This Week in Pac-10 Men's Soccer
Oct. 7, 2008
The Golden Bears opened the Pac-10 season with a 3-0 road victory at Oregon State and a 2-2 tie at Washington. SO MF Demitrius Omphroy netted his first career-goal against the Beavers on a pass from RS-SO MF Hector Jimenez. Jimenez tabbed his fifth and sixth assists of the season over the weekend and ranks 12th nationally in assists per game (0.60). Head coach Kevin Grimes is one victory away from his 100th-career win.
OREGON STATE (3-5-3)
The Beavers fell in their Pac-10 opener to No. 10 California, 0-3, but salvaged their weekend with a 1-1 tie against Stanford. FR F Danny Mwanga scored his second goal of the season on an assist from SR MF Collin Foster. It was Foster's fourth assist of his career. Oregon State out shot Stanford 14-11.
SAN DIEGO STATE (2-5-1)
In their lone match of the week, the Aztecs battled UCLA to a 3-3 tie in Los Angeles. RS-JR D/F Matt McManus gave SDSU an early 2-0 lead as he scored two goals in a four-minute span. JR MF Evan Toft set up McManus' first goal, giving him his fourth assist of the season. Toft is 26th in the nation in assists per game with 0.50.
Stanford opened the Pac-10 season with road matches against Washington and Oregon State. The Cardinal held the Huskies scoreless until the 77th minute of play before falling 0-1. It was the fourth consecutive loss by one goal for Stanford, its longest such streak since 1988. At Oregon State, the Cardinal halted their four-game losing streak with a 1-1 draw. SO MF/F Bobby Warshaw converted a penalty kick for his team-leading third goal of the season.
In a rematch of the 2006 NCAA National Championship, UCLA played No. 16/22 UC Santa Barbara to a 2-2 draw. The Bruins increased their unbeaten streak to five with a school-record fourth consecutive tie against San Diego State in their Pac-10 opener. SR F Maxwell Griffin scored his fourth and fifth goals of the season against UCSB and SDSU, respectively. He is now tied for the team lead in goals scored and leads the team in points with 12.
Washington opened the Pac-10 season with a 1-0 shutout of Stanford. FR MF Casey McCool registered his first-career goal with a 12-yard shot that found the upper right corner of the net. Hosting nationally ranked California, the Huskies came from behind twice to force overtime, which resulted in a 2-2 tie. SR MF Raphael Cox scored one goal and assisted the other to extend the UW unbeaten streak to five. He has totaled four goals and two assists in the last four matches for the Huskies.
THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE
Fri., Oct. 10
*SAN DIEGO STATE at STANFORD, 4:30 p.m.
*UCLA at [6/9/5/5] CALIFORNIA, 4 p.m.
*WASHINGTON at OREGON STATE, 7:30 p.m.
Sun., Oct. 12
*SAN DIEGO STATE at [6/9/5/5] CALIFORNIA, 2:30 p.m.
*UCLA at STANFORD, 2:30 p.m.
*Pacific-10 Conference Match
All Times Local to Site
LAST WEEK'S RESULTS
Wed., Oct. 1
[22/16/17/15] UC Santa Barbara 2, UCLA 2 (2OT)
Fri., Oct. 3
*[10/11/6/5] CALIFORNIA 3, OREGON STATE 0
* WASHINGTON 1, STANFORD 0
Sun., Oct. 5
*[10/11/6/5] CALIFORNIA 2, WASHINGTON 2 (2OT)
*SAN DIEGO STATE 3, UCLA 3 (2OT)
*STANFORD 1, OREGON STATE 1 (2OT)
*Pacific-10 Conference Match