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Men's Soccer Continues WCC Battle With Two Games This Weekend

Oct. 18, 2007

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - The Unviersity of San Diego men's soccer team returns to the pitch this weekend with a double header from the confines of Torero Stadium. The team is currently on a two game winning streak after defeating both the University of Portland Pilots and the Gonzaga University Bulldogs last weekend.

The Toreros are currently holding fourth place in the conference with a 5-6-0 record and a 2-1-0 mark in the WCC rankings giving them four points. In the upcoming weekend, San Diego will play the bottom three teams in the conference starting with Saint Mary's on Friday night and University of San Francisco on Sunday afternoon.

Scouting the Gaels: The Saint Mary's Gaels are currently fifth in the WCC with one point. They hold a 0-2-1 conference mark and a 4-4-1 overall record. In the last two matches, the Gaels took Portland through two overtimes ending the match scoreless at 0-0. SMC then posted a 2-0 loss to Santa Clara. The player to watch for against the Gaels will be senior midfielder David Blanchard with three goals and nine shots for six points.

Scouting the Dons: The University of San Francisco Dons are currently sixth in the conference. They hold a 0-3-0 WCC mark and a 4-6-0 overall record. The Don's are on a five game losing, most recently defeated by Santa Clara 2-1 and Gonzaga 2-0. Leading the Don's is sophomore forward Conor Chinn with five goals, one assist, 28 shots for a total of 11 points.

San Diego will face the Gaels on Friday night at 7:30 p.m., and then take on the Don's on Sunday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. from Torero Stadium.