Nov. 10, 2009
|SAN DIEGO AND SAINT MARY'S TO FACE OFF THIS FRIDAY FOR FIRST PLACE|
No. 14-ranked San Diego tied with Portland 0-0 in double overtime last Friday evening and defeated Gonzaga 1-0 on Sunday to accumulate enough points to stay in first place in the WCC standings. Saint Mary's tied with San Francisco 1-1 in a hard fought double overtime match, leaving the Gaels in close quarters for the top spot. Loyola Marymount picked up two solid wins over the weekend to move from last place to a third place tie with Portland. Santa Clara, San Francisco, and Gonzaga round out the WCC standings as all eight teams enter the last season of conference play.
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NCAA Releases Men's Soccer RPI: San Diego and Portland in Top 10
University of San Diego - 5
WCC Co-Players of the Week: Scott Barnum, Gonzaga University & Patrick Sampson, Loyola Marymount University
Sampson helped LMU climb from last place in the WCC into a third place tie by making three saves to shut out Gonzaga as LMU rallied from a 1-0 deficit for a 2-1 victory. The three saves put him at 100 for his career. On Sunday, Sampson recorded his fifth career clean sheet, and first of the season, making two saves to blank Portland. With the wins, LMU has topped last season's overall and WCC win totals, putting the Lions one victory shy of their first 10-win season since 2004.
Player of the Month, October 2009: Patrick Wallen, Fr., F, San Diego
Wallen recorded 19 shots and 10 shots on goal for a .526 SOG%. He had two game winning goals, the first on October 4th versus USF at Torero Stadium in San Diego's conference opener and the second on October 16th against Saint Mary's at home. His third and fourth goals were against Loyola Marymount, the first at home and the other on the road. Wallen also tallied one assist at Portland and two at Loyola Marymount.
Wallen has been involved in seven of the team's 17 goals in October and was a key factor in San Diego entering major national polls as a ranked team.
San Francisco Selected as Preseason Favorite in 2009 WCC Men's Soccer Poll
2009 WCC Men's Soccer Preseason Poll
The WCC landed two players on the 2009 Men's Missouri Athletic Club's Hermann Trophy Watch List. 2008 WCC Player of the Year Conor Chinn from San Francisco was selected, as was Loyola Marymount's Rafael Baca.
2009 WCC Preseason All-Conference
Preseason All-Conference Team
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