This Week in Pac-10 Men's Soccer (11/7/00)
Nov. 7, 2000
The first season in Pac-10 men's soccer has been nothing less than spectacular thus far with STANFORD and WASHINGTON each containing one loss in the Conference and fighting for the inaugural crown... STANFORD closes out the season with UCLA and OREGON STATE, two teams it defeated earlier this year by one goal... WASHINGTON ends its campaign at CALIFORNIA, where it will take on a Bears team that has been red hot as of late... The Pac-10 is now 3-0 against the two-time defending national champion Indiana Hoosiers this season (CAL, STANFORD and UCLA have all knocked off the Hoosiers)... The Cardinal are currently ranked No. 4/No. 1 and WASHINGTON No. 21/No. 13 in the NSCAA and Soccer America polls, respectively... UCLA is ranked No. 18 in Soccer America this week.
THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE
Fri., Nov. 10WASHINGTON at CALIFORNIA, 1:30 p.m.STANFORD at UCLA, 2 p.m.
Sun., Nov. 12CALIFORNIA at UCLA, 2 p.m.OREGON STATE at STANFORD, 2 p.m.
LAST WEEK'S SCHEDULE
Fri., Nov. 3WASHINGTON 2, UCLA 1
Sat., Nov. 4STANFORD 1, Indiana 0 (ot)San Jose State 3, CALIFORNIA 2
Sun. , Nov. 5WASHINGTON 3, OREGON STATE 0CALIFORNIA 2, Indiana 1
NSCAA TOP 25 (November 6)
1. San Jose State (18-0-1) 2. North Carolina (17-2-0) 3. Connecticut (15-2-2) 4. STANFORD (15-1-1) 5. SMU (17-3-0) 6. Virginia (13-4-1) 7. Clemson (13-3-1) 8. San Diego (13-1-2) 9. Indiana (13-5-0) 10. St. John's (13-4-2) 11. Creighton (16-3-0) 12. James Madison (16-2-1) 13. UAB (13-3-2) 14. Saint Louis (11-3-2) 15. Seton Hall (12-6-0) 16. Duke (13-4-0) 17. CS Fullerton (14-4-1) 18. Rhode Island (15-5-1) 19. Ohio State (9-4-4) 20. South Carolina (11-3-3) 21. WASH. (12-5-0) 22. Penn State (11-5-2)23t. Fairfiled (14-3-2)23t. Furman (16-3-2)23t. Stonybrook (12-2-2)
SOCCER AMERICA (November 7)
1. STANFORD (15-1-1) 2. North Carolina (17-2-0) 3. Connecticut (15-2-2) 4. San Jose State (18-0-1) 5. Clemson (13-3-1) 6. Duke (13-4-0) 7. San Diego (13-1-2) 8. SMU (17-3-0) 9. Virginia (13-4-1) 10. Creighton (16-3-0) 11. Indiana (13-5-0) 12. CS Fullerton (14-4-1) 13. WASH. (12-5-0) 14. UAB (15-3-2) 15. Furman (16-3-2) 16. St. John's (13-4-2) 17. James Madison (16-2-1) 18. UCLA (10-6-0) 19. Rhode Island (15-5-1) 20. South Carolina (11-3-3)
Note: Other polls ranking D-I men's soccer include: Soccer Times and American Soccer Writers (ASW).
Pac-10 Player of the Week
California defender Robbie Aylesworth was named the Pac-10 Men's Soccer Player of the Week for Oct. 31 - Nov. 5, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced. The freshman from Phoenix, Ariz., led a surging Cal team with two goals during the week. He tallied a goal in the 3-2 loss to No. 1 San Jose State, then added a game-winner against No. 3 Indiana, upsetting the two-time defending national champions, 2-1. This is the first weekly honor for Aylesworth and California's first Player of the Week honor all-time.
ALSO NOMINATED: Scott Leber, STAN, Mike Casale, WASH.
CALIFORNIA: The Bears have won four out of six down the stretch, including a 2-1 upset over No. 3 Indiana last weekend (Nov. 5)... Cal will close the 2000 campaign with Pac-10 powerhouses Washington and UCLA... With two victories in the final weekend, Cal will claim sole possession of third place in the Conference, a notch higher than where the coaches picked them in the preseason.
OREGON STATE: The Beavers will close their season at No. 4/No. 1 Stanford this week, an opponent OSU has only defeated once in its history (5-0, 1995). Oregon State lost the last time the two teams met, 2-1... Freshman goalie Peter Billmeyer is second in the Conference in total saves (50) and saves per game (4.17).
STANFORD: The Cardinal are now 3-0-1 against Top 15 teams in the country with their 1-0 overtime victory over Indiana in the California adidas-legacy Classic (Nov. 4). Last week's Pac-10 Player of the Week, Scott Leber, scored the game-winning goal against the Hoosiers. Leber's team-leading and career-high 12 goals are the most in Stanford history since Randy Goad netted a dozen goals back in 1993. Leber is also tied for the team-lead with three game-winners this season... The Cardinal can clinch at least a share of the Pac-10 title with victories over UCLA and Oregon State this weekend.
UCLA: The once invincible Bruins are now 2-6 since they won eight straight to start the season... In UCLA's loss at Washington (Nov. 3), freshman forward Cliff McKinley scored the lone Bruin goal. Freshman goalie DJ Countess also added four saves in the match.
WASHINGTON: UW has now taken four straight from UCLA, with its 2-1 victory over the Bruins (Nov. 3)... The Huskies will close out their campaign in Berkeley to take on an up and coming Cal team, whom Washington has defeated four consecutive times as well... UW can clinch at least a share of the Pac-10 title with a win at Cal on Friday... Senior captain Mike Casale was an influential defender in wins over UCLA and Oregon State (Nov. 5). In those two games, the Huskies gave up just one goal combined.
NCAA Tournament Information
The Pac-10 Conference champion does not receive an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.
The 2000 NCAA Division I Men's Soccer Championship Bracket will be announced during a selection show that will air Monday, Novmber 13, from 3:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. ET from Indianapolis, Ind. The broadcast will air on Fox Sports Net South (DirectTV 630/Dish Network 420), Empire Sports (DirectTV 626/Dish Network 432) and Home Team Sports (DirectTV 629/Dish Network 424). You may also view the show via C Band satellite, the satellite coordinates are C Band, Galaxy 3, Transponder 15, Downlink Frequency 4000 MHz (H).
Pac-10 vs. Ranked Teams(Overall Record: 11-12-1, .479)
Record PctgCAL 2-4-0 .333OSU 2-3-0 .400STAN 3-0-1 .875UCLA 1-2-0 .333WASH 3-3-0 .500
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 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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