Men's Soccer Standout Matt Taylor Earns Player Of The Week Honors

Nov. 13, 2001

Walnut Creek, Calif. - UCLA sophomore forward Matt Taylor earned multiple honors this week, being named the Pac-10 Men's Soccer Player of the Week for Nov. 5-11, earning Student-Athlete of the Week acclaim and being selected to Soccer America's Team of the Week.

Taylor, from Irvine, Calif., scored two goals and recorded one assist as UCLA closed out the regular season with wins over Oregon State and No. 10 Washington last week. In the 1-0 victory over the Beavers, Taylor netted the game's lone goal for his second game-winner on the year. Against the Huskies, he keyed the Bruins' two comebacks. Taylor assisted on the goal that tied the game at 1-1 in the first half. He then scored on a bicycle kick with 1:26 left to play, sending the match into overtime. UCLA would win, 3-2 in OT.

Taylor's goals were his fourth and fifth of the season. He now ranks second on the team in scoring, with five goals and 12 points.

UCLA (10-6-4 overall, 5-2-1 Pac-10), which concluded regular-season play last weekend, must await its fate in the Pac-10 title race. Stanford (14-4-1, 4-1-1) has two matches remaining on its schedule, and with some help from the Cardinal's opponents, UCLA could clinch at least a share of the Pac-10 title.

This is the first weekly honor for Taylor and UCLA's eighth Pac-10 Player of the Week honor all-time.

2001 PAC-10 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: Sept. 4- Bryn Ritchie, Sr D, WASH, Sept. 11- Tim Pierce, Jr F, UCLA, Sept. 18- none selected, Sept. 25- Austin Ripmaster, Sr F, CAL, Oct. 2- Roger Levesque, Jr F, STAN, Oct. 9-C.J. Klaas, WASH, Oct. 16- Tim Pierce, UCLA, Oct. 23- Aaron McHardy, OSU, Oct. 29- Johanes Maliza, STAN, Nov. 6- Zach Wells, UCLA, Nov. 13- Matt Taylor, UCLA.

UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Tuesday, Aug 18
vs. Mexican U-17 ...
Los Angeles, CA
T, 1 - 1
Saturday, Aug 22
vs. San Francisco
Los Angeles, CA
W, 2 - 1
Saturday, Aug 29
vs. New Mexico
Los Angeles, CA
W, 1 - 0
Friday, Sep 04 - 4:00 PM PST
at Maryland
College Park, MD
Monday, Sep 07 - 10:00 AM PST
at Georgetown
Washington, DC
Sunday, Sep 13 - 5:00 PM PST
vs. UC Riverside
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Sep 18 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Cal Poly
Los Angeles, CA
Monday, Sep 21 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. UC Santa Barbara
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Sep 25 - 4:30 PM PST
vs. VCU
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Sep 27 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. UC Irvine
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Oct 02 - 1:30 PM PST
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
Sunday, Oct 04 - 7:00 PM PST
at Washington
Seattle, WA
Monday, Oct 12 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. San Diego State
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Oct 16 - 8:00 PM PST
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
Monday, Oct 19 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. California
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Oct 23 - 8:00 PM PST
at Stanford
Stanford, CA
Sunday, Oct 25 - 3:00 PM PST
at California
Berkeley, CA
Sunday, Nov 01 - 10:00 AM PST
at Akron
Akron, OH
Friday, Nov 06 - 2:00 PM PST
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Nov 08 - 5:00 PM PST
vs. Washington
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Nov 14 - 7:00 PM PST
at San Diego State
San Diego, CA
Thursday, Nov 19 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA First Round
Sunday, Nov 22 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Second Round
Sunday, Nov 29 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Third Round