This Week in Pac-10 Men's Soccer

Oct. 18, 2005

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THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE

Thurs., Oct. 20
UC Santa Barbara at UCLA, 7 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 21
STANFORD at OREGON STATE, 2:30 p.m.
CALIFORNIA at WASHINGTON, 7 p.m.

Sun., Oct. 23
CALIFORNIA at OREGON STATE, 1 p.m.
STANFORD at WASHINGTON, 1 p.m.

Mon., Oct. 24
SAN DIEGO STATE at San Diego, 7 p.m.

All times are local to game sites.

NEWS AND NOTES

  • The Pac-10 continues to be one of the premier leagues in the country, as five of the six teams are ranked among the nation's best: 12/16/13 CALIFORNIA, --/21/t22 OREGON STATE, rv/18/19 SAN DIEGO STATE, 17/12/11 UCLA and --/25/18 WASHINGTON.

  • Defense is the name of the game for Conference squads as three teams rank in the Top-10 in the nation for goals against average: San Diego State (1st, 0.39), UCLA (4th, 0.48) and California (8th, 0.53) ... In addition both SDSU and UCLA are tied for first in shutout percentage with an average of 0.75.

  • Washington senior goalkeeper Chris Eylander registered four saves and two shutouts over the weekend, upping his career shutouts to 17 ... Eylander is just one shutout shy of tying for third on UW's all-time career list.

  • The battle of the keepers: UCLA and San Diego State junior goalkeepers, Eric Reed and Tally Hall, went head-to-head this weekend, providing enough defense to see the match end in a scoreless double overtime tie ... Reed (.300) and Hall (.313) rank third and fourth in the nation respectively, in goals against average.

  • California senior forward Calen Carr has turned his final collegiate season into an offensive clinic as he paces the Pac-10 in shots (48), shots per game (3.69), points (16), points per game (1.23) and game-winning goals (5) ... Carr is also tied for first in goals (7) and goals per game (0.58).

  • This week's schedule includes two non-conference matches and four league games: UCLA will play a lone match against UC Santa Barbara, while San Diego State travels to cross-town rival, San Diego ... Oregon State and Washington will play California and STANFORD for the second time in as many weeks, this time in the Pacific Northwest.

    TEAM-BY-TEAM NOTES

  • CALIFORNIA Golden Bears (2-3-0, 9-3-1)California picked up a 2-0 shutout of No. 17 Oregon State on Fri., Oct. 14, before falling 1-0 to the 25th-ranked Washington Huskies on Sun., Oct. 16 ... The Bears, who are ranked in all three polls and as high as 12th by NSCAA/adidas, are 2-3-0, 9-3-1 ... Senior forward Calen Carr scored the game-winning goal against the Beavers with a shot in the 29th minute off the assist from sophomore forward Javier Hill ... Carr continues to dominate offensively, leading the Pac-10 in shots (48), shots per game (3.69), points (16), points per game (1.23) and game-winning goals (5) ... He is also tied for first in goals (7) and goals per game (0.58) ... California will head north this weekend to take on Washington on Fri., Oct. 21 and Oregon State on Sun., Oct. 23, in a rematch of last weekend's contests.

  • OREGON STATE Beavers (4-1-0, 8-3-4)Despite dropping a 2-0 match against California on Fri., Oct. 14, Oregon State rebounded with a 3-1 victory over Stanford on Sun., Oct. 16 to improve to 4-1-0, 8-3-4 on the year ... The Beavers, who own sole possession of first place in the Pac-10 are ranked as high as 21st in the latest Soccer America poll ... In Sunday's match, junior forward Bryan Jordan came off the bench for OSU to score two goals, his third and fourth respective scores on the season ... Junior forward Robbie Findley also got in on the scoring action, taking an assist from senior defender Alex Asai to notch his third goal in 2005 ... The Beavers were efficient in their shot selection, scoring three goals on seven shots ... Oregon State will face the Bay Area schools again this weekend, hosting Stanford on Fri., Oct. 21 and California on Sun., Oct. 23 in Corvallis.

  • SAN DIEGO STATE Aztecs (1-1-3, 7-1-4)San Diego State posted a 0-0 double overtime tie against UCLA on Sun., Oct. 16 in its lone match of the week, seeing its record to 1-1-3, 7-1-4 on the year ... Junior goalkeeper Tally Hall recorded a season-high eight saves in the match against the Bruins ... His shutout was the ninth on the year, good enough to rank first in the Conference ... Hall also paces the league in shutouts per game (0.75) and save percentage (.917) ... Sophomore midfielder Kraig Chiles had three shots in the match, while junior forward Raul Bautista attempted two ... The Aztecs are ranked as high as 18th in this week's Soccer America poll ... The team has the week off before traveling to cross-town rival, San Diego, for a Mon., Oct. 24 match ... SDSU will return to Conference action the following weekend with a Fri., Oct. 28 contest against Washington and a Sun., Oct. 30 game against Oregon State.

