This Week in Pac-10 Men's Soccer

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Sept. 26, 2006

**Through matches of Sun., Sept. 24**

1. Stanford (4) 1-0-1, .750; 3-4-3, .4502. Washington (3) 1-0-0, 1.000; 8-0-0, 1.0003. California (3) 1-1-0, .500; 6-3-1, .650 San Diego State (3) 1-1-0, .500; 5-3-1, .6115. UCLA (1) 0-1-1, .250; 4-3-2, .5566. Oregon State (0) 0-1-0, .000; 5-3-1, .611

Fri., Sept. 22

CALIFORNIA 3, UCLA 1STANFORD 2, SAN DIEGO STATE 1

Sun., Sept. 24

SAN DIEGO STATE 2, CALIFORNIA 0WASHINGTON 3, OREGON STATE 1STANFORD 1, UCLA 1 (2OT)

THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE

Fri., Sept. 29

OREGON STATE at SAN DIEGO STATE, 4 p.m.	2005: 2-1 (OSU); 2-1 (SDSU)WASHINGTON at UCLA, 8 p.m.	2005: 1-0 (UCLA); 1-0 (UCLA)

Sat., Sept. 30

STANFORD at CALIFORNIA, 2:30 p.m.	2005: 1-0 (CAL); 4-1 (CAL)

Sun., Oct. 1

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

All times are local to game sites.

PAC-10 ON TV

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

NEWS AND NOTES

  • With one weekend into the record books, STANFORD (3-4-3, 1-0-1) lands atop the Conference pile as the Cardinal went unbeaten over the weekend, claiming a 2-1 win over SAN DIEGO STATE (5-3-1, 1-1-0) on Friday and a 1-1 double overtime tie with UCLA (4-3-2, 0-1-1) on Sunday at Maloney Field in Stanford, Calif.

  • WASHINGTON (8-0-0, 1-0-0) picked up a 3-1 win over OREGON STATE (5-3-1, 0-1-0) on Sunday to keep its undefeated season alive ... The Huskies scored three goals in a 14-minute span during the first half to put the Beavers away.

  • All-American SR GK Tally Hall tied his career-high with 11 saves in SDSU's 2-0 shutout over No. 16 CALIFORNIA (6-3-1, 1-1-0) on Sunday ... Hall faced 18 shots on the afternoon, two days after not starting for the first time in 46 games in the Aztecs' match at Stanford.

  • UCLA is hoping for good news as two players went down with possible season-ending injuries in Friday's match with the Bears ... The Sept. 18 consensus National Player of the Week SO F Maxwell Griffin went down with a possible ACL injury in the third minute, and in the 20th minute, SO MF Tony Beltran left the game after an ankle injury flared up.

  • In the polls this week: Washington jumped three spots in the latest Soccer America poll to hold down the No. 4 ranking, owning fourth-place in all three major polls ... Soccer Times placed Cal at No. 15 and UCLA at No. 19 ... The Bruins are also ranked 17th by Soccer America.

  • Conference matches this week see Northwest schools Washington and Oregon State hit the road to face both UCLA and San Diego State, while Bay Area foes California and Stanford face-off in traditional rial action.

    TEAM-BY-TEAM NOTES

    CALIFORNIA Golden Bears (6-3-1, 1-1-0)• California put together a solid 3-1 win over ninth-ranked UCLA on Friday, but could not hold on as it dropped a 2-0 decision to San Diego State on Sunday ... The Bears (6-3-1) are tied for third in the league at 1-1-0 with one weekend of Pac-10 play concluded ... JR MF Andrew Jacobson scored the game-winning goal over the Bruins in the 85th minute and JR F Javier Ayala-Hil added another in the 90th minute to seal the win ... Cal got on the board with a SR MF Eric Ebert strike in the 19th minute ... Ayala-Hil was also credited with an assist, picking up three points in the match to bring his season total to seven, tying him for ninth in the league ... Cal is ranked 15th in this week's Soccer Times poll ... The Bears will take on traditional rival Stanford on Sat., Sept. 30 at Edwards Stadium in Berkeley, Calif.

    OREGON STATE Beavers (5-3-1, 0-1-0)• Oregon State suffered a 3-1 defeat at the hands of Washington on Sunday, dropping to 5-3-1 on the season, 0-1-0 to open Conference play ... SR F Robbie Findley secured his team-leading fifth goal of the season against the Huskies, notching a goal in the 39th minute ... With the score, Findley took over sole possession of third place on OSU's all-time list with his 27 career goals ... He also moved into a tie for third place with 66 career points ... JR MF Mason Webb was credited with an assist on Findley's goal ... Webb has two assists on the year, good enough for a 0.22 apg average, tying him at ninth in the Pac-10 in assists ... Oregon State will stay on the road to face San Diego State on Fri., Sept. 29 and UCLA on Sun., Oct. 1 ... The Beavers split the season series with both squads in 2005, notching a 2-1 win over SDSU and a 1-0 win over UCLA.

