This Week In Pac-10 Men's Soccer
Sept. 3, 2002
STANFORD (1-0-0) enters the week as the No. 1-ranked team in the latest NSCAA/adidas rankings, while a total of four Pac-10 teams comprise this week's Soccer America Top-25 -- No. 4 Stanford, No. 7 WASHINGTON (0-0-2), No. 12 UCLA (2-0-0) and No. 22 CALIFORNIA (0-1-1)... All told, Pac-10 teams posted a 4-1-4 (.667) record against other Conferences in opening weekend play... Four of six Conference teams are involved in tournament play again this week, as California hosts the top-ranked Cardinal, Portland and Southern Methodist in the Bay Area Classic... UC Irvine and Ohio State travel to FRESNO STATE (0-0-1) for the Nike Goal Rush Tournament... OREGON STATE (1-0-0) will meet Wisconsin and Air Force at the Gonzaga Invitational.
THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE
Fri., Sept. 6
CALIFORNIA vs. Portland, 2 p.m. (4)
OREGON STATE vs. Wisconsin, 2 p.m. (5)
STANFORD vs. Southern Methodist, 7:30 p.m. (4)
UCLA at Cal State Fullerton, 7 p.m. (3)
WASHINGTON vs. Santa Clara, 7 p.m.
FRESNO STATE vs. UC-Irvine, 7 p.m .(6)
Sat., Sept. 8
CALIFORNIA vs. Southern Methodist, 1 p.m. (4)
OREGON STATE vs. Air Force, 12 p.m.(5)
STANFORD vs. Portland, 3:30 p.m. (1)
FRESNO STATE vs. Ohio State, 2:30 p.m. (6)
(4) Bay Area Classic, Berkeley, Calif.
(5) Gonzaga Invitational, Spokane, Wash.
(6) Nike Goal Rush Tournament, Fresno, Calif.
All times are local to game sites.
LAST WEEK'S RESULTS
Fri., Aug. 30
Cal State Northridge 3, #22 CALIFORNIA 0
OREGON STATE 1, Gonzaga 0
#13/#12 UCLA 4, Boston 1
FRESNO STATE 2, Saint Mary's 2, 2OT
Sat., Aug 31
#2/#4 STANFORD 5, Sacramento State 0
#12/#7 WASHINGTON 2, Central Florida 2, 2OT
Sun., Sept. 1
#22 CALIFORNIA 0, Loyola Marymount 0, 2OT
#13/#12 UCLA 1, Florida International 0
Mon., Sept. 2
WASHINGTON 1, DePaul 1, 2OT
America East 1-0-0Atlantic Coast 0-0-0Atlantic 10 0-0-0Big East 0-0-0Big Sky 1-0-0Big South 0-0-0Big Ten 0-0-0Big 12 0-0-0Big West 0-1-0Colonial 0-0-0Conference USA 0-0-1Horizon 0-0-0Ivy League 0-0-0Metro Atlantic 0-0-0Mid-American 0-0-0Mid-Continent 0-0-0Mid-Eastern 0-0-0Missouri Valley 0-0-0Mountain West 0-0-0Northeastern 0-0-0Patriot 0-0-0Southeastern 0-0-0Southland 0-0-0SunBelt 1-0-0TAAC 0-0-1Western Athletic 0-0-0West Coast 1-0-2Independent 0-0-0Total - All 4-1-4(.667)Total - Div. I 4-1-4(.667)
GREGORIO NAMED PAC-10 PLAYER OF WEEK
UCLA junior midfielder Adolfo Gregorio has been named the Pac-10 Men's Soccer Player of the Week for Aug. 27-Sept. 2.
Gregorio, from Hilmar, Calif., recorded two goals and one assist to lead the Bruins to a 4-1 season-opening victory against Boston University on Aug. 30. Gregorio's first goal was the game-winner, snapping a 1-1 tie in the 70th minute. He also assisted the Bruins' third goal in the 76th minute and scored again himself in the 79th minute. Gregorio's two goals gave him his first multiple-goal game of his collegiate career.
UCLA (2-0-0), ranked 12th by Soccer America and 13th in the NSCAA/adidas poll, returns to action Friday, Sept. 6 at Cal State Fullerton.
This is the first weekly honor for Gregorio and UCLA's ninth Player of the Week honor all-time.
ALSO NOMINATED: James Twellman, So F/D STAN.
2002 PAC-10 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: Sept. 3- Adolfo Gregorio, Jr MF, UCLA.
PAC-10 COACHES' POLL
STANFORD, which won its first Pac-10 Conference men's soccer title in 2001 and advanced to the NCAA Final Four, has been picked by the Pac-10 men's soccer coaches to repeat as Conference champions.
The Cardinal received 34 points, edging out second place UCLA (21 pts.) by three points. Stanford received four of the first place votes, while the Bruins garnered the other two. Rounding out the poll was WASHINGTON in third place, followed by CALIFORNIA, OREGON STATE, and Pac-10 newcomer FRESNO STATE.
The following are the results of the Pac-10 Conference preseason men's soccer coaches poll (points 6-5-4-3-2-1) with first place votes in parentheses:
1. Stanford (4) 34 2. UCLA (2) 31 3. Washington 24 4. California 18 5. Oregon State 10 6. Fresno State 9