Four Pac-12 men's soccer teams are ranked heading into week two
• Four out of the six Pac-12 men's soccer teams are ranked this week in the top-25 according to the NSCAA, with an additional team receiving votes. Pac-12 men's soccer begins week two of the 2015 campaign this week with nine matchups throughout three days of play.
• After the first week of competition, the Pac-12 claims the top-ranked team according to the NSCAA with UCLA sitting atop the pack. WASHINGTON moved up three spots to No. 7, STANFORD is ranked No. 16, OREGON STATE cracked the top-25 at No. 21 and CALIFORNIA is receiving votes.
• No. 1 UCLA earned its first win of the season, downing New Mexico at home 1-0. FR D Malcolm Jones found the back of the net with a volley in the six-yard box in the 62nd minute to give the Bruins an opening-weekend win.
• No. 21 OREGON STATE shares the top spot in the conference with two wins in its opening weekend. The Beavers beat Marquette at home 1-0 thanks to a golden goal off a left-foot strike from SR F and Pac-12 Player of the Week Mikhail Doholis. The Beavers turned around and hosted No. 9 Michigan State, beating the Spartans 1-0 thanks to Timmy Mueller’s flick past the keeper in the 18th minute, with Doholis on the assist. Doholis’ performance on the weekend named him to College Soccer News Team of the Week.
• No. 7 WASHINGTON also posted two victories in its first week back on the pitch. The Huskies netted four goals in two home games beating in-state rival Gonzaga, 1-0, and UC Davis, 3-0. Washington's squad proves everyone is a scoring threat, as four different Huskies scored goals.
• SAN DIEGO STATE opened 2015 with a 3-1 victory over Grand Canyon at home, for its second home-opening win in three seasons. JR D Matt Callahan tallied a goal and an assist for three points in the match.
• No. 16 STANFORD split its first two games, as the Cardinal fell to No. 17 UCSB 0-1 last Friday. The Cardinal bounced back on Monday, defeating the Louisville Cardinals 1-0 on JR F Jordan Morris’ top-right goal in the 81st.
• CALIFORNIA dropped its first game of the season, falling 3-0 to San Diego. The Bears attempted three shots on goal, but couldn't find the back of the net.
• The Pac-12 Networks will broadcast 35 matches in 2015. UCLA alumnus and former MLS player Cobi Jones will continue to cover all the action on the Networks alongside analysts Christopher Sullivan and Kelly Gray. Rich Cellini and JB Long continue play-by-play duties, along with Miles, Jim Watson, Rich Burk and Troy Clardy.
AROUND THE LEAGUE
• UCLA promoted assistant coach Nick Carlin-Voigt to Associate Head Coach, head coach Jorge Salcedo announced on Monday. Carlin-Voigt previously served as the Assistant Coach/Recruiting Coordinator for the Bruins.
• Stanford freshman Amir Bashti has been named to the U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team roster by head coach Tab Ramos. Bashti will represent the United States at the 2015 Stevan Vilotic-Cele Tournament in Serbia.
|Friday, Sept. 4||Broadcast||Time|
|No. 1 UCLA at Maryland||4 p.m. PT|
|Vermont at No. 21 OREGON STATE||4:30 p.m. PT|
|VCU at CALIFORNIA||PACBA/PAC12||4:30 p.m. PT|
|No. 7 WASHINGTON at Pennsylvania||4:30 p.m. PT|
|San Diego Christian at SAN DIEGO STATE||7 p.m. PT|
|Northeastern at No. 16 STANFORD||7 p.m. PT|
|Sunday, Sept. 6|
|Northeastern at CAL||2 p.m. PT|
|VCU at No. 16 STANFORD||P12BA/P12N||3 p.m. PT|
|George Washington at SAN DIEGO STATE||4 p.m. PT|
CONFERENCE STANDINGS (Expanded standings)
|Teams||Points||Pac-12 Record||Overall Record|
|San Diego State||0||0-0||1-0|
PAC-12 PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Name SR F Mikhail Doholis, Oregon State
Matt Callahan, San Diego State; Malcolm Jones, UCLA; Josh Heard, WASH
2015 PAC-12 MEN'S SOCCER PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
|Sept. 1||Mikhail Doholis, Oregon State|
MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List
Michael Amick, UCLA; Jordan Morris, Stanford; Brandon Vincent, Stanford
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