  • STANFORD Cardinal (0-4-1, 3-8-2)Stanford was edged 1-0 by 25th-ranked Washington on Fri., Oct. 14, before falling 3-1 to No. 17 Oregon State just two days later ... The Cardinal is now 0-4-1, 3-8-2 on the year ... In Sunday's match against the Beavers, sophomore forward Scott Bolkan scored his first collegiate goal, and the first for Stanford since a Fri., Sept. 30 contest against San Diego State, off the assist by freshman defender Michael Alexander ... The game marked only the third time that Bolkan has played at the forward position ... Despite outshooting OSU, 10-7, the Cardinal could not find the back of the net following Bolkan's goal ... Sun., Oct. 23 will mark head coach Bret Simon's 100th career match at the helm of the Stanford program ... The team will take on Washington that day, as well as a Fri., Oct. 21 contest at Oregon State.

  • UCLA Bruins (3-1-1, 7-3-2)UCLA's defense did not give up a goal this weekend, as the Bruins posted two scoreless double overtime ties to see their record to 3-1-1, 7-3-2 on the season ... In a non-conference match against Cal State Northridge on Fri., Oct. 14, senior goalkeeper Nate Pena earned his first shutout on the year, making three saves ... Despite 12 shots, the Bruins could not connect in goal ... In Sunday's match against San Diego State, two of the best goalkeepers in the nation went head-to-head, not disappointing with a final 0-0 tie ... The keepers, including UCLA's junior Eric Reed, entered the week ranked second nationally in goals against average ... Reed totaled four stops through 110 minutes played, improving his goals against average to 0.30 on the year ... UCLA will take on UC Santa Barbara on Thurs., Oct. 20 in its lone match of the week.

  • WASHINGTON Huskies (2-2-1, 8-3-1)Washington picked up two Conference wins over the weekend to improve to 2-2-1, 8-3-1 on the year ... Senior midfielder Leo Totev scored a goal in the 13th minute to guide the Huskies to a 1-0 win over Stanford on Fri., Oct. 14 ... The goal snapped a three-game scoring drought for UW ... Two days later against No. 13 California, the team used a shot by senior midfielder Jeff Hoover in the 55th minute to upset the Bears, 1-0, and earn its second win in as many matches ... The score was Hoover's first of the season ... Senior goalkeeper Chris Eylander registered four saves in Washington's road sweep, holding both teams scoreless, including a Cal team that had scored 22 goals in 12 games before Sunday's match ... Eylander ranks fourth in the Conference in both saves (39) and saves per game (3.25) ... The Huskies will look for a repeat of last weekend, as this time the Bay Area schools travel north, California in Seattle on Fri., Oct. 21 and Stanford on Sun., Oct. 23.

    WASHINGTON GOALKEEPER CHRIS EYLANDER NAMED PAC-10 MEN'S SOCCER PLAYER OF THE WEEK

    WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Washington senior goalkeeper Chris Eylander has been named the Pac-10 Men's Soccer Player of the Week for Oct. 11 - 17, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

    Eylander, from Sumner, Wash., made four saves and held both Stanford and No. 12 California scoreless last weekend in the Huskies' sweep of the Bay Area schools. The UW squad shutout a Cal team that scored 22 goals in 12 matches before Sunday, handing the Bears their first loss at home this season.

    Eylander has posted three straight shutouts, including a 0-0 double overtime tie with San Diego State on Sun., Oct. 9. In addition, Washington has only allowed two goals through the first half of Conference play.

    Eylander, who has been named to this week's National Team of the Week by Top Drawer Soccer, has six shutouts for the season and 17 in his career. He needs one more shutout to tie for third on Washington's all-time career list.

    No. 18 Washington (2-2-1, 8-3-1) will start the second half of Pac-10 matches this weekend, hosting California on Fri., Oct. 21 and Stanford on Sun., Oct. 23.

    This is Eylander's second Pac-10 Player of the Week honor and 13th weekly honor all-time for Washington.

    ALSO NOMINATED: Calen Carr, Sr., F, CAL; Tally Hall, Jr., GK, SDSU.
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