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WCC Women's Soccer Recaps

Sept. 6, 2008

WEEKEND SCHEDULE

September 5
Loyola Marymount def. UC Irvine 3 - 1
3 Pepperdine def. Iowa 1 - 0
4 Portland def. Kennesaw State 8 - 0
3 San Diego def Northwestern 3 - 2
Saint Mary's def. Portland State 1 - 0
San Francisco ties Nevada 0 - 0
USC def. Santa Clara 2 - 1

September 7
3 San Diego vs Iowa - 10:30 AM
4 Portland vs Colgate - 11:00 AM
Cal State Bakersfield at Gonzaga - 1:00 PM
Harvard at Loyola Marymount - 1:00 PM
3 Northwestern at Pepperdine - 1:00 PM
Saint Mary's at Oregon - 1:00 PM
Eastern Kentucky at San Francisco - 1:00 PM
Santa Clara at Cal State Fullerton - 1:00 PM

3 Pepperdine Nike Challenge (Malibu, CA); 4 Washington Tournament (Seattle, WA); All Times PST

FRIDAY'S RECAPS

Loyola Marymount - 3
UC Irvine - 1

Los Angeles - Home cooking was just what LMU needed as it snapped a two-game scoreless drought with a 3-1 victory over visiting UC Irvine Friday afternoon at Sullivan Field. The Lions (1-2-1) got two assists from sophomore Lily Sorentino to pick up their first win of the season and give Head Coach Joe Mallia his 100th career victory.

Having been held without a goal for their previous 240 minutes did not deter the Lions from hitting the gas on offense from the opening whistle. Barely a minute into the game, LMU won a corner kick from which junior Kim Feeney's 18-yard shot was saved by UCI goalkeeper Erin Henry. The ball bounced straight to sophomore Nickey Ha, who headed past Henry only to see her attempt cleared off the line by a defender.

The shots continued to rain down as LMU attempted eight shots in the game's first six minutes. That pressure led to the opening goal, when the deadlock would be broken in the sixth minute through another rebound. Senior Amanda Lernor sent a long ball over the top for sophomore Lily Sorentino, who niftly turned her defender and struck a left-footed shot that beat Henry to her left but came back off the post. Ever the opportunist, senior Lauren Shanklin reacted first to turn the ball in for her team-leading second goal of the season and seventh of her career.

Shanklin's goal seemed to relax the Lions, who opened up the field and were able to put together some promising attacks. They would make it 2-0 in the 34th minute on a well-taken corner kick. Sophomore Gabrielle Parisella floated a cross in from the right for junior Tiffany Harrison, who rose up above the crowd to head in and double the Lions lead. It was Harrison's fourth career goal.

Sorentino was again in the middle of the play for LMU's third goal, which came at 52:30. After two UCI shots where charged down, Sorentino took the ball down the left side and turned her defender to the outside before crossing into the box. Sophomore Julie Gallaudet arrived first with an excellent first touch that took her away from the defense and fired home low past Henry for her first career goal.

The only question remaining was if junior Allyssa Clark could gain her first career shutout but her hopes were dashed as UC Irvine picked up a consolation goal with just four seconds remaining. Gilly Acedo collected the ball just inside the penalty area and sent her left-footed shot to Clark's right to ruin the shutout.

Clark finished with three saves in the Lion goal while Henry stopped four shots for the Anteaters. Sorentino, who led the Lions with six assists last season, collected two more to give her eight for her career, one shy of entering the LMU career top-10.

Mallia picks up his 100th victory on the fourth attempt this season after finishing the 2007 campaign, his first at LMU, with 99 career wins. Mallia collected 87 of those victories as head coach of Loyola College (Md.) before winning 12 last year and one this year at LMU.

LMU remains at home on Sunday when it hosts Harvard at 1 p.m.

