This Week in Pac-10 Men's Soccer

Oct. 25, 2005

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THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE

Fri., Oct. 28
OREGON STATE at UCLA, 7 p.m.
WASHINGTON at SAN DIEGO STATE, 7 p.m.

Sun., Oct. 30
OREGON STATE at SAN DIEGO STATE, 1 p.m.
WASHINGTON at UCLA, 1 p.m

NEWS AND NOTES

  • Coming into the weekend, CALIFORNIA had dropped three of its previous five matches, but registered six goals to its opponent's zero to rebound with two wins over the weekend, while claiming a tie for first place in the Conference ... The Bears are now 4-3-0, 11-3-1 and ranked as high as a tie for ninth place in this week's Soccer Times poll.

  • STANFORD, which had only scored eight goals through 13 matches played, used a great offensive performance to upset 21st-ranked OREGON STATE in a 3-2 overtime match on the Beavers' home field ... The Cardinal tallied scores from three different players, their first respective goals of the season.

  • WASHINGTON's Ely Allen tallied a goal and an assist to help the Huskies to a split at home versus the Bay Area schools ... Allen is now tied for second on the squad with seven points on two goals and three assists ... He also leads the team with 34 shots.

  • UCLA picked up a 1-0 win over No. 22 UC Santa Barbara on Thurs., Oct. 20 secure its 10th shutout on the year ... Bruin goalkeeper Eric Reed earned this eighth shutout, while picking up two saves ... Reed ranks first in the nation in both save percentage (.919) and goals against average (0.27).

  • SAN DIEGO STATE notched a 1-0 win over non-conference foe, San Diego on Mon., Oct. 24 ... Junior goalkeeper Tally Hall recorded his 10th shutout on the year, tying the SDSU single-season record.

  • Both California and Stanford have the week off, but Oregon State and Washington will travel south to take on UCLA and San Diego State in Conference matchups.

    TEAM-BY-TEAM NOTES

  • CALIFORNIA Golden Bears (4-3-0, 11-3-1)With two wins over the weekend, California improved to 4-3-0, 11-3-1 on the year and a tie for first place in the Conference ... The Bears are also ranked as high as a tie for ninth place in the Soccer Times poll ... In a Fri., Oct. 21 contest against 18th-ranked Washington, California used a pair of scores from senior defender Angel Quintero and senior forward Calen Carr to post the 2-0 shutout ... Two days later, the team went on the offensive, scoring four goals to Oregon State's zero, to post its ninth shutout on the season ... Senior defender Tyson Wahl netted two goals against the Beavers, bringing his season total to five ... Sophomore midfielder Andrew Jacobson notched one goal and an assist in Sunday's match ... Carr also posted his second tally on the weekend with a score in the 40th minute ... California has the week off, before returning to action on Fri., Nov. 4 against San Diego State.

  • OREGON STATE Beavers (4-3-0, 8-5-4)Oregon State was barely edged 3-2 in overtime by Stanford on Fri., Oct. 21, before giving up a 4-0 defeat at the hands of 12th-ranked California ... The Beavers are 4-3-0, 8-5-4 on the year, sitting in a tie for first place in the Pac-10 ... OSU took a 2-1 lead in the 51st minute over the Cardinal with a penalty kick by senior forward Ryan Johnson ... Sophomore midfielder Lucas Egenwall headed in a cross from senior defender Alex Asai to score OSU's first goal on the day ... Despite the effort, the Beavers could not hang on for the win ... OSU ranks first in the Pac-10 in points (80) through 17 game played, good enough for a 4.71 average ... The squad also paces the league in assists (28) and saves (88) ... Next up, Oregon State will play at UCLA on Fri., Oct. 28 and at San Diego State on Sun., Oct. 30.

