This Week in Pac-10 Men's Soccer

Nov. 21, 2006

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**Through matches of Sun., Nov. 19**
1. California (21) 7-3-0, .700; 13-6-1, .675
2. San Diego State (18) 5-2-3, .650; 9-6-4, .579
3. Stanford (17) 5-3-2, .600; 7-7-4, .500
4. UCLA (15) 4-3-3, .550; 12-5-4, .667
5. Washington (13) 4-5-1, .450; 13-7-1, .643
6. Oregon State (1) 0-9-1, .050; 5-12-2, .316



NCAA QUARTERFINALS -- Fri.-Sun., Nov. 24-26

Sun., Nov. 26

Durham, N.C.
(8) UCLA vs. (1) Duke (18-3-1), 1 p.m. ET

NCAA COLLEGE CUP -- Fri. and Sun., Dec. 1 & 3
Robert R. Hermann Stadium
St. Louis, MO

All times are local to game sites.


Fri., Nov. 10

Seattle, Wash.
WASHINGTON 3, Creighton 0

Sat., Nov. 11

Santa Barbara, Calif.
UC Santa Barbara 2, SAN DIEGO STATE 1

Wed., Nov. 15

Berkeley, Calif.
(13) CALIFORNIA 3, New Mexico 0

Los Angeles, Calif.
(8) UCLA 3, Harvard 0

Santa Clara, Calif.
(10) Santa Clara 3, WASHINGTON 2 (OT)

Sat., Nov. 18

Charlottesville, Va.
(4) Virginia 2, (13) CALIFORNIA 1

Sun., Nov. 19

Los Angeles, Calif.
(8) UCLA 3, (9) Clemson 0


  • For the second straight year, a Pac-10 team has advanced to the NCAA quarterfinal round of theDivision I Men's Soccer Championship ... UCLA (12-5-4) is set to take on top-seeded Duke (18-3-1) on Sun., Nov. 26 at 1 p.m. ET on the Blue Devil home field ... The winner will head to the College Cup semifinals to face the winner of the (4) Virginia- (12) Notre Dame matchup ... On the other side of the bracket are two unseeded teams in UC Santa Barbara vs. Northwestern and (10) Santa Clara vs. (2) Wake Forest.

  • The 2006 Men's College Cup semifinals and finals will be televised on ESPN2 from the Robert R. Hermann Stadium in St. Louis, Mo.

  • All-Conference honors were announced last week and WASHINGTON JR F Kevin Forrest was named Player of the Year, SAN DIEGO STATE D Nick Cardenas was named Freshman of the Year and CALIFORNIA's Kevin Grimes was named Coach of the Year.


    CALIFORNIA Golden Bears (13-6-1, 7-3-0)

  • California advanced to the third round of NCAA Tournament play after it defeated New Mexico in the second round, 3-1 on Wed., Nov. 15 ... The Bears, who were defeated 1-0 in overtime by the Lobos in quarterfinal action last season, used two goals by JR F Javier Ayala-Hil and one by SO F Jacob Wilson to net the win ... Cal is now 1-2-0 all-time against New Mexico ... The Bears got on the board with their second-fastest goal of the year when Wilson took a cross from FR MF Hector Jimenez, scoring with 1:04 on the clock ... The tone was set early as Ayala-Hil went on to collect his goals at 31:10 and 62:46 ... The Lobos tallied a goal late in the game ... Following the opening round bye and the win over UNM, Cal took on fourth-seeded Virginia in Charlottesville on Sat., Nov. 18 ... Despite the cold night, Cal got on the board first with an unassisted goal by JR D Jeff Serafini at 29:06 to take the 1-0 lead at halftime ... Virginia then tied the game at 1-1 in the 65th minute and scored the game-winner in the 74th minute to end Cal's postseason run, bringing its record to 13-6-1 overall ... Head coach Kevin Grimes made history as he not only led the Golden Bears to their first ever Pac-10 title, but he became the first men's soccer coach to win Coach of the Year in back-to-back seasons ... Cal had four players named to the All-Conference first team, including Ayala-Hil, SR MF Eric Ebert, JR MF Andrew Jacobson and SR D Steve Purdy ... California finished first in the Conference in goals against average (0.88) and tied for first with eight shutouts (0.40) ... JR GK Justin Myers paced the league in goals against average (0.87), save percentage (.803) and shutouts per game (0.40).

