This week in Pac-12 men's soccer

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UCLA jumped back to the nation’s top spot and No 4. WASHINGTON and No. 8 STANFORD joined the Bruins in the top 10. For the first time this season, three Pac-12 teams are ranked in the top 10, with four in the top 20. This week No. 1 UCLA hosts No. 8 Stanford and No. 17 CALIFORNIA in games that will appear on Pac-12 Networks

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• No. 17 CALIFORNIA was off last week and hits the road this week for matchups with SAN DIEGO STATE and No. 1 UCLA. The Golden Bears have not won a Conference road game this season, but will bring their high-scoring offense, which ranks first in the nation in scoring (2.83) and points per game (8.92).

• OREGON STATE split its two home games last week, taking down SAN DIEGO STATE, 2-0, and falling to No. 1 UCLA, 1-2. Senior F Khiry Shelton found the net in the win over the Aztecs. The goal pushed his season point total to 27, ranking first in the Conference. In the UCLA loss, freshman F Timmy Mueller put in his Conference-leading 10th goal of the season.

• SAN DIEGO STATE dropped back-to-back matches to Oregon State, 0-2 and No. 4 WASHINGTON, 0-1. Redshirt freshman GK Adam Allmaras recorded 5 saves, before finally surrendering the game’s only goal in the 85th minute.  Allmaras ranks first in the Conference in total saves with 52. 

• No. 8 STANFORD took on San Francisco in a mid-season non-Conference matchup and won 3-0. Senior F Zach Batteer recorded an assist in the game and has now tallied a point in each of Stanford’s last four games.The win was the Cardinal’s seventh straight in non-Conference play. 

• No. 1 UCLA completed season sweeps of  No. 4 Washington and Oregon State, defeating both the Beavers, 2-1, and the Huskies, 2-1, on the road.  The pair of wins pushed UCLA’s winning streak to four games. Freshman F Seyi Adekoya scored the game-winning goal against OSU and assisted on the game-winning goal against UW to take Pac-12 Player of the Week honors.

• No. 4 WASHINGTON dropped its first Conference home game of the season to No. 1 UCLA, 2-1, before defeating San Diego State, 1-0. The win over the Aztecs was GK Spencer Richey’s third shutout of the season.  Richey is tied for second in the Conference in shutouts per game with three shutouts in 12 games.  

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