This Week in Pac-10 Men's Soccer
Nov. 10, 2009
THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE
Sat., Nov. 14
Mon., Nov. 16
LAST WEEK'S RESULTS
Fri., Nov. 6
Sun., Nov. 1
AROUND THE LEAGUE
CALIFORNIA (8-8-1, 2-6-1)
The Golden Bears are looking for the season sweep against the Cardinal when they face each other on Saturday. Cal defeated Stanford, 1-0, on Oct. 2. JR F Andrew Wiedeman ranks second in the Pac-10 in points (25) and goals scored (11). RS-SR MF Hector Jimenez remains the Conference leader in assists per game (0.53).
OREGON STATE (8-6-3, 4-4-1)
SO F Danny Mwanga earned his first-career Pac-10 Player of the Week selection after scoring two goals, including his fifth game-winning goal of the season, in a 2-1 win over San Diego State. The win at SDSU marked the Beavers’ first road win of the season. Mwanga leads the Pac-10 in goals scored (12), goals per game (0.71) and is tied for the lead in game-winning goals (5). His goals per game ranks ninth in the NCAA. SO GK Steve Spangler was named College Soccer News National Team of the Week earlier this week.
SAN DIEGO STATE (6-6-5, 3-4-2)
The Aztecs look to snap their two-match losing streak at UCLA on Saturday. Earlier this season, SDSU and UCLA tied, 2-2, in San Diego. The Aztecs boast an impressive 3-0-1 record against teams in the top 15. JR F Raymundo Reza is tied for fourth in the Conference in goals scored (6) and tied for sixth in goals per game (0.35).
STANFORD (10-4-2, 4-3-2)
With 10 wins, the Cardinal reach the double-digit win total for the first time since 2002, the year it advanced all the way to the NCAA title game. It enters the match unbeaten in its last three matches (2-0-1) and is looking to avenge a loss earlier this season to Cal on Saturday. The Cardinal lead the Conference and ranks 30th nationally in shutout percentage (0.44)
UCLA (10-3-3, 5-1-3)
The Bruins clinched their second-straight Pac-10 Championship and sixth overall with a 2-1 win over OSU on Sunday. UCLA looks to remain unbeaten at home this season (6-0-1) when it faces SDSU. UCLA leads the Pac-10 in scoring offense (1.63), team goals against average (0.78) and save percentage (0.833). Nationally, SR MF Kyle Nakazawa ranks 16th in points per game (1.63) and 16th in goals per game (0.63). SR GK Brian Perk leads the Conference in goals against average (0.743) and save percentage (0.826). SR F David Estrada was named to the Topdrawersoccer.com Team of the Week earlier this week.
WASHINGTON (5-6-6, 2-2-5)
The Huskies broke a recent string of ties by defeating San Diego State, 2-1, last Friday. SR GK Rylan Hawkins had a career-high 11 saves and SO F Brent Richards and JR MF Matt Van Houten each scored a goal in the win. SR D Adam Lang, Hawkins and Richards were all named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District VIII Team. Hawkins is also one of 10 seniors up for the Lowe’s Senior Class Award.