This Week in Pac-10 Men's Soccer
Sept. 13, 2005
THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE
Thurs., Sept. 15SAN DIEGO STATE vs. Point Lomo Nazarene, 4 p.m.
Fri., Sept. 16OREGON STATE vs. UNLV, 3 p.m. (1)WASHINGTON at Denver, 4 p.m.CALIFORNIA vs. San Francisco, 7 p.m. (2)STANFORD vs. Santa Clara, 7:30 p.m. (3)UCLA vs. Penn State, 7:30 p.m. (4)
Sat., Sept. 17OREGON STATE vs. Indiana, 3 p.m. (1)
Sun., Sept. 18WASHINGTON at Air Force (in Denver), 11 a.m.UCLA vs. Ohio State, 12 p.m. (4)STANFORD vs. San Francisco, 1 p.m. (5)SAN DIEGO STATE vs. Missouri-Kansas City, 2 p.m.CALIFORNIA vs. Santa Clara, 3:30 p.m. (6)
All times are local to game sites.
Tournaments/Locations(1) OSU Diadora Classic, Corvallis, Ore.(2) Bay Area Classic, San Francisco, Calif.(3) Bay Area Classic, Santa Clara, Calif.(4) Penn State Nike Classic, University Park, Pa.(5) Bay Area Classic, STANFORD, Calif.(6) Bay Area Classic, Berkeley, Calif.
NEWS AND NOTES
Pac-10 men's soccer posted a 6-1-2 (.778) record over the weekend, and in those six victories, Conference teams outscored their opponents, 14-0.
Both CALIFORNIA and SAN DIEGO STATE remain the two undefeated teams in the Conference ... The Bears picked up one win and a tie over the weekend against Vanderbilt and Cal State Northridge, respectively, while the Aztecs notched their home-opener, 3-0 over UC Riverside.
Seventh-ranked UCLA defeated Loyola Marymount, 4-0 on Sun., Sept. 11 to improve to 2-1 on the year ... WASHINGTON also picked up a 1-0 road victory over Saint Mary's on Sun., Sept. 11.
OREGON STATE, in its own Stephen Hensor/Joe Zaher Classic collected a 1-0 win over Iona and a 2-2 double overtime tie against Kentucky, which included a two and a half hour lightning delay.
STANFORD notched its first win of the season in a 2-0 shutout of Vanderbilt in the adidas Cal Legacy Classic on Sun., Sept. 11 ... Marcus Ryan and Galen Thompson both scored in the contest.
This week's schedule is highlighted by 12 matches, including both Cal and Stanford playing in the Bay Area Classic, facing USF and Santa Clara ... SDSU will play Point Loma Nazarene and Missouri-Kansas City, while UCLA will take on Penn State and Ohio State at the Penn State Nike Classic ... Oregon State will host its own OSU Diadora Classic, as Washington will take on Denver and Air Force on the road.
CALIFORNIA Golden BearsCalifornia continued its unbeaten streak with a 3-0 shutout victory over Vanderbilt in the opening round of the adidas Cal Legacy Classic in Berkeley on Fri., Sept. 9 and a 1-1 tie against No. 19 Cal State Northridge on Sun., Sept. 11 ... Cal won the tournament for the second year in a row ... The Bears are now 3-0-1 on the year and ranked sixth in the NSCAA/adidas poll and eighth in both the Soccer America and Soccer Times polls, respectively ... Senior defender Tyson Wahl scored his first career game-winning goal against Vanderbilt, coming off a penalty kick in the 47th minute of the match ... Senior goalkeeper Eric Kronberg recorded eight saves for the Bears in the match on Sunday ... Cal will next play in the Bay Area Classic, facing San Francisco on Fri., Sept. 16 and Santa Clara on Sun., Sept. 18.
OREGON STATE BeaversDespite a down pouring of rain and a lightning storm that delayed play more than two hours, Oregon State capped off a good weekend by defeating Iona, 1-0 and tying Kentucky at 2-all in the OSU Stephen Hensor/Joe Zaher Classic to improve to 1-2-2 on the year ... The Beavers claimed first place in the tournament ... Junior forward Robbie Findley took a header off a corner kick from senior midfielder Alex Asai to score the lone goal for the Beavers in Friday's match ... Against Kentucky, OSU's senior forward Ryan Johnson and sophomore forward Nick Webb each scored goals for the Beavers ... Oregon State will next host the Diadora Classic, in which they will face UNLV on Fri., Sept. 16 and No. 1 Indiana on Sat., Sept. 17 in Corvallis.
