This Week In Pac-10 Men's Soccer (10/16/01)

Oct. 16, 2001

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The WASHINGTON Huskies (9-1-0, 1-0-0), winners of seven straight, play host to UCLA (6-4-2, 2-0-0) this week in a battle between the two teams undefeated in Pac-10 play ... In other league action, soccer's version of the 'Big Game' takes place when CALIFORNIA (6-4-1, 0-1-0) travels to STANFORD (9-1-0, 0-1-0), and OREGON STATE (3-6-0, 0-1-0) hosts UCLA... The Cardinal and the Beavers continue with nonconference play this week, as each team has one non-Pac-10 match on the docket.

Following a pair of Pac-10 wins over the weekend, UCLA reentered the national Top-20, the Bruins' first ranking since Sept. 24 ... Three Conference teams are ranked in this week's national polls -- No. 5/No. 8 Stanford, No. 9/No. 4 Washington and NR/No. 20 UCLA.

THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE

Fri., Oct. 19
Western Washington at OREGON STATE, 1 p.m.
*UCLA at WASHINGTON, 7 p.m.
*CALIFORNIA at STANFORD, 7:30 p.m.

Sun., Oct. 21
*UCLA at OREGON STATE, 12 noon
STANFORD at Santa Clara, 7:30 p.m.

LAST WEEK'S RESULTS

Fri., Oct. 12
UCLA 2, CALIFORNIA 0
STANFORD 3, San Francisco 1
WASHINGTON 4, Saint Mary's 1

Sat. Oct. 13
WASHINGTON 2, OREGON STATE 1

Sun., Oct. 14
UCLA 2, STANFORD 1

PIERCE NAMED PLAYER OF THE WEEK
UCLA junior forward Tim Pierce has been named the Pac-10 Men's Soccer Player of the Week for Oct. 8-15.

Pierce, from Dana Point, Calif., helped lead the Bruins to a 2-0 Pac-10 start over the weekend, with victories over No. 2/No. 9 Stanford and California. Against the previously unbeaten Cardinal on Oct. 14, Pierce came off the bench to score the game-winning goal with 1:12 left in regulation, as UCLA upset Stanford 2-1. Pierce registered two shots as the Bruins posted a 2-0 shutout over the Golden Bears in their Pac-10 opener Oct. 12.

UCLA (6-4-2, 2-0-0), ranked 20th in this week's Soccer America poll, travels to Washington and Oregon State this weekend.

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

ALSO NOMINATED: Peter Billmeyer, OSU, Ben Somoza, WASH.

2001 PAC-10 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: Sept. 4- Bryn Ritchie, WASH, Sept. 11- Tim Pierce, UCLA, Sept. 18- none selected, Sept. 25- Austin Ripmaster, CAL, Oct. 2- Roger Levesque, STAN, Oct. 9-C.J. Klaas, WASH, Oct. 16- Tim Pierce, UCLA.

NSCAA/adidas TOP 25
(Oct. 15)

	1.	SMU (11-0-0)	2.	Virginia (10-0-1)	3.	St. Louis (9-0-0)	4.	St. John's (7-0-2)	5.	STANFORD (9-1-0)	6.	Indiana (9-2-0)	7.	North Carolina (10-2-0)	8.	Rutgers (8-1-2)	9.	WASHINGTON (9-1-0)	10.	UAB (10-1-0)	11.	Loyola (Md.) (10-1-1)	12.	Fairfield (8-1-1)	13.	Connecticut (7-2-2)	14.	San Diego (7-2-0)	15.	Clemson (8-3-0)	16.	Wis.-Milwaukee (11-2-0)	17.	Princeton (5-2-2)	18.	South Carolina (7-2-0)	19.	Wake Forest (8-3-1)	20.	Ohio State (7-2-2)	21.	Boston College (7-3-3)	t22.	Furman (9-2-0)		Columbia (4-2-2)	24.	Illinois-Chicago (8-3-1)	25.	William & Mary (7-5-1)

SOCCER AMERICA TOP 20
(Oct. 15)

	1.	SMU (11-0-0)	2.	Virginia (10-0-1)	3.	St. Louis (9-0-0)	4.	WASHINGTON (9-1-0)	5.	St. John's (7-0-2)	6.	Indiana (9-2-0)	7.	North Carolina (10-2-0)	8.	STANFORD (9-1-0)	9.	Connecticut (8-2-2)	10.	Rutgers (8-1-2)	11.	Clemson (8-3-0)	12.	South Carolina (7-2-0)	13.	UAB (10-1-0)	14.	San Diego (7-2-0)	15.	Furman (9-2-0)	16.	Penn State (7-3-1)	17.	Loyola Marymount (7-3-1)	18.	Loyola (Md.) (10-1-1)	19.	Harvard (7-2-0)	20.	UCLA (6-4-2)

HOME/ROAD COMPARISONNCAA Division IHome	11-5-0 (.688)Road	8-4-2 (.643)Neutral	9-4-1 (.679)Total	28-13-3 (.670)

PAC-10 VS. OTHER CONFERENCESNCAA Division IACC 0-2-1 (.167)Big Ten 0-1-0 (.000)Big East 1-0-0 (1.000)Big West 5-2-1 (.688)Colonial 1-0-0 (1.000)Ivy 2-0-0 (1.000)MAAC 1-0-0 (.000)Mid-Continent 0-1-0 (.000)Missouri Valley 0-2-0 (.000)Mountain West 4-0-0 (1.000)Western Athletic 3-0-1 (.875)West Coast 11-5-0 (.643)Totals 28-13-3 (.670)

PAC-10 COACHES' POLL
WASHINGTON, which captured the 2000 Pac-10 title and advanced to its sixth straight NCAA Tournament, has been picked to defend its Conference championship by the Pac-10 men's soccer coaches. Following are the results of the preseason coaches' poll (points 5-4-3-2-1), first place votes in parentheses:

	1.	Washington (2)	22	2.	UCLA (2)	21	3.	Stanford (1)	17	4.	Oregon State	8	5.	California	7

MEDIA INFORMATION
This 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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