This Week in Pac-10 Men's Soccer

Sept. 19, 2006

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**Through matches of Sun., Sept. 17**

1. Washington, 7-0-0, 1.0002. California, 5-2-1, .688 Oregon State, 5-2-1, .6884. San Diego State, 4-2-1, .643 UCLA, 4-2-1, .6436. Stanford, 2-4-2, .375

Fri., Sept. 15

CALIFORNIA 2, Dartmouth 1OREGON STATE 2, Creighton 2 (2OT)SAN DIEGO STATE 0, Rider 0 (2OT)STANFORD 2, Sacramento State 0UCLA 2, Santa Clara 1WASHINGTON 5, Northern Illinois 0

Sun., Sept. 17

CALIFORNIA 2, Sacramento State 0OREGON STATE 2, Drake 0SAN DIEGO STATE 2, Long Island 1 (OT)Dartmouth 1, STANFORD 0UCLA 2, San Francisco 0WASHINGTON 2, Marshall 0

THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE

Fri., Sept. 22

SAN DIEGO STATE at STANFORD, 7:30 p.m.2005: 1-1 (2OT); 0-0 (2OT)UCLA at CALIFORNIA, 3:30 p.m.2005: 2-0 (UCLA); 1-1 (2OT)

Sun., Sept. 24

OREGON STATE at WASHINGTON, 1 p.m.2005: 1-0 (OSU); 4-1 (OSU)SAN DIEGO STATE at CALIFORNIA, 1 p.m.2005: 1-0 (SDSU); 2-1 (OT) (CAL)UCLA at STANFORD, 2:30 p.m.2005: 2-0 (UCLA); 1-0 (OT) (UCLA)

All times are local to game sites.

PAC-10 ON TV

Date		Match						Time	TV
Thurs., Oct. 5	UCLA at UC Santa Barbara	                8 p.m.   FSCFri., Oct. 13	WASHINGTON at STANFORD	                        5 p.m.   FSC

NEWS AND NOTES

  • Just one loss dots last week's Pac-10 results, as all six teams combined for nine wins (9-1-2, .833) heading into the first weekend of Conference play ... Four different tournament titles were up for grabs last weekend and CALIFORNIA and WASHINGTON banked in two, the adidas Cal Legacy Classic and the Husky Fever Classic, respectively.

  • The Huskies remain undefeated on the year at 7-0-0, having jumped three spots in the Soccer America poll to seventh place ... UCLA, with its two solid wins over ranked opponents last weekend, moved back into the Top-10 with a No. 9 ranking in the same Soccer America poll.

  • SO F Maxwell Griffin has been on a tear for the Bruins, scoring five goals and one assist in his last six games, now leading the team in scoring with 11 points, already surpassing his total from last season.

  • OREGON STATE SR F Robbie Findley scored three of OSU's four goals this weekend, including the game-winner against Drake, which marked the 10th of his career, tying the school record ... Findley also moved into a tie for third on OSU's all-time scoring list with 26 career goals.

  • Let the Conference games begin: five games open the Pac-10 slate this weekend, including UCLA at California, with both teams on a four-match win streak.

    TEAM-BY-TEAM NOTES

    CALIFORNIA Golden Bears (5-2-1, 0-0-0)

  • California earned its own adidas Cal Legacy Classic by virtue of a 2-1 win over Dartmouth on Friday, followed by a 2-0 shutout of Sacramento State on Sunday ... The Bears are 5-2-1 on the season and ranked as high as 16th in this week's Soccer Times poll ... JR F Javier Ayala-Hil scored both game-winning goals last weekend, earning him the tournament MVP honors ... The scores marked Ayala-Hil's first of the season ... Defensively, the Bears have given up just four scores all season, good enough for a 0.50 average to rank second in the league ... Four of Cal's last five wins have all been shutouts, due in part to the stellar play of keepers JR Justin Myers and SO Stefan Frei ... The duo owns two shutouts apiece, tying them for second in the Pac-10 ... The Bears open Conference play with big matches against UCLA on Fri., Sept. 22 and San Diego State on Sun., Sept. 24.

