Saint Mary's defeated the Cal State Bakersfield Roadrunners on Sunday afternoon as redshirt junior Justin Grider scored the only goal of the match in the 32nd minute.. WCC Player of the Week junior goalkeeper Doug Herrick posted two shutouts for the week. WCC Player of the Week nominee Marcello Carminatti scored two goals for the Toreros in a 3-2 overtime loss to #17 UCLA.
AROUND THE WCC
2010 WCC Preseason Poll
2010 WCC Preseason Coaches Poll 1. Loyola Marymount - 32 (3) 2. Portland 28 - (2) 3. San Diego 26 - (1) 4. Saint Mary's - 22 (1) 5. Santa Clara - 20 6. San Francisco - 12 7. Gonzaga - 7 (First place votes)
Preseason All-Conference Team Rafael Baca, Loyola Marymount - SR, F Bryan Burke, San Francisco - SR, F Jordan Grider, Saint Mary's - SR, D Austin Guerrero, Portland - SR, GK Erik Hurtado, Santa Clara - SO, F Ryan Kawulok, Portland - JR, D Dylan Leslie, Saint Mary's - R-SR, MF Erik Masch, Santa Clara - Jr, D Vincent Ocampo, Loyola Marymount - SR, MF Jarad vanSchaik, Portland - SR, MF Patrick Wallen, San Diego - SO, F
2009 WCC STANDINGS 1. San Diego (12-6-2 / 8-2-2 WCC) 2. Saint Mary's (10-5-5 / 6-3-3 WCC) 3. LMU (10-9-2 / 5-5-2 WCC) 4. Portland (12-6-5 / 4-4-4 WCC) 5. Santa Clara (6-9-5 / 4-5-3 WCC) 6. San Franciso (7-10-2 / 4-7-1 WCC) 7. Gonzaga (6-10-3 / 3-8-1 WCC)
Overall Record: 2-3-0 WCC Record: 0-0-0
The Bulldogs finished 0-2-0 in the Lakeside Classic hosted byNorthwestern University last week, losing 2-0 to the host Wildcats on Friday and 1-0 to Northern Illinois on Sunday.
Northwestern scored in each half for a 2-0 victory over Gonzaga in the nightcap of thetournament on Friday. Juan Hoyos' header at 80:07 was the lone goal of the match as Gonzaga's men's soccer team suffered a 1-0 setback Sunday against Northern Illinois.
Senior Collin Harrison had one of the better scoring chances for the Bulldogs againstNorthwestern, his free kick from 20 yards in the 61st minute just missing high.
Gonzaga has a pair of road matches this week against Pac-10 foes: cross-state rivalWashington (Sept. 22) and Oregon State (Sept. 25).
Overall Record: 3-3-0 WCC Record: 0-0-0
After starting the season 3-0, the Lions have now dropped three matches in a row. LMU lost a heartbreaking 2-1 match in overtime to San Jose State on Sunday and a 1-0 match to Sacramento State on Friday, nearly 10 months to the day after the Hornets ended LMU's 2009 season in the NCAA Tournament in overtime.
San Jose State scored the game-winner three minutes from time to hand LMU its third straight defeat, 2-1 Sunday afternoon at Spartan Stadium in San Jose. Senior Rafael Baca's 17th career goal had pulled the Lions even, only for the Spartans (5-2-0) to grab the late winner.
Junior Jack McCormack stopped a season-high six shots for the Lions against Sacramento State on Friday, but it wasn't enough as LMU fell 1-0 in their first match against the Hornets since the 2009 NCAA Tournament.
Loyola Marymount is on the road this week but won't have to travel far to play at Cal Poly (Sept. 23) and UC Riverside (Sept. 26).
Overall Record: 2-1-2 WCC Record: 0-0-0
The Pilots suffered their first loss of the 2010 season, a 4-1 defeat to northwest rival Washington on Saturday. Senior Ryan Luke scored his team-leading third goal of the season in the loss.
The match marked the 20th anniversary of Merlo Field. The first game ever played at Merlo was Washington versus Portland on Sept. 23, 1990.
Portland outshot Washington 22-21 for the match and had a 7-4 edge in corner kicks.
Portland heads up I-5 to play in Washington's Husky Fever Classic, doing battle against UC Davis (Sept. 24) and Seattle (Sept. 26).
Overall Record: 4-1-1 WCC Record: 0-0-0
The Gaels defeated the Cal State Bakersfield Roadrunners on Sunday afternoon from Saint Mary's Stadium. Saint Mary's scored the only goal of the match in the 32nd minute, as redshirt junior Justin Grider scored his first of the season.
WCC Player of the Week junior goalkeeper Doug Herrick tallied four saves to post his third shutout of the season and second straight overall. The first came in a 2-0 defeat of San Jose State on Thursday night on the Spartan campus.
In the 62nd minute, redshirt junior Tom Mohoric scored his third goal of the season on a header from eight yards out. Leading 1-0, freshman Nick Marshall scored his first goal of the season in the 89th minute.
Saint Mary's has just one contest this week as it heads across the bay to face off withStanford (Sept. 24).
Overall Record: 1-3-1 WCC Record: 0-0-0
San Diego fell 3-2 in overtime to #17 UCLA at Drake Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
WCC Player of the Week nominee Marcello Carminatti scored two goals for the Toreros, one from six yards out in the 13th minute and the second after a corner kick in the 57th minute to tie the match at two apiece.
It was the third consecutive overtime match for San Diego. UCLA ended the overtime period in less than five minutes, with sophomore Evan Raynr punching in a goal at the 94:44 mark.
San Diego is the only WCC team to have a pair of home matches this week when it welcomes Albany (Sept. 24) and Houston Baptist (Sept. 26) to Torero Stadium.
Overall Record: 1-3-1 WCC Record: 0-0-0
The Dons dropped their third straight match as they fell to #25 California 1-0 Sunday afternoon in the 2010 Bay Area Soccer Classic.
USF battled Cal to a standstill for 92 minutes, but they surrendered a goal in the third minute of overtime at Edwards Stadium in Berkeley. Cal held a 10-6 shot advantage, but the Dons held a 6-5 edge in shots on goal with senior Bryan Burke and sophomore Oscar Englund both firing two on frame.
Despite holding a 15-5 shot advantage, the Dons were beat 1-0 by Stanford on a foggy Thursday night at Negoesco Stadium. Englund fired a match-high four shots for USF while freshman midfielders Vergard Karlsen and Karl Kraft fired three apiece.
San Francisco hosts Cal State Northridge (Sept. 24) before making a short trek to play at San Jose State (Sept. 26).
Overall Record: 2-4-0 WCC Record: 0-0-0
Santa Clara fell 4-1 to Stanford on Sunday night on the final day of the 2010 Bay Area Soccer Classic. The Broncos found themselves down by two goals in the first half for the second time in two games.
Junior Brandon Zimmerman scored on a free kick in minute 28 to make it a 2-1 match. But the Cardinal regained its two-goal advantage four minutes into the second half and never looked back.
Santa Clara's second half rally against #25 California on Thursday night fell short as the Bears were able to escape Buck Shaw Stadium with a 2-1 victory. Sophomore Erik Hurtado's goal with 32 minutes remaining cut Cal's lead down to 2-1, but the Broncos couldn't take advantage of their 14-12 shot advantage over the Bears.
Santa Clara continues play in the Bay Area Classic with matches at home against San Jose State (Sept. 24) and at Sacramento State (Sept. 26).