This Week In Pac-10 Men's Soccer
Oct. 5, 2004
The CALIFORNIA Golden Bears (0-0-1 Pac-10, 7-0-2 overall) continue a three-game stretch away from Berkeley at the outset of Pac-10 play, traveling to WASHINGTON (1-0-0, -8-3-1) and OREGON STATE (0-1-0, 5-5-1) this weekend... The Huskies and Beavers host STANFORD (0-0-1, 5-1-3) and Cal, while UCLA (1-1-0, 5-2-2) is idle this week. Unbeaten through nine games this season, California remained at No. 3 in this week's Soccer America Top-25... Likewise, the Cardinal, which played the Golden Bears to a 2-2 tie last week, stayed put in the Soccer America Top-25 at No. 7... WASHINGTON, coming off its first win over UCLA since 2002, vaulted 10 spots to No. 14, while the Bruins moved down seven spots to No. 19... Pac-10 teams post a .727 winning percentage (29-9-6) against non-conference opponents this season.
THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE
Fri., Oct. 8
STANFORD at OREGON STATE, 3 p.m.
CALIFORNIA at WASHINGTON, 7 p.m.
Sun. Oct. 10
CALIFORNIA at OREGON STATE, 1 p.m.
STANFORD at WASHINGTON, 1 p.m.
All times are local to game sites.
WASHINGTON FORWARD BRETT WIESNER
NAMED PAC-10 MEN'S SOCCER PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Washington senior forward Brett Wiesner has been named the Pac-10 Men's Soccer Player of the Week for Sept. 28-Oct. 4.
Wiesner, from Brookfield, Wis., led the Huskies to wins over UC Riverside and No. 12/NR UCLA, scoring goals in both matches including the gamewinner over the Bruins. Wiesner scored the second of back-to-back goals in a 17-second timespan in the 87th minute at UC Riverside. On the restart after Mike Chabala's goal on a penalty kick, the Huskies quickly gained possession and Wiesner beat the Highlander defense to score his first goal of the season and seal the win for Washington. He had a team-high six shots versus UC Riverside.
Wiesner's goal against UCLA in the 13th minute stood for the remainder of the game as the Huskies held on to upset the Bruins, 1-0. It was the first victory over UCLA for Washington since 2002, when UW pulled a 2-1 double overtime upset over then-No. 2 UCLA in Westwood.
The Huskies return home this week to host California and Stanford.
This is the first weekly honor for Wiesner, and the 11th all-time player of the week honor for the Huskies.
Also Nominated: Nick Hatzke, Jr., MF, CAL; Aaron Lopez, Sr., D, UCLA.
2004 PAC-10 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: Sept. 7- Chris Eylander, Jr., GK, WASH; Sept. 14- Andrew Kartunen, So., GK, STAN; Sept. 21- Mike Enfield, Sr., MF, UCLA; Sept. 28- Eric Kronberg, Jr., GK, CAL; Oct. 5- Brett Wiesner, Sr., F.
LAST WEEK'S RESULTS
Fri., Oct. 1
WASHINGTON 2, UC Riverside 0
CALIFORNIA 2, STANFORD 2
UCLA 3, OREGON STATE 1
Sun. Oct. 3
WASHINGTON 1, UCLA 0
PAC-10 MEN'S SOCCER NOTES...
CALIFORNIA's unbeaten streak reached nine with a 2-2 tie against its Bay Area rival, the Stanford Cardinal... JR MF Nick Hatzke registered his team-leading fourth goal of the season against the Cardinal... The Bears outshot Stanford 7-1 in two overtime periods but were unable to score... OREGON STATE continues its run of games against ranked opponents versus Stanford and California this weekend. Five of the Beaver's last six opponents have been ranked... JR MF Ryan Johnson recorded his fourth goal against UCLA... The Beavers lead the Pac-10 with 25 goals on the season... STANFORD rallied for a tie after trailing California 2-0 at halftime... SR F Darren Fernandez's Pac-10 leading fifth goal (tied with two others) knotted the contest with just 1:23 left in regulation... SR GK Robby Fulton collected six saves for the Cardinal, including two in each overtime period... UCLA was the only Pac-10 school with a pair of league contests in the first weekend of conference play... The Bruins recorded three goals against Oregon State, including two in a 47-second span, but could not score against Washington despite outshooting the Huskies 16-5... UCLA will host its Alumni game this weekend before taking on the Bay Area Schools on Oct. 15 and 17... WASHINGTON's trip to California yielded a pair of wins, as the Huskies downed UC Riverside before upsetting UCLA... JR MF Mike Chabala and SR F Brett Wiesner scored back-to-back goals in a 17-second timespan with just under four minutes remaining to lift the Huskies over the Highlanders... Wiesner then scored his second goal in as many games against the Bruins, giving Washington a 1-0 advantage that it would hold on to despite a furious charge from the Bruins... JR GK Chris Eylander recorded five saves versus the Bruins, on his way to his seventh shutout of the year. Eylander is currently tied for fifth on Washington's single-season shutout list.
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