This Week in Pac-10 Men's Soccer

Oct. 24, 2006

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**Through matches of Sun., Oct. 22**

1. California (18) 6-1-0, .857; 11-3-1, .767
2. UCLA (13) 4-2-1, .643; 9-4-2, .667
Stanford (13) 4-2-1, .643; 6-6-3, .500
4. San Diego State (11) 3-2-2, .571; 7-5-3, .567
5. Washington (10) 3-5-1, .389; 10-5-1, .656
6. Oregon State (1) 0-8-1, .056; 5-10-2, .353

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

Fri., Oct. 20
CALIFORNIA 2, STANFORD 0
UCLA 3, OREGON STATE 0
SAN DIEGO STATE 0, WASHINGTON 0 (2OT)

Sun., Oct. 22
WASHINGTON 2, UCLA 0
OREGON STATE 2, SAN DIEGO STATE 2 (2OT)

THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE

Fri., Oct. 27
CALIFORNIA at SAN DIEGO STATE, 3 p.m.
2005: 1-0 (SDSU); 2-1 (OT) (CAL) 2006: 2-0 (SDSU)
STANFORD at UCLA, 8 p.m.
2005: 2-0 (UCLA); 1-0 (OT) (UCLA) 2006: 1-1 (2OT)
Gonzaga at WASHINGTON, 7 p.m.

Sun., Oct. 29
CALIFORNIA at UCLA, 2:30 p.m.
2005: 2-0 (UCLA); 1-1 (2OT) 2006: 3-1 (CAL)
STANFORD at SAN DIEGO STATE, 1 p.m.
2005: 1-1 (2OT); 0-0 (2OT) 2006: 2-1 (STAN)
WASHINGTON at Portland, 12 noon

All times are local to game sites.

NCAA SELECTION SHOW

Date	        Men's Soccer	        Time	        TV Mon., Nov. 6	DI Selection Show	2 p.m. PT	ESPNEWS

NEWS AND NOTES

  • CALIFORNIA (6-1-0, 11-3-1) picked up three more points over the weekend in a 2-0 defeat of STANFORD (4-2-1, 6-6-3), to solidify its first place position in the Conference standings and move five points ahead of all other teams ... Just three points separate teams two through five as both UCLA (4-2-1, 9-4-2) and the Cardinal are tied for second place ... SAN DIEGO STATE (3-2-2, 7-5-3) sits in fourth place, followed closely by WASHINGTON (3-5-1, 10-5-1), with OREGON STATE (0-8-1, 5-10-2) in sixth place.

  • The Beavers ended their losing streak by posting a 2-2 double overtime tie with the Aztecs on Sunday ... The two-goal match also ended a five-game scoring drought ... The team has the week off, but will return to action on Tues., Oct. 31 when it takes on Cal State Northridge in non-conference action.

  • San Diego State played in its third-straight double overtime match in its 2-all tie with Oregon State ... SDSU has made a habit of playing in overtime matches, having participated in six contests needing more than just regulation this season ... The Aztecs have proven strong in overtime, picking up two wins, three ties, while suffering just one loss.

  • Washington went unbeaten over the weekend for the first time in three weeks as it secured a 0-0 double overtime tie with San Diego State and a 2-0 win over UCLA.

  • California was just edged out of the Top-10 of Soccer America's latest poll, coming in at No. 11, but the Bears are ranked as high as sixth in the latest NSCAA/adidas poll ... UCLA is ranked as high as 10th by Soccer Times, while Washington picked up 65 points to rank 23rd in the same poll.

  • Just six games are on the docket this week, including two non-conference matchups ... The Huskies will take on Gonzaga at home, followed by a road contest at Portland, while the Bay Area schools head south to take on UCLA and San Diego State in Pac-10 action.

    TEAM-BY-TEAM NOTES

    CALIFORNIA Golden Bears (11-3-1, 6-1-0)

  • California continues to look solid heading into the last portion of the 2006 regular season ... The Bears picked up a 2-0 win over Stanford on Friday, improving to 6-1-0 in the Conference, 11-3-1 overall, good enough for a first place standing ... SO MF Pat Marion came off the bench to score the game-winning goal in Friday's action ... The goal was Marion's second of the season and came on just his second shot on goal of the season, bringing his point total to date to five ... The shutout marks Cal's fourth in five games, as it has given up just two goals during that span ... The team has given up just nine goals all season, the only Conference squad that isn't in double digits ... Further, its 0.59 goals against average paces the league and ranks 11th in the nation ... The Bears take to the road for their final three games, including a Fri., Oct. 27 contest at San Diego State and a Sun., Oct. 29 match at UCLA ... In action earlier this season, Cal picked up a split with both schools, notching a 3-1 win over the Bruins, before dropping a tough 2-0 loss to the Aztecs ... Cal is ranked as high as sixth in this week's NSCAA/adidas poll.

    OREGON STATE Beavers (5-10-2, 0-8-1)

  • Oregon State snapped its Conference losing streak with a 2-2 double overtime tie with San Diego State on Sunday ... The Beavers also played UCLA on Friday, dropping a 3-0 decision, bringing their record to 0-8-1, 5-10-2 overall ... The outing against the Aztecs was a solid one for OSU as it posted 18 shot attempts, eight of which were on goal, the most its had since a 19-shot day against UCLA on Oct. 1 ... SR D Matt Bowman and SO F Robby Christner put two scores up for the Beavers ... Christner's go-ahead goal put the team up 2-1, with just under three minutes left in the game ... OSU has this weekend off, but will return to the field for a Tues., Oct. 31 game with non-conference foe Cal State Northridge ... The Beavers will conclude Conference play with a Fri., Nov. 3 contest with Washington at home.

