This Week In Pac-10 Men's Soccer
Nov. 25, 2008
The Golden Bears, who are on a four-game win streak, roll into the second round of the NCAA Tournament with a 3-0 shutout of San Francisco on Friday. RS-SR D Chris Deal got the Bears on the scoreboard with his first goal of the season. SO MF Demitrius Omphroy and SO F Andrew Wiedeman put the game out of reach as they each netted goals for Cal. The Golden Bears travel to UC Santa Barbara for a Tuesday, Nov. 25 match 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 finish 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 saw their three-game win streak come to an end as they were defeated 6-1 by Conference champion UCLA. SR D Dennis Sanchez scored his lone goal of the season off of RS-SR F Nick Collins' shot that 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 and an overall record of 6-9-3.
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 Pac-10 play, posting a 2-1 victory at home on Oct. 14.
UCLA fell to Cal Poly, 1-0, in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Unable to score, the Bruins saw their season come to an end with a 10-5-6 overall record after finishing first in the Pac-10 with a 7-1-2 Conference record. The Bruins have now made 26 consecutive postseason appearances. UCLA finished the regular season on an eight-game unbeaten streak. JR MF Michael Stephens and SR DBrad Rusin were named to TopDrawerSoccer.com's Teams of the Season. Stephens was a first-team selection, while Rusin earned second-team accolades.
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) during th regular season. Richards led all freshmen in points (18) and goals (8).
THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE
Tues., Nov. 25
*[11/12/9/13] California at [19/20/19/23] UC Santa Barbara, 7 p.m.
*NCAA Tournament Second Round
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LAST WEEK'S RESULTS
Fri., Nov. 21
*Cal Poly 1, [13/11/17/12] UCLA 0
*[11/12/9/13] California 3, San Francisco 0
*NCAA Tournament First Round