Pac-10 Men's Soccer Weekly Release

Oct. 10, 2000

Pac-10 and Bay Area rivals CALIFORNIA and No. 4 STANFORD will clash for the 28th time since both schools acknowledged men's soccer as a varsity sport in 1973, the most between two schools in the Conference...STANFORD is ranked No. 4 (Soccer America) and No. 11 (NSCAA) along with UCLA at No. 5 (Soccer America) and No. 6 (NSCAA) and WASHINGTON at No. 7 (Soccer America).


Thurs., Oct. 12Santa Clara at STANFORD, 7:30 p.m.

Fri., Oct. 13OREGON STATE at UCLA, 5:30 p.m.

Sun., Oct. 15San Francisco at OREGON STATE, 1 p.m.CALIFORNIA at STANFORD, 2 p.m.WASHINGTON at UCLA, 2 p.m.




Pac-10 Player of the Week

Washington junior defenseman Bryn Ritchie has been named the Pac-10 Men's Soccer Player of the Week for October 3-9.

Ritchie, from Medford, Ore., played a key role in leading No. 12 Washington to a sweep of the Bay Area schools. In the Huskies 2-1 overtime win over then-No. 4 Stanford, Ritchie tallied an assist on the first goal, then came through again by scoring the game-winner in overtime. Against California, he had one shot on goal and was part of the Huskies stifling defense, which shut out the Bears 7-0.

This is the first weekly honor for Ritchie and Washington's first Player of the Week honor all-time.

ALSO NOMINATED: Johanes Maliza, STAN, DJ Countess, UCLA.

Pac-10 Notebook

CALIFORNIA: The Bears have been shut out in seven of their eight losses this season. Senior forward Juan Luis Romero scored Cal's lone goal of the week in a 1-1 tie at Oregon State.

OREGON STATE: Freshman goalkeeper Peter Billmeyer sports a 1.04 goals against average in eight games for the Beavers. He has 37 saves this season, including eight against Washington on 0ct. 8 and seven against Santa Clara on Sept. 14.

STANFORD: The Cardinal outshot top-ranked and previously unbeaten UCLA 21-7 in their 1-0 victory over the Bruins. The lone goal of the game came from sophomore forward Johanes Maliza in the second half. The Cardinal have now outscored opponents 24-1 after intermission.

UCLA: True freshman goalkeeper DJ Countess tied the school record for single-game saves when he stopped 11 shots against No. 4 Stanford in a 1-0 loss Oct. 8. Countess, the U.S. Under-20 National Team goalkeeper, ranks among the nation's leaders with a 0.60 goals against average and has made 32 saves in nine games.

WASHINGTON: The Huskies have won five consecutive games, and the 7-0 victory over California on Oct. 8 was Washington's fourth shutout of the season. UW had seven goals against Cal, which was the biggest scoring output by a Washingtion squad since Oct. 9, 1998, when the Huskies downed UCSB 9-1.

All -Tournament TeamsRamiro Arredondo, CAL Adidas Bay Area Class. (Sept. 21-23) Stanford/Nike Invit. (Sept. 29-Oct. 1)DJ Countess, UCLA IU Classic (Sept. 1-3)Leo Krupnik, CAL St. Louis/Nike Tourn. (Sept. 8-10)Scott Leber, STAN Nike Goal Rush Classic (Sept. 1-3) Dartmouth Classic (Sept. 16-17)Ryan Lee, UCLA IU Classic (Sept. 1-3)Roger Levesque, STAN Dartmouth Classic (Sept. 16-17)Johanes Maliza, STAN Dartmouth Classic (Sept. 16-17) Stanford/Nike Invit. (Sept. 29-Oct. 1)Lee Morrison, STAN Nike Goal Rush Classic (Sept. 1-3) Stanford/Nike Invit. (Sept. 29-Oct. 1)Ryan Nelson, STAN Nike Goal Rush Classic (Sept. 1-3) Dartmouth Classic (Sept. 16-17) Stanford/Nike Invit. (Sept. 29-Oct. 1)Luke Rust, STAN Stanford/Nike Invit. (Sept. 29-Oct. 1)Bryn Ritchie, WASH Adidas/Portland Inv. (Sept. 9-10)Chris Roner, CAL St. Louis/Nike Tourn. (Sept. 8-10) Adidas Bay Area Class. (Sept 21-23) Stanford/Nike Invit. (Sept. 29-Oct. 1)Shaun Tsakiris, UCLA IU Classic (Sept. 1-3)Caleb Westbay, UCLA IU Classic (Sept. 1-3)Corey Woolfolk, STAN Nike Goal Rush Classic (Sept. 1-3)