This Week in Pac-10 Men's Soccer
Dec. 1, 2009
THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE
Sat. Dec. 5 • NCAA Quarterfinals Site Time
UCLA at Wake Forest Winston-Salem, N.C. 7:00 p.m. ET
LAST WEEK'S RESULTS
UCLA def. UC Santa Barbara: 2-1
Akron def. STANFORD: 2-0
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 (12-6-2, 4-4-2)
The Cardinal finished the 2009 season with eight more victories than in 2008. The 12 wins are the most since 2002, when it won 17 matches. For the second-consecutive season, Stanford did not allow an opponent to score more than two goals in a match. SR GK John Moore led the Conference in shutouts (9). In addition, he ranked second in goals against average (0.874) and third in saves (70) and save percentage (0.814).
UCLA (12-3-4, 5-1-4)
The winner of back-to-back Pac-10 Championships, the Bruins advance to the NCAA Quarterfinals and plays Wake Forest. SO F Fernando Monge and FR MF/F Ryan Hollingshead each tallied a goal to lift the Bruins over UC Santa Barbara, 2-1. UCLA looks to advance to the College Cup for the 13th time in school history. They have been crowned champions four times - 1985, 1990, 1997, 2002. The Bruins boast an impressive record of 61-33 (.645) in postseason play. 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.
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.
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