Somoza Named Pac-10 Player of Week

Oct. 17, 2000

Walnut Creek, Calif. -

Washington midfielder Ben Somoza (Edmonds, Wash.) was named Pacific-10 Conference Men's Soccer Player of the Week for October 10-16. Somoza is Washington's second recipient of the honor in as many weeks.

A key figure in the Washington's come-from-behind victory over No. 5 UCLA in Los Angeles Sunday, Somoza was involved in every Husky goal in the 3-2 win. The junior from Edmonds was credited with an assist on the first two Washington goals, as the Huskies came from a two-goal deficit to even the score. With 19 seconds remaining in regulation, he then connected on the game-winning goal, a shot from 16-yards out.

The victory was Washington's third over a top 10 team in the last three weeks and third straight over the Bruins. The Huskies have won six in a row and nine of their last 10 games.

Somoza currently ranks in the Conference top-10 in goals, points per game, assists and assists per game.

The fourth-ranked Huskies begin round two of Pac-10 action when they host No. 2 Stanford at 2:15 p.m., Sun., Oct. 22. The game follows the UW women's match versus UCLA at 12 noon. Both games are at Husky Soccer Field.

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