This Week in Pac-10 Men's Soccer

Nov. 15, 2005

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THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE

47th ANNUAL DIVISION I MEN'S SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIP

NCAA FIRST ROUND -- Sat., Nov. 19

Santa Barbara, Calif.
SAN DIEGO STATE at UC Santa Barbara (12-4-3), 1 p.m.

(5) UCLA - Bye
(7) CALIFORNIA - Bye

NCAA SECOND ROUND -- Tues., Nov. 22

Los Angeles, Calif.
(5) UCLA vs. SMU-USF winner, 7 p.m.

Berkeley, Calif.
(7) CALIFORNIA vs. Santa Clara-Ohio State winner, 1:30 p.m.

NCAA THIRD ROUND -- Sat.-Sun., Nov. 26-27
Campus Sites TBD

NCAA QUARTERFINALS -- Fri.-Sun., Dec. 2-4
Campus Sites TBD

NCAA COLLEGE CUP -- Fri. and Sun., Dec. 9 and 11
SAS Soccer Stadium
Cary, N.C.
Hosts: North Carolina State University and Capital Area Soccer League

All times are local to game sites.

NEWS AND NOTES

  • 2005 NCAA Tourney Time: The Pac-10 received three bids to the NCAA Tournament, as UCLA, CALIFORNIA and SAN DIEGO STATE each earned postseason berths ... It marked the sixth consecutive year that the Conference has sent at least three teams to the NCAAs, dating back to the 2000 season when men's soccer became a Pac-10 sponsored sport ... Only the ACC (8) and Big East (7) sent more squads, as the Pac-10, West Coast conference and Ivy League each sent three.

  • The top 16 teams in the nation were seeded, earning those respective schools a bye in the first round ... UCLA picked up a No. 5 seed, while California garnered a No. 7 seed.

  • The Pairings: San Diego State will face No. 15 UC Santa Barbara in first round action on Sat., Nov. 19 at 1 p.m. on the UCSB campus ... The Bruins will face the SMU-USF winner in the second round on Tues., Nov. 22 at 7 p.m. in Los Angeles ... The Golden Bears will host the Santa Clara-Ohio State winner in the second round on Tues., Nov. 22 at 1:30 p.m. at Edwards Stadium on the Cal campus.

  • OREGON STATE finished its 2005 campaign, barely missing postseason play with a 9-7-4, 5-5 record and third-place finish in the Pac-10 ... The Beavers picked up a 4-1 win over WASHINGTON on Sun., Nov. 13 to conclude the season.

  • The Huskies, too, were left out of the NCAA Tournament, despite a 10-7-2 overall record, 3-5-2 in the Conference ... UW finished the season undefeated in six of its final 10 matches.

  • STANFORD wrapped up its regular season with a 4-11-3 overall record, 1-7-2 and sixth-place finish in the Pac-10 ... A young team that gained loads of experience, the Cardinal can return 22 of their 25 rostered players next season.

    TEAM-BY-TEAM NOTES

  • CALIFORNIA Golden Bears (6-3-1, 13-3-2)
    California continues to impress opponents and analysts, alike, notching a 4-1 win over Stanford in its regular season finale on Sun., Nov. 13 ... The Golden Bears finish in second place in the Pac-10 with a 6-3-1 league record, as well as 13-3-2 overall ... Cal earned a No. 7 seed in its at-large berth into the NCAA Tournament and will face the Santa Clara-Ohio State winner on Tues., Nov. 22 at 1:30 p.m. at Edwards Stadium in Berkeley ... The Bears are playing in their program-record fifth-consecutive NCAA Tournament ... In Cal's win over Stanford on Sunday, senior forward Calen Carr recorded his 11th goal of the 2005 season, while notching his fourth assist ... Carr paces the league in the following seven categories: shots (70), shots per game (3.89), points (26), points per game (1.44), goals (11), goals per game (0.61) and game-winning goals (6) ... The Bears are ranked in all three major polls this week and as high as No. 9 by Soccer Times ... The last time the Bears were seeded heading into the playoffs was 2002, when they earned a No. 14 seed.

  • OREGON STATE Beavers (5-5-0, 9-7-4)
    Oregon State picked up a 4-1 win over Washington on Sun., Nov. 13 to conclude the regular season ... The Beavers end the year with a third-place finish in the Pac-10, a 9-7-4 overall record, 5-5 in the Conference ... Senior forward Ryan Johnson had a monster game last weekend, scoring two goals and assisting on the other two in the win over UW, which was just OSU's second victory in Seattle in 12 tries ... Johnson led the team in just about every offensive category this year, including goals (6), assists (9), points (21) and shots (47) ... He ends his career as OSU's all-time assist leader with 30, and finished third in points (66), and tied for seventh in goals (18).