SAN DIEGO STATE AztecsSan Diego State continued its successful start to the 2005 season with a 3-0 shutout of UC Riverside on Sat., Sept. 10 at the SDSU Sports Deck ... The Aztecs are now 2-0-1 on the year, their best start since the 1996 campaign in which they owned the same opening mark ... SDSU has yet to give up a goal in three matches, as junior goalkeeper Tally Hall recorded his third consecutive shutout ... Kraig Chiles, Heath Creager and Raul Bautista each scored in the match for the Aztecs ... Sophomore midfielder Johann Helgason was named the Man of the Match for his contributions, including his initial pass which set up the Aztecs' third goal ... San Diego State will face Point Loma Nazarene on Thurs., Sept. 15 and Missouri-Kansas City on Sun., Sept. 18.
STANFORD CardinalStanford picked up its first win on the season with a 2-0 shutout over Vanderbilt in the adidas Cal Legacy Classic in Berkeley ... The win came on the heels of a 1-0 edging by No. 19 Cal State Northridge on the first day of the tournament ... Sophomore midfielder Marcus Ryan netted a goal and an assist in the win on Sun., Sept. 11 ... Junior midfielder/defender Galen Thompson also got in on the scoring action, knocking in the pass from Ryan in the 55th minute ... Stanford is now 1-2-1 on the year ... The Cardinal will next face Santa Clara on Fri., Sept. 16 and San Francisco on Sun., Sept. 18 in the Bay Area Classic.
UCLA BruinsUCLA secured its second win of the season in a 4-0 shutout over Loyola Marymount on Sun., Sept. 11 to improve to 2-1 on the year ... Sophomore forward Kamani Hill scored the game-winning goal and picked up an assist in the match ... Patrick Ianni, Mike Zaher and Damon James all scored their first collegiate goals in the contest ... Nine different players have scored UCLA's 10 goals in its first three games ... Freshman Maxwell Griffin is the lone multiple-goal scorer ... Goalkeeper Eric Reed had an assist on the first goal against LMU, marking the second consecutive year and the third in the last four years that a UCLA goalie has tallied an assist ... The Bruins are ranked fifth and third in this week's Soccer America and Soccer Times polls, respectively ... UCLA heads to the Penn State Classic to take on the Nittany Lions on Fri., Sept. 16 and Ohio State, Sun., Sept. 18.
WASHINGTON HuskiesWashington posted a 1-0 shutout against Saint Mary's on Sun., Sept. 11 to improve to 2-1 on the year ... UW's defense was helped by the return of junior co-captain Ty Harden, who was forced to sit out the first two matches of the season with a hamstring injury ... Sophomore midfielder Nick Loveless scored his first career goal on a header off a throw-in by senior midfielder Mike Chabala, which turned out to be the game-winning goal ... Senior goalkeeper Chris Eylander nabbed his first shutout on the year ... Washington outshot the Gaels, 12-8, including seven shots in the opening frame ...UW is ranked No. 21 in this week's Soccer Times poll ... The Huskies will wrap-up their season opening five-match road trip by facing Denver on Fri., Sept. 16 and Air Force on Sun., Sept. 18 ... Washington will play in its first home matches of the season as they host the Husky Fever Classic, Fri., Sept. 23 and Sun., Sept. 25.
CALIFORNIA'S TYSON WAHL NAMEDPAC-10 MEN'S SOCCER PLAYER OF THE WEEK
WALNUT CREEK, Calif.-- CALIFORNIA senior defender Tyson Wahl has been named the Pac-10 Men's Soccer Player of the Week for Sept. 6-12, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.
Wahl, from Newport Beach, Calif., scored the game-winning goal in the 47th minute off a penalty kick in Friday's 3-0 Cal victory over Vanderbilt, marking the first such game-winner of his career. He also assisted on senior forward Pieter Berger's goal, just 10 minutes later.
Wahl, who earned MVP honors at the ninth-annual adidas Cal Legacy Classic, has started in all four matches this season, recording two goals and one assist.
With one victory and a tie last week, the Bears improved their overall record to 3-0-1 and are ranked No. 8 in the latest versions of both the Soccer America and Soccer Times Top-25 poll.
This is Wahl's first weekly honor and the eighth all-time player of the week honor for the Bears.
Also Nominated: Kamani Hill, So., F, UCLA; Nick Loveless, So., MF, WASH.
2005 PAC-10 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: Sept. 6- Sal Zizzo, Fr., MF, UCLA; Sept. 13- Tyson Wahl, Sr., D, CAL.