This Week In Pac-10 Men's Soccer

Oct. 29, 2002

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The fourth week of league action has big implications on the line as second-place CALIFORNIA (4-1-0 Pac-10) visits crosstown rival and third-place STANFORD (2-2-1 Pac-10) Friday night... Both teams have identical 11-3-1 overall records and met last week in Berkeley... The Bears escaped with a 1-0 win, their first over Stanford in six years... UCLA (10-1-2 overall), atop the Pac-10 standings with a perfect 5-0-0 record, hosts WASHINGTON (4-7-3, 1-4-0) and OREGON STATE (11-4-0, 2-3-0)... The Bruins will try to extend their win streak at Frank W. Marshall Field at Drake Stadium, where they are undefeated this year... UCLA is unbeaten in its last eight contests, dating back to Sept. 29... FRESNO STATE (3-8-4, 0-4-1) hosts the Beavers and Huskies as it looks for its first win over a Pac-10 opponent this season... Three Pac-10 teams find themselves ranked in this week's Top-25 NSCAA/adidas and Soccer America polls: No. 2/No. 3 UCLA, No. 11/No. 8 California and No. 18/No. 9 Stanford.

THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULETWEEK'S SCHEDULE

Fri., Nov. 1
CALIFORNIA at STANFORD, 7:30 p.m.
OREGON STATE at FRESNO STATE, 7 p.m.
WASHINGTON at UCLA, 1 p.m.

Sun., Nov. 3
OREGON STATE at UCLA, 2 p.m.
WASHINGTON AT FRESNO STATE, 2 p.m.

All times are local to site.

2002 HAT TRICKS
Tim Pierce, Sr F, UCLA, 9-29-02

LAST WEEK'S RESULTS

Fri., Oct. 25
UCLA 3, OREGON STATE 0
WASHINGTON 1, FRESNO STATE 0

Sat., Oct. 26
CALIFORNIA 1, STANFORD 0

Sun., Oct. 27
OREGON STATE 5, FRESNO STATE 1
UCLA 1, WASHINGTON 0

ROBERTS, WELLS NAMED CO-PAC-10 PLAYERS OF WEEKCalifornia sophomore defender Troy Roberts and UCLA junior goalkeeper Zach Wells have been named the Pac-10 Men's Soccer Co-Players of the Week for Oct. 22-28.

Roberts, from Fremont, Calif., scored the game-winning goal in a 1-0 win over No. 8-ranked Stanford, on Oct. 26. The goal was his first on the year, his second collegiate goal, and came on his only shot of the day. Roberts' goal was the first scored by California on the Cardinal since 1997, and marked the Bears' first win over Stanford in six years.

Wells, from Costa Mesa, Calif., helped the Bruins shut out both Oregon State (3-0) and Washington (1-0) on the road, keeping their perfect Pac-10 record intact. Wells tied the school record with 11 saves on 25 shots against the Beavers, including eight in the second half. Wells also added his first career assist on the Bruins' third goal of the game. He recorded four saves at Washington to give UCLA its first road win over the Huskies in 22 years.

California is 11-3-1, 4-1-0 in Pac-10 competition. The Bears travel to take on Stanford this week. Cal is No. 11 in the NSCAA/adidas poll, and ranked 8th by Soccer America.

Unbeaten in its last seven games, UCLA is 10-1-2 overall, 5-0-0 in Pac-10 play. The Bruins host Oregon State and Washington this weekend. UCLA is No. 2 in this week's NSCAA/adidas poll and is ranked No. 3 by Soccer America.

This is the third weekly honor for Wells and the 13th all-time Player of the Week honor for UCLA. For Roberts, it is his first weekly honor and the 4th all-time for California.

ALSO NOMINATED: Joe Zaher, Fr F, OSU; Jeff Hoover, Fr MF, 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; Oct. 22- Jimmy Frazelle, Sr MF, UCLA; Oct. 29- Troy Roberts, So D, CAL; Zach Wells, Jr GK, UCLA.

PAC-10 NOTES

CALIFORNIA: The 15th-ranked Bears upset No. 8 Stanford 1-0 in the first of back-to-back games with the Cardinal. It was Cal's first win over the Cardinal since 1996. Sophomore D Troy Roberts scored the lone goal in the 42nd minute. Senior GK Josh Saunders notched four saves in the win, Cal's seventh shutout on the season.

FRESNO STATE: The Bulldogs are coming off a pair of tough 1-0 road losses last week, at the hands of Oregon State and Washington. Senior GK Jeremy Proud recorded four saves in the loss to Washington. Freshman F Andrew Gregorio led the Bulldog attack with three shots. Against the Beavers, junior MF Jeremiah LeRoy put Fresno State up 1-0 at the 16:37 mark.

OREGON STATE: The Beavers dropped their first home game of the season Oct. 25, 3-0 to UCLA. In the win over Fresno State Oct. 27, OSU stormed back from a 1-0 deficit to score five unanswered goals and notch its 11th win of the season. The Beavers' 11 wins are the second-most in school history. With its six assists on Oct. 27, OSU tied the school single-match record and set a new school single-season record with 31 assists on the year. Senior MF Aaron McHardy leads the team with five assists in 2002.

STANFORD: Winless in its last three outings, the Cardinal meet up with rival California for the second of back-to-back matches Friday night. Stanford fell 1-0 to the Bears Oct. 25 in Berkeley, its first loss to the Golden Bears in six years. Senior GK Andrew Terris collected five saves in the loss.

UCLA: The Bruins survived their Pacific Northwest road trip with a pair of wins over Oregon State and Washington to stay perfect in Pac-10 play. UCLA also stretched its unbeaten streak to eight games. The win over UW snapped a five-game losing streak to the Huskies in Seattle that dated back to Sept. 13, 1980. In the win at OSU, senior F Tim Pierce scored two goals, while junior GK Zach Wells tied the UCLA school record for saves with 11. Wells also added an assist, the first by a Bruin goalkeeper since DJ Countess in 2000. UCLA ended a two-game losing skid in Corvallis.

WASHINGTON: The Huskies snapped a three-game losing skid to Pac-10 opponents with a 1-0 win over Fresno State Oct. 25. Junior GK Daniel Waltman tallied four saves to record his first shutout on the season, while freshman MF Jeff Hoover scored his first collegiate goal. UW suffered its sixth loss of the season to a ranked team in the 1-0 loss to UCLA Oct. 27. Hoover led the Husky attack with two shots.

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.

PRESEASON ALL-AMERICANS
SOCCER AMERICA

Scot Thompson, Sr D, UCLA
Roger Levesque, Sr F, STAN

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