    SAN DIEGO STATE Aztecs (9-6-4, 5-2-3)

  • San Diego State took on UC Santa Barbara in the first round of the 2006 NCAA Tournament, falling to the Gauchos, 2-1, to end its season at 9-6-4 overall ... It was the second straight season that SDSU had its postseason run cut short by UCSB ... The Aztecs got on the board with a score by JR F Freddy McDonald in the 55th minute ... SR GK Tally Hall collected nine saves in 90 minutes of play ... Hall finishes the season with a 4.44 saves per game average, which ranks atop the league, along with his 80 total saves ... He also finished tied for second with six shutouts and an .800 save percentage ... San Diego State ranked first in the Pac-10 in saves with a total of 83 ... FR D Nick Cardenas was voted Freshman of the Year by the coaches in the Pac-10 ... Cardenas, named to the Top Drawer Soccer All-Rookie First Team, tied for the team lead with six goals and was third on the squad with 12 points ... San Diego State made its second consecutive appearance in the NCAA Tournament and eighth in school history, as the Aztecs are now 9-6-1 in 16 career Tournament games ... 16 of San Diego State's 19 matches (84.2 percent) this season were decided by one goal or less ... SDSU is 6-6-4 in those games ... The Aztecs finished Conference play with a 5-2-3 Pac-10 record, good enough for a second-place finish.

    UCLA Bruins (12-5-4, 4-3-3)

  • UCLA remains the lone Pac-10 team in the hunt for a national title as the Bruins put away Harvard, 3-0, in the second round of NCAA Tournament play, only to put together an identical 3-0 win over ninth-seeded Clemson in the third round ... UCLA now hits the road for its first postseason game on the road as it will take on top-seeded Duke in the quarterfinals on Sun., Nov. 26 at 1 p.m. ET ... The winner will face either No. 4 Virginia or No. 12 Notre Dame in the College Cup semifinals ... SO MF Sal Zizzo scored two goals against Harvard and FR F David Estrada scored two goals against Clemson to guide the Bruins to their first two postseason wins this season ... Zizzo also tallied an additional goal in the Clemson game, collecting his fifth goal of the year ... Zizzo's three goals and assist in two NCAA Tournament wins, which puts the Bruins into the NCAA quarterfinals for the 18th time in school history, earned him the UCLA/Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week (Nov. 13-19) ... Six UCLA players were honored by Top Drawer Soccer in the internet site's year-end awards, as Zizzo was named to the National Team of the Season (First Team), and freshmen MF Kyle Nakazawa, MF Michael Stephens, Estrada, GK Brian Perk and D Chance Myers were selected to the All-Rookie Team ... The eighth-seeded Bruins are making their 24th consecutive and 34th overall appearance in the NCAA Tournament ... UCLA's NCAA streak is the second-longest active streak in the nation, and the 34 NCAA appearances are second only to Saint Louis' 42 ... UCLA has won national championships in 1985, 1990, 1997 and 2002 ... The Bruins' all-time NCAA record is 58-30 ... In addition, the Bruins have increased their NCAA record for consecutive winning seasons to 40, as UCLA has posted winning seasons in every season since 1967.

    WASHINGTON Huskies (13-7-1, 4-5-1)

  • Washington put together a solid 3-0 win over Creighton in the first round of NCAA Tournament action, as JR F Kevin Forrest notched his second hat trick of the season ... Forrest, the 2006 Pac-10 Player of the Year, scored two goals in just over a minute during the first half and added a third in the second half to guide the Huskies to the shutout ... The team then hit the road to face 10th-seeded Santa Clara in second round play, where the Broncos secured a 2-0 first half, only to see UW come back and tie it at 2-all to force overtime ... The Huskies scored two unanswered second-half goals by a pair of defenders - Matt Fischer and Steve Mohn - off corner kicks ... Despite the equalizer, UW could not hang on for the win in overtime ... The Huskies, making their 10th postseason appearance in 12 seasons, finished the season 13-7-1 overall ... SO MF George John was selected to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District VIII men's soccer team, while John, Forrest and RS FR GK Rylan Hawkins were all named to the Pac-10 All-Academic first team ... Washington paced the Pac-10 in shots (305), points (115), goals (41), and goals per game (1.95).
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