This Week in Pac-10 Men's Soccer (9/25/01)

Sept. 25, 2001

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Three Pac-10 teams are ranked in the Top-20 in this week's national polls -- No. 3/No. 9 STANFORD (4-0-0), No. 7/No. 6 WASHINGTON (4-1-0) and No. 20/11 UCLA (3-2-1), as the league went 6-1-0 in nonconference action last weekend. Three Pac-10 teams host tournaments this week: Cal State Northridge and Valparaiso visit OREGON STATE (2-4-0), Stanford hosts CALIFORNIA (3-3-0), Dartmouth and Fresno State, while UNLV and Air Force travel to Seattle for the Nike Husky Classic. UCLA's (3-2-1) slate features a pair of nonconference tilts this weekend, with UC Santa Barbara and Loyola Marymount visiting Westwood.

THIS  WEEK'S SCHEDULE

Fri., Sept. 28Cal State Northridge at OREGON STATE, 4 p.m. (1)CALIFORNIA vs. Fresno State, 5 p.m. (2)UNLV at WASHINGTON, 7 p.m. (3)Dartmouth at STANFORD, 7:30 p.m. (2)UC Santa Barbara at UCLA, 8 p.m.

Sun., Sept. 30Valparaiso at OREGON STATE, 10 a.m. (1)CALIFORNIA vs. Dartmouth, 11:30 a.m. (2)Air Force at WASHINGTON, 1:30 p.m. (3)Fresno State at STANFORD, 2 p.m. (2)Loyola Marymount at UCLA, 3 p.m.

Tournaments(1) Oregon State/Diadora Classic, Corvallis, Ore.(2) Stanford Invitational, Stanford, Calif.(3) Nike Husky Classic, Seattle, Wash.

LAST WEEK'S RESULTS

Mon., Sept. 17UC Irvine 1, UCLA 0

Tue., Sept. 18CALIFORNIA 3, San Jose State 2

Thu., Sept. 20WASHINGTON 3, Seattle University 1

Fri., Sept. 21OREGON STATE 3, Sacramento State 2-2OT

Sat., Sept. 22CALIFORNIA 4, Cal Poly 0

Sun., Sept. 23OREGON STATE 4, San Diego State 1UCLA 4, CS Fullerton 1

RIPMASTER NAMED PLAYER OF THE WEEK

CALIFORNIA senior forward Austin Ripmaster has been named the Pac-10 Men's Soccer Player of the Week for Sept. 17-23.

Ripmaster, from Boulder, Colo., tallied two goals and one assist on the weekend to lead the Golden Bears (3-3-0) to a pair of victories over No. 14 San Jose State and Cal Poly. Ripmaster notched two goals in the 3-2 upset win over the Spartans Sept. 18, snapping SJSU's 25-game win streak. He added another goal in the 4-0 shutout of the Mustangs Sept. 22.

The win over San Jose State marked the Golden Bears' first over a ranked opponent since August 2000. The Stanford Invitational is up next for Cal, as it takes on Fresno State Friday, Sept. 28 at 5 p.m. and Dartmouth Sunday, Sept. 30 at 11:30 a.m.

This is the first weekly honor for Ripmaster and California's second Player of the Week honor all-time.

ALSO NOMINATED: Aaron McHardy, OSU, Tim Pierce, UCLA, Ben Somoza, WASH.

2001 PAC-10 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: Sept. 4- Bryn Ritchie, Sr D, WASH, Sept. 11- Tim Pierce, Jr F, UCLA, Sept. 18- none selected, Sept. 25- Austin Ripmaster, Sr F, CAL.

MEDIA INFORMATIONThis press release, statistics, player of the week release and other pertinent information is available to the media online at www. pac-10.org. A weekly men's soccer release will be posted each Tuesday afternoon. Pac-10 Player of the Week selections will be announced each Tuesday morning.

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