This Week in Pac-10 Men's Soccer

Oct. 4, 2005

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  • Home field advantage played an important role this weekend as all four Pac-10 men's soccer victories came at the expense of the road team ... The lone 1-1 tie in the SAN DIEGO STATE and STANFORD contest was played at SDSU Sports Deck.

  • Tuesday's new rankings featured four Conference teams in the Top-25 polls, including UCLA at No. 6 in the Soccer America poll, CALIFORNIA ranked 14th on the Soccer Times list and SDSU and WASHINGTON ranked 14th (SA) and 20th (ST), respectively.

  • Following their 1-0-1 record over the weekend, the Aztecs remain the final undefeated team in the Conference ... SDSU and Cal went head-to-head on Sun., Oct. 2 in a competitive match that was decided with two seconds left in regulation as Aztec freshman midfielder Dennis Sanchez scored the game-winner to upset the third-ranked Golden Bears.

  • UCLA had a solid weekend, picking up identical 2-0 shutouts over Cal and Stanford to improve to 6-2, 2-0 on the year ... Senior defender Jordan Harvey was impressive on both ends of the field, scoring two goals, while he and his teammates allowed only 13 shots, five on goal, in two games.

  • OREGON STATE, in a Sunday matchup against the 15th-ranked Washington Huskies, staged a 1-0 upset, to win its first-ever Pac-10 opener ... The Beavers, 5-2-4, 1-0 this year, are currently on a eight-match unbeaten streak.

  • Pac-10 men's soccer posted a 30-9-7 (.728) record through the major portion of non-conference play ... Washington has additional late-season matches against Portland and Gonzaga, while UCLA will also face Cal State Northridge and UC Santa Barbara.

  • The second week of league action will feature SDSU and UCLA at Oregon State and Washington, while Bay Area rivals, Cal and Stanford will go head-to-head in their lone competition of the week.


  • CALIFORNIA Golden BearsCalifornia suffered two defeats over the weekend at the hands of ninth-ranked UCLA, 2-0, and 25th-ranked San Diego State, 1-0 ... The Bears, ranked 14th in this week's Soccer Times poll, are now 7-2-1, 0-2-0 on the year ... In Friday's contest against the Bruins, Cal tallied 11 shots, five on goal, but could not put the ball in the net as they were defeated by UCLA in Westwood ... Cal had a solid performance against San Diego State just two days later, holding the Aztecs to 89 scoreless minutes, before SDSU was able to put a shot in goal with just two ticks left on the clock ... Sophomore midfielder Luke Sassano recorded three shots in the contest ... California will take on its Bay Area rival, Stanford, in a Sat., Oct. 8 matchup at Maloney Field in Palo Alto.

  • OREGON STATE BeaversOregon State started off its Conference season on the right note, picking up a 1-0 victory over Washington to secure its first-ever Pac-10 opener and improve to 5-2-4, 1-0-0 on the year ... The Beavers are currently riding an eight-match unbeaten streak, dating back to Fri., Sept. 9 ... Junior forward Robbie Findley, having missed the last five games due to an ankle injury, made his comeback a memorable one, scoring the lone OSU goal with about five minutes left in the first half ... The score marked the 20th such of Findley's career, good enough to rank fifth in school history ... Junior defender Matt Bowman and senior forward Ryan Johnson were credited with the assists on the play ... Oregon State ranks second in the Conference in assists and assists per game, with 21 and 1.91, respectively ... The Beavers will host San Diego State on Fri., Sept. 7 and UCLA on Sun., Sept. 9 in Corvallis.

  • SAN DIEGO STATE AztecsSan Diego State, yet to be defeated in 2005, picked up a win and a tie to open the league portion of its inaugural Pac-10 season and improve to 7-0-2, 1-0-1 on the year ... The team is now ranked as high as 14th in the latest Soccer America poll ... In dramatic fashion, freshman midfielder Dennis Sanchez scored the game-winning goal with two ticks left on the clock in regulation to give SDSU the 1-0 upset over third-ranked Cal on Sun., Oct. 2 ... Sophomore midfielder Kraig Chiles also tallied a score over the weekend, posting the lone Aztec goal in the 1-1 tie against Stanford on Fri., Sept. 30 ... Through nine contests, San Diego State has only given up three goals, good enough to pace the Conference at a 0.33 per game average ... The team also leads the Pac-10 in shutouts, with seven ... Next up for the Aztecs will be a Fri., Oct. 7 contest at Oregon State, followed up with a Sun., Oct. 9 game against Washington in Seattle.

