Cal sophomore defender Troy Roberts and UCLA junior goalkeeper Zach Wells have been named the Pac-10 Men’s Soccer Co-Players of the Week for Oct. 22-28, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced Tuesday.
Roberts scored the game-winning goal in a 1-0 win over No. 8-ranked Stanford on Saturday. The goal was his first on the year, his second collegiate goal, and came on his only shot of the day. Roberts’ goal was the first scored by Cal against the Cardinal since 1997, and marked the Bears’ first win over Stanford in six years.
Wells helped the Bruins shut out both Oregon State (3-0) and Washington (1-0) on the road, keeping their perfect Pac-10 record intact. Wells tied the school record with 11 saves on 25 shots against the Beavers, including eight in the second half. Wells also added his first career assist on the Bruins’ third goal of the game. He recorded four saves at Washington to give UCLA its first road win over the Huskies in 22 years.
Cal is 11-3-1, 4-1-0 in Pac-10 competition. The Bears travel to take on Stanford this week. Cal is No. 11 in the NSCAA/adidas poll, and ranked 8th by Soccer America.
This is the third weekly honor for Wells and the 13th all-time Player of the Week honor for UCLA. For Roberts, it is his first weekly honor and the 4th all-time for California.