This Week in Pac-10 Men's Soccer
Nov. 24, 2009
THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE
Sun., Nov. 29 - Third Round
LAST WEEK'S RESULTS
Thurs., Nov. 19 - First Round
Sun., Nov. 22 - Second Round
AROUND THE LEAGUE
CALIFORNIA (9-8-1, 3-6-1)
The Golden Bears closed out the season by defeating rival Standord, 1-0. RS-SR MF Hector Jimenez finished the regular season as the Conference leader in assists per game (0.50), a mark that ranked 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 achieved this on November 10 and November 17. He led 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 third and 12th in the NCAA, respectively.
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 finished the 2009 campaign tied for fourth in the Conference in goals scored (6) and points (16).
STANFORD (12-5-2, 4-4-2)
The Cardinal advanced to the third round by defeating St. Mary’s, 3-0, in the first round and upsetting UC Irvine, 1-0, in the second round. JR F Daniel Leon scored his third goal of the season and first-career game-winning goal in the 36th minute against the Anteaters. This is Stanford’s 11th all-time NCAA appearance and first since 2002, the year it advanced all the way to the NCAA title match. The Cardinal own a record of 15-9-1 (.620) and has finished as runner-ups on two occasions. It ranks 24th in the NCAA in shoutout percentage (0.47).
UCLA (11-3-4, 5-1-4)
The winner of back-to-back Pac-10 Championships, the Bruins advance to the third round and plays UC Santa Barbara. FR F Chandler Hoffman and SR MF Kyle Nakazawa eached tallied a goal to secure the victory over Sacramento State. UCLA has made 27-straight NCAA Tournament appearances and has 37 all-time appearances. The 37 appearances ranks as the second most in NCAA history. UCLA boasts a record of 60-33 (.645) 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.
WASHINGTON (5-7-6, 2-3-5)
SR GK Rylan Hawkins wrapped up the season as the Conference leader in saves (73). 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.