  • STANFORD CardinalStanford notched a 1-1 double overtime tie against San Diego State on Fri., Sept. 30, ending the Aztecs five-match winning streak ... The Cardinal also suffered a 2-0 loss at the hands of UCLA just two days later ... Stanford is now 3-5-2, 0-1-1 on the year ... Sophomore midfielder Marcus Ryan scored the lone goal for Stanford over the weekend ... Junior goalkeeper Andrew Kartunen continued his strong season in the net, posting six saves ... Kartunen ranks seventh in the Conference in saves and save percentage, with numbers of 13 and .765, respectively ... The Cardinal ranks fourth in the Pac-10 in goals against average, at 0.76 ... Next up for the team will be a Sat., Oct. 8 home contest against Bay Area foe, California.

  • UCLA BruinsUCLA started off the Conference portion of its season with a bang, notching identical 2-0 shutouts over third-ranked California on Fri., Sept. 30 and Stanford on Sun., Oct. 2 ... The win over Stanford marked the eighth consecutive Bruin victory ... UCLA is now 6-2-0, 2-0-0 on the year and ranked as high as sixth in the Soccer America poll ... Senior defender Jordan Harvey scored two goals over the weekend and contributed to the UCLA defensive output, allowing only 13 shots, five on goal, in two games ... Junior goalkeeper Eric Reed tallied five saves in the Cal game, to lead the Pac-10 in save percentage with a .923 clip ... The Bruins continue to pace the league in assists (22), assists per game (2.75) and points (60) ... UCLA will play at Washington on Fri., Oct. 7 and at Oregon State on Sun., Oct. 9

  • WASHINGTON HuskiesWashington dropped a 1-0 decision at Oregon State on Sun., Oct. 2 to open its Pac-10 season ... The shutout marked the first time through eight matches played that UW had been held scoreless ... The Huskies are now 6-2-0, 0-1-0 on the year and ranked 20th in the latest Soccer Times poll ... Senior midfielder Jeff Hoover and sophomore forward Spencer Schmidt led the Husky attack against OSU with two shots apiece, while senior goalkeeper Chris Eylander registered five saves ... Eylander ranks third in the Pac-10 in saves, totalling 29 on the season, good enough for a 3.62 average ... Washington will stay at home this week, hosting UCLA on Fri., Oct. 7 and San Diego State on Sun., Oct. 9 at Husky Soccer Stadium.


    WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - UCLA senior defender Jordan Harvey has been named the Pac-10 Men's Soccer Player of the Week for Sept. 27-Oct. 3, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

    Harvey, from Mission Viejo, Calif., scored two goals and contributed to two shutouts in last week's identical 2-0 victories over No. 3 California and Stanford. Harvey scored a goal with eight seconds left to seal the Bruins' upset win over the Golden Bears on Friday, before scoring the game-winning goal against Stanford in the 34th minute two days later.

    On the defensive side, Harvey's contributions helped UCLA record its fifth and sixth shutouts of the season. UCLA's defense held California to 11 shots, five of which were on goal. Harvey and the Bruins only allowed two shots from Stanford, none on goal.

    As a team, UCLA is ranked No. 4 in the nation with a shutout percentage of 0.75. The Bruins have shutout four of their last five opponents and have not allowed a goal in four games at home. They also rank No. 17 in the country with a goals against average of 0.63, allowing single-digit shot totals in two of their last three games.

    UCLA (2-0-0, 6-2-0), ranked as high as sixth by Soccer America, continues Conference play at Washington on Fri., Oct. 7 and Oregon State on Sun., Oct. 9.

    This is Harvey's first Pac-10 Player of the Week honor and 23rd weekly honor for UCLA.

    ALSO NOMINATED: Robbie Findley, Jr., F, OSU; Kraig Chiles, So., MF, SDSU
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