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WCC Weekly Men's Soccer Notes

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2010 MEN'S SOCCER WRAPS UP FIRST WEEK OF WCC ACTION

LMU's Artur Jozkowicz earned a place on the College Soccer News National Team of the Week after his performance last week. USF's Victor Cortez was named to Collegiate Soccers Team of the Week after his first career multi-goal match led the Dons to their first result at Santa Clara since 2004.


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)

SCHOOL TEAM NOTES

Overall Record: 3-8-0
WCC Record: 0-4-0
  • Loyola Marymount University scored twice in 1:14 late in the second half to break a 1-1 tie and defeat Gonzaga University 3-1 in a West Coast Conference men's soccer match Friday. Gonzaga scored its goal early in the second half against LMU when redshirt sophomore Zach Smith bounced a shot off the upper right post and into the net. But the Lions regained the lead at 71:10 when Artur Jozkowicz punched a header past Gonzaga keeper Ryan Caballero for his fifth goal of the year.

  • Gonzaga dropped a Sunday afternoon match to San Diego 2-1 at Torero Stadium. The Bulldogs took an early lead on redshirt freshman James Partee's first goal of the season at 15:13. But San Diego sophomore Patrick Wallen scored a pair of second-half goals to push Gonzaga's record at USD to 2-10-0 since the Bulldogs joined the WCC in 1993.

  • Gonzaga goalkeeper redshirt freshman Ryan Caballero is ranked 2nd in the Conference in saves with an average 5.09 per match.

  • The Bulldogs will be home for a pair of matches this weekend, starting Friday against San Francisco at 3 p.m. Sunday's action is set to begin at 2 p.m. against Saint Mary's.

  • Overall Record: 8-3-1
    WCC Record: 4-0-0
  • LMU scored twice in the span of 74 seconds in the second half to pull away for its third straight victory, 3-1, over visiting Gonzaga in a West Coast Conference match on Friday night at Sullivan Field. Junior Fernando Barba scored his first of two goals 13 minutes into the match. After allowing a goal in the 52nd minute to Gonzaga redshirt sophomore Zach Smith, the match would turn back in the Lions' favor 20 minutes from time when junior Artur Jozkowicz and Barba scored within 74 seconds of each other.

  • LMU exploded for three first half goals to defeat Portland 3-2 on Sunday at Sullivan Field. Goals from sophomore WCC Player of the Week David Ponce and juniors Artur Jozkowicz and Phil Da Silva lifted the Lions to their fourth straight win and best-ever start to conference play.

  • Jozkowicz is ranked first in the Conference with an average of 1.08 points per game. For his efforts last week, he earned a place on the College Soccer News National Team of the Week.

  • The Lions will close out their three-game homestand with a Wednesday 3 p.m. visit from San Diego. The first half of WCC play concludes on Friday for the Lions when they visit Santa Clara at 7 p.m.

  • Overall Record: 5-2-4
    WCC Record: 2-1-1
  • Junior Connor Barbaree scored the only goal of the match in the 82ndminute as the Pilots defeated San Diego 1-0 Friday night at ToreroStadium. Senior goalkeeper Austin Guerrero notched six saves for the Pilots against the Toreros.

  • Portland got second-half goals from senior Jarad vanSchaik and junior Ryan Kawulok, but LMU was able to hold on for a 3-2 at Sullivan Field on Sunday. The Lions had taken a 3-0 lead into the locker room at halftime.

  • Senior Ryan Luke is tied for second in the WCC in goals per game with an average of .45 per match.

  • Portland returns home for a pair of WCC matches at Merlo Field this weekend. On Friday, the Pilots will host Saint Mary's at 5:00 p.m., while Sunday's match against San Francisco is set for 2:30 p.m.

  • Overall Record: 6-4-1
    WCC Record: 2-2-0
  • Saint Mary's pulled out a thrilling 1-0 victory in double overtime over San Francisco behind freshman Ismail Adam's first collegiate goal on Wednesday night at Negoesco Stadium. It was SMC's fourth overtime match of the year as the Gaels are now 3-0-1 in those contests.

