This Week in Pac-10 Men's Soccer
Sept. 16, 2003
After taking a week off, the WASHINGTON Huskies, unbeaten at 2-0-1, travel to Milwaukee for the Marquette Tournament... The Huskies take on Michigan and the host Golden Eagles... Coming off a 5-0 win over Cal State Fullerton, No. 2 UCLA returns home to host Portland on Sunday... OREGON STATE looks to extend it's winning streak as it travels to the Rhode Island Tournament, where it meets up with Boston University and the host Rams... The 20th-ranked CALIFORNIA Golden Bears stay close to home at Saint Mary's, while STANFORD, which dropped out of the Top-25 this week, is in action at the Tulsa Tournament... The Cardinal meet up with the host Golden Hurricane and No. 9/No. 8 Southern Methodist... The FRESNO STATE Bulldogs host their 22nd Annual Goal Rush Classic, with games against Gonzaga and Alabama A&M on the docket.
Here's how Pac-10 teams fare in the national rankings this week... Soccer America: No. 2 UCLA, No. 20 CALIFORNIA; NSCAA/Adidas: No. 2 UCLA.
THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE
Thu., Sept. 18
STANFORD at Tulsa, 5:35 p.m. (1)
Fri., Sept. 19
OREGON STATE vs. Boston University, 2 p.m. (2)
Gonzaga at FRESNO STATE, 7 p.m. (3)
STANFORD vs. Southern Methodist, 3 p.m. (1)
WASHINGTON vs. Michigan, 5:30 p.m. (4)
Sat., Sept. 20
CALIFORNIA at Saint Mary's, 3 p.m.
Sun., Sept. 21
OREGON STATE at Rhode Island, 11:30 a.m. (2)
Portland at UCLA, 1 p.m.
Alabama A&M at FRESNO STATE, 2 p.m. (3)
WASHINGTON at Marquette, 2 p.m. (4)
(1) Tulsa Tournament, Tulsa, Okla.
(2) Rhode Island Soccer Classic, Kingston, R.I.
(3) Goal Rush Classic, Fresno, Calif.
(4) Marquette Tournament, Milwaukee, Wis.
LAST WEEK'S RESULTS
Fri., Sept. 12
CALIFORNIA 3, San Francisco 1
OREGON STATE 4, Gonzaga 2
Notre Dame 2, FRESNO STATE 1 (1OT)
Brown 2, STANFORD 1
Sun, Sept. 14
Santa Clara 0, CALIFORNIA 0 (2OT)
OREGON STATE 2, Saint Mary's 0
Yale 2, STANFORD 1
UCLA 5, Cal State Fullerton 0
Indiana 3, FRESNO STATE 1
PAC-10 PLAYER OF THE WEEK
OREGON STATE senior forward Alan Gordon has been named the Pac-10 Men's Soccer Player of the Week for Sept. 9-15.
Gordon, from Gilbert, Ariz., tallied five points at the Beavers' own Diadora Classic, as Oregon State defeated Gonzaga and Saint Mary's to claim the tournament title. In the 4-2 win over Gonzaga, Gordon scored a goal and added an assist. In the 2-0 shutout of Saint Mary's, he added his second goal of the season to open the scoring against the Gaels.
Gordon ranks second on the squad with six points on the season. The Beavers (4-2-0) are back in action at the Rhode Island Tournament this weekend, taking on Boston University on Sept. 19 and the host Rams on Sept. 21.
This is the third weekly honor for Gordon, his first this season and the sixth all-time Player of the Week honor for Oregon State.
ALSO NOMINATED: Chad Barrett, Fr F, UCLA.
2003 PAC-10 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Sept. 2- Matt Taylor, Sr F, UCLA
Sept. 9- Casey Armstrong, Jr F, WASH
Sept. 16- Alan Gordon, Sr F, OSU
PAC-10 MEN'S SOCCER NOTES
CALIFORNIA: The Golden Bears stretched their unbeaten streak to three games with a scoreless draw against No. 6 Santa Clara... Cal defeated San Francisco 3-1, and JR F Carl Acosta netted the Bears' third goal... Acosta paces the squad with four goals on the season.
FRESNO STATE: The Bulldogs took No. 16 Notre Dame to overtime before falling 2-1 with 52 seconds remaining in the first overtime period... SR F Jeremiah LeRoy bounced a header past Irish GK Chris Sawyer for the Bulldogs' first goal of the season... Fresno State fell 3-1 to No. 14 Indiana to finish 0-2 at the Berticelli Memorial Tournament... The Bulldogs play host to the 22nd Annual Goal Rush Classic this weekend, meeting up with Gonzaga and Alabama A&M.
OREGON STATE: SR F Alan Gordon tallied five points (2 goals/1 assist) at the Beavers' own Diadora Classic, as OSU defeated Gonzaga and Saint Mary's to claim the tournament title... In the 4-2 win over Gonzaga, Gordon scored a goal and added an assist... In the 2-0 shutout of Saint Mary's, he added his second goal of the season to open the scoring against the Gaels... Gordon ranks second on the team with six points this season.
STANFORD: After a season-opening 1-0 double overtime victory over then No. 18 Cal State Fullerton, the Cardinal has dropped three straight, the first time it has lost three or more in row since 1997, when it ended the season with five straight losses... Stanford has allowed just five goals in its first four matches but has scored only three... The Cardinal concludes a season-opening six-game road trip with a pair of contests at the Tulsa Tournament versus host and No. 21 Tulsa and No. 8 SMU.
UCLA: FR F Chad Barrett had a hand in all five goals as third-ranked UCLA defeated Cal State Fullerton 5-0 at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. A fist-half substitute, Barrett assisted on the first two goals of the game, both coming in the first seven minutes of the second half. He notched his first goal of the day in the 77th minute, then assisted on a goal in the 80th minute and scored his own less than a minute later, in the 81st minute... Barrett leads the team with 15 points in just five games this year... He has had a hand in 11 of the Bruins' 15 goals.
WASHINGTON: After taking a week off, the Huskies return to action this weekend at the Marquette Invitational... UW takes on Michigan in the first round before facing host Marquette... Washington is coming off a 1-0 shutout of Portland on Sept. 5... The lone remaining unbeaten Pac-10 team, Washington is led by SO F Leo Totev'sfive points (2 goals/1 assist).