Pepperdine - 1
Iowa - 0

MALIBU, Calif. - Pepperdine women's soccer earned its first win of the season in thrilling fashion Friday afternoon at Tari Frahm Rokus Field, defeating Iowa 1-0 on a goal from senior Amanda Rupp 3:38 into overtime.

The victory snapped the Waves' (1-2-1) three-match winless streak and knocked the Hawkeyes back to .500 (2-2).

Rupp (Encinitas, Calif./La Costa Canyon HS) was attempting to steal a pass between two Iowa defenders right before the game-winner was scored. The ball appeared to reach the center back's foot just as Rupp was rushing forward, and the force of their contact created a bloop shot that arced over the head of goalkeeper Emily Moran.

"Rupp did a good job of pressuring the defense and worked hard to make it happen," Pepperdine head coach Tim Ward said. "It certainly wasn't our best performance today, but we deserved and really needed this win."

Rupp's goal was her second of the season.

Pepperdine dominated all sides of the stat sheet from start to finish, outshooting Iowa 17-2, controlling time of possession, winning jump balls, and earning five corner kicks to the Hawkeyes' five.

The Waves should have won this match walking away based on those numbers alone, but the Hawkeye goalkeeping tandem of Moran and starter Kali Feiereisel was too tough to crack in combining for nine saves.

Feiereisel played the entire first half and made four saves, robbing Emily Wynne (El Cajon, Calif./University HS), Samantha Hire (El Cajon, Calif./Christian HS), Ashley Copp (Coronado, Calif./Coronado HS) and Sophia Medina (Downey, Calif./Los Alamitos HS). Three of those saves were made in a seven-minute span, and then Iowa didn't allow another shot after the 32nd minute.

As has become a second-half tradition, the Pepperdine offense came out fired up and sprayed Moran with seven shots in the first 20 minutes. Three of those attempts were saved by Moran while another was cleared off the line by an Iowa defender.

By comparison, Iowa could not find its offensive rhythm in either half as the Waves' defense limited the Hawkeyes to just one shot per half.

Starting defenders Haleigh Guertin (Corona, Calif./Santiago HS), Myriah Stockman (Sandy, Utah/Brighton HS), Cammie Burke (Del Mar, Calif./Torrey Pines HS) and Kelsey Baker (Honolulu, Hawaii/Punahou School) made it an easy day for senior goalkeeper Kayla Stolte (Santee, Calif./West Hills HS), who walked away unscathed in earning the 10th shutout of her career.

Cole and Copp led Pepperdine with five shots each and both placed three of their shots on frame. Wynne recorded two shots and Hire was credited with three.

The Waves' next home match is scheduled for Sunday at 1 p.m. against Northwestern in the fourth and final contest of the Pepperdine Nike Challenge. San Diego and Iowa will be on the field beforehand at 10:30 a.m.

The Wildcats (2-2) are coming off a 3-2 loss to San Diego (2-2) in the first half of Friday's doubleheader at Tari Frahm Rokus Field.

Northwestern jumped out to 2-0 first-half lead after scoring off a pair of set pieces in the 11th and 41st minutes, but the Toreros stormed back with three unanswered goals in the second-half from Jackie Zinke, Jackie Garcia and Jen Mello.

Portland - 8
Kennesaw - 0

SEATTLE, Wash. --- Portland junior Michelle Enyeart and freshman Danielle Foxhoven both notched two goals as the Pilots poured it on for an 8-0 win over Kennesaw State at the Nike Husky Invitational at Husky Soccer Field on Friday evening. The eight goals are the most scored by the Pilots since UP defeated Rhode Island by the same margin in 2006.

The Pilots scored twice in the first six minutes of the match and never looked back. With the win, Portland improves to 3-1 on the season, while the Owls drop to 3-0-1.

UP dominated every aspect of the game, finishing with a 25-2 advantage in shots. 16 of Portland's shots were on goal. The Pilots also held a 7-0 advantage in corner kicks.

"Sometimes you have to put your head down and take your opportunities to score," head coach Garret Smith said, "and I think we did exactly that."

