This Week in Pac-10 Men's Soccer

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Oct. 3, 2006

**Through matches of Sun., Oct. 1**

1. San Diego State (9) 3-1-0, .750; 7-3-1, .682
2. UCLA (7) 2-1-1, 625; 6-3-2, .636
3. Stanford (4) 1-0-1, .750; 3-4-3, .450
4. California (3) 1-1-0, .500; 6-3-1, .650
5. Washington (3) 1-2-0, .333; 8-2-0, .800
6. Oregon State (0), 0-3-0, .000; 5-5-1, .500

The Conference champion is determined by highest number of points (TP); Win = 3 pts, Tie = 1 pt, Loss = 0 pts.

Fri., Sept. 29
SAN DIEGO STATE 2, OREGON STATE 1
UCLA 2, WASHINGTON 1 (2OT)

Sat., Sept. 30
CALIFORNIA vs. STANFORD, postponed

Sun., Oct. 1
SAN DIEGO STATE 1, WASHINGTON 0
UCLA 2, OREGON STATE 1

THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE

Thurs., Oct. 5
UCLA at UC Santa Barbara, 8 p.m. (FSC)

Fri., Oct. 6
CALIFORNIA at OREGON STATE, 7 p.m.
2005: 2-0 (CAL); 4-0 (CAL)
STANFORD at WASHINGTON, 7 p.m.
2005: 1-0 (WASH); 3-0 (WASH)

Sun., Oct. 8
CALIFORNIA at WASHINGTON, 1 p.m.
2005: 1-0 (WASH); 2-0 (CAL)
STANFORD at OREGON STATE, 1 p.m.
2005: 3-1 (OSU); 3-2 (STAN)
UCLA at SAN DIEGO STATE, 2:30 p.m.
2005: 0-0 (2OT); 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

  • After receiving devastating news last Wednesday that both SO F Maxwell Griffin (ACL) and SO MF Tony Beltran (ankle) would be out for the season and 6-8 weeks, respectively, the Bruins did their best to rally for their injured teammates, pulling off a 2-1 double overtime upset of No. 4 WASHINGTON (8-2-0, 1-2-0) on Friday and defeating OREGON STATE (5-5-1, 0-3-0), 2-1, on Sunday ... UCLA is now 6-3-2, 2-1-1 for sole possession of second place in the Conference with six points.

  • The Bruins, who snapped the Huskies' eight-match win streak last week, have now handed three undefeated Top-10 teams in a row their first loss of the season ... The two other were Santa Clara (No. 7) and San Francisco (No. 9) ... Despite the losses, the 2006 UW squad still recorded the program's best unbeaten and untied streak to start the season (8-0-0).

  • SAN DIEGO STATE (7-3-1, 3-1-0), undefeated at home with five wins, is on a three-match win streak after it put up a 2-1 win over the Beavers on Friday and a 1-0 shutout of the fourth-ranked Huskies on Sunday ... The Aztecs are atop the Conference standings for the first time in their two years in the Pac-10.

  • The Beavers will look to get back on the winning track as they return home to Paul Lorenz Field with a couple of matches against the Bay Area schools ... OSU has dropped three straight Conference matches on the road, but will play five of its last seven Pac-10 games at home.

  • CALIFORNIA (6-3-1, 1-1-0) and STANFORD (3-4-3, 1-0-1) postponed their Saturday match originally scheduled for 2:30 p.m. at Edwards Stadium, to be played the weekend of Oct. 21 because of an absence of game officials.

  • In the national rankings this week: UCLA jumped 10 spots in the Soccer Times poll to hold down the No. 9 ranking ... Cal is ranked 16th, while the Huskies are tied for No. 9 by the NSCAA ... San Diego State earned a tie for the No. 22 position in the NSCAA poll, its first week in the national rankings this season.

    TEAM-BY-TEAM NOTES

    CALIFORNIA Golden Bears (6-3-1, 1-1-0)

  • California looks to continue the success it had in September with an early October road trip to the Northwest, where it will take on Oregon State on Fri., Oct. 6 and ninth-ranked Washington on Sun., Oct. 8 ... The squad will have had an almost two week-hiatus as last Saturday's match with Stanford has been postponed until the weekend of Oct. 21 ... The last time the Bears played at OSU and UW they came away with 4-0 and 2-0 shutouts, respectively ... The matchup with the Huskies will be a good one as both teams lead the league in goals allowed, having only given up seven scores apiece, for a 0.70 average ... The Bears' stingy defense will have to lock up a Washington offense that is scoring 2.50 goals per game to rank ninth in the nation ... Goalkeeping tandem JR Justin Myers and SO Stefan Frei will have two tough tests this weekend ... Cal is 6-3-1, 1-1-0 and ranked 16th by Soccer America.

    OREGON STATE Beavers (5-5-1, 0-3-0)

  • Oregon State was edged by one goal in two consecutive games, dropping identical 2-1 losses to San Diego State on Friday and 17th-ranked UCLA on Sunday ... The Beavers will look to get in the league win column with two matches this weekend, a Fri., Oct. 6 matchup with California and a Sun., Oct. 8 contest with Stanford ... The last go-around saw a series split with the Cardinal in 2005, but an 0-2 record against the Bears ... RS FR GK Mike Miller and JR GK Jason Mariner made their respective collegiate and season debuts last weekend, as Miller picked up five saves against the Aztecs and Mariner recorded four against the Bruins ... Both were playing for injured SO GK Packy Deenihan ... The Beavers will look to improve their offensive production as the team has scored just three goals in as many games ... Look for SR F Robbie Findley to lead the way as he paces OSU with five goals, tying him for second in the league.

