This Week in Pac-10 Men's Soccer

Sept. 5, 2006

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**Through matches of Sun., Sept. 3**

Washington, 3-0-0, 1.000Oregon State, 3-1-0, .750San Diego State, 2-1-0, .667California, 1-2-1, .375Stanford, 1-2-1, .375UCLA, 0-2-1, .167

Fri., Sept. 1CALIFORNIA 3, Florida International 0Denver 1, OREGON STATE 0STANFORD 0, Princeton 0 (2OT)Maryland 4, UCLA 1WASHINGTON 4, Air Force 1

Sat., Sept. 2UC Santa Barbara 1, San Diego State 0SMU 1, CALIFORNIA 0

Sun., Sept. 3OREGON STATE 3, UNLV 0STANFORD 2, Army 1Virginia 1, UCLA 0WASHINGTON 1, Vermont 0

THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULEWed., Sept. 6SAN DIEGO STATE at UC Riverside, 4 p.m.

Fri., Sept. 8CALIFORNIA vs. Cal State Fullerton, 5 p.m. (1)OREGON STATE vs. UC Davis, 5:30 p.m. (2)STANFORD vs. San Jose State, 7:30 p.m. (1)UCLA vs. New Mexico, 7 p.m. (3)WASHINGTON vs. Wisconsin, 7:30 p.m. (4)

Sat., Sept. 9OREGON STATE vs. Gonzaga, 7:30 p.m. (2)SAN DIEGO STATE vs. UNLV, 2 p.m.

Sun., Sept. 10CALIFORNIA vs. San Jose State, 7 p.m. (1)STANFORD vs. Cal State Fullerton, 1 p.m. (1)UCLA vs. Oakland, 12:30 pm (3)WASHINGTON vs. UW-Milwaukee, 12 p.m. (4)

All times are local to game sites.

Tournaments/Locations(1) Stanford Tournament - Stanford, Calif.(2) OSU Hensor/Zaher Memorial Classic - Corvallis, Ore.(3) New Mexico Tournament - Albuquerque, NM(4) Wisconsin Invitational - Madison, Wis.

LAST WEEK'S RESULTSFri., Sept. 1CALIFORNIA 3, Florida International 0Denver 1, OREGON STATE 0STANFORD 0, Princeton 0 (2OT)Maryland 4, UCLA 1WASHINGTON 4, Air Force 1

Sat., Sept. 2UC Santa Barbara 1, San Diego State 0SMU 1, CALIFORNIA 0

Sun., Sept. 3OREGON STATE 3, UNLV 0STANFORD 2, Army 1Virginia 1, UCLA 0WASHINGTON 1, Vermont 0

NEWS AND NOTES

• Pac-10 men's soccer went 5-5-1 (.500) over the weekend, as WASHINGTON picked up two more wins to improve to 3-0-0 on the season. The Huskies jumped 19 spots in the NSCAA/adidas poll, coming in at No. 6 in this week's Top-25 rankings. STANFORD notched a 0-0 double overtime tie against Princeton on Friday, followed up with a 2-1 win over Army on Sunday to secure a two-game unbeaten streak.

• In updated (9/5) Top-25 poll action, Washington was ranked 16th by Soccer America, while UCLA fell to No. 10 in the same poll.

• Washington JR F Kevin Forrest, the Offensive Player of the Nike Portland Invitational last weekend, logged a hat trick against Air Force on Friday, guiding the Huskies to the 4-1 win. The first two of Forrest's three goals came just 10 minutes apart, while his free kick from 25 yards completed his six points of the match.

• JR MF Hiroshi Nishito of OREGON STATE scored the game-winning goal in his collegiate debut, leading the Beavers to a 3-0 win at UNLV on Sunday. Nishito, who made the team via tryouts, came off the bench for the first time against the Rebels, scoring in the 66th minute to break a scoreless tie.

• This week's schedule includes four tournaments as the Cardinal will host their own Stanford Tournament where CALIFORNIA will also participate. OSU is hosting its Hensor/Zaher Memorial Classic, while UCLA will head to the New Mexico Tournament. Washington will also hit the road to compete in the Wisconsin Invitational.

TEAM-BY-TEAM NOTES

CALIFORNIA Golden Bears (1-2-1, 0-0-0)
• California picked up a 3-0 blanking of Florida International in the SMU Invitational last Friday, but could not hold off the second-ranked Mustangs on Sunday, falling 1-0. The Golden Bears are 1-2-1 on the season.
• SO F Jacob Wilson scored his first collegiate goal, and the eventual game-winner, in the Bears' 3-0 win over FIU, earning all-tournament honors in the process.
• California leads the Conference in saves, having tallied 13 total to average 3.25 per game, while SO GK Stefan Frei paces the Pac-10 with a 5.00 saves per game average.
• Next up, Cal faces Cal State Fullerton on Fri., Sept. 8 and San Jose State on Sun., Sept. 10 in the Stanford Tournament.

