This Week in Pac-10 Men's Soccer (10/24/00)

Oct. 24, 2000

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STANFORD will look to add to its season best five-game winning streak this week at CALIFORNIA... WASHINGTON had its Pac-10 best six-game winning streak broken by the Cardinal last week (Oct. 22)... There are now two nationally ranked Conference teams in the NSCAA with UCLA dropping out of the poll... STANFORD is currently ranked No. 6/No. 2 and WASHINGTON No. 17/No. 4 in the NSCAA and Soccer America polls, respectively... UCLA is ranked No. 15 in Soccer America.

THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE

Thurs., Oct. 26CS Fullerton at UCLA, 7 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 27OREGON STATE at CALIFORNIA, 2 p.m.Gonzaga at WASHINGTON, 7 p.m.

Sat., Oct. 28Portland at UCLA, 2 p.m.

Sun., Oct. 29Gonzaga at OREGON STATE, 12 p.m.STANFORD at CALIFORNIA, 1 p.m.WASHINGTON at Portland, 2:15 p.m.

LAST WEEK'S SCHEDULE

Fri., Oct. 20CALIFORNIA 1, UCLA 0STANFORD 2, OREGON STATE 1

Sun., Oct. 22CALIFORNIA 1, St. Mary's 0OREGON STATE 2, UCLA 1STANFORD 2, WASHINGTON 0

NSCAA TOP 25(October 23)

1. San Jose State (14-0-1) 2. SMU (14-2-0) 3. Indiana (13-3-0) 4. North Carolina (14-2-0) 5. Connecticut (11-2-2) 6. STANFORD (13-1-1) 7. St. John's (11-3-2) 8. Virginia (10-4-1) 9. San Diego (11-1-2)10. UAB (9-3-2)11. Bradley (12-3-2)12. James Madison (12-2-1)13. Penn State (10-4-1)14. Furman (13-2-1)15. Fairfield (11-2-2)16. Creighton (12-3-0)17. WASHINGTON (9-4-0)18. Ohio State (7-3-4)19. Clemson (10-3-1)20. Syracuse (8-5-2)21. Loyola, Md. (11-2-1)22. South Carolina (9-2-3)23. Saint Louis (8-3-2)24. Duke (10-4-0)25. Brown (8-4-1)

SOCCER AMERICA(October 24)

1. SMU (14-2-0) 2. STANFORD (13-1-1) 3. North Carolina (14-2-0) 4. Indiana (13-3-0) 5. Connecticut (11-2-2) 6. San Jose State (14-0-1) 7. WASHINGTON (9-4-0) 8. Clemson (10-3-1) 9. Duke (10-4-0)10. San Diego (11-1-2)11. Furman (13-2-1)12. Virginia (10-4-1)13. St. John's (11-3-2)14. Portland (8-4-2)15. UCLA (9-4-0)16. Bradley (12-3-2)17. South Carolina (9-2-3)18. Wake Forest (9-4-1)19. UAB (12-2-1)20. Creighton (12-3-0)

Note: Other polls ranking D-I men's soccer include: Soccer Times and American Soccer Writers (ASW).

Pac-10 Player of the Week

Stanford midfielder Sean Sylvis has been named the Pac-10 Men's Soccer Player of the Week for October 17-23, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Sylvis, a senior from Redmond, Wash., helped Stanford garner victories over Pac-10 foes Oregon State and No. 13 Washington with two game-winning goals off the bench.

In the 2-1 win over OSU, Sylvis snapped a 1-1 tie with a header at the 86:12 mark to knock off the Beavers. Following up that performance, Sylvis drilled a goal from 12 yards out to give the Cardinal a 1-0 lead against Washington. Stanford went on to win the game 2-0 and in the process, tied the Huskies for the top spot in the Conference. By scoring those two goals, Sylvis set a career high with four scores in 2000.

This is the first weekly honor for Sylvis and Stanford's first Player of the Week honor all-time.

ALSO NOMINATED: No other nominations.

Pac-10 Notebook

CALIFORNIA: The Bears won their first Conference game under new head coach Kevin Grimes by defeating UCLA 1-0 (Oct. 20)... Four days earlier, Grimes was given a three-year contract extension... Cal is currently on a two-game winning streak, the longest of the season.

OREGON STATE: OSU knocked off Pac-10 foe UCLA for the first time in its history after dropping the first six matches to the Bruins, dating back to 1993.

STANFORD: The Cardinal are now tied with Washington for the top spot in the Conference with 12 points... Adam Zapala recorded another shutout against No. 13 Washington, making it 12 on the season.

UCLA: The Bruins have done something they haven't been accustomed to in their rich tradition and that is lose multiple games in a row... For the first time since 1994, UCLA has dropped three straight games... That same year, the Bruins rallied and made it all the way to the National Semifinals... Former Bruins Chris Henderson (1989-90) and Tahj Jakins (1993-96) won the 2000 MLS Championship with the Kansas City Wizards... Also, former Bruin and current Chicago Fire defender, Carlos Bocanegra, won the 2000 MLS Rookie of the Year award.

WASHINGTON: UW dropped its only game last week to No. 7 Stanford and find themselves tied for the Pac-10 lead with the Cardinal... The Huskies are 9-0-0 when they score this season... Washington will travel to Portland, Ore., for the second time this year as it takes on Portland Univ... In their first trip, the Huskies won the Adidas Portland Invitational.

Runnin' With the Pac

For the second season, FOX Sports Net will air RUNNIN' WITH THE PAC. The half-hour show features an in-depth look at the Pac-10 Conference and includes reports from all 10 league institutions, highlights, interviews and profiles student-athletes, coaches and teams. RUNNIN' WITH THE PAC will air on Fox Sports Net regional sports networks, generally on Friday or Saturday. Check your local listings.

Pac-10 Store

Pac-10 Properties has launched the official online retail store of the Pac-10 Conference. The online store features licensed products for all Pac-10 institutions as well as official Pac-10 sideline gear and other merchandise bearing the Pac-10 logo. The Pac-10 retail store is located at: http://www.pac-10store.com.

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