This week in Pac-12 men's soccer

By the Pac-12 Conference

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• All six Pac-12 men's soccer teams are in action this week with five home matches. San Diego State and Washington will both participate in weekend tournaments, while the other four teams face single-game matchups. 

• PLAYER OF THE WEEK: UCLA junior Max Estrada was awarded this week's Pac-12 Player of the Week honor after scoring two game winning goals for the Bruins. The Bruins improved to a 3-1-1 record after defeating both Tulsa and then-No. 11 UC Irvine.

• PAC-12 NETWORK DEBUT: California made an impressive mark during its Pac-12 Network debut when they toppled Central Florida, 4-1, Friday. The game was Cal's home opener and kicks off a seven-game home stand.

• LEADING THE WAY: Oregon State is leading the Conference in goals, assists and points so far this season. The Beavers have 14 goals and 18 assists to total 46 points in just five games played.

• SUPERIOR SHOOTING: Stanford had a strong offensive weekend outshooting their opponent then-No. 11 UC Irvine, 20-6. The Cardinal did not allow the Anteaters a single shot in the first half. Stanford won the game 2-0, its second shutout of the season in just four games.

• FANS GALORE: San Diego State defeated Houston Baptist, 3-2, in front of a SDSU Sports Deck record crowd of 2,212. It was the first game under the lights at Montezuma road for the Aztecs and their 2012 home opener.

• WEEKEND UNBEATEN: UCLA finished a standout weekend winning games against Tulsa and then-No. 11 UC Irvine. The win against UCI came in the final minutes with goals from Fernando Monge and Max Estrada in the 83rd and 87th minute, respectively.

• OVERTIME: Washington fought hard in the match against then-No. 4 Connecticut, where they fell 1-0 in an overtime match. This was the Huskies' first loss on the season, they are still tied for first in the Conference despite the loss.


Tues, Sept. 11
Houston Baptist at California, 2 p.m. PT

Wed., Sept. 12
San Jose State at Stanford, 7 p.m. PT

Fri., Sept. 14
San Diego State vs. Nebraska-Omaha, 5 p.m. PT
Courtyard Marriott Highlander Soccer Tournament, Riverside, Calif.
Washington vs. Memphis, 4:30 p.m. CT
UAB Tournament, Birmingham, Ala.

Sat., Sept. 15
Gonzaga at Oregon State, 1 p.m. PT

Sun., Sept. 16
San Francisco at California. 2 p.m. PT
San Diego State vs. North Florida. 3:30 p.m. PT
Courtyard Marriott Highlander Soccer Tournament, Riverside, Calif.
Santa Clara at Stanford. 7 p.m. PT
UCLA at Loyola Marymount. 2 p.m. PT
Washington at UAB. 2 p.m. CT
UAB Tournament, Birmingham, Ala.

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