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WCC Men's Soccer Weekly Notes

Nov. 7, 2008

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WCC men's soccer teams continue conference play this week. Opening the sixth week of conference action is San Diego at Gonzaga, as the Zags try to close in on first place, while Loyola Marymount heads up to Portland, and Saint Mary's takes on cross town rival Santa Clara. On Sunday, the Lions head over to face the Zags, while the Dons try to hold on to second place or possibly move up playing at Saint Mary's, and the Toreros try to maintain first place at Portland.


All Times PST

San Diego at Gonzaga Spokane, WA
1:00 PM
Loyola Marymount at Portland Portland, OR
7:00 PM
Saint Mary's at Santa Clara Santa Clara, CA
7:00 PM
Loyola Marymount at Gonzaga Spokane, WA
1:00 PM
San Francisco at Saint Mary's Moraga, CA
2:00 PM
San Diego at Portland Portland, OR
2:30 PM

WCC Player of the Week: Gonzaga's Nick Love Earns Weekly Honor
Nick Love played a pivotal role in Gonzaga's two wins last weekend. He started off by scoring the tying goal Friday at Santa Clara in a 2-1 victory and then went on to score the winning goal Sunday in a 3-2 double-overtime win at San Francisco. Surprisingly, Love only took a total of two shots over the weekend and has now scored goals in three straight matches since returning from broken thumb that required a cast. Sunday's goal was his first career match-winner. Sunday's match was also his first career start.



Overall Record: 7-7-2
WCC Record: 4-4-1
  • The Zags went undefeated last weekend, defeating Santa Clara, 2-1, and San Francisco, 3-2 (2OT), and have jumped to third place in the WCC.

  • Gonzaga's overtime win at San Francisco was the fifth overtime match of the season for the Bulldogs who are now 3-1-1 in extra sessions this season.

  • Sophomore Nick Love scored the game-tying goal versus Santa Clara before notching the game-winning score in double overtime to lift the Zags over San Francisco. For his efforts, Love was award WCC Player of the Week honors.

  • Since returning to action after suffering a broken thumb and missing a match, Love has scored a goal in each of the three matches and is now third in scoring with three goals.

  • Gonzaga hosts San Diego (11/7) and Loyola Marymount (11/9) this weekend.
  • Nov. 7
    vs. San Diego - 1:00 PM

    Nov. 9
    vs. Loyola Marymount - 1:00 PM

    Overall Record: 5-6-5
    WCC Record: 3-4-1
  • The Lions defeated Saint Mary's, 1-0, at home in their lone match last weekend.

  • Sophomore Rafael Baca scored the game's lone goal to lift the Lions over Saint Mary's. The game-winning score was Baca's second of the season, which makes him tied for second in the WCC.

  • Baca attempted three shots versus the Gaels. He now leads the Lions and is tied for the conference lead in shots with 53.

  • Junior goalkeeper Patrick Sampson collected three saves to earn his fourth clean sheet of the season. Sampson's four shutouts ties him for second in the conference.
  • LMU travels to Portland (11/7) and Gonzaga (11/9) this weekend.
  • Nov. 7
    at Portland - 7:00 PM

    Nov. 9
    at Gonzaga - 1:00 PM

    Overall Record: 6-9-2
    WCC Record: 3-6-0
  • The Pilots dropped a pair of WCC matches on the road, falling 0-3 at San Francisco, before being edged by Santa Clara, 3-2, in overtime.

  • Sophomore F/MF Frankie Lopez scored a goal and added an assist in the Pilots' setback versus Santa Clara. The goal was Lopez's team-leading 10th of the season, ranking him second in the conference. Lopez is also second in the WCC in points with 22.

  • Statistically, Portland as a team is on top or near the top of the West Coast Conference in several categories. The Pilots lead the league in goals (27) and points (73), while ranking second in assists (19).

  • Junior Collen Warner is tied for the conference lead in assists with six.

  • The Pilots host LMU (11/7) and San Diego (11/9) this weekend.
  • Nov. 7
    vs. Loyola Marymount - 7:00 PM

    Nov. 9 vs. San Diego - 2:30 PM

    Overall Record: 4-8-3
    WCC Record: 3-3-2
  • Saint Mary's earned a road split, falling 1-0 at Loyola Marymount, before bouncing back to shut out San Diego, 2-0. The Gaels currently sit in fourth place in the WCC standings with a 3-3-2 record.

  • Sophomore Eric Rivas scored his first career game winning goal, when he put the Gaels ahead for good in the win over conference leader San Diego. The goal was Rivas' third of the season.

  • Saint Mary's has seen eight players notch either their first collegiate goal or assist this season.

  • Saint Mary's is just 1-3-1 at home, but 3-3-2 on the road.

  • Saint Mary's travels to Santa Clara (11/7), before hosting San Francisco (11/9).
  • Nov. 7
    at Santa Clara - 7:00 PM

    Nov. 9 vs. San Francisco - 2:00 PM

    Overall Record: 6-7-3
    WCC Record: 6-2-0
  • The Toreros dropped a 1-0 decision to Saint Mary's in their lone match last week.

  • Despite the loss to the Gaels, the Toreros continue to lead the WCC with a 6-2-0 record in conference play.

  • San Diego is led by junior forward Andrew Feld, who has scored five goals and three assists for 13 points. Feld's 13 points rank fifth in the WCC, while his five goals are tied for the fourth most in the conference.

  • Senior goalkeeper Kelin Briones registered two saves in the match. He now ranks fifth in the conference with 49 saves.

  • The Toreros play at Gonzaga (11/7) and Portland (11/9) this weekend.
  • Nov. 7
    at Gonzaga - 1:00 PM

    Nov. 9
    at Portland - 2:30 PM

    Overall Record: 6-8-2
    WCC Record: 5-3-1
  • San Francisco split its games last week, downing Portland, 3-0, before dropping a 3-2 decision in double overtime to Gonzaga.

  • Junior F Conor Chinn scored four goals over the weekend, tallying two scores in both games. Chinn, the WCC October Player of the Month, has set the WCC single-season goals record with nine scores during conference play.

  • San Francisco continued to establish itself as a tough defensive unit with its league-leading sixth shutout of the season in the win over Portland.

  • Senior goalkeeping tandem of Eric Conner and Jeremy Coupe lead the WCC in GAA at 0.95. Coupe, who owns six shutouts on the year, leads the conference in GAA (0.87).

  • The Dons host Academy of Art (11/7) before traveling to Saint Mary's (11/9).
  • Nov. 7
    vs. Academy of Art (SF) - 5:00 PM

    Nov. 2
    at Saint Mary's - 2:00 PM

    Overall Record: 4-8-5
    WCC Record: 2-4-3
  • The Broncos fell to Gonzaga, 2-1, before bouncing back to earn a 3-2 overtime win versus Portland.

  • Junior Stephen McCarthy scored the lone goal against Gonzaga, while freshman Eric Masch scored the game-winning goal against Portland.

  • Freshman Connor Mitchell took over as the team's points leader. Mitchell added a goal versus Portland on Sunday, and now has three goals and three assists for nine points.

  • Sophomore Kevin Klasila's career goals against average of 0.84 jumped him into the all-time record book this season. After the past weekend, Klasila ranks No. 8 on the Broncos' all-time list.

  • The Broncos host Bay Area rival Saint Mary's (11/7) in their lone match this week.
  • Nov. 7
    vs. Saint Mary's - 7:00 PM<