This Week In Pac-10 Men's Soccer
Oct. 15, 2002
The second week of Pac-10 play gets underway with all three ranked teams - No. 1/No. 5 STANFORD, No. 16/No. 6 UCLA and NR/No. 13 CALIFORNIA - squaring off in Los Angeles... The Cardinal (11-0-1 overall, 2-0-0 Pac-10) are ranked No. 1 in this week's NSCAA/adidas poll and fifth by Soccer America... Friday's Stanford-UCLA contest will mark the first men's game played under lights at Frank W. Marshall Field at Drake Stadium... Last season, UCLA was the only team in the regular season not to lose to the Cardinal, winning 2-1 at home and tying 0-0 at Stanford... In other Pac-10 action, FRESNO STATE (3-5-3, 0-1-0) hosts Cal and Stanford, while OREGON STATE (9-3-0, 0-2-0) travels to WASHINGTON (3-5-3, 0-2-0).
THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE
Fri., Oct. 18
CALIFORNIA at FRESNO STATE, 2 p.m.
STANFORD at UCLA, 7 p.m.
Sun., Oct. 20
CALIFORNIA at UCLA, 1 p.m.
STANFORD at FRESNO STATE, 2 p.m.
OREGON STATE at WASHINGTON, 2 p.m.
All times are local to site.
LAST WEEK'S RESULTS
Fri., Oct. 11
CALIFORNIA 5, OREGON STATE 0
STANFORD 2, WASHINGTON 0
Sun., Oct. 13
CALIFORNIA 2, WASHINGTON 1 (OT)
STANFORD 1, OREGON STATE 0 (OT)
UCLA 2, FRESNO STATE 1
GRAHAM NAMED PAC-10 PLAYER OF WEEK
STANFORD senior defender Taylor Graham has been named the Pac-10 Men's Soccer Player of the Week for Oct. 7-14.
Graham, from Fair Oaks, Calif., helped lead Stanford to a pair of shutout wins against No. 18 Oregon State and Washington in the opening weekend of Pac-10 play. The Cardinal, playing without leading scorer Roger Levesque and starting defender Todd Dunivant, posted the blankings behind the defensive leadership of Graham. He scored his first goal of the season in the 2-0 win over the Huskies, then helped hold the Beavers to just four shots in the 1-0 win.
The Cardinal (11-1-0 overall, 2-0-0 Pac-10), defending Pac-10 Champion and 2001 College Cup participant, travels to UCLA and Fresno State this weekend. Stanford is ranked No. 1 in this week's NSCAA/adidas poll and is fifth by Soccer America.
This is the first weekly honor for Graham and the fifth all-time Player of the Week honor for Stanford.
ALSO NOMINATED: Jimmy Frazelle, Sr MF, UCLA; Daniel Waltman, Jr GK, WASH.
2002 PAC-10 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: Sept. 3- Adolfo Gregorio, Jr MF, UCLA; Sept. 10-Roger Levesque, Sr F STAN; Sept. 17- Peter Billmeyer, Jr GK, OSU; Sept. 24- Alan Gordon, Jr F, OSU; Oct. 1- Tim Pierce, Sr F, UCLA; Oct. 8- Zach Wells, Jr GK, UCLA; Oct. 15- Taylor Graham, Sr D, STAN.
SOCCER AMERICA TEAM OF THE WEEK
Sept. 2- Adolfo Gregorio, Jr MF, UCLA; Sept. 16- Peter Billmeyer, Jr GK, OSU; Tony Lawson, Jr D, UCLA.
2002 HAT TRICKS
Tim Pierce, Sr F, UCLA, 9-29-02
CALIFORNIA: The Bears tied a school record with their eighth straight victory Oct. 13 against Washington. During the streak the Bears have outscored their opponents 21-3. So MF Mike Munoz netted the golden goal in the 2-1 overtime win over UW, his team-leading seventh goal on the season. The 1986 Cal team was the first to set the school mark of eight consecutive wins.
FRESNO STATE: The Bulldogs dropped their Pac-10 opener at No. 6 UCLA, 2-1, after holding a 1-0 advantage at halftime. JR MF Joshua LeRoy scored his second goal of the season to account for FS's only score. FR F Marvin Sorto assisted on his third goal of the season, tying him with SR MF Makoto Anderson for the team lead.
OREGON STATE: OSU had its school-record seven-game winning streak snapped Oct. 11 at No. 15 California, falling to the Bears 5-0. The Beavers were edged by top-ranked Stanford, 1-0 in overtime. SR GK Peter Billmeyer posted six saves against the Cardinal and now ranks No. 2 on the Beavers' all-time saves list with 215.
STANFORD: The top-ranked Cardinal is coming off a pair of shutout wins against Oregon State and Washington. The potent Stanford offense has notched 31 goals on the season, including six each from Johanes Maliza and Darren Fernandez. Roger Levesque, the 2001 Pac-10 Player of the Year, leads the team with 22 points (5 goals, 12 assists). Cardinal goalkeepers Robby Fulton and Andrew Terris have recorded five shutouts in six games.
UCLA: The Bruins lead the all-time series with both of this week's opponents, with a 25-2-4 record against Stanford and a 24-6-3 record against California. SR MF Jimmy Frazelle scored the game-winning goal in the 82nd minute as the Bruins came from behind to defeat Fresno State in the Pac-10 opener for both squads. The goal was Frazelle's third of the season, a new career-best for the senior who had just two career goals entering the 2002 season.
WASHINGTON: JR GK Daniel Waltman made a career-high 10 saves in Washington's 2-1 overtime loss at No. 15 Cal last week. His performance was just three saves shy of tying the UW single-match record. Waltman came in off the bench in the Huskies' loss at No. 1 Stanford and held the Cardinal scoreless in the second half. FR D Kevin Murray notched UW's lone goal against the Bears, scoring on a header off a free kick from SO C. J. Klaas.