  • SAN DIEGO STATE Aztecs (1-1-3, 8-1-4)San Diego State picked up a 1-0 win over cross-town rival, San Diego, on Mon., Oct. 24 to improve to 1-1-3, 8-1-4 on the season ... Freshman forward Omar Persad scored the first goal of his collegiate career in the win ... Senior forward Heath Creager was credited with the assist on the score ... Junior goalkeeper Tally Hall notched his 10th shutout on the season, tying the SDSU single-season record ... Hall was also credited with six saves to bring his season total to 50, good enough to place him at No. 3 in the Conference ... With the 1-0 win, SDSU ended a four-match skid against USD ... Having played their last four matches on the road, the Aztecs will stay home to face Washington on Fri., Oct. 28 and Oregon State on Sun., Oct. 30.

  • STANFORD Cardinal (1-5-1, 4-9-2)Stanford picked up its first Conference win of the season in a 3-2 overtime win on the road at No. 21 Oregon State on Fri., Oct. 21 ... Following a 3-0 loss, Stanford is now 1-5-1, 4-9-2 on the season ... In the OSU match, the Cardinal got on the board first with a score on a free kick by sophomore defender Ryan Oblak ... It wasn't until the 83rd minute that the team came back to post its second goal on an equalizer by senior midfielder Cooper McKee ... In overtime, junior midfielder Michael Brown notched the game-winner ... All three scores were the first for the Stanford players this season, while the Cardinal entered the contest having scored only eight goals in 13 games ... McKee and sophomore defender Scott Bolkan registered four of the seven Cardinal shots in the match against Washington ... The team is off this week and will next face UCLA on Fri., Nov. 4 and San Diego State on Sun., Nov. 6 at home.

  • UCLA Bruins (3-1-1, 8-3-2)UCLA played in one non-conference match last week, defeating 22nd-ranked UC Santa Barbara by a score of 1-0 in Westwood ... The Bruins improve to 3-1-1, 8-3-2 on the season, while being ranked as high as ninth in this week's Soccer America poll ... Freshman defender Brad Rusin took a free kick by sophomore forward Kamani Hill and headed it into the back of the net for his first collegiate goal and UCLA's first goal in 367 consecutive minutes of play ... Rusin also played a key role in limiting the Gauchos to just two shots on goal, notching the Bruins' 10th shutout on the year ... UCLA's 10 shutouts are good enough to rank them first in the Conference with a 0.77 average ... The team will take on Oregon State on Fri., Oct. 28, as well as Washington on Sun., Oct. 30 at home.

  • WASHINGTON Huskies (3-3-1, 9-4-1)Washington split over the weekend, picking up a 3-0 win over Stanford on Sun., Oct. 23, after dropping a 2-1 decision against 12th-ranked California on Friday ... The Huskies are now 3-3-1, 9-4-1 on the year, sitting in fourth place in the Pac-10 ... Sophomore forward Ely Allen scored a goal and added an assist in the match against the Cardinal ... Allen also had four shots in the loss to the Bears and is tied for second on the team with seven points on two goals and three assists ... Despite playing a man down for virtually the entire Sunday match, senior midfielder Evan Cummings and sophomore forward Spencer Schmidt also got in on the scoring action for UW ... The Huskies, who tallied 27 shots over the weekend, pace the league in shots with 205, for a 14.64 average ... Washington hits the road to play San Diego State on Fri., Oct. 28 and UCLA on Sun., Oct. 30.

    CALIFORNIA DEFENDER TYSON WAHL NAMED PAC-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 Oct. 18 - 24, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

    Wahl, from Newport Beach, Calif., scored two of the Bears' four goals in their 4-0 shutout at Oregon State on Friday. He scored off a corner kick, served by Andrew Jacobson, at 20:23 in the game for Cal's second goal of the afternoon. His second goal of the game came with six minutes left to play, sealing the Bears' victory. He scored on a direct free kick.

    Wahl, who has started every game for Cal during his career, surpassed his previous total of three goals in his career with five goals this season. He did not score any goals in 2004.

    No. 9 California (4-3-0, 11-3-1) will pick up Pac-10 action again in November, hosting San Diego State on Fri., Nov. 4 and UCLA on Sun., Nov. 6.

    This is Wahl's second Pac-10 Player of the Week honor and 9th weekly honor all-time for California.

    ALSO NOMINATED: Brad Rusin, Fr., D, UCLA; Ely Allen, So., F, WASH.
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