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UCLA Advances To 3rd Round With 4-1 Win Over Sac State. Former BUSA Academy player, Chandler Hoffman, scores two goals in Bruin victory.
Nov. 21, 2010
Eighth-seeded UCLA scored four unanswered goals in a 30-minute span in the second half and ousted Sacramento State, 4-1, in the second round of the NCAA Tournament at Drake Stadium on Sunday night. Sophomore forward Chandler Hoffman extended his scoring streak to four games with two goals, and freshmen Reed Williams and Victor Chavez also scored for the Bruins.
The first half was a scoreless but entertaining affair that saw a few big saves by Sacramento State goalkeeper Cesar Castillo and a clearance off the line by UCLA defender Joe Sofia. The Bruins averted a first-half deficit at the 33:31 mark when a shot by Hornet midfielder Fernando Cabadas hit the left post and ricocheted off UCLA goalkeeper Brian Rowe’s arm away from danger.
UCLA exploded in the second half for four goals. Hoffman netted his first of the night at 54:40. Kelyn Rowe started the play with a shot that was blocked. Evan Raynr got to the ball and fired a shot from the right side, and Castillo made a kick save on the shot, but the ball ricocheted off Hoffman in front of the goal and went in.
Williams doubled up UCLA’s score at 57:24 with his fifth goal of the year, with Kelyn Rowe getting the assist. Hoffman got his second goal of the game and fifth of the season at 72:44 after a textbook breakaway. Williams got free on the left side and sent a pass to Raynr up the middle. Raynr sent a ball to Hoffman on the right side, and he split two Hornet defenders and shot past Castillo to the left corner. Chavez rounded out UCLA’s scoring with an impressive goal at 84:14, his team-leading ninth of the season. With a Hornet defender guarding him closely, Chavez back-heeled the ball, spun his defender and hit a shot to the right corner of the goal while halfway to the ground. Ryan Hollingshead and Zack Foxhoven earned the assists.
Sacramento State got a goal of its own in the 87th minute on a 20-yard shot by Ernesto Carranza, but it was too little too late for the Hornets, who finished their season 11-5-7.
"We started out the game a little bit slowly," said UCLA head coach Jorge Salcedo. "I thought some of the guys seemed nervous, and it took us a little bit to get going, but in the second half how can you not be happy with four goals? Our production in front of goal in the second half was very good."
With the win, UCLA (15-4-1) advances to the NCAA third round, where it will face Dartmouth (12-6-1), a 2-1 overtime winner over ninth-seeded Notre Dame. The third round contest will take place at Drake Stadium on Sunday, Nov. 28 at 5 pm.
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Former BUSA Academy Player named College Soccer News National Player of the week!!
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - UCLA sophomore forward Chandler Hoffman was named Pac-10 Men’s Soccer Player of the Week for the week of Nov. 2-8, Commissioner Larry Scott announced today.
Making his first starts of the season, the Birmingham, Ala., native scored a pair of goals as the Bruins picked up two big road wins at Washington and Oregon State to stay alive in the Pac-10 Conference race. Hoffman scored the game’s only goal in a 1-0 thriller over the Huskies on Friday. The goal, which came in the 64th minute, was Hoffman’s first of the year since missing the first 11 games of the season with a leg fracture suffered on the first day of preseason training. Hoffman scored his second goal of the weekend in the 3-0 victory over the Beavers on Sunday, striking in the 75th minute, and also tallied five shots.
This is Hoffman’s first career weekly honor and UCLA’s 41st all-time Pac-10 Player of the Week.
With the two victories, No. 9 UCLA improved to 13-4-1 overall and 7-2-0 in the Conference. The Bruins travel to San Diego State for their regular-season finale.
2010 Pac-10 Players of the Week
Sept. 7 - A.J. Soares, CAL
Sept. 14 - Davis Paul, CAL
Sept. 21 - Dominique Yahyavi, STAN
Sept. 27 - Taylor Mueller, WASH
Oct. 5 - Victor Chavez, UCLA
Oct. 12 - A.J. Soares, CAL
Oct. 19 - Cameron Lamming, STAN
Oct. 26 - Davis Paul, CAL
Nov. 2 - Steve Birnbaum, CAL
Nov. 9 - Chandler Hoffman, UCLA
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Oct. 19, 2010
COLLEGE STATION, Texas - Texas A&M forward Merritt Mathias was named the Big 12 Soccer Offensive Player of the Week, the conference office announced on Tuesday.
Mathias footed both game-winning goals for the Aggies in their defeat of Iowa State, 1-0 in overtime, and Missouri, 4-2, extending the team’s winning streak to six matches. Accumulating seven points on the weekend, the junior transfer had 12 shots, six on frame, and one assist on the way to scoring three goals for the Aggies.
Mathias is ranked third in the league in shots (69) and shots per game (4.31). The Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week honor is the first of her career and her second conference award of the season.
Mathias and the sixth-ranked Aggies return home for a pair of games this weekend. A&M faces Oklahoma on Senior Night Friday at 7:30 p.m. followed by a match against No. 5 Oklahoma State at 1:30 p.m. Sunday
Auburn, Ala. - Junior midfielder Katy Frierson has been named the Southeastern Conference women’s soccer Offensive Player of the Week, the conference office announced on Monday.
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Junior midfielder Katy Frierson has been tabbed the top player in the country in the initial TopDrawerSoccer.com National Top 100 Women To Watch, the website revealed on Thursday.
Frierson, from Homewood, leads Auburn with six points on the young season, scoring two goals (both game-winners) and collecting two assists as Auburn has started out the season 2-1-0. A First Team All-SEC selection as both a freshman and sophomore, she has been selected to the Preseason All-SEC team by the league’s coaches and is on the Hermann Trophy Watch List, which honors the top collegiate player.
Frierson, the only player in the top 20 on the list to play in the SEC, has registered 51 career points in just over two years of playing time, scoring 16 goals and assisting on 19, all of which already rank inside Auburn’s career top 10 lists.