  • SAN DIEGO STATE Aztecs (2-3-5, 9-3-6)
    San Diego State, playing in its inaugural campaign in the Pac-10, made it a memorable one by finishing in fourth place with a 2-3-5 league record, 9-3-6 overall ... The team played in one match last week, losing a tough 1-0 double overtime game to Conference champion, UCLA ... The Aztecs earned an at-large berth into the NCAA Tournament and will face UC Santa Barbara (12-4-3) in the first round on Sat., Nov. 19 at 1 p.m. at UCSB ... SDSU, ranked as high as 22nd in this week's Soccer America poll, received its first NCAA bid since the 1989 season, earning head coach Lev Kirshner his first tournament appearance at the helm of the Aztec program ... San Diego State has made six all-time appearances in the NCAAs, finishing as the national runner-up to Clemson in 1988 .. The winner of the SDSU-UCSB match will play No. 15-seeded Cal State Northridge on Tues., Nov. 22.

  • STANFORD Cardinal (1-7-2, 4-11-3)
    Stanford fell 4-1 to ninth-ranked California on Sun., Nov. 13 to conclude its 2005 regular season ... The Cardinal finish with a 4-11-3, 1-7-2 record ... With only three seniors on the team, Stanford can return 22 of its 25 rostered players from this season, who all gained experience on the field ... Freshman midfielder/forward Tunji Munabi scored the lone Stanford goal over the weekend ... Munabi also attempted three of the team's six shots ... Junior goalkeeper Andrew Kartunen recorded six saves on the afternoon, bringing his season total to 42, good enough to finish sixth in the Pac-10.

  • UCLA Bruins (7-1-2, 12-4-3)
    UCLA, owning a 12-4-3, 7-1-2 record, picked up a No. 5 seed and a first round bye in the NCAA Tournament, the selection committee announced yesterday ... The Bruins will face the SMU-USF winner on Tues., Nov. 22 at 7 p.m. in Los Angeles ... UCLA earned the Pac-10's automatic berth into the postseason when it clinched the Conference crown on Sun., Nov. 6 ... The Bruins fell 4-2 to San Diego in non-conference action last week, but rebounded with a 1-0 double overtime win over San Diego State on Sun., Nov. 13 to conclude the regular season ... UCLA, who has not faced SMU or USF yet this season, has advanced to the NCAAs in each of the last 23 years ... The Bruins are 5-2-3 this season against schools in the 48-team tournament field, with victories against No. 1 seed Maryland, No. 7 seed California, No. 11 seed Penn State, UC Santa Barbara and San Diego State ... Senior midfielder Jonathan Bornstein recorded one goal and an assist in two matches over last week ... Bornstein now has five goals and 12 points, second-most on the team ... The Bruins pace the league in shutouts with 14, while junior goalkeeper Eric Reed is second in the nation in shots on goal save percentage with a mark of .877.

  • WASHINGTON Huskies (3-5-2, 10-7-2)
    Washington dropped its final match of the season in a 4-1 defeat to Oregon State at home on Sun., Nov. 13 ... The Huskies finish the 2005 season with a 10-7-2 overall record, 3-5-2 and fifth-place finish in the Pac-10 ... It marks only the second time in 11 years that UW has failed to make the NCAA Tournament ... Sophomore forward Ely Allen scored the lone Husky goal against the Beavers on Sunday ... Senior goalkeeper Chris Eylander was credited with five saves in the match, finishing the season with 70 total, good enough to rank third in the Pac-10 ... Eylander also ranks third in saves per game (3.68), fourth in save percentage (.787), fourth in goals against average (0.97), while tied for third in shutouts (7) ... In addition to Eylander, five other Huskies played in their final match, including midfielder Leo Totev who ranks eighth in the league in shots (41) and shots per game (2.28).

    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 Nov. 8 - 14, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

    Johnson, from Boston, Mass., contributed to all four Oregon State goals in its 4-1 win over Washington Sunday, scoring on two and assisting on two. Just two minutes after Washington scored the first goal of the game, he notched the equalizer, and went on to score the Beavers' third goal of the contest, while assisting the second and fourth goals. Johnson, whose six points were a career high, helped guide Oregon State to just its second victory in Seattle in 12 tries.

    Johnson led the Beavers in almost every offensive category this season, with six goals, nine assists, 21 points and 47 shots. He ends his career as Oregon State's all-time assist leader with 30, and finished third in points (66) and tied for seventh in goals (18).

    This is Johnson's second Pac-10 Player of the Week honor and 12th weekly honor all-time for Oregon State.

    ALSO NOMINATED: Calen Carr, Sr., F, CAL; Jonathan Bornstein, Sr., MF, UCLA.
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