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WCC Weekly Men's Soccer Notes

October 26, 2010

Complete Release in PDF Format


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

Portland's Ryan Luke wins WCC Player of the Week after netting the game-winner in Portland's come-from-behind 2-1 win over Gonzaga on Saturday. LMU moves up one spot to #21 in the national rankings.


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: 4-10-0
WCC Record: 1-6-0
  • Gonzaga took a 1-0 lead when Colin Flynn scored his third goal of the season and second in three matches at 34:15, but the Bulldogs dropped a 2-1 road match to Portland on a wet and soggy night at Merlo Field on the heels of two unanswered second half goals by the Pilots.

  • Flynn now ranks in the top five in the WCC with a .43 goals per game average during Conference play. He is also in the top five during WCC play with a one point per game average.

  • Redshirt freshman Ryan Caballero had five saves against Portland, bringing his league-leading total to 73 for the season, which is also good for 19th in the nation.

  • The Bulldogs will head to Northern California next weekend for a 3:00 p.m. match at Saint Mary's on Friday and at San Francisco on Sunday at 1:00 p.m.

  • Overall Record: 9-3-2
    WCC Record: 5-0-1
  • Sophomore David Ponce scored the game-winner 2:12 into overtime to keep LMU perfect in West Coast Conference play with a 2-1 victory over visiting San Diego two weeks ago at Sullivan Field. On Friday, October 15th, sophomore goalkeeper Max Young punched in the first ever goal by an LMU goalie with 1:10 remaining in regulation to earn a 1-1 draw at Santa Clara.

  • After giving the Lions the lead in the 34th minute, Ponce smashed home the game-winner in the 92nd minute to defeat the visiting Toreros on October 13th for his first career two-goal match. He is tied for first in the WCC with three game-winning goals this season. He is also tied for first with 15 points.

  • LMU moved up one spot in the national rankings this week to #21. They are also ranked #41 in the 2010 NCAA Men's Soccer RPI.

  • The Lions will travel to San Diego on Wednesday for a 7 p.m. match. They will then host Santa Clara at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday.

  • Overall Record: 8-2-4
    WCC Record: 5-1-1
  • WCC Player of the Week senior Ryan Luke put away the game-winner in the 88th minute to lift Portland to a 2-1 come-from-behind victory over Gonzaga on Saturday night at Merlo Field.

  • The Bulldogs struck first on a free kick in the 35th minute, but senior Jarad vanSchaik provided a penalty kick equalizer in the 78th minute. The Pilots gained a 15-5 edge in shots for the match and a 9-2 margin in corner kicks.

  • After the first game of the second half of the WCC round-robin schedule, the Pilots moved into a tie with league-leader LMU with 16 points. The Pilots are also tied with the Lions for first in the WCC with 23 goals this season.

  • Portland will hit the road this weekend to face San Francisco on Friday at 7 p.m. and Saint Mary's on Sunday at 1 p.m.

  • Overall Record: 7-5-1
    WCC Record: 3-3-0
  • Saint Mary's was edged 1-0 by Portland in an overtime match on Friday, October 15th. The Gaels put an end to its two-game skid by defeating Gonzaga by a 1-0 score on Sunday, October 17th in Spokane, WA.

  • Junior Conroy Cunningham, playing in just his third game of the year, sent a shot into the back of the net in the 88th minute for the game-winner over Gonzaga. Redshirt sophomore Braden Hoyt got the start in goal for the Gaels and tallied the shutout, making five saves in his 90 minutes.

  • The Gaels have allowed the fewest goals of any WCC team (.92 per game) and also lead the Conference with six shutouts this season.

  • Saint Mary's returns to action on Friday when it takes on Gonzaga at 3:00 p.m. at Saint Mary's Stadium. The Gaels then welcome Portland on Sunday for a 1:00 p.m. match.

  • Overall Record: 5-6-2
    WCC Record: 2-3-1
  • San Diego took the WCC-leading Lions into overtime on Wednesday, October 13th, but ultimately dropped the match 2-1. Two second half goals by sophomore Patrick Wallen earned the Toreros a 2-2 tie against Santa Clara on Sunday at Buck Shaw Stadium.

  • Freshman Sergio Lopez knotted the match up at one in the 39th minute against the Lions two weeks ago. The Toreros are now ranked 4th in the Conference with a 1.54 goals per game average.

  • Wallen's goal with four minutes left in regulation forced the match into overtime against the Broncos two weeks ago. Wallen ranks first in the WCC in nearly every statistical category, including shots (three per game), points (1.15 per game), and goals (seven).

  • San Diego returns to the field on Wednesday when they welcome first-place Loyola Marymount to Torero Stadium and Santa Clara on Friday at 5:00 p.m.

  • Overall Record: 2-10-2
    WCC Record: 0-6-1
  • San Francisco fell 2-1 to Bay Area-rival Santa Clara on Friday night. Freshman Karl Kraft scored his first career goal in the 28th minute to give the Dons a 1-0 lead going into halftime, but the Broncos scored two unanswered second half goals for the victory.

  • Kraft took a feed from sophomore Vinny Caloiaro and banged it home on a volley to the far post. It was Caloiaro's second assist this season.

  • Sophomore goalkeeper Brendan Roslund had two saves against Santa Clara, and he is now ranked second in the Conference and 25th in the nation with a five saves per game average. As a team, the Dons are also ranked second in the WCC with 71 saves this season.

  • USF returns to action when it hosts Portland on Friday and Gonzaga on Sunday. Match time against the Pilots is set for 7:00 p.m. Sunday's match kicks off at 1:00 p.m.

  • Overall Record: 6-4-5
    WCC Record: 3-0-4
  • Freshman Keigo Kameya netted the go-ahead goal with nine minutes left in regulation as Santa Clara University knocked off San Francisco 2-1 Friday night in the swirling fog at Negoesco Stadium.

  • The Broncos, who trailed at the half, received a free kick goal from redshirt sophomore Wesley Culver just after the intermission to swing the momentum. Culver has nine points this season, which is good for sixth in the WCC. His three goals also rank him in the top 10 in Conference.

  • Santa Clara remained unbeaten in WCC play after their victory Friday night. They trail first place LMU and Portland by just three points at the start of the second half of Conference play.

  • The Broncos will resume WCC play beginning Friday with a trip to San Diego for a 5:00 p.m. They will follow that up Sunday at first-place Loyola Marymount. That match kicks off at 2:30 p.m.