This Week in Pac-10 Men's Soccer

Sept. 20, 2005

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THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE

Tues., Sept. 20
OREGON STATE at Gonzaga, 4 p.m.

Thurs., Sept. 22
SAN DIEGO STATE vs. Alabama A&M, 4 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 23
OREGON STATE vs. Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 1:30 p.m. (1)
CALIFORNIA vs. Army, 5 p.m. (2)
STANFORD vs. UAB, 7 p.m. (2)
WASHINGTON vs. Wisconsin, 7 p.m. (3)

Sun., Sept. 25
CALIFORNIA vs. UAB, 12 p.m. (2)
OREGON STATE vs. Jacksonville, 12 p.m. (1)
SAN DIEGO STATE vs. Duquesne, 1 p.m.
UCLA vs. UNLV, 1 p.m.
STANFORD vs. Army, 2:30 p.m. (2)
WASHINGTON vs. Hartwick, 1:30 p.m. (3)

All times are local to game sites.

Tournaments/Locations
(1) Gonzaga Nike Soccer Classic, Spokane, Wash.
(2) Stanford/Nike Invitational, Stanford, Calif.
(3) Husky Fever Classic, Seattle, Wash.

NEWS AND NOTES

  • Pac-10 men's soccer went 8-3-1 (.708) on the weekend, as four squads are riding unbeaten streaks, including both CALIFORNIA and SAN DIEGO STATE, who have yet to be defeated this year ... OREGON STATE and WASHINGTON own four-match and three-match unbeaten streaks, respectively.

  • Three teams are ranked in the Top-25 polls this week ... The Bears jumped four spots in the Soccer America poll, to hold down the No. 4 position, while UCLA is ranked as high as 10th in the Soccer Times poll and the Huskies are ranked No. 18, as well.

  • The Beavers, in their own OSU/Diadora Classic went head-to-head with the No. 1 team in the nation on Sat., Sept. 17, and gave Indiana about all they could handle, finishing in a 2-all double overtime tie, to knock the Hoosiers off their top perch in this week's polls.

  • San Diego State, 4-0-1 on the year, is off to its best start since the 1991 squad rattled off seven straight wins.

  • The Huskies pulled off a dramatic rally against Air Force on Sun., Sept. 18, scoring three goals in eight minutes to stage a 3-2 comeback over the Falcons ... Sophomore forward Spencer Schmidt scored the game-winner in the 89th minute ... UW is now 4-1 on the year.

  • STANFORD played two close matches over the weekend, falling by one goal in both contests, including a 2-1 double overtime defeat by Santa Clara and a 1-0 edging by San Francisco.

  • This week's schedule includes Stanford hosting its own Nike Invitational, in which Cal will also play ... OSU heads to Spokane to play in the Gonzaga Nike Soccer Classic, while SDSU will take on Alabama A&M and Duquesne ... UCLA faces UNLV and Washington will host its own Husky Fever Classic, taking on Wisconsin and Hartwick.

    TEAM-BY-TEAM NOTES

  • CALIFORNIA Golden Bears California, yet to be defeated this season, picked up two wins over the weekend, including a 2-1 victory over San Francisco on Fri., Sept. 16 and a 1-0 win over Santa Clara just two days later ... The Bears are now 5-0-1 on the season and ranked as high as fourth in the Soccer America poll ... Senior forward Calen Carr scored both game-winning goals for the Bears in the two matches ... Carr has four goals on the year to lead the team and puts him in a tie for first in the Conference ... The Bears lead the Pac-10 in goals against average, at 0.32 per contest ... Next up, the squad will compete in the Stanford/Nike Invitational, taking on Army on Fri., Sept. 23 and UAB on Sun., Sept. 25.

  • OREGON STATE Beavers Oregon State owns an unbeaten streak of four games, having defeated UNLV, 3-0 on Fri., Sept. 16 and notching a 2-all tie in double overtime against No. 1 Indiana the next day to conclude the OSU Diadora Classic ... The Beavers are now 2-2-3 on the year ... Senior forward Ryan Johnson tallied one goal and three assists over the weekend ... Johnson's three assists ties the single-game school record ... Oregon State leads the Pac-10 in saves, having picked up 48 on the year, over twice as many as its nearest competitor ... The Beavers will play three matches this week, heading to Spokane to take on Gonzaga, Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Jacksonville.

