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WCC Men's Soccer Weekly Notes

Oct. 30, 2008

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WCC men's soccer teams continue conference play this week. Opening the fifth week of conference action is Saint Mary's at Loyola Marymount, while Gonzaga and Portland head down to the Bay Area as the Zags play the Broncos, while the Pilots take on the Dons Friday. On Sunday, Gonzaga and Portland switch opponents, while first place San Diego hosts Saint Mary's.


All Times PST

Saint Mary's at Loyola Marymount Los Angeles, CA
3:00 PM
Gonzaga at Santa Clara Santa Clara, CA
7:00 PM
Portland at San Francisco San Francisco, CA
7:00 PM
Gonzaga at San Francisco San Francisco, CA
2:00 PM
Portland at Santa Clara Santa Clara, CA
2:00 PM
Saint Mary's at San Diego San Diego, CA
2:00 PM

WCC Player of the Week: San Francisco's Leon Williams Earns Weekly Honor
Leon Williams led the Dons to a four point performance in the home and home series against Santa Clara. He created scoring chances, but more importantly blocked four Santa Clara shot attempts, three of them at point blank range at the mouth of the goal. In the next game, Williams scored the game-winner in the Dons' 3-1 come-from-behind victory. It was his second goal of the season and both of them decisive. For the weekend, Williams finished with seven shots. The tie and the win helped push the Dons into second place.



Overall Record: 5-7-2
WCC Record: 2-4-1
  • In their lone match of the week, the Bulldogs took on Northwest rival Portland, losing 2-1.

  • In the loss against Portland, the Zags tied up the game late in the match, but ended up giving up a goal in the 87th minute for the loss. Before the loss, Gonzaga had not lost to Portland in the last seven matches, going 4-0-3.

  • Junior MF Tye Perdido assisted on the Gonzaga's lone goal of the week for his first assist of the season. He now has 12 career goals and 4 career assists for 28 points, tops among active players.

  • Perdido now leads the team in points this season with 13 and is now tied for third in the league.

  • Gonzaga heads to the Bay Area to take on Santa Clara (10/31) and San Francisco (11/2).
  • Oct. 31
    at Santa Clara - 7:00 PM

    Nov. 2
    at San Francisco - 2:00 PM

    Overall Record: 4-6-5
    WCC Record: 2-4-1
  • The Lions went winless in their home-and-home series against San Diego, losing 2-0 at home, before losing 3-0 at San Diego.

  • In the first loss to San Diego, sophomore Rafael Baca attempted three shots in the game, and leads the team as well as conference with 50 shots on the season. Baca also leads the conference in shots per game, averaging 3.33 per game. He ended up with five shots over the weekend series.

  • This year, Loyola Marymount set a school record for most tie games in a season. The Lions also tied a school record for number of overtime games in a season after playing their seventh of the season against Santa Clara. In the match Raphael Baca scored the second goal and his third for the season, beating his previous career high of two in a season.

  • The Lions play a home game against Saint Mary's (10/31) in their lone match of the week.
  • Oct. 31
    vs. Saint Mary's - 3:00 PM

    Overall Record: 6-7-2
    WCC Record: 3-4-0
  • The Pilots defeated Northwest rival Gonzaga, 2-1, in their sole match last week.

  • Freshman Michael Nielsen was a key contributor to the win against the Zags as he scored the first goal and assisted on the game-winner.

  • Senior Patrick Jurney sealed the win for the Pilots late in the game when he scored his first goal of the year in the 88th minute of the match, giving him the game-winner. The win pushed Portland from sixth to third place in the conference.

  • Senior Frankie Lopez leads the team and the conference with nine goals and 20 points. He is also one of eight Pilots to hand out at least one assist this fall.

  • The Pilots head to the Bay Area to take on San Francisco (10/31) and Santa Clara (11/2).
  • Oct. 31
    at San Francisco - 7:00 PM

    Nov. 2 at Santa Clara - 2:00 PM

    Overall Record: 3-7-3
    WCC Record: 2-2-2
  • Saint Mary's was out of action last week as they had the week off, and will resume conference play this week.

  • The Gaels currently sit in fourth place in the WCC standings with a 2-2-2 record, and are one point from third place.

  • In the tie with Gonzaga (10/17), the Gaels came back from a 1-0 deficit on a goal from Yousef Samy, who scored his fourth goal of the season and was assisted by Joel Fumia, who tallied his third assist of the season, which ties for the team lead.

  • Even after taking the week off, junior Jason Badger, is fourth place in the conference in saves, with 44 on the year. In the win over LMU (10/5), Badger set a career high with eight saves.
  • Saint Mary's heads down South take on Loyola Marymount (10/31) and San Diego (11/2).
  • Oct. 31
    at Loyola Marymount - 3:00 PM

    Nov. 2 at San Diego - 2:00 PM

    Overall Record: 6-6-3
    WCC Record: 6-1-0
  • The Toreros went undefeated in their home-and-home series against Loyola Marymount, beating them 2-0 on the road, and 3-0 at home.

  • The Toreros sit in first pace and have out-scored their opponents 14-4 during conference play.

  • The win at home over the Lions was a historic one as it was head coach Seamus McFadden's 300th win for his career.

  • With the back-to-back shutouts, senior GK Kelin Briones has registered four on the season and is second in the conference, one behind the top spot. Briones also tallied five saves over the week, giving him 44 on the season, good for third in the conference.

  • The Toreros play Saint Mary's (11/2) at home in their lone match of the week.
  • Nov. 2
    vs. Saint Mary's - 2:00 PM

    Overall Record: 5-7-2
    WCC Record: 4-2-1
  • San Francisco tied Santa Clara, 0-0, on the road, before defeating the Broncos, 3-1, at home in their home-and-home series.

  • Junior F Conor Chinn scored the third goal in the win over Santa Clara. Chinn leads the Dons and is tied for second in the conference with seven goals. It also marked Chinn's fifth scoring strike in six games. Chinn also leads the WCC in game-winning goals with three.

  • In the win over Santa Clara, Leon Williams scored his second goal in three games, which ended up being the game-winner and made several significant stops to secure the victory en route to being named WCC Player of the Week. His two goals this year were both game-winners.

  • Senior GK Jeremy Coupe leads the league in shutouts with five on the season.

  • The Dons stay home to take on Portland (10/31) and Gonzaga (11/2).
  • Oct. 31
    vs. Portland - 7:00 PM

    Nov. 2
    vs. Gonzaga - 2:00 PM

    Overall Record: 3-7-5
    WCC Record: 1-3-3
  • The Broncos earned a 0-0 draw against San Francisco at home, before losing to the Dons on the road, 3-1.

  • In the draw against San Francisco, Santa Clara outshot the Dons 18-6 and are second in the conference with 193 shots.

  • Jeff Cosgriff leads the team with three goals and eight points. His goal against San Diego (10/19) gave the Toreros their first loss in conference play this year.

  • Freshmen MF Brandon Zimmerman and F Connor Mitchell have been integral in setting up several of the Broncos goals this season. Both are tied for first on the team with three assists each and fourth in the conference.

  • The Broncos stay home to face Gonzaga (10/31) and Portland (11/2).
  • Oct. 31
    vs. Gonzaga - 7:00 PM

    Nov. 2
    vs. Portland - 2:00 PM