This Week in Pac-10 Men's Soccer
Sept. 15, 2009
CALIFORNIA (3-1-0, 0-0-0)
Two weeks into the season, junior forward Andrew Wiedeman leads the Conference in points (11), points per game (2.75), goals per game (1), and is tied for first in goals (4). Wiedeman’s marks in points per game and goals per game also ranks him sixth and seventh in the NCAA, repsectively. Wiedeman also earned his third-career Player of the Week honor. Redshirt junior Hector Jimenez ranks second in the NCAA with assists per game (1.25). As a team, the Golden Bears rank 11th nationally in scoring offense (2.5). Sophomore goalkeeper David Bingham leads the Pac-10 in save percentage (.885).
OREGON STATE (3-0-2, 0-0-0)
Through five games, OSU leads the Conference in goals (12) and points (31) with the offense ranking 15th nationally in scoring 2.4 goals per game. Last season, the Beavers managed 19 goals in 19 games. Sophomores Colin Mitchell and Danny Mwanga are tied for first in the Pac-10 in goals scored (4)and both are tied for second in points with eight apiece.
SAN DIEGO STATE (1-2-1, 0-0-0)
The Aztecs defeated Wisconsin, 2-1, in double overtime to share the Courtyard Marriott San Diego Central Tournament title and earn their first win of the season. Senior midfielder Evan Toft was named Co-Offensive MVP after scoring two goals against Wisconsin. Toft leads the team in goals (2) and points (5). SDSU will play its fifth of seven straight home match this weekend.
STANFORD (2-1-0, 0-0-0)
The Cardinal continue to play solid defense as it extended its streak of holding opponents to two goals or less to 21 matches. It is one of four Pac-10 teams that is averaging two or more goals this season. Senior midfielder/forward Evan Morgan tallied an assist and game-winning goal against Cal Poly in Stanford’s 3-2 win last week. Morgan ranks third in the Pac-10 in points per game (1.67).
UCLA (2-1-0, 0-0-0)
The Bruins had no problem with their home opener defeating UC Davis, 4-0. Freshman forward Chandler Hoffman scored his first-collegiate goal in the 60th minute and followed with another nine minutes later. Hoffman leads the team in goals (2), points (4) and shooting percentage (66.7). UCLA leads the Conference in goals allowed (0.67), assists per game (2.67), goals against average (0.67), and is tied for first with two shutouts. Senior goalkeeper Brian Perk leads the Pac-10 in goals against avaerage (0.69).
WASHINGTON (2-2-0, 0-0-0)
Against UC Davis, sophomore forward Brent Richards single-handedly led UW to a 2-1 come-from-behind victory in double overtime, by socring the tying and go ahead goal. The win snapped the Aggies’ 12-match home unbeaten streak. Richards’ two goals give him six points this season (two goals and two assists), good for the team lead in both categories. Richards ranks near the top of the Conference in shots (12), shots per game (3) and points (6).