    SAN DIEGO STATE Aztecs (7-5-3, 3-2-2)

  • San Diego State played its second and third-straight double overtime matches last weekend, collecting two ties, including a 0-0 double overtime tie with Washington on Friday and a 2-2 double overtime tie with Oregon State on Sunday ... The Aztecs are 3-2-2, 7-5-3 overall, which places them fourth in the Conference ... SR GK Tally Hall logged some serious minutes in goal, notching seven total saves against two teams that came into the weekend averaging 15.29 spg (UW) and 11.13 spg (OSU) ... Each squad put up more than its season average, as Hall faced 20 shots from UW and 18 from OSU ... SR MF Raul Bautista and FR MF Evan Toft both scored for the Aztecs on Sunday ... Bautista was strong defensively as well, as he held the Conference's offensive leader Kevin Forrest of Washington to zero shots on goal on Friday ... The Aztecs return home for a pair of matches against the Bay Area schools, including a Fri., Oct. 27 matchup with first-place California and a Sun., Oct. 29 game with Stanford.

    STANFORD Cardinal (6-6-3, 4-2-1)

  • Stanford is tied for second place following its 2-0 loss to seventh-ranked California on Friday ... The Cardinal, 4-2-1 in league play and 6-6-3 overall, are knotted up with UCLA as the two teams have posted 13 points through seven Pac-10 games ... Stanford registered seven shots, two on goal in the match with Cal ... The team was led by two apiece from SR MF Galen Thompson and FR MF Brant Bishop ... The Cardinal has a big week ahead of them as they take to the road to face UCLA on Fri., Oct. 27 and San Diego State on Sun., Oct. 29 ... The last time Stanford played both teams it posted a 2-1 win over the Aztecs and a 1-1 double overtime tie with UCLA to spur its four-match unbeaten streak ... The road has been kind to Stanford as it has picked up three wins and a tie in away games this season.

    UCLA Bruins (9-4-2, 4-2-1)

  • UCLA split its road series in the Northwest by virtue of a 3-0 win over Oregon State on Friday, dropping a 2-0 game to Washington on Sunday ... The Bruins are 4-2-1, 9-4-2 overall and ranked as high as 10th in the latest Soccer Times poll ... In the win over the Beavers, SO F Jason Leopoldo recorded the first multiple-goal game of his career with a two-goal effort, which ties him for the team lead in goals scored with five ... Leopoldo has scored in three of his last five games ... UCLA plays its final four games at home, including two this week in a Fri., Oct. 27 matchup with Stanford and a Sun., Oct. 29 contest with first-place California ... This bodes well for a team that is unbeaten at home with a 4-0-1 record ... With two wins, combined with some help from other Conference teams, UCLA could overtake the top spot in the Pac-10 this week ... However, in matches with the two teams earlier this season, the Bruins suffered a couple of injuries, as well as a loss to Cal, 3-1 in Berkeley .... Since that defeat, UCLA is 5-1-1 and playing with loads of confidence, despite the depleted roster.

    WASHINGTON Huskies (10-5-1, 3-5-1)

  • Washington put together a nice weekend at home, claiming a 0-0 double overtime tie with San Diego State on Friday, as well as a 2-0 win over UCLA on Sunday to improve to 3-5-1 in Conference, 10-5-1 overall ... UW has two non-conference matches this weekend, including a Fri., Oct. 27 game with Gonzaga and a Sun., Oct. 29 road match at Portland ... The Huskies need to continue their solid performance as of late into the home-stretch of the season ... RS FR GK Rylan Hawkins posted two shutouts in goal over the weekend, failing to give up a score in 200 minutes played ... The shutout over the Bruins was only the second time all season that they were held scoreless ... Hawkins now has six shutouts this year, tying him for the league lead with Justin Myers from Cal ... JR F Ely Allen and SO MF George John both netted goals to put the Huskies on the board against UCLA ... Washington paces the Pac-10 in shots (245), goals (31) and assists (26) ... The team is second in goals against average (0.84), shutouts (7) and tied for second in goals allowed (14).

    WASHINGTON GOALKEEPER RYLAN HAWKINS NAMED PAC-10 MEN'S SOCCER PLAYER OF THE WEEK

    WALNUT CREEK, Calif.-- WASHINGTON redshirt freshman goalkeeper Rylan Hawkins has been named the Pac-10 Men's Soccer Player of the Week for Oct. 17-23, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

    Hawkins, from Shoreline, Wash., came up big for the Huskies in the goal over the weekend as Washington posted a pair of shutouts against Conference foes San Diego State and UCLA.

    For the weekend, Hawkins failed to concede a goal through 200 minutes of soccer that included a double-overtime draw against the Aztecs and a 2-0 win over the Bruins who have only been shutout by one other team this year, then-No. 3 Virginia.

    On Friday, Hawkins did not give up a goal versus San Diego State through double overtime. He recorded two saves on six Aztec shots, including one in the first overtime period. His impressive play continued through Sunday against UCLA. Hawkins grabbed five saves on nine Bruin shots, including saving a penalty kick attempt by Kyle Nakazawa in the 84th minute. Hawkins' saved penalty kick maintained Washington's 2-0 lead and helped the Huskies hold on for the win. Four of Hawkins' five shots came in the second half. Washington's 2-0 win snapped a six-game unbeaten streak for UCLA, which had not lost since Sept. 22.

    Hawkins now has six shutouts this season, tying him for the league lead with Justin Myers from California.

    Next up, Washington takes on Gonzaga, Fri., Oct. 27, and Portland, Sun., Oct. 29.

    This is Hawkins' first weekly honor and the 16th all-time award for the Huskies.

    Also Nominated: Pat Marion , So., MF, CAL; Raul Bautista, Sr., MF, SDSU; Jason Leopoldo, So., F, UCLA.

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