USC, Stanford meet in rubber match
Preview: High-scoring offense featured in Cal-UC Irvine
|Top Matchups (All times ET)|
|@||Oct. 29 -- 5:30 p.m. ET: No. 3 Stanford Cardinal at No. 2 Southern Cal Trojans|
|@||Oct. 30 -- 3:00 p.m. ET: No. 4 Cal Golden Bears vs. No. 8 UC Irvine Anteaters|
|@||Oct. 30 -- 4:00 p.m. ET: No. 5 UC Santa Barbara Gauchos at No. 6 Pepperdine Waves|
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Key Notes: Davie enters his second season at USC as one of the most dangerous young two-meter men in the game. The Australian has racked up 17 goals so far this season, third-best on the Trojans team. He had a hat-trick last week against Santa Barbara and scored the game-winner versus Cal.
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• No. 2 Southern Cal has a doubleheader on tap on Saturday, highlighted by a rubber match with No. 3 Stanford in a MPSF clash. The Trojans will host the No. 3 Cardinal before facing Pomona-Pitzer in a nonconference matchup. The Trojans are looking to avenge a 6-4 loss to the Cardinal from earlier in the month. USC claimed a win in the first face-off of the season with a 12-5 victory in September.
• 2010 National Player of the Year Cal’s Ivan Rackov, who leads the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation in scoring with 54 goals in 17 matches. He looks to improve on that mark this weekend when Cal hosts UC Irvine. The Golden Bears feature the No.1 offense in the MPSF, while the Anteaters bring thr third-best offense to Berkley.