Enyeart and Foxhoven both scored once during the first half and once during the second. Enyeart opened the scoring with a strike in the fifth minute when she took a feed from Foxhoven and buried a shot into the right corner of the net, giving UP the early 1-0 advantage.

Foxhoven joined the party 1:30 later. Sophie Schmidt set up the play by finding Foxhoven near the top of the box. Foxhoven then found the lower right corner from about 15 yards out.

Portland wasn't finished. In the 19th minute, freshman Charney Burk gave the Pilots a 3-goal cushion when she scored her first goal with the Pilots. The strike was unassisted from 15 yards out and made it 3-0 at the break.

It was more of the same after the half as Janelle Jacka tallied her first goal of the season, coming in the 49th minute. Jacka, a first-half sub who started the second half, finished on a feed from Enyeart to make it 4-nil in UP's favor.

Enyeart found the back of the net once again moments later. It was junior Kendra Chandhoke who set up Enyeart for the strike. Enyeart cracked a shot from 15 yards out inside the far post from the right side.

Not to be out-done, Foxhoven tallied her second strike of the evening 46 seconds later. Sophomore Elli Reed, who handed out two assists for the game, fed Foxhoven. Foxhoven then found the top-left corner of the net from just outside the right post.

With Portland now leading 6-0, Chandhoke capitalized on a penalty kick to make it a seven-goal advantage in the 74th minute. Sophomore Keelin Winters then capped the scoring for Portland in the 80th minute. Reed assisted on the play, sending a perfectly place cross into the box from the left flank. It's the first goal this fall for Winters.

Kelsey Davis went the distance between the pipes to pick up the shutout for the Pilots.

The seventh-ranked Pilots are schedule to next face Colgate on Sunday, the final day of the Husky Nike Invitational. UP and the Raiders are set to go at 11:00 a.m. at Husky Soccer Field.

Saint Mary's - 3
Portland State - 1

Portland, OR - Alex Ciliento scored her first goal of the season in the 86th minute to lift the Saint Mary's women's soccer team to a 1-0 win over the Portland State Vikings in Friday night from PCC Park. With the win, the Gaels improve to 3-1-0 under third-year head coach Kelly Lindsey. The Vikings drop to 0-5 on the year.

Saint Mary's took 13 shots in the game, with none bigger than the last one of the game for the Gaels, which came at the 85:11 mark. The Ciliento goal was set up of a long pass from junior midfielder Jessica Menzhuber, who led the Gaels with four shots. Ciliento finished the game with two shots and Danielle Spann added three shots.

Goalkeeper Tara Larson picked up the win for the Gaels, making two saves en route to her first shutout of the season and sixth of her career. The Vikings fired off 12 shots, but could only put two shots on frame. PSU goalkeeper Cris Lewis had four saves, with three coming in the second half. Dolly Enneking paced the Vikings with four shots.

Saint Mary's is 3-1 to start a season for the first time under Kelly Lindsey, and it's the best start since the 2005 campaign. The last time SMC opened a season with a 4-1 record was in 2004. Saint Mary's will look to match the start of the 2004 season when it completes the two-game road trip with a Sunday afternoon match against the Oregon Ducks. The game between SMC and Oregon will kick-off at 1 p.m. from Pape Field in Eugene, OR.

San Diego - 3
Northwestern University - 2

MALIBU, Calif. - Three second half goals lifted the 23rd-ranked University of San Diego women's soccer team to a 3-2 non-conference win over Northwestern University Friday afternoon at the Pepperdine Nike Challenge.

After the Wildcats had tallied two first half goals to take a commanding 2-0 lead into the break, the Toreros wasted no time in responding in the second half as at the 50:36 mark, senior Jackie Garcia bowed a pass into the goal box on the far side, where sophomore Jackie Zinkie corralled the pass and hit a one-timer into the lower corner of the goal past NU's goalkeeper for her first goal as a Torero, and cutting the lead in half.

