This Week In Pac-10 Men's Soccer
Sept. 17, 2002
Pac-10 teams continue their non-conference success, having lost just seven contests in 30 matches, a stellar .700 winning percentage... STANFORD (5-0-0) tops both the NSCAA/adidas and Soccer America polls this week for the second week in a row, while UCLA (4-0-0) checks in a No. 3/No. 2, respectively... WASHINGTON (2-1-2) is ranked 17th by Soccer America... The Bruins take on unbeaten SoCal rival No. 17/NR Loyola Marymount... The Cardinal and Fresno State (1-3-1) travel to take part in tournaments hosted by Dartmouth and Evansville (Ind.), respectively.
THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE
Thu., Sept. 19
Creighton at WASHINGTON, 7 p.m.
Fri., Sept. 20
OREGON STATE at Marist, 1 p.m.
STANFORD vs. Richmond, Noon (1)
FRESNO STATE at Evansville, 7:30 p.m. (2)
Sun., Sept. 22
San Francisco at CALIFORNIA, 2 p.m.
OREGON STATE at Siena, 10 a.m.
STANFORD at Dartmouth, 11:30 a.m.
UCLA at Loyola Marymount, 4 p.m.
FRESNO STATE vs. Louisville, Noon (2)
(1) Dartmouth Tournament, Hanover, N.H.
(2) Evansville Tournament, Evansville, Ind.
All times are local to site.
LAST WEEK'S RESULTS
Thu., Sept. 12
Portland 1, FRESNO STATE 0
Fri., Sept. 13
CALIFORNIA 4, Saint Mary's 0
OREGON STATE 2, UC Riverside 0
STANFORD 4, Denver 2
WASHINGTON 2, College of Charleston 0
Sun., Sept. 15
CALIFORNIA 1, Denver 0
OREGON STATE 3, Tulsa 0
STANFORD 1, Saint Mary's 0
UCLA 3, San Diego 1
South Carolina 2, WASHINGTON 1
Cal State Northridge 2, FRESNO STATE 0
BILLMEYER NAMED PAC-10 PLAYER OF WEEK
OREGON STATE junior goalkeeper Peter Billmeyer has been named the Pac-10 Men's Soccer Player of the Week for Sept. 9-16.
Billmeyer, from Omaha, Neb., helped the Beavers capture the tournament title at their own OSU/Diadora Classic with wins over UC Riverside and then-No. 12/No. 24 Tulsa. Billmeyer recorded eight saves in the 2-0 shutout win over the Highlanders Sept. 13. He posted two saves Sept. 15, as the Beavers defeated the Golden Hurricane 3-0 in the tournament final. Billmeyer garnered OSU/Diadora Classic Most Valuable Player honors for his efforts. The blankings were his second and third on the young season, already surpassing OSU's team total (2) from 2001.
Oregon State (4-1-0) is off to its best start in four seasons. The Beavers travel to Marist College and Siena for matches Sept. 20 and Sept. 22, respectively.
This is the first weekly honor for Billmeyer and the third all-time Player of the Week honor for Oregon State.
ALSO NOMINATED: Pat Fisher, Sr MF, CAL; Roger Levesque, Sr F, STAN; Tim Pierce, Sr F, UCLA; Aaron Heinzen, Sr D, WASH.
2002 PAC-10 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: Sept. 3- Adolfo Gregorio, Jr MF, UCLA; Sept. 10-Roger Levesque, Sr F STAN; Sept. 17- Peter Billmeyer, Jr GK, OSU.
SOCCER AMERICA TEAM OF THE WEEK
Sept. 2 - Adolfo Gregorio, Jr MF, UCLA
Scot Thompson, Sr D, UCLA
Roger Levesque, Sr F, STAN
CALIFORNIA: For the first time in the six-year history of the program, California claimed the title of its own tournament, winning the adidas Cal Legacy Classic. The Bears collected two wins, as did Stanford, however Cal edged the Cardinal in goal differential. Senior midfielder Pat Fisher was named tournament MVP, netting the game-winning goals in both victories.
FRESNO STATE: Fresno State suffered back-to-back shutout losses last week, falling to then-No. 15 Portland (1-0) and Cal State Northridge (2-0). Searching for their first road wins of the young season, the Bulldogs are 0-1-1 away from Fresno in 2002 as they head to the Evansville (Ind.) Tournament. With 17 career shutouts, senior goalkeeper Jeremy Proud needs one more to tie current assistant coach J.J. Wozniak ('95-96) for fifth on the FS all-time chart.
OREGON STATE: Off to their best start (4-1-0) in four seasons, the Beavers claimed the title at their own OSU/Diadora Classic. Junior goalkeeper Peter Billmeyer led Oregon State to shutout wins over UC Riverside and then-No. 12/No. 24 Tulsa. Billmeyer earned tournament MVP honors in recording his second and third blankings on the year. OSU has already surpassed its shutout total (2) from the 2001 season.
STANFORD: Top-ranked and unbeaten Stanford went 2-0 in the adidas Cal Legacy Classic last week, dropping Denver and Saint Mary's. The Cardinal claimed second place, escaping with a 1-0 win over the Gaels on an own goal. Senior forward Roger Levesque scored a goal and added three assists in the 3-2 win over Denver.
UCLA: The undefeated Bruins handed then-No. 11 San Diego its first loss of the season with a 3-1 victory Sept. 15. Senior forward Tim Pierce scored the game-winning goal and assisted on UCLA's first goal. Pierce is tied for the team lead in points (7) and leads the Bruins in assists (3).
WASHINGTON: The Huskies suffered their first loss of the season to host South Carolina in the final game of the Gamecock Soccer Classic. Freshman Kevin Murray posted Washington's lone goal against South Carolina, his first as a collegian. UW senior co-captain Aaron Heinzen was named the tournament's Defensive MVP, while sophomore midfielder C.J. Klaas and sophomore forward Casey Armstrong joined him on the all-tournament team.