California College Weekend Recap: Cal Poly men advance to semifinals of Big West Tourney, UCLA men score 6 goals, USC women defeat UCLA, and more

California College Weekend Recap: Cal Poly men advance to semifinals of Big West Tourney, UCLA men score 6 goals, USC women defeat UCLA, and more

The Women’s Soccer Selection Show, which will determine College Cup seeds, will be held on Monday for the DI, DII, and DIII divisions. Teams like Stanford are a sure bet to be in the College Cup. Other teams like Santa Clara will be hoping a key win over the weekend will be enough to land them a spot. Below is a recap of some of the final regular season games for these teams.

*Rankings based on most recent Coaches Poll. Men (November 9), Women (November 3).

#4 Stanford Men: Record: 13(W)-2(L)-2(D)
Stanford had a break this past weekend and next hosts #24 California on Thursday. Even without playing, the Cardinal secured the Pac-12 title when Washington played San Diego State to a draw on Friday night. This is the second year in a row and the third time in conference history that the Cardinal have claimed the Pac-12 championship.

#19 UCLA Men: Record: 10-7-1
The Bruins racked up six goals this weekend to defeat Oregon State 4-1 on Friday and Washington 2-1 on Sunday. UCLA out-shot Oregon State 23-4, a season-high in shots for the Bruins. Freshman midfielder Jackson Yueill totaled three goals for the weekend, scoring both goals Sunday night.

#23 Cal Poly Men: Record: 11-3-5
Cal Poly only needed one goal this weekend to make history. On Saturday, the Mustangs made it past the first round of the Big West Tournament for their first time in school history with a 1-0 victory over UC Irvine. Junior forward Justin Dhillon scored the single goal in the fifth minute, his third of the season. Big West Goalkeeper of the Year Wade Hamilton had seven saves to mark his eighth shutout of the season.

Cal Poly will now face Cal State Fullerton on the road in the Big West Conference Semifinals on Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.

#3 Stanford Women: Record: 16-2-1
Pac-12 champion Stanford finished the regular season with a double-overtime 1-1 draw against #20 California. Freshman defender Alana Cook made sure the Cardinal finished the season unbeaten in conference play with a clutch goal in the 80th minute. Stanford’s defense was strong enough to hold back Cal’s Arielle Ship, leading scorer in the Pac-12, to three shots on the night.

#14 Southern California Women: Record: 14-5-1
USC defeated UCLA 2-0 Friday, for their first win at UCLA in school history. Junior midfielder Morgan Andrews was the hero of the night, scoring both of USC’s goals after entering as a substitute late in the second half. Andrews now leads the team with seven goals. The Trojans will find out Monday where they stand going into the NCAA Tournament.

#15 Santa Clara Women: Record: 13-5-2
The Broncos held on through double overtime to defeat Gonzaga 3-2 on Saturday. Junior midfielder Julie Vass had a pair of goals for the second straight game. Sophomore midfielder Jenna Holtz scored the game-winner with less than 10 seconds left in the second overtime. Santa Clara will find out Monday how much this win helps them during the NCAA selection show.

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