This Week in Pac-10 Men's Soccer
Nov. 4, 2008
On Friday, Cal held league-leading UCLA scoreless for the first time in 11 matches as the teams ended in a 0-0 tie. RS-JR GK Stefan Frei totaled seven saves as he posted his sixth shutout of the season. Frei's 0.75 goals against average leads the Conference and he ranks second in saves (58) and shutouts. On Sunday, the Golden Bears were defeated by SDSU, 1-0, despite out shooting the Aztecs 20-11.
OREGON STATE (5-8-3)
Oregon State defeated San Diego State, 1-0, in overtime on Oct. 24. SO D Chris Miller headed in the game-winner in the 96th minute of play, marking his first goal of the season. SR F Josh Cameron was credited with the assist, his fourth on the year. After a week off, the Beavers travel to the Bay Area to face No. 14 California and Stanford.
SAN DIEGO STATE (5-8-3)
San Diego State picked up two Conference victories over the weekend as they defeated Stanford, 2-1 and shutout No. 7 California, 1-0. Against the Cardinal, RS-JR D Matt McManus and SO MF Reymundo Reza both registered their team-leading fifth goals of the season in the first half. In the upset over the Golden Bears, SR GK Jorge Rosales posted his first shutout of the season and RS-JR MF Jamel Wallace scored his third goal of the season, his second game-winner of 2008.
Despite falling to the Aztecs on Friday, SO MF Dominique Yahyavi scored his first collegiate goal for the Cardinal in the 78th minute of play to avoid the shutout. Yahyavi's goal was assisted by SO MF Bobby Warshaw, who currently leads the team with eight points. In the 2-0 loss to UCLA, JR GK John Moore collected three saves, bringing his season total to 54, which ranks third in the Pac-10.
The Bruins clinched the Pac-10 title over the weekend as they tied Cal, 0-0 and defeated Stanford, 2-0. SR F Maxwell Griffin netted both goals for UCLA, striking in the 52nd and 72nd minutes to record his Pac-10 leading eighth and ninth goals of the season. Griffin leads the Conference in points, accumulating a career-best 20 this season. His nine goals and three game-winning goals also lead the league. The Bruins have gone unbeaten in 12 of their last 13 matches, including six consecutive shutouts.
The Huskies played San Diego State to a 2-2 draw on Oct. 26, as FR F Brent Richards notched his second multiple-goal effort of the season. He is currently second the Conference in goals (8) and is tied for second in points (18). He also has a Pac-10 leading 60 shots, 12 more than the next closest player. After a bye week, the Huskies take on Stanford and No. 14 Califonia on the road this weekend.
THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE
Fri., Nov. 7
*OREGON STATE at [14/25/11/15] CALIFORNIA, 2 p.m.
*WASHINGTON at STANFORD, 7 p.m.
Sat., Nov. 8
[25/31] Cal Poly at [22/19/22/21] UCLA, 7 p.m.
Sun., Nov. 9
Cal State Bakersfield at SAN DIEGO STATE, 1 p.m.
*OREGON STATE at STANFORD, 12:30 p.m.
*WASHINGTON at [14/25/11/15] CALIFORNIA, 2 p.m.
*Pacific-10 Conference Match
All Times Local to Site
LAST WEEK'S RESULTS
Fri., Oct. 31
* [23/25/37] UCLA 0, [8/15/7/11] CALIFORNIA 0 (2OT)
* SAN DIEGO STATE 2, STANFORD 1
Sun., Nov. 2
* SAN DIEGO STATE 1, [8/15/7/11] CALIFORNIA 0
* [23/25/37] UCLA 2, STANFORD 0
*Pacific-10 Conference Match