This Week in Pac-10 Men's Soccer
Nov. 20, 2007
LAST WEEK'S RESULTS
Wed., Nov. 14
*(33) SAN DIEGO STATE 1, (11) UCLA 1 (2OT)
*(36) WASHINGTON 2, OREGON STATE 2 (2OT)
Sat., Nov. 17
*(30) STANFORD 1, (20/18/18/20) CALIFORNIA 0
Sun., Nov. 18
*(36) WASHINGTON 1, (33) SAN DIEGO STATE 1 (2OT)
THREE PAC-10 TEAMS SELECTED TO 2007 NCAA MEN'S SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIP
Three Pac-10 teams were selected to participate in the 2007 NCAA Men's Soccer Championship, including CALIFORNIA (11-5-2), UCLA (8-8-3) and WASHINGTON (8-7-4).
The tournament, which consists of a 48-team bracket, begins Fri., Nov. 23 on campuses across the country. All three Pac-10 programs were chosen to host first round action as the Huskies and Golden Bears play Friday, and the Bruins play Sat., Nov. 24.
Should they advance, all three Conference teams will have to travel for second round play.
Last year, eighth-seeded UCLA advanced to the championship match after a convincing 4-0 shutout of No. 4 Virginia in the semifinals. The Bruins could not hang on in a 2-1 loss to UC Santa Barbara, finishing as the 2006 runner-up.
THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE
FRIDAY, Nov. 23
Washington (8-7-4) vs. Portland (10-5-5), 6 p.m. PT (Seattle, Wash.)
California (11-5-2) vs. UC Davis (12-4-3), 1:30 p.m. PT (Berkeley, Calif.)
SATURDAY, Nov. 24
UCLA (8-8-3) vs. New Mexico (12-4-2), 7 p.m. PT (Los Angeles, Calif.)
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 28
12-UC Santa Barbara (12-3-4, host) vs. Washington/Portland winner
11-Virginia Tech (11-3-5, host) vs. California/UC Davis winner
7-Santa Clara (15-1-4, host) vs. UCLA/New Mexico winner
all times are local to game site
2007 NCAA MEN'S COLLEGE CUP
Men's College Cup: December 14 and 16, 2007
SAS Soccer Stadium
Cary, North Carolina
Hosts: North Carolina State University, Capital Area Soccer League and the Town of Cary
Host Site: www.gopack.com
AROUND THE LEAGUE:Three Pac-10 teams were selected to compete in the 2007 NCAA Men's Soccer Championship, with first round action beginning Fri., Nov. 23 on campuses across the country ... CALIFORNIA (11-5-2), which earned its second consecutive Pac-10 title, hosts UC Davis on Fri., Nov. 23 at 1:30 p.m. at Edwards Stadium ... It marked the seventh-straight berth in the NCAA championships for Cal, its 14th overall appearance ... Under head coach Kevin Grimes, a four-time Pac-10 Coach of the Year (2002, 2005, 2006, 2007), Cal has amassed a 5-6-1 record in the postseason ... Overall, the Bears have a 5-13-1 record in the national tournament ... Cal has been hard to beat at home this season, boasting a 7-1-1 record at Edwards Stadium, including victories in its last six home matches ... The Bears finished the regular season leading the Conference in assists (28), assists per game (1.56), goals allowed (12), goals against average (0.64) and shutouts (9) ... In addition, they rank fifth in the nation in save percentage (0.868), and 21st nationally in shutout percentage (0.50) ... UCLA (8-8-3) extended its streak of consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances to 25 years when it was announced that the Bruins would host New Mexico in the first round on Sat., Nov. 24 at 7 p.m. at Marshall Field at Drake Stadium ... The Bruins have played nine games against NCAA Tournament teams this season, with a 3-1 victory over No. 5 seed Ohio State, a 0-0 tie against No. 8 seed Creighton and one-goal losses away from home to No. 4 Indiana, No. 7 seed Santa Clara in overtime and No. 10 seed Notre Dame in overtime ... UCLA also has a victory over Pac-10 champion California and at-large selection Washington ... The Bruins had one of the toughest schedules in the nation, ranked 29th in the final regular season RPI ... WASHINGTON (8-7-4) was also selected for postseason play as it will host Portland on Fri., Nov. 23 at 6 p.m. at Husky Soccer Field ... The NCAA bid is the 12th during the 16-year tenure of head coach Dean Wurzberger, and 19th in program history ... Washington will make its second-straight trip to the postseason after advancing as far as the second round last year ... UW has advanced to the NCAA Tournament 12 times in the last 14 seasons ... Washington's best performance was a school-record trip to the Sweet 16 in 2003 ... The Huskies and Pilots have met seven times in postseason play dating back to 1989, including three times in UW's last four tournament appearances ... These teams met as recently as 2004, with Portland coming away with a 5-3 win at Husky Soccer Field .... The Huskies trail the all-time series with Portland in the NCAA Tournament, 3-4.
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