This Week In Pac-10 Men's Soccer
Nov. 18, 2008
The Golden Bears were awarded with their eighth-straight postseason appearance with an at-large berth into the NCAA Tournament. Cal shut out Stanford, 1-0, in its regular season finale. RS-JR F Jacob Wilson scored the game-winning goal for the Bears, who finished second in the Conference. The Golden Bears play host to San Francisco, a team they defeated 2-0 on Sept. 26, on Friday, Nov. 21 at 1:30 p.m. The winner will play at UC Santa Barbara on Tuesday, Nov. 25 at 7 p.m.
OREGON STATE (6-9-4)
The Beavers closed our their season with a 1-0 shutout victory at Washington. SR MF Ryan Callahan connected on a penalty kick in the 65th minute of play to register the only score of the night. At 3-5-2, the Beavers, who closed out their season unbeaten in three of their last five games, end the year in a tie for fourth-place in the Pac-10 with the Huskies.
SAN DIEGO STATE (6-9-3)
The Aztecs hosted Conference champion UCLA on Saturday and saw their three-game win streak come to an end as they fell 6-1 to the Bruins. SR D Dennis Sanchez scored his lone goal of the season off of SO MF Raymundo Reza's shot which was rebounded off of the UCLA goalkeeper in the final seconds of the match. The Aztecs finish the season with a third place finish in the Conference at 3-4-3.
The Cardinal fell to No. 12 California, 1-0, in its season finale. Stanford finishes the season with a 2-6-2 record in Conference play. A bright spot for the Cardinal was the defense, as they never allowed more than two goals in a single match, the only team in the Pac-10 to accomplish the feat. In addition, the Cardinal was the only team to defeat Conference champion UCLA in league play, posting a 2-1 victory at home on Oct. 14.
With a 7-1-2 Conference record, UCLA earned the Pac-10's automatic bid into the NCAA Tournament as they host Cal Poly in the first round on Friday. The winner will move on to play at No. 14 UC Irvine on Tuesday, Nov. 25. The Bruins have now made 26 consecutive postseason appearances. UCLA finished the regular season on an eight-game unbeaten streak.
Despite a three-game losing skid, the Huskies finish in a tie for fourth-place in the Conference with Oregon State. In its final match of the season, UW out shot OSU 11-8, but were unable to find the back of the net. FR F Brent Richards fired off a game-high four shots, bringing his total to a league-leading 71 shots (3.94 spg). Richards led all freshmen in points (18) and goals (8).
THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE
Fri., Nov. 21
*Cal Poly at [13/11/17/12] UCLA, 7 p.m.
* San Francisco at [11/12/9/13] California, 1:30 p.m.
*NCAA Tournament First Round
All Times Local to Site
LAST WEEK'S RESULTS
Fri., Nov. 14
*OREGON STATE 1, WASHINGTON 0
Sat., Nov. 15
* [12/17/10/13] CALIFORNIA 1, STANFORD 0
*[19/15/20/16] UCLA 6, SAN DIEGO STATE 1
*Pacific-10 Conference Match