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UCLA's Perk back in action after scary injury
by Paul Kennedy, October 17th, 2009 7AM

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MEN'S NEWS ... It's been a rough couple of weeks for UCLA goalie Brian Perk. First, he got shelled at the Under-20 World Cup in Egypt, where the USA lost a pair of 3-0 decisions to Germany and South Korea and was knocked out in the first round for the first time in more than two decades. Then in his first game back with the Bruins, he was kicked in the face by a San Diego State player while diving for the ball and had to be taken to the hospital.

Fortunately, Perk was not seriously injured and was back in action Friday for No. 2 UCLA, earning the shutout for the Bruins in their 1-0 win over No. 13 California in front of 1,807 fans at Drake Stadium. David Estrada scored the only goal of the game in the 15th minute on an assist from fellow senior Kyle Nakazawa. The assist extended Nakazawa's points scoring streak to eight games -- matching UCLA's unbeaten streak.

Perk didn't have much to do in the first half -- UCLA had a 12-1 edge in shots -- but he made a diving save on Hector Jimenez's shot with 11 minutes remaining. Cal keeper David Bingham, who was also injured (hamstring) last week, made eight saves to keep the game close.

-- No. 19 Stanford won a Pac-10 thriller, coming back from a goal down with three minutes to play and eventually beating San Diego State, 2-1, on the road thanks to a golden goal by Ryan Thomas on a free kick from 24 yards.

* STREAK CONTINUES. Monmouth got goals from sophomore Max Hamilton and Ryan Kinne within 90 seconds of each other late in the second half to come away with a 2-0 win at Bryant and improve its record to 12-0-1. Kinne, who helped the New York Red Bulls win the USL Super-20 championship this summer, leads the Northeast Conference with seven goals.

(Click here for more Friday men's results.)

* FRIDAY'S TOP 25 RESULTS:
No. 2 UCLA 1 (Estrada 15) No. 13 California 0.
Clemson 0 No. 6 Maryland 1 (Herrick 55).
Bryant 0 No. 11 Monmouth 2 (Hamilton 82, Kinne 84).
San Diego State 1 (McManus 51) No. 19 Stanford 2 (Gunther 87, Thomas 92) (OT).
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* OTHER RESULTS:
America East
Binghamton 2 Boston Univ. 1

Atlantic Sun
Belmont 2 Jacksonville 1
East Tenn. State 3 Florida Gulf Coast 0
USC Upstate 1 Stetson 1

Atlantic -10
Duquesne 1 Xavier 0
Fordham 2 Richmond 1
La Salle 1 George Washington 2
Massachusetts 0 Temple 1
Rhode Island 3 Saint Joseph's 0

Big South
Liberty 1 Presbyterian 0

MAAC
Loyola (Md.) 3 Niagara 0
Manhattan 0 Marist 1
Rider 1 Canisius 3

Mid-American
Buffalo 3 Bowling Green 4

MPSF
New Mexico 1 Seattle 0
Sacramento State 2 Air Force 0
San Jose State 1 Denver 0
UNLV 1 Cal State Bakersfield 3

Northeast
Fairleigh Dickinson 0 Quinnipiac 1
LIU 2 Robert Morris 1 (OT)
Sacred Heart 2 Central Conn. State 0
St. Francis (N.Y.) 3 St. Francis (Pa.) 0

WCC
Loyola Marymount 1 Santa Clara 1
San Francisco 1 Portland 0

* TOP 25 SCHEDULE:
Saturday, Oct. 17
No. 1 Akron vs. Northern Illinois
No. 3 North Carolina vs. Boston College
No. 8 Harvard vs. No. 20 Brown
Mo. 9 Northwestern vs. Wisconsin
No. 12 N.C. State vs. No. 4 Wake Forest
St. John's vs. No. 7 Louisville
No. 10 Connecticut vs. Pittsburgh
Syracuse vs. No. 14 South Florida
Marquette vs. No. 16 Georgetown
No. 17 Virginia Tech vs. Virginia
No. 21 Davidson vs. Furman
No. 22 Notre Dame vs. West Virginia
Tulsa vs. No. 25 UAB

