This Week in Pac-12 Men's Soccer

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PAC-12 MEN'S SOCCER NOTES

• San Diego State and Washington hit the road for tough tests in Oklahoma and Texas. Cal, Oregon State, Stanford and UCLA each face a WCC opponent. In addition, the Bruins host No. 6/9 and undefeated UC Santa Barbara.

• Last year's meeting between UCLA and UCSB in Santa Barbara drew a crowd of 15,896, the second-largest ever to watch a regular season NCAA soccer game.

• SDSU JR MF Jose Altamirano earned his first Bank of the West Player of the Week honor after scoring three goals in the Aztecs' two wins over the weekend. He was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Offensive Player. Altamirano was also named to the College Soccer News National Team of the Week. He leads SDSU with three goals this year after scoring two his first two seasons.

• California SO MF Kyle Marsh's first collegiate goal was the game winner in a 3-2 decision over No. 15 Kentucky in the Cal Legacy Classic. FR MF Seth Casiple assisted on all three goals to vault himself into a tie for first place in the Pac-12 with SDSU's Miles Byass.

• Oregon State SO MF Alex Eckerson doubled his career scoring output with two goals as the Beavers' offense broke out in a 4-3 win over Sacramento State. The four goals were the most since a 4-1 win over Cal State Bakersfield on Sept. 6, 2009.

• UCLA JR F Chandler Hoffman leads the Pac-12 in goals (4) and points (8). He scored two goals as the Bruins picked up their first wins of the season against Saint Mary's and LMU. Hoffman has recorded a goal or assist in 10 of his last 11 games.

• Washington SO GK Spencer Richey made a season-high four saves in the Huskies' 0-0 tie with Seattle. UW remains undefeated this year, and Richey is ranked third in the NCAA with a 0.222 GAA.

• Washington SR F Brent Richards and UCLA SR MF/D Andy Rose are candidates for the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award, given to student-athletes who excel both on an off the field. The 30-candidate class will be narrowed to 10 finalists midway through the season. Fans and media will be able to vote at seniorCLASSaward.com.

UPCOMING SCHEDULE

Fri., Sept. 16
Santa Clara at CALIFORNIA, 4 p.m. PT
Bay Area Classic, Berkeley, Calif.
SAN DIEGO STATE at Oral Roberts, 6 p.m. CT
No. 6/9 UC Santa Barbara at UCLA, 7 p.m. PT
WASHINGTON vs. Tulsa, 5 p.m. CT
SMU Invitational, Dallas, Texas

Sat., Sept. 17
OREGON STATE at Gonzaga, 1 p.m. PT
San Francisco at STANFORD, 7 p.m. PT

Sun., Sept. 18
SAN DIEGO STATE at Houston Baptist, 7 p.m. CT
UCLA at San Diego, 5 p.m. PT
WASHINGTON at SMU, 7 p.m. CT
SMU Invitational, Dallas, Texas

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