    SAN DIEGO STATE Aztecs (5-3-1, 1-1-0)• San Diego State put together a 2-0 win over No. 16 California on Sunday after it dropped a close 2-1 decision at Stanford on Friday ... The Aztecs are 5-3-1 overall, 1-1-0 in the Pac-10 ... SR GK Tally Hall tied his career-high with 11 saves in SDSU's 2-0 shutout over the Bears ... Hall faced 18 shots on the afternoon, two days after not starting for the first time in 46 games in the Aztecs' match at Stanford ... He turned away three shots in the first half and eight more in the second with the Bears pressuring for the equalizer ... It was Hall's third shutout of the season, tying him atop the Pac-10 ... FR D Nick Cardenas and SO F Omar Persad each put up scores against the Bears, while FR MF Evan Toft scored the lone goal for the Aztecs against the Cardinal ... It was Toft's first goal of his collegiate career ... SDSU leads the Pac-10 in shots, having amassed 149 on the year, after putting together a 13-shot weekend to naverage 16.56 per game ... The Aztecs return home to face Oregon State on Fri., Sept. 29 and Washington on Sun., Oct. 1 ... In two contests last year, SDSU and UW notched 0-0 double overtime ties.

    STANFORD Cardinal (3-4-3, 1-0-1)• Stanford quickly jumped up to first place in the Conference after it picked up four points by virtue of a 2-1 win over San Diego State on Friday and a 1-1 double overtime tie with ninth-ranked UCLA on Sunday ... Undefeated on the weekend, the Cardinal are now 3-4-3 overall, 1-0-1 in the Pac-10 ... SR MF Galen Thompson recorded one goal and one assist in the Cardinal victory over the Aztecs ... It was Thompson's first goal and assist on the year ... He also started in the tie with the Bruins, attempting one shot ... JR MF Evan Morgan also found the net in the 51st minute of Friday's win, heading the ball in for his third goal of the season ... Morgan is tied for fifth in the league with three goals, good enough for a 0.30 average, which also ties him for 10th place ... Stanford, on a two-match undefeated streak, has a big test ahead this week, taking on the No. 15 Cal Bears on Sat., Sept. 30 in Berkeley ... In two losses last season, Stanford was outscored 5-2, but will be looking for a win this weekend.

    UCLA Bruins (4-3-2, 0-1-1)• UCLA did not have the weekend it would have liked too, dropping a 3-1 decision to No. 16 California on Friday, followed by a 1-1 double overtime tie with Stanford on Sunday ... The Bruins are 4-3-2, 0-1-1 in the Conference, but more importantly, seeking the return of two injured players that went down in the Cal loss - SO F Maxwell Griffin and SO MF Tony Beltran ... SO MF Sal Zizzo got UCLA on the scoreboard in Friday's match, while SR D Kiel McClung rallied the team for a 1-1 tie with a second half goal against the Cardinal ... The score marked McClung's first of the 2006 season ... UCLA will be at home this weekend to take on No. 4 Washington on Fri., Sept. 29 and Oregon State on Sun., Oct. 1.

    WASHINGTON Huskies (8-0-0, 1-0-0)• Washington earned a unanimous No. 4 national ranking after defeating Oregon State, 3-1, on Sunday, improving to 8-0-0 overall, 1-0-0 in the Conference ... The Huskies are the only unbeaten, untied team in the country ... SR D Matt Fischer scored his third goal of the season when headed in a corner kick to put up UW's third score on the board ... Fischer, who had not scored a goal until this season, ranks fourth on the team in scoring with seven points ... He has also been stellar in defense too, helping limit the Beavers to just one goal on 10 shots last weekend ... Washington is tied for fifth in the nation in goals per game (3.00), as the team has amassed 24 through eight games played ... UW also paces the league in points (69), assists (21), shutouts (4) and goals allowed (4) ... JR F Kevin Forrest ranks third in the nation in goals per game, averaging 1.25 ... The Huskies take to the road this week for a Fri., Sept. 29 match with No. 17 UCLA and a Sun., Oct. 1 contest at San Diego State.

    SAN DIEGO STATE GOALKEEPER TALLY HALL NAMED PAC-10 MEN'S SOCCER PLAYER OF THE WEEK

    WALNUT CREEK, Calif.-- SAN DIEGO STATE senior goalkeeper Tally Hall has been named the Pac-10 Men's Soccer Player of the Week for Sept. 19-25, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

    Hall, from Gig Harbor, Wash., tied his career-high with 11 saves in San Diego State's 2-0 shutout over No. 16 California on Sunday.

    In the match, Hall faced 18 shots on the afternoon, two days after not starting for the first time in 46 games in the Aztecs match at Stanford. Hall turned away three shots in the first half and eight more in the second with California pressuring for the equalizer. It was Hall's third shutout of the season.

    Next up, San Diego State takes on Oregon State on Fri., Sept. 29 and fourth-ranked Washington on Sun., Oct. 1.

    This is Hall's first weekly honor and the 2nd all-time award for the Aztecs.

    Also Nominated: Andrew Jacobson, Jr., MF, CAL; Galen Thompson, Sr., MF, STAN; Kiel McClung, Sr., D, UCLA; Matt Fischer, Sr., D, WASH.

    2006 PAC-10 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: Aug. 29- Ely Allen, Jr., MF, WASH.; Sept. 5 - Kevin Forrest, Jr., F, WASH; Sept. 12- Maxwell Griffin, So., F, UCLA; Sept. 19- Maxwell Griffin, So., F, UCLA; Sept. 26 - Tally Hall, Sr., GK, SDSU.

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