This Week in Pac-10 Men's Soccer
Nov. 18, 2009
THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE
Thurs., Nov. 19
Sun., Nov. 22
LAST WEEK'S RESULTS
Fri., Nov. 14
AROUND THE LEAGUE
CALIFORNIA (9-8-1, 3-6-1)
The Golden Bears defeated Stanford, 1-0, to close out the season, giving them a season sweep against Stanford. RS-SR MF Hector Jimenez finished the regular season as the Conference leader in assists per game (0.50), a mark that ranks 17th in the NCAA, while JR F Andrew Wiedeman finished tied for second in the Pac-10 in goals scored (11) and third in points (26).
OREGON STATE (9-6-3, 5-4-1)
SO F Danny Mwanga became the fourth Pac-10 men’s soccer player all-time to earn back-to-back Player of the Week honors. He did so by scoring two goals and assisting on the game-winning goal in a 3-2 win at Washington. He leads the Pac-10 in goals scored (14), points (30), points per game (1.67) and goals per game (0.78). His marks in goals per game and points per game rank fourth and 12th in the NCAA, resectively.
SAN DIEGO STATE (6-6-6, 3-4-3)
The Aztecs boasted an impressive 3-0-2 record against teams ranked in the top 15. Eleven of SDSU’s 18 matches went into overtime with the Aztecs compiling a 3-2-6 record in extra minutes. JR F Raymundo Reza is tied for fourth in the Conference in goals scored (6) and points (16).
STANFORD (10-5-2, 4-4-2)
The Cardinal will make its 11th all-time NCAA appearance as it plays host to St. Mary’s in the first round. This is the first NCAA appearance for Stanford since 2002, the year it advanced all the way to the NCAA title match. The Cardinal owns a record of 13-9-1 (.587) in tournament play and has finished as runner-ups on two occasions. It leads the Pac-10 and ranks 38th nationally in shutout percentage (0.41).
UCLA (10-3-4, 5-1-4)
The winner of back-to-back Pac-10 Championships, the Bruins receive a first round bye and will host the winner of Loyola Marymount/Saramento State in the second round of Sunday, Nov. 22, at 5 p.m. This marks the 27th-straight and 37th all-time NCAA appearance for the Bruins, which is the second most appearances in NCAA history. UCLA boasts a record of 59-33 (.641) in postseason play and has advanced to the College Cup 12 times, most recently in 2002, and has been crowned champion four times - 1985, 1990, 1997, 2002. SR MF Kyle Nakazawa is tied for second in the Pac-10 in goals scored (11) and is second in points (28).
WASHINGTON (5-7-6, 2-3-5)
SR GK Rylan Hawkins led the Conference in saves (73) and ranked second in shutouts (6). Hawkins is also one of 10 seniors up for the Lowe’s Senior Class Award. SO F Brent Richards and FR F Ryan Moore provided most of the offense for the Huskies combining for nine goals scored, 23 assists and 41 points.