Sept. 19-25.

Olsen, from Helena, Mont., recorded three goals and an assist during the week as the Beavers went 2-1 over that span. In the Beavers 2-1 upset win over No. 3 (Soccer America) Portland on Sept. 19 he tallied a goal and an assist. Olsen also had two goals in a 4-2 victory over Cal-Santa Barbara on Sept. 22 and added a shot-on-goal against CS Northridge on Sept. 24.

This is the first weekly honor for Olsen and Oregon State's first Player of the Week honor all-time.

ALSO NOMINATED: Adolfo Gregorio, UCLA, Zach Kingsley, WASH

2000 PAC-10 PLAYER'S OF THE WEEK: Sept. 5- Sean Tsakiris, UCLA, Sept. 12- McKinley Tennyson Jr., UCLA, Sept. 19- McKinley Tennyson Jr., UCLA, Sept. 26- Matt Olsen, OSU

Pac-10 Notebook

CALIFORNIA: Following a 1-0 loss to San Francisco, the Bears were outshot 13-7 in their 5-0 loss to host Santa Clara last week in the Adidas Bay Area Classic. Senior F Kendall Simmonds, senior MF Ramiro Arredondo and sophomore MF Patrick Fisher each took two shots for Cal. Arredondo and junior MF/F Chris Roner were named to the All-Tournament Team. The Bears will play in the Stanford/Nike Tournament this weekend.

OREGON STATE: In their 4-2 win over UC Santa Barbara, the Beavers used a three-goal barrage in an eight-minute span to bounce back from a 2-1 halftime deficit and claim the victory. OSU's 2-1 loss to CS Northridge marked its fourth defeat by a one-goal margin this season. Senior F Matt Olsen currently paces the team with 10 points. OSU will play in the first Conference game in Pac-10 history when it travels to Seattle to battle Washington on Oct. 1.

STANFORD: The Cardinal received goals from five different players in its 5-0 win over St. Mary's, with four coming in the first half. Stanford enters this week as the only Division I school in the nation to have not allowed a goal, outscoring its opponents 28-0. The nation's most potent offense, averaging 4.7 goals per game, is paced by senior MF Scott Leber's seven goals. Stanford and top-ranked UCLA are two of the five remaining undefeated and untied NCAA Division I teams.

UCLA: One of the five remaining undefeated and untied teams in NCAA Division I, the Bruins are averaging 3.17 goals per game. Senior F McKinley Tennyson Jr. has accounted for 42 percent of the team's goal scoring, adding his eighth of the year in the 2-0 win over UC Santa Barbara. Goalkeeper DJ Countess, the first true freshman in 20 years to start in goal for UCLA on opening day, holds a 0.38 GAA with one solo and three shared shutouts.

WASHINGTON: The Huskies went 2-0 over the weekend to pick up their first Nike Husky Classic title since 1996. The title game featured a 2-1 overtime defeat of then-No. 6 (NSCAA) CS Fullerton, while UW's 2-1 win over Rhode Island marked its first come-from-behind victory on the year. Senior MF Mark Hogenhout netted the game-winner against Fullerton. The Huskies will host Oregon State in the first Pac-10 Conference game on Oct. 1. Washington leads the series 11-0-1, with the tie coming back in 1994 in Corvalis.

All -Tournament TeamsRamiro Arredondo, CAL Adidas Bay Area Class. (Sept. 21-23)DJ Countess, UCLA IU Classic (Sept. 1-3)Leo Krupnik, CAL St. Louis/Nike Tourn. (Sept. 8-10)Scott Leber, STAN Nike Goal Rush Classic (Sept. 1-3) Dartmouth Classic (Sept. 16-17)Ryan Lee, UCLA IU Classic (Sept. 1-3)Roger Levesque, STAN Dartmouth Classic (Sept. 16-17)Johanes Maliza, STAN Dartmouth Classic (Sept. 16-17)Lee Morrison, STAN Nike Goal Rush Classic (Sept. 1-3)Ryan Nelson, STAN Nike Goal Rush Classic (Sept. 1-3) Dartmouth Classic (Sept. 16-17)Bryn Ritchie, WASH Adidas/Portland Inv. (Sept. 9-10)Chris Roner, CAL St. Louis/Nike Tourn. (Sept. 8-10) Adidas Bay Area Class. (Sept 21-23)Shaun Tsakiris, UCLA IU Classic (Sept. 1-3)Caleb Westbay, UCLA IU Classic (Sept. 1-3)Corey Woolfolk, STAN Nike Goal Rush Classic (Sept. 1-3)

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