Just three minutes later the Toreros were back on even playing terms with the Wildcats, as Elissa Magracia sent a pass to senior Jen Mello, who in turn then crossed the ball to Jackie Garcia, who punched in the ball on a diagonal strike from just outside of the six yard line for her first goal of the season.

Then with just under 10 minutes to go at the 82:28 mark, Jackie Garcia sent a pass to Mello, who then hit a laser strike into the back of the net for her first goal of the season to give USD the win.

The Northwestern goals came in the first half, as at the 10:42 mark, Amanda Hoffman headed the ball into the back of the net from about the six yard line. The Wildcats second goal came in the 40th minute of action as Jessica Palo was able to slip one past the USD defense.

Courtney Parsons was credited with the win in goal for the Toreros as she allowed no goals and recorded one save. Her counterpart, Carolyn Edwards, was saddled with the loss in goal for Northwestern as she allowed three goals and recorded five saves.

After being outshot in the first half 8-5, San Diego went on the offensive attack in the second half and tallied 12 shots while holding their opponents to just two shots, to give USD a 17-10 advantage in shots for the match. USD also edged NU in corner kicks 5-4.

The Toreros will return to action on Sunday with a 10:30 a.m. non-conference match against the University of Iowa in Malibu.

San Francisco - 0
Nevada - 0

San Francisco, CA - San Francisco women's soccer played an aggressive 110 minutes with the Nevada Wolf Pack, to come away with a 0-0 tie on Friday night at Negoesco Stadium. The Dons (2-1-1) earn their first tie of the season against a very physical UNR (0-3-1).

USF won the shot total, coming away with a season high 16 against Nevada's 11, but the Wolf Pack was more accurate, with seven on goal to the Dons' five. Senior goalkeeper Kelly Pohle played the entire 110 minutes, saving seven would be goals.

Senior midfielder Katherine Kimure led the Dons attack with six shots, four on goal. Also getting in on the action was junior forward Kristina Hall (three), sophomore forward Keonna Robinson (2) freshman forward Nicole Moore (2), sophomore defender Lauren Maris (1), freshman midfielder Kallie Caldwell (one on goal), and freshman forward Molly Hall (1).

"This was a solid performance," said head coach Mark Carr. "We played with eight freshmen on the field and I thought our play was worth the win, but I'm happy with the tie."

USF returns to action this Sunday, hosting Eastern Kentucky at Negoesco Stadium. Kick off is set for 1:00 PM.

USC - 2
Santa Clara - 1

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - The No. 12 Santa Clara women's soccer team fell 2-1 to No. 1 USC off a late second half goal by the Women of Troy. Sophomore midfielder and WCC Player of the Week, Kendra Perry, scored her third goal in three games. Anessa Patton's shot towards the right post was knocked away by Southern California's goalkeeper Kristen Olsen, but Olsen could not control the ball and Perry followed through and kicked the ball into the far right post to tie the Trojans 1-1.

Three minutes prior to Perry's equalizing goal, USC's Ashley Freyer scored the first goal of the game after 70 minutes of scoreless play. Freyer received a headed pass from Marihelen Tomer, and scored on a one-on-one with Meagan McCray.

The Broncos kept pace with the 2007 National Champions throughout the game. McCray posted five saves on the Trojans seven shots on goal and SCU posted five shots on goal, three from the boot of Patton.

"We played a hard fought game," head coach Jerry Smith said. "It was a fairly even game until late in the second half when USC scored the game-winning goal."

In the 79th minute the Trojans took the lead off an Alyssa Davila goal. Minutes before, the Broncos cleared out a USC corner kick, but unfortunately forward Kiki Bosio fell near the box leaving Davila onsides to score the game-winner off of an Ashli Sandoval assist.

Santa Clara looks to come back and get their third win of the season on Sunday, Sept. 7 when they take on No. 21 Cal State Fullerton at 1 p.m.