Men's Soccer Ninth in Far West Region

Nov. 10, 2009

Corvallis, Ore. - The Oregon State men's soccer team is ranked ninth in the Far West region according to the final regular season poll by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) it was announced Tuesday.

The Beavers were ranked as high as sixth in the region earlier this year and climbed back into the rankings after playing No. 10 UCLA to a draw last Friday and defeating San Diego State last Sunday.

Oregon State is 8-6-3 overall this year and 4-4-1 in conference play and have clinched its first winning season since 2005 under first year head coach Steve Simmons.

The Beavers are led by sophomore forward Danny Mwanga who leads the league in goals (12), goals per game (0.71), and is tied for first in game-winning goals (5). He was named Pac-10 Player of the Week for the week of Nov. 2-8.

In goal for Oregon State is Steve Spangler who is 7-6-3 overall on the season and has played all but 45 minutes between the posts. He as 53 saves on the season and a save percentage of .716 and was named to the College Soccer News National Team of the Week for the week of Nov. 2-8.

The Beavers travel north to take on the Huskies of the University of Washington Saturday Nov. 14 at 12 p.m. for their regular season finale. They defeated the Huskies earlier in the season 2-0 in Corvallis, Ore.

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