This Week in Men's Soccer

Sept. 18, 2007

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Fri., Sept. 14
San Francisco 2, (11/23/17/8) CALIFORNIA 1
Oakland 1, OREGON STATE 0
(18) STANFORD 1, (8/7/7/6) Santa Clara 1 (2OT)
(17/10/16/10) UCLA 3, (12/14/10/25) Ohio State 1
(24/14) WASHINGTON 1, (15) New Mexico 0

Sat., Sept. 15
SAN DIEGO STATE 2, Cal State Bakersfield 0

Sun., Sept. 16
(11/23/17/8) CALIFORNIA 0, (8/7/7/6) Santa Clara 0 (2OT)
San Francisco 2, (18) STANFORD 1 (2OT)
(17/10/16/10) UCLA 4, Penn State 1
(24/14) WASHINGTON 2, (3/4/3/3) SMU 0


Tues., Sept. 18
Portland at (22/25/19/13) WASHINGTON, 7 pm

Thur., Sept. 20
(13/5/15/7) UCLA at (12/25/20) San Francisco, 7 pm

Fri., Sept. 21
(24/nr/23/17) CALIFORNIA vs. Davidson, 5 pm (1)
Northern Illinois at OREGON STATE, 7:30 pm (2)
SAN DIEGO STATE vs. Missouri State, 5 pm (3)
Princeton at (nr/nr/ RV/26) STANFORD, 7:30 pm (1)
Denver at (22/25/19/13) WASHINGTON, 7 pm (4)

Sat., Sept. 22
Loyola (Md.) at OREGON STATE, 7:30 pm (2)
SAN DIEGO STATE vs. Drake University, 5 pm (3)
(13/5/15/7) UCLA at (8/14/7/4) Santa Clara, 7 pm

Sun., Sept. 23
(24/nr/23/17) CALIFORNIA vs. Princeton, 12 pm (1)
Davidson at (nr/nr/ RV/26) STANFORD, 2:30 pm (1)
Furman at (22/25/19/13) WASHINGTON, 1:30 pm (4)

all times are local to game site

Tournament Key
(1) - Stanford Nike Invitational; Stanford, Calif.
(2) - OSU Zaher/Hensor Memorial; Corvallis, Ore.
(3) - UNLV Rebel Classic; Las Vegas, Nev.
(4) - Husky Fever Classic; Seattle, Wash.

AROUND THE LEAGUE: Pac-10 men's soccer earned all kinds of individual accolades following its solid weekend of play ... The league picked up five wins to bring its record to 12-11-6 (.517) on the young season ... WASHINGTON (3-1-1), which had two huge wins on the road and moved up to 13th in the Top Drawer Soccer poll, starts off the week with a Tues., Sept. 18 contest against Portland ... The Conference then continues play Thursday-Sunday ... CALIFORNIA (2-2-1) took the No. 6 Santa Clara Broncos to double-overtime on Sunday as the two teams came up in a scoreless tie ... The Bears last three meetings with the team have ended in a tie ... SO GK Stefan Frei had seven saves in the first half and ended the contest with a total of 12 ... He also earned his third shutout of the season ... Cal lost to San Francisco, 2-1, on Friday ... OREGON STATE (2-4-0) dropped two close matches by one goal over the weekend, losing to Oakland, 1-0, and to IPFW, 2-1, in overtime ... FR F Brian Ramsey earned the start on Saturday against IPFW, scoring his first collegiate goal, while tallying five shots, three on goal ... SAN DIEGO STATE (2-2-1) defeated Cal State Bakersfield, 2-0, on Saturday ... The Aztecs recorded their second straight shutout, limiting the Roadrunners to just one shot ... Cal State Bakersfield came into the game averaging 11.4 shots per game ... SO D Nick Cardenas was superb in the win, garnering the Top Drawer Soccer National Player of the Week honors ... The Aztecs have yielded just five shots, none on goal, over their last two matches ... STANFORD (1-2-2) also took No. 6 Santa Clara to a 1-1 tie through regulation and two overtime periods on Friday ... SR D Scott Bolkan recorded his team-leading third goal of the season, while FR MF/F Bobby Warshaw recorded his first collegiate assist in the game ... The Cardinal, ranked 26th in this week's Top Drawer Soccer poll, also played San Francisco in a 2-1 double-overtime defeat to the Dons on Sunday ... UCLA (2-2-1) got in the win column this past weekend, posting two nice victories over No. 12 Ohio State, 3-1, and Penn State, 4-1 ... JR F Maxwell Griffin was named to both the Top Drawer Soccer National Team of the Week and the College Soccer News Team of the Week after he recorded his first career hat trick in the win over Penn State ... It was the first hat trick by a Bruin since Matt Taylor did it on Sept. 14, 2003 ... Griffin's offensive attack helped UCLA out of its scoring slump, as it totaled seven goals on the weekend after notching just one in three prior games ... The Huskies registered a successful road trip as they defeated No. 15 New Mexico on the Lobos' home field, 1-0, and upset No. 3 SMU, 2-0, in the Nike/Crescent Financial Solutions Invitational ... SO D Taylor Hoss was crucial in the win over New Mexico as he helped blank the Lobos when UW starting keeper SO Rylan Hawkins left the game with an injury ... UW head coach Dean Wurzberger needs just two more wins to reach 200 in his career (198-92-34), while the Huskies also need just one more win now to reach 500 in the history of the men's soccer program ... UW's all-time record is 499-198-78.


WALNUT CREEK, Calif.-- UCLA junior forward Maxwell Griffin has been named the Pac-10 Men's Soccer Player of the Week for Sept. 11- 17, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Griffin, from Palmdale, Calif., recorded his first career hat trick in a 4-1 win over Penn State on Sunday, a feat that has not been accomplished by a UCLA player since Matt Taylor on Sept. 14, 2003. After a UCLA scoring attempt was saved by PSU's goalkeeper, Griffin got the rebound and scored his first goal in the 55th minute of the game. His second goal, in the 77th minute, was from five yards out into the right corner. His final goal in the 82nd minute was an open net goal.

Against No. 12 Ohio State, Griffin gave UCLA an early lead with the game's first goal in the ninth minute. The Bruins then went on to scored three unanswered goals, only allowing one goal by Ohio State in the 62nd minute.

This is Griffin's third weekly honor and the 29th all-time award for the Bruins.

Also Nominated: Brian Ramsey, Fr., F, OSU; Nick Cardenas, So., D, SDSU; Taylor Hoss, So., D, WASH.

2007 PAC-10 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: Sept. 4- Kevin Forrest, Sr., F, WASH; Sept. 11- Brian Perk, So., GK, UCLA; Sept. 18- Maxwell Griffin, Jr., F, UCLA.

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