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Pac-12 Men's Soccer Weekly Release - Oct. 5, 2021

Oct 5, 2021

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This Week

  • Conference play continues with another five matches and four televised on Pac-12 Networks.
  • On Thursday, California (2-6-1, 0-3-0) will host Oregon State (6-1-1, 2-0-0) at 2:00 p.m. PT, while Stanford (4-4-1, 1-2-0) will welcome Washington (9-0-0, 2-0-0) at 7:00 p.m. PT in a meeting of the top two teams in the Pac-12 preseason coaches poll. Both matches will be broadcast on Pac-12 Networks.
  • Friday will be SoCal rivalry matchday with UCLA (6-4-0, 2-2-0) hosting San Diego State (6-2-2, 2-2-0) on Pac-12 Insider.
  • Pac-12 Networks will televise Sunday's return games as Cal hosts Washington at 12:00 p.m. PT and Stanford welcomes Oregon State at 2:00 p.m. PT.

Last Week

  • Last week's league results created a four-way logjam atop the Pac-12 table as Oregon State and Washington both swept home matches against visiting UCLA and San Diego State to give all four teams six points entering this week's action.
  • Washington continued its flair for dramatic victories as Dylan Teves scored a 94th minute golden goal to fend off then-No. 13 San Diego State on Thursday, then netted goals 56 seconds apart in the 84th and 85th minutes to stun then-No. 23 UCLA, 2-1, on Sunday. The Huskies improved to 9-0-0 with the victories, the best start in program history, with four overtime wins and five matches decided by one goal.
  • Oregon State extended its unbeaten streak to four with a 4-3 comeback victory over UCLA and 2-0 shutout of San Diego State. The Beavers scored three times between the 65th and 68th minutes to turn a 3-1 deficit into a 4-3 win versus the Bruins, then became the first team to score multiple times this season on the Aztecs. Adrian Molina-Diaz (3g/1a) had a hand in four of OSU's six goals on the week.

Huskies' Historic Start

  • Since the Pac-12 began sponsoring men's soccer in 2000, no team has gotten off to a better start than Washington in 2021. At 9-0-0, the Huskies have matched the 2001 Stanford team (9-0-0) for the best unbeaten and untied start by a program in Conference history.
  • A result (win or draw) Thursday at Stanford would give Washington the best start in the league's sport-sponsored history.
  • UW is currently 1-of-4 perfect teams in NCAA Division I along with No. 1 Georgetown (8-0-0), No. 6 Tulsa (9-0-0) and No. 7 New Hampshire (11-0-0).
  • Washington's 9-0-0 start is tied for seventh-best across all current league programs and all years of recorded competition.

Best Unbeaten & Untied Starts (All Teams, All Years)
1. UCLA 1970 - 16-0-0
2. UCLA 1971 - 14-0-0
    UCLA 1969 - 14-0-0
4. UCLA 1968 - 12-0-0
5. San Diego State 1982 - 11-0-0
    San Diego State 1979 - 11-0-0
7. Washington 2021 - 9-0-0
    UCLA 1989 - 9-0-0
    Stanford 2001 - 9-0-0
    Stanford 1997 - 9-0-0

United Soccer Coaches poll

  • Washington remained steady at No. 2 in the latest United Soccer Coaches poll, while Oregon State made the biggest jump in returning to the national top 25 after a three-week hiatus, going from receiving just five points (T-38th) to No. 15.
  • San Diego State and UCLA continue to receive votes despite falling out the top 25.

Top Performers

  • Four different Pac-12 players earned recognition on National Teams of the Week, led by Washington defender Ryan Sailor who appeared on both the Top Drawer Soccer and College Soccer News lists.
  • Sailor was joined by Stanford's Ousseni Bouda, the reigning Pac-12 Player of the Week, and Oregon State's Sofiane Djeffal on the Top Drawer Soccer team.
  • Sailor was joined by OSU's Adrian Molina-Diaz on the College Soccer News team.
  • Through five weeks, 10 different Pac-12 players have been recognized on a national team of the week.

College Soccer News National Teams of the Week
Aug. 31 - Lucas Meek, Washington
Sept. 7 - Jack Singer, California; Ousseni Bouda, Stanford; Lucas Meek, Washington
Sept. 21 - Jacob Castro, San Diego State; Ryan Sailor, Washington
Sept. 28 - Kendall Burks, Washington
Oct. 5 - Adrian Molina-Diaz, Oregon State; Ryan Sailor, Washington

Top Drawer Soccer National Teams of the Week
Aug. 31 - Lucas Meek, Washington
Sept. 7 - Jack Singer, California; Tyrone Mondi, Oregon State; Lucas Meek, Washington
Sept. 21 - Jacob Castro, San Diego State; Ryan Sailor, Washington
Sept. 28 - Nick Scardina, Washington
Oct. 5 - Sofiane Djeffal, Oregon State; Ousseni Bouda, Stanford; Ryan Sailor, Washington