    SAN DIEGO STATE Aztecs (7-3-1, 3-1-0)

  • San Diego State rounds out Soccer America's Top-25 teams in the nation, taking the 25th spot for its first appearance in the 2006 poll, by virtue of a 2-1 defeat of Oregon State on Friday and a 1-0 upset of No. 4 Washington on Sunday ... SDSU is 7-3-1, 3-1-0 in the Conference, good enough for nine points and sole possession of first place ... The Aztecs, unbeaten in six of their last seven matches, will take on ninth-ranked UCLA on Sun., Oct. 8 as the two teams battle for top standing in the Pac-10 ... SR MF Raul Bautista notched three points on the weekend as he scored the game-winner over UW and added an assist against the Beavers ... Bautista is tied for 10th in the Conference in shots per game, averaging an even 2.00 per contest ... The SDSU Sports Deck has been a comforting place for the Aztecs as they are 15-1-3 over their last 19 home matches ... The team will have to step it up on the road, however, as it plays four of its final seven games away from home ... San Diego State is 2-1 against nationally-ranked foes this season ... Along with its Top-5 upset last weekend, the team also took care of No. 18 California, 2-0, in Berkeley.

    STANFORD Cardinal (3-4-3, 1-0-1)

  • Stanford will have to wait another week before it returns to the field as its Saturday contest with traditional rival, California, was postponed for the weekend of Oct. 21 ... The Cardinal, 3-4-3 overall and 1-0-1 for sole possession of third place in the league, travels to ninth-ranked Washington on Fri., Oct. 6 and Oregon State on Sun., Oct. 8 for their third and fourth games in Pac-10 play ... Stanford split its 2005 season series with the Beavers, taking a 3-2 decision in late October of last year ... The Cardinal are still looking for an offensive breakout as the team has scored just nine goals thus far ... JR MF Evan Morgan paces the squad with three goals, while six others have notched one goal apiece ... The defense, however, has been impressive, giving up just 10 goals in as many games, good enough to rank third in the Pac-10 ... FR GK John Moore has made six starts in goal, recording 19 saves.

    UCLA Bruins (6-3-2, 2-1-1)

  • UCLA put a positive spin to the end of its not-so-positive week, pulling off a dramatic 2-1 double overtime upset of No. 4 Washington on Friday, followed up by a 2-1 win over Oregon State on Sunday ... The Bruins, who lost two of their star players following a loss in the Bay Area prior to last weekend, are now 6-3-2, 2-1-1 and in sole possession of second place in the Pac-10 ... With a win against San Diego State on Sun., Oct. 8, the perennial power could move into first place in the league ... UCLA also has a Thurs., Oct. 5 non-conference match with UC Santa Barbara at the Gauchos' home field ... The Bruins last defeated UCSB, 1-0, on Oct. 20, 2005 ... Head coach Jorge Salcedo started seven freshmen last weekend ... SR GK Eric Reed tied his career-high with seven saves against OSU, while FR GK Brian Perk, in just his third collegiate start, set a career-high with seven saves against UW ... UCLA is tied for first in the Pac-10 in saves (41), averaging 3.73 stops per game.

    WASHINGTON Huskies (8-2-0, 1-2-0)

  • Washington had its eight-match win streak snapped as the team dropped two close matches over the weekend, including a 2-1 double overtime loss to No. 17 UCLA on Friday and a 1-0 shutout to San Diego State on Sunday ... The Huskies are now 8-2-0 overall, 1-2-0 in the Conference ... UW's lack of scoring against the Aztecs was a first in 2006, as the team was averaging three goals per game heading into the match and had not been held scoreless since a Nov. 4, 2005 contest with Portland (1-0) ... SR D Ty Harden scored the equalizer in the 89th minute of regulation on Friday, only to see the Bruins net the game-winner with just 18 seconds remaining in double overtime ... Washington will look to get back on track as it returns home to face Stanford on Fri., Oct. 6 and California on Sun., Oct. 8 ... It will be a big test for UW as both teams are well-rested and unbeaten in a combined seven of their last eight games ... The Huskies split their 2005 home series with the Bay Area schools, posting a 3-0 shutout over the Cardinal, after dropping a 2-0 decision to the Bears.

    SAN DIEGO STATE MIDFIELDER RAUL BAUTISTA NAMEDPAC-10 MEN'S SOCCER PLAYER OF THE WEEK

    WALNUT CREEK, Calif.-- SAN DIEGO STATE senior midfielder Raul Bautista has been named the Pac-10 Men's Soccer Player of the Week for Sept. 26-Oct. 2, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

    Bautista, from Salida, Calif., scored one goal and added an assist as the Aztecs went 2-0 over the weekend, which included shutting out No. 4 Washington, 1-0, Sunday.

    In the match, Bautista scored the game-winning goal for SDSU, which was playing a man down for the final 74:58 following a red card, in the 20th minute off a header into the left side of the net in its upset over the Huskies.

    Bautista, playing as the team's central defending midfielder, helped limit the Huskies, who came into the match leading the conference in points (69), goals (24), assists (21) and shots per game (17.5), to just 11 shots (six on goal) in the match. His two shots on goal led the team in the win.

    On Friday, the tri-captain assisted on the Aztecs' first goal in the 2-1 victory over Oregon State and finished the game with two shots.

    Next up, San Diego State takes on UCLA on Sun., Oct. 8.

    This is Bautista's first weekly honor and the third all-time award for the Aztecs.

    Also Nominated: James Jaramillo, Fr., MF, UCLA.

    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; Oct. 3 - Raul Bautista, Sr., MF, SDSU.

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