This Week in Pac-10 Men's Soccer (9/12/01)

Sept. 12, 2001

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Three Pac-10 teams are ranked in this week's national polls -- No. 2/No. 7 WASHINGTON (3-1-0), No. 10/No. 22 UCLA (2-1-1) and No. 14/No. 3 STANFORD (4-0-0)... The Cardinal received its highest ranking of the season (3rd) in this week's NSCAA/adidas poll...

NOTE: Pac-10 teams have canceled or postponed men's soccer competitionthrough Sept. 16 due to the recent national events.


Fri., Sept. 7STANFORD 1, Loyola Marymount 0Cal State Fullerton 1, CALIFORNIA 0-OTSanta Clara 2, OREGON STATE 1-OTUCLA 4, San Francisco 0

Sat., Sept. 8Indiana 1, WASHINGTON 0

Sun., Sept. 9STANFORD 3, Cal State Fullerton 1Loyola Marymount 1, CALIFORNIA 0San Francisco 1, OREGON STATE 0UCLA 1, Santa Clara 0WASHINGTON 3, William & Mary 2


UCLA junior forward Tim Pierce has been named the Pac-10 Men's Soccer Player of the Week for Sept. 4-10, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Pierce, from Dana Point, Calif., was named Most Valuable Player of the USF Diadora Classic over the weekend, leading the Bruins to a pair of wins and the team title. He tallied two goals on the weekend, including the game-winner in a 1-0 victory over Santa Clara Sept. 9. Pierce notched the game's second goal in a 4-0 win over host San Francisco Sept. 7. He has scored a goal in three consecutive matches.

UCLA (2-1-1) is ranked 10th by Soccer America this week and is No. 22 in the NSCAA/adidas poll.

This is the first weekly honor for Pierce and UCLA's fifth Player of the Week honor all-time.

ALSO NOMINATED: Derek Shanahan, STAN, Brett Wiesner, WASH.

2001 PAC-10 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: Sept. 4- Bryn Ritchie, Sr D, WASH, Sept. 11- Tim Pierce, Jr F, UCLA.

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