    OREGON STATE Beavers (5-2-1, 0-0-0)

  • Oregon State went unbeaten over the weekend in the Diadora Challenge, claiming a 2-2 double overtime tie with Creighton, a 2005 NCAA Tournament quarterfinalist, on Friday and picking up a 2-0 blanking of Drake on Sunday ... The Beavers are 5-2-1 in 2006 ... SR F Robbie Findley scored three of OSU's four goals off of two penalty kicks and one corner ... Findley's game-winning goal against Drake was the 10th of his career, which tied the school record ... He also moved into a tie for third on OSU's all-time scoring list with 26 career goals ... The Beavers are tied for first in the Pac-10 with 24 saves, as SO GK Packy Deenihan paces the league with 22 of those saves, good enough for a 2.75 spg average ... Next up, Oregon State will face Washington in Conference action on Sun., Sept. 24 in Seattle ... Last season, OSU dashed the Huskies' NCAA hopes with a 4-1 win to end the regular season.

    SAN DIEGO STATE Aztecs (4-2-1, 0-0-0)

  • San Diego State also went unbeaten in its last two outings, notching a 0-0 double overtime tie with Rider on Friday and a 2-1 overtime win against Long Island on Sunday across town in the San Diego Soccer Classic ... The Aztecs are 4-2-1 for a tie for fourth place with much to be decided on the young season ... JR MF Kraig Chiles scored the game-winning goal on a penalty kick in SDSU's second overtime contest of the weekend ... Chiles also had a game-high six shots in the Aztecs' game with Rider, as the team outshot both opponents, 49-12 ... SDSU's 28 shots on Friday is a Pac-10 season high ... The squad ranks atop the Conference with a 19.43 shot average, having amassed a total of 136 on the year ... SO D Dennis Sanchez is tied for third in the Pac-10 with three assists this season, good enough for a 0.43 apg average ... SDSU heads to the Bay Area this weekend for a Fri., Sept. 22 contest with Stanford and a Sun., Sept. 24 match with California.

    STANFORD Cardinal (2-4-2, 0-0-0)

  • Stanford had a solid weekend, picking up a 2-0 shutout of Sacramento State on Friday, before dropping a close 1-0 game with Dartmouth in the adidas Cal Legacy Classic ... The Cardinal are now 2-4-2 heading into the bulk of Pac-10 play ... FR MF Michael Strickland scored his first career goal and tallied his first career assist in Friday's action ... JR MF Ryan Oblak also put up a score, netting a header following a shot that tagged the post to put Stanford up, 2-0 ... The Cardinal rank third in the Pac-10 in goals against average with a 0.95 mark ... The team collected just its second shutout on the year, holding Sac State scoreless ... RS FR Brent Stewart is tied for fourth in the league with a 0.33 shutouts per game average ... Stewart has shared time in goal with FR GK John Moore ... The Cardinal are home this weekend, taking on San Diego State on Fri., Sept. 22 and UCLA on Sun., Sept. 24.

    UCLA Bruins (4-2-1, 0-0-0)

  • UCLA looked more like the dominant team it has been, securing two big wins over Top-10 opponents last weekend, including a 2-1 defeat of No. 7 Santa Clara on Friday and a 2-0 shutout of No. 8 San Francisco on Sunday ... The Bruins are 4-2-1, jumping to No. 9 in this week's Soccer America poll ... SO F Maxwell Griffin was named the College Soccer News National Player of the Week as he had a hand in three of the four goals scored ... Griffin leads UCLA in scoring with five goals and 11 points in just seven games, already surpassing last year's total ... Griffin ranks second in the league in goals with five on the season and third in goals per game at 0.71 ... SO MF Sal Zizzo picked up an assist against the Dons to bring his season total to four, good enough for second place in the Pac-10 ... The Bruins take to the road this weekend for a Fri., Sept. 22 contest with California and a Sun., Sept. 24 game with Stanford.

    WASHINGTON Huskies (7-0-0, 0-0-0)

  • Washington continues to impress the masses, collecting a 5-0 shutout of Northern Illinois on Friday and a 2-0 blanking of Marshall on Sunday to claim the Husky Fever Classic title, improving to 7-0-0 and earning the No. 7 spot in this week's Soccer America Top-25 poll ... What a difference a year makes - at this point last season, Washington had 30 points on the year to rank third in the league - the 2006 team has amassed 60 points to pace the Pac-10 with an 8.57 average ... JR F Kevin Forrest scored three goals on the weekend, including the game-winner against NIU ... Forrest now has a total of nine goals, matching his career high set as a sophomore and surpassing the numbers put up by the Huskies' leading scorer from 2005 ... Forrest ranks second in the nation in goals per game (1.29) and is third in points per game (2.71) ... UW has one home contest this week in a Sun., Sept. 24 match with Oregon State to begin Pac-10 play.
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