<b>UCLA FORWARD MATT TAYLOR NAMED PAC-10 MEN'S SOCCER PLAYER OF THE WEEK</b><br>

Sept. 2, 2003

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- UCLA senior forward Matt Taylor has been named the Pac-10 Men's Soccer Player of the Week for Aug. 27-Sept. 1, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Taylor, from Irvine, Calif., was named Offensive MVP of the Cal State Fullerton Soccer Town Classic, as the Bruins defeated No. 16/No. 7 Penn State 5-2 and shut out Ohio State 1-0.

Taylor recorded a hat trick in the come-from-behind victory over the Nittany Lions on Aug. 29. It marked his second consecutive hat trick against Penn State, having accomplished the feat in the NCAA Quarterfinals last season. With top-ranked UCLA trailing 1-0 late in the first half, Taylor scored his first goal. He added two more in the first 10 minutes of the second half to account for the go-ahead and game-winning goals.

Taylor has scored seven goals and added two assists in his last five games, dating back to last season.

This is the second weekly honor for Taylor and the 15th all-time Player of the Week honor for UCLA.

ALSO NOMINATED: Robbie Findley, Fr F, OSU; Leo Tetov, So MF, WASH.

2003 PAC-10 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: Sept. 2- Matt Taylor, Sr F, UCLA.

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