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WCC Weekly Men's Soccer Notes

November 2, 2010

Complete Release in PDF Format


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

Santa Clara's Erik Hurtado earns WCC Player of the Week after he scored twice and distributed an assist, accounting for three of the Broncos' four goals in two weekend victories over San Diego and No. 21 LMU.


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: 4-12-0
WCC Record: 1-8-0
  • Gonzaga dropped a heartbreaking 2-1 match on Friday at Saint Mary's when the Gaels scored the game-winning goal with two seconds left. The Bulldogs followed that up with 2-0 road defeat at San Francisco on Sunday.

  • Gonzaga took a 1-0 lead over Saint Mary's on Friday when senior Collin Harrison scored on a free kick from 20 yards at the top of the box at 48:19. The Gaels' decisive goal came from senior Jordan Grider at 89:58 off of a free kick.

  • After the loss to the Dons on Sunday, the Bulldogs WCC road record dropped to 0-5 for the season, three of the five losses by one goal.

  • Gonzaga will be home for the final time in 2010 this weekend when San Diego comes to town Friday followed by Loyola Marymount Sunday in a pair of 1 p.m. matches.

  • Overall Record: 9-5-2
    WCC Record: 5-2-1
  • The Lions dropped their first two WCC matches of the season, losing 2-1 Wednesday at San Diego followed by a 2-1 home defeat to Santa Clara.

  • Junior Phil Da Silva's goal in the 80th minute was not enough to overcome two earlier San Diego goals as #21 LMU fell 2-1 to San Diego on Wednesday night.

  • Junior Artur Jozkowicz got the Lions on the board in the 54th minute Sunday in a first-place battle against Santa Clara, but Santa Clara scored twice in a two-minute span to stun LMU 2-1.

  • With four matches remaining in the regular season, the Lions head out on the road for the final time next week. First up is a Friday night clash in Portland at 7:00 p.m. followed by a trip to Spokane on Sunday to face Gonzaga at 1:00 p.m.

  • Overall Record: 8-3-5
    WCC Record: 5-2-2
  • Freshman Steven Evans and senior Jarad vanSchaik each scored for Portland, but San Francisco was able to come back to earn a 2-2 tie on Friday night. The Pilots then suffered their first loss since October 10th at the hands of Saint Mary's on Sunday in Moraga, 2-0.

  • Evans third goal of his career and vanSchaik's penalty kick in the 26th minute helped the Pilots take a 2-1 lead into the locker room. But the Dons connected on a penalty kick of their own in the 80th minute to tie the match at two, the eventual result of the match.

  • As a team, the Pilots are tied for first in the WCC with a 1.56 goals per game average. vanSchaik also leads the WCC in points per game (1.13) and goals per game (.47).

  • The Pilots next return home for their final two regular season matches at Merlo Field, welcoming Loyola Marymount Friday night for a 7 p.m. contest and San Diego on Sunday at 1 p.m.

  • Overall Record: 9-5-1
    WCC Record: 5-3-0
  • Senior Jordan Grider scored on a header off of a free kick from redshirt senior Dylan Leslie with :02 left in regulation, sending the Gaels to a 2-1 win over Gonzaga on Friday afternoon at Saint Mary's Stadium. The Gaels then defeated first-place Portland 2-0 on Sunday afternoon at Saint Mary's Stadium.

  • After Gonzaga took the lead in the 49th minute, redshirt junior Tom Mohoric scored the equalizer in the 59th minute. Grider's goal at 89:58 broke a 1-1 tie and proved to be the winner for the Gaels.

  • Senior Erik Rivas netted a goal in the third minute of the game and junior Malcolm Alugas also scored as the Saint Mary's defense shutout the Pilots for the team's WCC-leading seventh shutout of the season. Junior goalkeeper Doug Herrick now ranks in the top 20 nationally with a save percentage of 0.842.

  • Saint Mary's is back in action on Wednesday when it hosts San Francisco at 3:00 p.m.

  • Overall Record: 6-7-2
    WCC Record: 3-4-1
  • Goals by senior defender Cory Norris and junior Stephen Posa lifted San Diego to a 2-1 victory over #21 Loyola Marymount on Wednesday night. Sophomore Conor McFadden's late goal wasn't enough as the Toreros fell 2-1 Friday night to Santa Clara at Torero Stadium.

  • San Diego broke a 0-0 tie against the Lions in the 53rd minute when Norris headed in his first career goal. The Toreros are now ranked third in the WCC with a 1.53 goals per game average.

  • McFadden's goal came at 56:01 on Friday night against the Broncos. But the Toreros fell short as the Broncos had built a 2-0 lead, including a goal in the 3rd minute of the match.

  • San Diego will make their final road trip of the season beginning Friday at Gonzaga for a 1 p.m. match. Then it's off to Portland for a 2:30 kickoff on Sunday afternoon.

  • Overall Record: 3-10-3
    WCC Record: 1-6-2
  • Freshman Jacob Talarman's first career goal lifted San Francisco to a 2-2 tie against first-place Portland on a wet and windy Friday night at Negoesco Stadium.The Dons then broke through for their first WCCvictory of the season on Sunday, defeating Gonzaga 2-0.

  • Portland took a 2-1 lead in the 26th minute, but San Francisco freshman Vegard Karlsen came through with the equalizer in the 80th minute for his first career goal, ultimately determining the outcome of the match that ended in a 2-2 standstill.

  • Sophomore Samir Najmeh broke through for his first collegiate goal in the 25th minute and senior Bryan Burke connected on his first scoring strike of the season in the 87th minute to defeat Gonzaga 2-0 on Sunday afternoon.

  • San Francisco returns to action when they travel across the Bay to take on Saint Mary's on Wednesday. Match time against the Gaels is set for 3:00 p.m.

  • Overall Record: 8-4-5
    WCC Record: 5-0-4
  • Santa Clara remained unbeaten in WCC play after defeating San Diego 2-1 on the road Friday night. The Broncos followed that up by overcoming a second-half deficit to defeat No. 21 Loyola Marymount 2-1 on Sunday afternoon to move into first place in the WCC standings.

  • WCC Player of the Week sophomore Erik Hurtado found the net twice against the Toreros. His first goal in the third minute of the match put the Broncos up 1-0 early, and his second in the 53rd minute put the Broncos up for good, 2-1.

  • After LMU junior Artur Jozkowicz put the Lions up 1-0 in the 54th minute, Santa Clara answered back with goals from juniors Brandon Zimmerman and Connor Mitchell in the 77th and 78th minutes, respectively. The Broncos now lead the WCC with 26 goals this season.

  • Santa Clara welcomes Saint Mary's to Buck Shaw Stadium Friday night at 7:00 p.m. for their only match of the week.