This Week in Pac-10 Men's Soccer
Nov. 27, 2007
THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 28
Santa Barbara, Calif.
WASHINGTON (9-7-4) vs. No. 12 UC Santa Barbara (12-3-4), 7 p.m. PT
CALIFORNIA (12-5-2) vs. No. 11 Virginia Tech (11-3-5), 7 p.m. ET
Santa Clara, Calif.
UCLA (9-8-3) vs. No. 7 Santa Clara (15-1-4), 7 p.m. PT
SATURDAY OR SUNDAY, Dec. 1 or 2
WASHINGTON/UCSB vs. No. 5 Ohio State/Louisville
CALIFORNIA/Virginia Tech vs. Old Dominion/No. 6 Brown
UCLA/Santa Clara vs. Oakland/No. 10 Notre Dame
2007 NCAA MEN'S COLLEGE CUP
Quarterfinals (4): December 7, 8 or 9, 2007
On campus sites TBD
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
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 (12-5-2), UCLA (9-8-3) and WASHINGTON (9-7-4).
The tournament, which consists of a 48-team bracket, began Fri., Nov. 23 on campuses across the country. All three Pac-10 programs were chosen to host first round action and all three were successful on the home pitch.
The Golden Bears, Bruins and Huskies now take to the road to face their second round seeded opponents.
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.
LAST WEEK'S RESULTS
FIRST ROUNDWashington 1, Portland 0California 2, UC Davis 1 (2OT)UCLA 1, New Mexico 0
AROUND THE LEAGUE:Through the first round of the 2007 NCAA Division I Men's Soccer Championship, the Pac-10 has a perfect 1.000 winning percentage at 3-0-0 ... CALIFORNIA (12-5-2), UCLA (9-8-3) and WASHINGTON (9-7-4) all continue their quest for a national championshp, having earned wins in first round action last weekend ... All three will take to the field Wed., Nov. 28 for second round tournament play ... The third round of postseason will be on campuses Dec. 1 or 2, followed by the quarterfinals on campuses Dec. 7, 8 or 9 and the College Cup in Cary, N.C., Dec. 14 and 16 ... The Bears defeated UC Davis, 2-1 in double-overtime on Friday, earning a matchup with No. 11 Virginia Tech in Blacksburg ... FR F Andrew Wiedeman scored the game-winning goal off a throw-in from SR D Luke Sassano ... Cal is competing in their seventh consecutive NCAA Tournament, 14th overall ... The Bears have a 3-1-1 record against other teams in the College Cup field, including Washington (2-0-0), UCLA (1-1-0) and Santa Clara (0-0-1) ... Kevin Grimes, who has earned the Pac-10 Coach of the Year award three times in a row, has led the Bears to a 4-4-1 mark away from home this season ... UCLA defeated New Mexico 1-0 at home on Saturday to advance to the second round where it will face No. 7 Santa Clara ... SO MF Kyle Nakazawa, a second team All-Pac-10 selection, bent in a free kick for a goal with 1:39 remaining in regulation to give the Bruins the victory over the Lobos ... It marked the second year in a row that a Pac-10 team has ended postseason hopes for New Mexico as Cal defeated the Lobos in 2006, 3-0 ... UCLA leads the all-time series with Santa Clara, 15-8-4, but Santa Clara holds the edge in NCAA Tournament games, 3-1 ... The Broncos won the first three NCAA Tournament games against the Bruins before UCLA knocked off the Broncos in the first round en route to the 1997 NCAA title ... Washington took care of Portland, 1-0 on Friday, to advance to the second round where it will face defending national champion and 12th-seeded UC Santa Barbara ... Pac-10 Co-Player of the Year Ely Allen scored on a penalty kick in the 86th minute to give UW the victory ... The Huskies, riding a four-game unbeaten streak, are making their second-straight appearance in the second round of postseason play ... UW leads the all-time series UC Santa Barbara, 4-1 ... The last time these teams met was Oct. 9, 1998 when the Huskies ran away with a 9-1 landslide victory ... UCSB's only win of the series came with a 3-1 victory over the Huskies in Seattle, Oct. 1, 1995 ... UW and UCSB played in the same tournament at New Mexico early in the season (Sept. 14-16), but they did not face each other ... Washington and UC Santa Barbara have never met in postseason play.