This Week in Pac-10 Men's Soccer
Heading into the second week of the season, four Pac-10 teams are ranked among the national Top-20 in the Sept. 7 Soccer America poll. STANFORD (1-0-1) made the biggest jump this week, vaulting from 18th to 10th. UCLA (2-0-0) remained at No. 2, while CALIFORNIA (2-0-0) and WASHINGTON (2-1-0) each improved one spot to No. 9 and No. 20, respectively. The Cardinal held a pair of ranked opponents scoreless last week, playing No. 23./20 Tulsa to a scoreless tie and downing No. 24/nr SMU 2-0. This week's NSCAA/adidas poll has two Pac-10 teams among its Top-25: UCLA is ranked No. 6 and Washington is 18th. In ranked action this week, both the Bruins and Huskies will play nr/No. 13 Creighton at the UNLV FILA Invitational in Las Vegas, Nev.
THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE
Fri., Sept. 10
San Diego at CALIFORNIA, 2 p.m. (1)
OREGON STATE vs. SW Missouri State, 3 p.m. (2)
UCLA vs. Creighton, 5 p.m. (3)
STANFORD vs. San Jose State, 7 p.m. (1)
WASHINGTON at UNLV, 7 p.m. (3)
Sat., Sept. 11
OREGON STATE at Bradley, 5 p.m. (2)
Sun. Sept. 12
STANFORD vs. San Diego, Noon (1)
UCLA at UNLV, Noon (3)
San Jose State at CALIFORNIA, 2:30 p.m. (1)
WASHINGTON vs. Creighton, 2:30 p.m. (3)
All times are local to game sites.
(1) adidas Cal Legacy Classic, Berkeley, Calif.
(2) Bradley Classic, Peoria, Ill.
(3) UNLV FILA Invitational, Las Vegas, Nev.
CALIFORNIA continues its season-opening homestand with the adidas Cal Legacy Classic this weekend... The Bears host San Diego and San Jose State on Friday and Sunday, respectively... Through four games, JR MF Nick Hatzke has two goals and two assists. OREGON STATE, which won't open its home campaign until Sept. 15, competes in the Bradley Classic this weekend in Peoria, Ill.... FR F Brett Gardner and SO F Robbie Findley were both selected to the all-tournament team at the adidas/IU Credit Union Classic. STANFORD faces San Jose State and San Diego in the adidas Cal Legacy Classic this weekend... SO GK Andrew Kartunen posted a pair of shutouts in games against No. 19 Tulsa (scoreless tie) and No. 11 SMU (2-0)... On the weekend, Kartunen made 11 saves in 200 minutes in goal. UCLA travels to Las Vegas for the UNLV FILA Invitational this weekend... In the 1-0 win over UC Riverside, SO GK Eric Reed made two saves and logged his first career solo shutout. WASHINGTON continues its season-opening six-game road trip playing in the UNLV FILA Invitational this weekend... Coming off two straight games against Top-5 opponents, the Huskies have allowed just one goal through their first three games.