  • Saint Mary's dropped a 2-1 decision to Santa Clara on Sunday afternoon at Saint Mary's Stadium. Redshirt senior Dylan Leslie's first goal of the season wasn't enough despite a 16-11 shot advantage for the Gaels.

  • Junior goalkeeper Doug Herrick leads the West Coast Conference with five shutouts for the season.

  • Saint Mary's is back in action next week when it heads to the Pacific Northwest. The Gaels take on Portland at 5:00 p.m. on October 15th on the Pilot campus. SMC will then play Gonzaga on October 17th in Spokane.

  • Overall Record: 5-5-1
    WCC Record: 2-2-0
  • The Toreros fell 1-0 to Portland in their WCC home opener at Torero Stadium Friday evening. Both teams recorded 11 shots for the match, including six shots on goal each. Portland's goal came in the 82nd minute when junior Connor Barbaree sent an arching shot 15 feet in the air over USD redshirt freshman goalkeeper Michael D'Arrigo that found the back of the net.

  • WCC Player of the Week nominee sophomore Patrick Wallen's two second half goals lifted the Toreros to a 2-1 victory over Gonzaga on Sunday afternoon. Wallen's second goal of the match came in the 79th minute and proved to be the difference. He is now ranked second in the WCC with an average of 1.00 point per match, just .08 points behind LMU junior Artur Jozkowicz.

  • As a team, the Toreros are ranked 2nd in the Conference with an average of 1.55 goals per game for the season, .12 behind first-place Loyola Marymount.

  • The Toreros will travel to Los Angeles on Wednesday, October 13th to face Loyola Marymount at 2:00 p.m. at Sullivan Field.

  • Overall Record: 2-7-2
    WCC Record: 0-3-1
  • The Dons dropped a 1-0 heartbreaker to Saint Mary's on Friday night. Saint Mary's freshman Ismail Adam's first goal of the season in the 107th minute of the overtime period proved to be the difference. USF was led by freshman Tanner Smith with his four shots, two on goal. Dons goalkeeper sophomore Brendan Roslund posted a season-high eight saves in more than 106 minutes between the pipes.

  • The Dons battled Santa Clara to a 2-2 tie Friday night at Buck Shaw Stadium. Senior Victor Cortez's equalizer with five seconds remaining in regulation forced the match into overtime. Cortez's first goal came in the 52nd minute off an assist from freshman Patrick De Young, who was making his collegiate debut.

  • After leading the Dons to their first result at Santa Clara since 2004 with his first career multi-goal match, Cortez was named to Collegiate Soccers Team of the Week. He was also a WCC Player of the Week nominee.

  • San Francisco closes the first half of the West Coast Conference schedule when it travels to the Pacific Northwest to take on Portland and Gonzaga. The Dons tackle the Bulldogs Friday, October 13th at the Gonzaga Soccer Field in a 3:00 PM contest and then play a Sunday matinee against the Pilots at Merlo Field.

  • Overall Record: 5-4-3
    WCC Record: 2-0-2
  • Santa Clara played local rivals San Francisco to a 2-2 draw after 110:00 minutes of soccer on Friday night at Buck Shaw Stadium. Junior Mykell Bates and redshirt sophomore Wesley Culver scored back-to-back goals less than two minutes apart to give Santa Clara a 2-0 lead just after the intermission. Bates headed in a free kick offering from Culver in the 47th minute to initiate the scoring. Then, moments later, after a USF foul just outside the penalty box, Culver took the next free kick and put it into the back of the net himself.

  • Santa Clara remained unbeaten in West Coast Conference play after a 2-1 road victory at Saint Mary's Sunday. Junior Eric Masch and redshirt sophomore Cal McKee came off the bench to score for Santa Clara. In the 70th minute, McKee netted a shot from eight yards out that proved to be the game-winner.

  • The Broncos are now 3-0-3 since September 19th and have sole possession of second place in the WCCstandings.

  • The first half of the Broncos' WCC schedule wraps up with home matches against LMU and San Diego next weekend.