  • SAN DIEGO STATE Aztecs San Diego, riding a five-match unbeaten streak, continued its success with a pair of wins over the weekend, including a 1-0 defeat of Point Loma Nazarene on Thurs., Sept. 15 and a 4-2 win over Missouri-Kansas City three days later ... The Aztecs are now 4-0-1 on the year, their best start since the 1991 squad began the season with seven straight wins ... Junior forward Raul Bautista, who leads the Pac-10 in points per game (1.60) and goals per game (0.80), had three goals in two matches for SDSU ... Freshman forward Kevin Werbner and freshman midfielder Dennis Sanchez each notched their second assists of their collegiate career in the 4-2 win ... The Aztecs will face Alabama A&M on Thurs., Sept. 22 and Duquesne on Sun., Sept. 25.

  • STANFORD Cardinal Stanford dropped two close contests over the weekend, including a 2-1 double overtime edging by Santa Clara on Fri., Sept. 16 and a 1-0 defeat by San Francisco on Sun., Sept. 18 ... The Cardinal is now 1-4-1 on the year ... Freshman goalkeeper Josh Nesbit played all 90 minutes in goal and tallied six saves against the Dons ... Nesbit's 23 saves are good enough to place him at No. 3 in the Conference, averaging 5.75 per game ... The team ranks third overall in saves with 25 ... Stanford will host its own Nike Invitational, taking on UAB on Fri., Sept. 23 and Army on Sun., Sept. 25.

  • UCLA Bruins UCLA broke even at the Penn State Nike Classic, notching a 1-0 win over the Nittany Lions on Fri., Sept. 16, but were edged, 2-1, by Ohio State just two days later ... The Bruins are now 3-2 on the year and ranked as high as 10th in the Soccer Times poll ... Senior midfielder Jonathan Bornstein scored both UCLA goals over the weekend, as he was named to the All-Tournament team ... UCLA ranks first in the Pac-10 in points (37), goals (12) and assists (13) ... Sophomore forward Kamani Hill and sophomore defender Marvell Wynne are tied for first in the Conference, averaging 0.60 assists per game ... The Bruins will host UNLV on Sun., Sept. 25.

  • WASHINGTON Huskies Washington picked up two wins over the weekend, including a 2-0 defeat of Denver on Fri., Sept. 16 and a 3-2 edging of Air Force just two days later ... The Huskies are now 4-1 on the year and ranked as high as 18th in the Soccer Times poll ... Five different players scored for UW over the weekend, including sophomore forward Spencer Schmidt's game-winner in the 89th minute against the Falcons, which capped Washington's three goals in the last eight minutes of the match ... Schmidt ranks third on the team with four points on two goals ... Washington will next host its own Husky Fever Classic, facing Wisconsin on Fri., Sept. 23 and Hartwick on Sun., Sept. 25 in Seattle.

    OREGON STATE FORWARD RYAN JOHNSON NAMED PAC-10 MEN'S SOCCER PLAYER OF THE WEEK

    WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Oregon State senior forward Ryan Johnson has been named the Pac-10 Men's Soccer Player of the Week for Sept. 13 - Sept. 19, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

    Johnson, from Boston, Mass., tallied the primary assist on all three of the Beavers' goals Friday in their 3-0 victory over UNLV. His three assists ties an Oregon State single game record, including his own against Rhode Island in 2003.

    On Saturday, Johnson scored the opening goal versus No. 1 Indiana and later drew a penalty kick in the second half. His goal was only the second score the Hoosiers had allowed all season. Johnson, who is Oregon State's career leader in assists (25), has totaled one goal and four assists this season.

    The Beavers (2-2-3) will next travel to Spokane, Wash., to face Gonzaga on Tues., Sept. 20, as well as facing Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Jacksonville later in the week.

    This is Johnson's first Pac-10 Player of the Week honor and 10th all-time weekly honor for Oregon State.

    ALSO NOMINATED: Calen Carr, Sr., F, CAL; Raul Bautista, Jr., F, SDSU; Jonathan Bornstein, Sr., MF, UCLA; Spencer Schmidt, So., F, WASH.
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