Sunday, Oct. 18
No. 2 UCLA vs. No. 19 Stanford
Cal State Northridge vs. No. 5 UC Santa Barbara
San Diego State vs. No. 13 California
No. 15 Ohio State vs. No. 24 Penn State
No. 23 Indiana vs. Michigan State

* EARLIER TOP 25 RESULTS:
Thursday, Oct. 15
UC Davis 0 No. 5 UC Santa Barbara 3
(Barrera 3, 75, Eubanks 89).

Wednesday, Oct. 14

Big West: UC Davis No. 5 UC Santa Barbara-postponed
No. 7 Louisville 1 (Edginton 37) Kentucky 0.
No. 10 Connecticut 4 (Ponce 33, 57, Alvarez 35, 89) No. 8 Harvard 0.
No. 9 Northwestern 3 (Eliason 18, Ritter 51, Bellizzi 72) Western Illinois 2 (Rappin 12, Puka 44).
No. 14 South Florida 3 (Sinclair 7, Anor 16, Thuriere 83) Florida Atlantic 2 (Pecora 55, King 87).
No. 16 Ohio State 0 UIC 1 (Mitchell 14).
IUPUI 1 (Wignot 3) No. 18 Butler 2 (Hedges 3, Cardona 75)
Southern: No. 21 Davidson 0 Appalachian State 1 (Elder 55).
(Appalachian State gets its first conference win of the season.)
No. 22 Notre Dame 0 No. 23 Indiana 3 (own goal 66, Yeagle 79, Bruin 83).
No. 24 Penn State 2 (Yeisley 66, 75) Lafayette 0.
Conference USA: No. 25 UAB 1 (Sorrell 68) Memphis 0.

Tuesday, Oct. 13
Virginia Tech 0 No. 1 Akron 2 (Bunbury 37, Gavin pen. 80).
No. 3 North Carolina 2 (Schuler 28, Urso 72) Campbell 0.
College of Charleston 0 No. 4 Wake Forest 1 (Arena 58).
No. 16 Georgetown 1 (Nealis 32) No. 6 Maryland 2 (Yates 8, Herrick 12).
No. 12 N.C. State 1 (Nachmann 51, Sanchez 52) Georgia Southern 0.
No. 17 Virginia 1 (Bates 78) Liberty 1 (Amoo 80).
No. 20 Brown 3 (Elenz-Martin, McNamara 63, Walls 71) Rutgers 1 (Kamara 19).
No. 25 Duke 3 (Wenger 37, Finley 59, Grossman 60) UNC Greensboro 0.

Soccer America Men's Top 25
TEAM (2009 RECORD) PREVIOUS
1. Akron (12-0-0) 1
2. UCLA (7-1-2) 2
3. North Carolina (9-1-2) 3
4. Wake Forest (8-2-2) 7
5. UC Santa Barbara (10-2-1) 9
6. Maryland (9-3-1) 10
7. Louisville (8-1-2) 11
8. Harvard (8-2-1) 8
9. Northwestern (7-1-4) 12
10. Connecticut (7-2-3) 13
11. Monmouth (12-0-1) 14
12. N.C. State (9-2-1) 25
13. California (8-4-0) 4
14. South Florida (8-2-2) 5
15. Ohio State (7-3-3) 18
16. Georgetown (8-4-1) 19
17. Virginia (7-3-1) 20
18. Butler (9-1-1) NR
19. Stanford (8-2-1) 21
20. Brown (7-0-4) 22
21. Davidson (9-3-0) NR
22. Notre Dame (7-5-1) NR
23. Indiana (7-4-1) 15
24. Penn State (8-3-2) 24
25. UAB (9-2-1) 25
25. Duke (8-4-0) 6



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