This Week in Pac-10 Men's Soccer
Oct. 6, 2009
THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE
Fri., Oct. 9
Sun., Oct. 11
LAST WEEK'S RESULTS
Fri., Oct. 2
SUN., Oct. 4
AROUND THE LEAGUE
CALIFORNIA (7-2-0, 1-0-0)
JR F Andrew Wiedeman leads the Conference in points (21), points per game (2.33), goals per game (1.00) and goals scored (9). Wiedeman's marks in goals per game and points per game also rank third and fourth in the NCAA, repsectively. He scored game-winning goal in 1-0 win over Stanford, snapping the Cardinal's six-match winning streak. RS-JR MF Hector Jimenez ranks third in the NCAA in assists per game (0.75). As a team, the Golden Bears rank 11th nationally in scoring offense (2.33).
OREGON STATE (5-3-2, 1-1-0)
SO F Danny Mwanga is tied second in the Conference in goals scored (7) and is third in points (14). Mwanga, the reigning Pac-10 Freshman of the Year, scored his third game-winning goal of the season, and second goal of the game, against San Diego State in overtime. Through 10 matches, the Beavers have scored 16 goals after managing only 19 goals in 19 matches last season.
SAN DIEGO STATE (3-3-3, 0-1-1)
After finishing their seven-match homestand with a record of 3-2-2, the Aztecs hit the road for the time this season to opened Conference play last weekend. They managed a draw against Washington, 0-0, and had their six-match unbeaten streak snapped against Oregon State in a 2-1 loss to close out the weekend. SDSU will look to rebound as it welcome fourth-ranked UCLA to the SDSU Sports Deck on Sunday.
STANFORD (6-2-0, 0-1-0)
The Cardinal had its six-match winning streak snapped in Friday's 1-0 loss to rival California. However, it did manage to extend its streak of holding opponents to two goals or less to 26 matches. Look for Stanford to get back on track this weekend with home matches against Oregon State and Washington. Stanford is 5-0-0 at home this season and ranks 28th in the NCAA in shutout percentage at 0.50.
UCLA (6-1-1, 1-0-1)
SR MF Kyle Nakazawa earned back-to-back Pac-10 Player of the Week honors, becoming only the third player all-time to achieve the feat. In addition, he was named Soccer America's National Player of the Week. Already achieving career-bests with seven goals scored and 17 points on the season, Nakazawa has scored a goal in six-straight matches and has contributed a goal or an assist on nine of UCLA's last 10 goals.
WASHINGTON (3-4-3, 0-0-2)
RS-SR GK Rylan Hawkins is one of 10 seniors up for the Lowe's Senior Class Award. The senior recorded his third shutout of the season in Friday's 0-0 tie against San Diego State. Against UCLA's high-powered offense, he made five saves to secure a draw, 1-1. He has played every minute of the season and boasts a 0.91 goals against average. Hawkins also leads the Pac-10 in saves with 38.