This Week in Pac-10 Men's Soccer
Sept. 29, 2009
AROUND THE LEAGUE
CALIFORNIA (6-2-0, 0-0-0)
JR F Andrew Wiedeman leads the Conference in points (19), points per game (2.38), goals per game (1.00) and goals scored (8). Wiedeman’s marks in goals per game and points per game also ranks him fourth and fifth in the NCAA, repsectively. RS-JR MF Hector Jimenez ranks second in the NCAA in assists per game (0.88). As a team, the Golden Bears rank 11th nationally in scoring offense (2.5). SO GK David Bingham leads the Pac-10 in saves (29).
OREGON STATE (4-2-2, 0-0-0)
SO F Danny Mwanga ranks second in the Conference in goals (5) and is tied for second in points (10). Mwanga, the reigning Pac-10 Freshman of the Year, scored a golden goal against Marist to give OSU a split in the Zaher/Hensor Memorial Tournament this past weekend after falling to Northern Illinois, 2-0. Through eight matches, the Beavers have scored 13 goals after managing only 19 goals in 19 matches last season.
SAN DIEGO STATE (3-2-2, 0-0-0)
The Aztecs finished their seven-match homestand with a record of 3-2-2 and remain unbeaten in their last five macthes going, 3-0-2. In Friday’s 4-2 upset win over then-No. 6 UC Santa Barbara, SR MF Evan Toft scored two goals and assisted on another. Toft was named to the Soccer America Team of the Week. JR F Raymundo Reza also earned national exposure and was named to the College Soccer News Team of the Week.
STANFORD (6-1-0, 0-0-0)
The Cardinal continue to play solid defense as it extended its streak of holding opponents to two goals or less to 25 matches. For its effort, the Cardinal lead the Pac-10 and ranks 14th nationally in shutout percentage (0.57). After dropping its first match of the season, the Cardinal have won six-straight matches to sit atop the Pac-10. It also entered the NSCAA rankings on Sept. 29, marking the first time this season it has been ranked.
UCLA (5-1-0, 0-0-0)
SR F David Estrada is leading the NCAA in assists per game at 1.00. The Bruins goalkeeping duo of SR Brian Perk and RS SO Brian Rowe are one and two in the Conference in save percentage. Rowe’s average is .882 and Perk’s is .875, respectively. SR MF Klye Nakazawa earned his firs-career Pac-10 Player of the Week honor for helping the Bruins to a pair of wins over San Diego and UNLV.
WASHINGTON (3-4-1, 0-0-0)
Against then-No. 17 Creighton, the Huskies gave everything they could, but fell to the Blue Jays, 1-0. After giving up the lone goal in the 25th minute, UW outshot the Bluejays, 6-4. RS-SR GK Rylan Hawkins had four saves in the match. SO F Brent Richards is tied for second in the Conference in points (10). Richards is also tied for third in goals scored with four.
Fri., Oct. 2
STANFORD at CALIFORNIA 4:00 p.m. PT
UCLA at OREGON STATE 7:00 p.m. PT
SAN DIEGO STATE at WASHINGTON 7:30 p.m. PT
Sun., Oct. 4
SAN DIEGO STATE at OREGON STATE 1:00 p.m. PT
UCLA at WASHINGTON 2:00 p.m. PT