OREGON STATE Beavers (3-1-0, 0-0-0)
• Oregon State notched a 3-0 victory over UNLV on Sunday, after dropping a close 1-0 match against Denver on Friday in the UNLV adidas Invitational. The Beavers are 3-1-0.
• JR MF Hiroshi Nishito scored the game-winning goal in his Oregon State debut, leading the Beavers to the shutout against UNLV. Nishito, not having played soccer during his first two years at OSU and making the team via tryouts, came off the bench and scored in the 66th minute when he took a clearance of a corner kick and shot hard and low from 20-plus yards away.
• The Beavers, having scored seven times thus far in 2006, rank second in the league in goals and goals per game, averaging 1.75 scores per contest.
• OSU will host its own Hensor/Zaher Memorial Classic this weekend, taking on UC Davis on Fri., Sept. 8 and Gonzaga on Sat., Sept. 9.

SAN DIEGO STATE Aztecs (2-1-0, 0-0-0)
• San Diego State dropped its lone match against ninth-ranked UC Santa Barbara on Saturday, 1-0. The Aztecs are now 2-1-0 on the season.
• SR GK Tally Hall made five saves on 11 shots against UCSB, tying him for first in the Conference with 10 total saves.
• San Diego State ranks first in the Pac-10 in shots with 52 through three games played, good enough for a 17.33 average. JR MF Kraig Chiles is tied for seventh with a 2.33 average.
• Next up for the Aztecs will be a mid-week contest against UC Riverside on Wed., Sept. 6, followed up with a Sat., Sept. 9 contest against UNLV.

STANFORD Cardinal (1-2-1, 0-0-0)
• Stanford went unbeaten over the weekend to improve to 1-2-1 on the season, following its 0-0 double overtime tie with Princeton on Friday and a 2-1 win over Army on Sunday. Both matches were played on the road.
• The Cardinal got on the board for the first time this season as SR MF Michael Brown buried his shot into the upper left-hand corner of the net, snapping a 297-minute scoreless streak on the year. SR MF Bret Shimizu was credited with the assist.
• SO MF/F Tunji Munabi sealed the Stanford win with a goal in the 70th minute, coming off the pass from JR MF Evan Morgan.
• Stanford will host its own Stanford Tournament this weekend, taking on San Jose State on Fri., Sept. 8, as well as Cal State Fullerton on Sun., Sept. 10.

UCLA Bruins (0-2-1, 0-0-0)
• UCLA had a rough weekend, dropping a 4-1 contest with No. 1 and defending national champion Maryland, as well as a 1-0 loss at third-ranked Virginia. The Bruins are 0-2-1 on the season.
• SO F Maxwell Griffin scored UCLA's lone goal on the weekend, a diving header from a SO MF/F Sal Zizzo cross at 59:32. SR GK Eric Reed was credited with five saves on 14 Terrapin shots.
• The Bruins will stay on the road this week for a Fri., Sept. 8 contest with New Mexico and a Sun., Sept. 10 game with Oakland, both matches being played in the New Mexico Tournament.

WASHINGTON Huskies (3-0-0, 0-0-0)
• Washington continued its offensive tear over the weekend, picking up a 4-1 win over Air Force on Friday, as well as a 1-0 blanking of Vermont on Sunday in the Nike Portland Invitational. The Huskies are the lone unbeaten team in the Conference, standing at 3-0-0.
• JR F Kevin Forrest netted a hat trick in the match against Air Force, picking up three goals, two of which came just 10 minutes apart. Forrest leads the Conference in shots (18), points (10) and goals (5).
• The Huskies are pacing the Pac-10 in both offensive and defensive categories, including points (29), goals (10), assists (9), goals allowed (1) and shutouts (2).
• UW will continue its road trip with a couple of games in the Wisconsin Invitational this weekend. The Huskies will take on Wisconsin on Fri., Sept. 8, as well as UW-Milwaukee on Sun., Sept. 10.

WASHINGTON'S KEVIN FORREST NAMED PAC-10 MEN'S SOCCER PLAYER OF THE WEEK

WALNUT CREEK, Calif.-- WASHINGTON junior forward Kevin Forrest has been named the Pac-10 Men's Soccer Player of the Week for Aug. 29-Sept. 4, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Forrest, from Edmonds, Wash., was named the Offensive Player of the Nike Portland Invitational after he logged a hat trick for Washington, helping the Huskies to a 4-1 win over Air Force.

Against Air Force, Forrest started his scoring tear at 44:13, knocking the ball into the right corner of the net from 10 yards out. His second goal came 10 minutes later on a four-yard deflection into the right corner, thanks to assists from George John and Bobbak Talebi. A free kick from 25 yards marked Forrest's third goal of the match.

In addition to his performance against Air Force, Forrest netted two goals against UC Davis, bringing his season total to five goals in just three games.

Forrest sat out with a foot injury last season, but was named to both the All-Pac-10 first team and All-Academic first team in 2004 after leading the Huskies with nine goals and 20 points.

This is Forrest's first weekly honor and the 15th all-time player of the week honor for the Huskies.

Also Nominated: Jacob Wilson, So., F, CAL; Hiroshi Nishito, Jr., MF, OSU; Tally Hall, Sr., GK, SDSU

2006 PAC-10 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: Aug. 29- Ely Allen, Jr., MF, WASH.; Sept. 5 - Kevin Forrest, Jr., F, WASH.

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