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WCC Men's Soccer Resumes Thursday Night

Sept. 5, 2012

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SAN BRUNO, Calif. --WCC non-conference men's soccer action resumes on Thursday night when San Francisco hosts UC Davis. Five other teams hit the pitch Friday night.

WCC QUICK HITS

  • Santa Clara split its East Coast road trip last weekend by defeating Duke 2-1 before falling 2-1 to North Carolina State in Durham, N.C. at the John Rennie/Nike Invitational.

  • Portland junior Steven Evans knocked in the game-winner in the 78th minute as the Pilots topped Cal State Bakersfield 2-1 last Friday at Merlo Field. Evans has been the WCC Player of the Week twice this season.

  • Saint Mary's played to a scoreless tie at Sacramento State last Sunday. The Gaels are receiving votes in this week's NSCAA rankings.

  • After the first two weeks of the regular season, Portland leads the conference in three major offensive categories: points per game (4.75), goals per game (1.75) and assists per game (1.25). Evans' four goals lead the WCC.

  • Gonzaga topped Manhattan 3-0 in the first game of the Gonzaga Nike Classic last Friday. Conner Bevans, Lars Ludwigs and Clark Phillips split up the scoring for the Zags.

  • San Francisco hits the pitch first this week as the Dons host UC Davis on Thursday night. USF last played on Sunday, August 26 when they won 2-0 at San Jose State.

  • Four West Coast Conference men's soccer matches will be televised nationally in 2012. The next broadcast will be on Friday, September 21 when Loyola Marymount visits Stanford. That match can be seen live on the Pac-12 Network.

  • Visit WCCsports.com each Tuesday for a new edition of the WCC Top Play Tuesday, featuring men's soccer highlights from the previous week.

  • Conference-play kicks off on Wednesday, September 26 when Gonzaga visits Portland at 7:00 p.m. PT. The remaining WCC teams will debut on Friday night.

    View the PDF above for complete notes and updated stats.