This Week in Pac-10 Men's Soccer
Oct. 12, 2004
The UCLA Bruins (1-1-0 Pac-10, 5-2-2 overall) travel north to take on intrastate rivals CALIFORNIA (1-1-1, 8-1-2) and STANFORD (1-0-2, 6-1-4) this weekend, while Northwest cohabitants OREGON STATE (0-3-0, 5-7-1) and WASHINGTON (2-0-1, 9-3-2) face off in Seattle... Stanford, ranked No. 10 by Soccer America and No. 18 in the NSCAA/adidas Coaches' Poll, host this week's only non-conference match against UC Davis... Joining the Cardinal in the national rankings are the Huskies at No. 12/25, the Golden Bears at No. 13/19, and the Bruins at No. 19/NR... Stanford and Washington, who played to a 2-2 tie in double overtime on Sunday, remain undefeated in Pac-10 play, while Cal's nine-game unbeaten streak ended at the feet of the Huskies... Pac-10 teams post a .727 winning percentage (29-9-6) against non-conference opponents this season.
THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE
Fri., Oct. 15
UCLA at CALIFORNIA, 3:30 p.m.
UC Davis at STANFORD, 5 p.m.
Sun. Oct. 17
UCLA at STANFORD, Noon
OREGON STATE at WASHINGTON, 2:30 p.m.
All times are local to game sites.
WASHINGTON DEFENDER C.J. KLAAS
NAMED PAC-10 MEN'S SOCCER PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Washington senior defender C.J. Klaas has been named the Pac-10 Men's Soccer Player of the Week for Oct. 5-11.
Klaas, from Cherry Valley, Ill., scored two goals and added two assists in Washington's pair of matches versus No. 3/7 California and No. 7/20 Stanford. Against Cal, Klaas had a hand in all three goals - scoring one and assisting the other two - leading the Huskies to a 3-0 upset over the previously unbeaten Golden Bears. Klaas also scored his fourth goal of the season in UW's 2-2 double overtime time draw with the Cardinal.
Klaas is tied for the team lead and second in the Pac-10 in points with 12, on four goals and four assists. Washington's matches this weekend improved its record versus ranked opponents to 4-1-1.
The Huskies host Oregon State on Sunday.
This is the second weekly honor for Klaas, and the 12th all-time player of the week honor for the Huskies.
Also Nominated: Darren Fernandez, Sr., F, STAN.
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: Oct. 12- C.J. Klaas, Sr., D, WASH.
LAST WEEK'S RESULTS
Fri., Oct. 1
STANFORD 2, OREGON STATE 1
WASHINGTON 3, CALIFORNIA 0
Sun. Oct. 3
CALIFORNIA 2, OREGON STATE 0
STANFORD 2, WASHINGTON 2
PAC-10 MEN'S SOCCER NOTES...
CALIFORNIA returns home for the first time in a month to take on UCLA on Friday... JR GK Eric Kronberg recorded his sixth shutout of the season in the Bears' 2-0 win at Oregon State... Cal leads the Pac-10 with just seven goals allowed this year... OREGON STATE travels to Washington on Sunday for the Beavers' fourth straight game against a ranked team and sixth in the last seven... The Beavers lead the Pac-10 in points, averaging 5.31 per match... STANFORD remains unbeaten in conference play, having edged Oregon State 2-1 on SR F Darren Fernandez's goal in the 87th minute and tied Washington 2-2... Fernandez leads the Pac-10 with seven goals (0.64 gpg) and 16 points (1.45 ppg)... SO GK Andrew Kartunen made his first appearance in net since Sept. 17 against the Beavers, collecting three saves and his fifth win of the year... UCLA travels to the Bay Area to face California and Stanford after hosting their Alumni game last weekend... The Bruins' Chad Barrett leads the Pac-10 in assists-per-game, averaging 0.44 per contest... WASHINGTON handed California its first loss of the season as the Huskies' co-points leaders SR D C.J. Klaas and SO F Kevin Forrest notched goals in the 3-0 win. Klaas also had two assists in the contest... Facing Stanford, the Huskies rallied from a 2-1 deficit, forcing a 2-2 double-overtime tie. FR F Ely Allen knotted the match in the 79th minute... JR GK Chris Eylander's shutout of the Bears was his conference-leading eighth on the season - tied for fourth best in Washington soccer history.