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WCC Men's Soccer Weekly Notes

Nov. 10, 2009

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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.

UPCOMING SCHEDULE

All Times PST

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12
TEAMS LOCATION
TIME
RECAP
Seattle at PORTLAND Portland, OR
7:00 PM
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13
TEAMS LOCATION
TIME
RECAP
SAN FRANCISCO at GONZAGA Spokane, WA
1:00 PM
SAN DIEGO at SAINT MARY'S Moraga, CA
2:00 PM
LOYOLA MARYMOUNT at SANTA CLARA Santa Clara, CA
8:00 PM
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 15
TEAMS LOCATION
TIME
RECAP
SAN DIEGO at SANTA CLARA Santa Clara, CA
12:00 PM
LOYOLA MARYMOUNT at SAINT MARY'S Moraga, CA
1:00 PM
SAN FRANCISCO at PORTLAND Portland, OR
3:00 PM

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NCAA Releases Men's Soccer RPI: San Diego and Portland in Top 10
San Diego and Loyola Marymount landed at No. 5 and 15 out of 204 programs in the latest NCAA men's soccer RPIs (October 26, 2009). Below are all seven WCC programs' RPIs, as determined by the NCAA.

University of San Diego - 5
Loyola Marymount University - 15
University of Portland - 37
Saint Mary's College - 40
University of San Francisco - 65
Gonzaga University - 75
Santa Clara University - 115

WCC Co-Players of the Week: Scott Barnum, Gonzaga University & Patrick Sampson, Loyola Marymount University
Two goalkeepers took home WCC Player of the Week honors: Gonzaga University's Scott Barnum and Loyola Marymount's Patrick Sampson. Despite losing two matches, Barnum made a career and season-high 12 saves to become Gonzaga's all-time single-season saves leader with 92, surpassing the 91 of Mike McCarthy in 2002. On Sunday at San Diego, the Toreros took 14 shots, eight on goal and the match was decided on a penalty kick in overtime. Barnum had seven saves to run his Gonzaga career-leading saves total to 99, which also leads the WCC this year. Barnum also has four shutouts on the season.

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
Freshman forward Patrick Wallen led San Diego to a 7-1-0 overall and conference record in October, as well as a 3-1-0 record at home and an undefeated 4-0-0 mark on the road. He finished with four goals and three assists for 11 points.

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
The 2008 WCC Champion University of San Francisco garnered the maximum six first place votes to earn the top spot in the 2009 West Coast Conference men's soccer preseason coaches poll, as voted on by the head coaches in the conference. The Dons are followed by Bay Area rival Santa Clara University, who was selected as the preseason favorite last year. Loyola Marymount University and Gonzaga University both moved up from last season's coaches' poll and now are tied for third place. Rounding out this year's list are the University of San Diego, which was selected fifth, followed by the University of Portland and Saint Mary's College.

2009 WCC Men's Soccer Preseason Poll
1. San Francisco 36 (6)
2. Santa Clara 24
3. Loyola Marymount 23 (1)
Gonzaga (23)
5. San Diego 19
6. Portland 16
7. Saint Mary's 6
First place votes

WCC Co-Player of the Week: Goalkeeper Patrick Sampson, Loyola Marymount University


Two WCC Players Named To M.A.C. Hermann Trophy Watch List
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
In addition to a preseason poll, the WCC head coaches were also asked to submit a preseason all-conference team for the first time. Below is the list of players named to the 2009 WCC preseason all-conference team.

Preseason All-Conference Team
Jalil Anibaba, Santa Clara - JR, MF
Rafael Baca, Loyola Marymount - JR, F
Nick Barclay, Gonzaga - SR, D
Bryan Burke, San Francisco - JR, F
Conor Chinn, San Francisco - SR, F
Roger Downes, Loyola Marymount - SO, D
Austin Guerrero, Portland - JR, GK
Tye Perdido, Gonzaga - SR, MF
Ryan Peterman, San Diego - SR, D
Yousef Samy, Saint Mary's - SR, MF
Collen Warner, Portland - SR, MF


WCC TEAM NOTES

SCHOOL TEAM NOTES

Overall Record: 6-9-3
WCC Record: 3-7-1
  • Gonzaga dropped both its conference road matches over the weekend, losing to Loyola Marymount 2-1 on Friday and San Diego 1-0 on Sunday.

  • In the 2-1 loss to the Lions, the Bulldogs got on the board early when forward Nick Love scored his third goal of the season on an assist by forward Tye Perdido.

  • LMU tallied 23 shots, 14 of them on goal as WCC Co-Player of the Week Scott Barnum posted a season and career-high 12 saves. With the 12 saves, Barnum became the all-time Gonzaga single-season saves leader with 92, surpassing Mike McCarthy who had 91 in 2002.

  • The match against San Diego was the fourth time this season that a WCC road penalty kick was converted for a Gonzaga loss. The Zags were also outshout 14-3.

  • Gonzaga will face off against San Francisco on Friday (11/13) at 1 PM.

  • Overall Record: 9-8-1
    WCC Record: 4-5-1
  • Forward Artur Jozkowicz scored the game-winner with 20 minutes left to help lift LMU to its first of two wins over the weekend. LMU also picked up a win against Portland 1-0 on Sunday afternoon.

  • In the comeback victory over Gonzaga, the Lions tied a season-high with 23 shots while dominating possession to split the season series with the Bulldogs. Fourteen of those 23 were on goal.

  • Senior defender Brock Smith scored his first career goal on Senior Day to lead the Lions to a 1-0 win over Portland. With the win, the Lions earned a season split and moved into a third place tie with the Pilots in the WCC standings.

  • Loyola Marymount will travel north for its last weekend of conference play to take on Santa Clara on Friday (11/13) at 8 PM and Saint Mary's on Sunday (11/15) at 1 PM.

  • Overall Record: 8-5-5
    WCC Record: 3-4-4
  • Portland tied with San Diego in a scoreless double overtime match on Friday evening and lost to Loyola Marymount 1-0 on Sunday afternoon.

  • The Pilots fended off 21 shots by the Toreros, while goalkeeper Austin Guerrero recorded seven saves on the night to earn the tie. The Toreros had eight shots during each half, two in the first overtime and three in the second, while the Pilots recorded six shots the entire game.

  • Portland had a tough first half, going down 1-0 in the 24th minute and not recording a single shot for the rest of the half. After the break, the Pilots came out firing, tallying eight shots on goal but could not find the back of the net. The Lions outshot the Pilots 15-10, while the Pilots held a 6-2 advantage in corner kicks.

  • Portland will host Seattle in a non-conference match on Thursday (11/12) at 7 PM before ending conference play against San Francisco at home on Sunday (11/15) at 3 PM.

  • Overall Record: 10-3-4
    WCC Record: 6-2-2
  • In a rare Sunday night contest, Saint Mary's tied with San Francisco 1-1 in double overtime in its only match of the weekend. This was the eighth overtime game for the Gaels and the fourth tie this season.

  • The Dons scored first in the 33rd minute of play, but the Gaels answered back 50 seconds later with a goal by sophomore Malcolm Alugas. This marked Alugas' second goal of the season.

  • Sophomore defender Tom Mohoric was issued a red card in the 76th minute of play, leaving the Saint Mary's to play down a man.

  • The game remained scoreless for the rest of the night, with the Dons outshooting the Gaels 16-10. Goalkeeper Doug Herrick made five saves, all coming in the second half.

  • Saint Mary's will compete against first place San Diego on Friday (11/13) at 2 PM.

  • Overall Record: 12-4-1
    WCC Record: 8-1-1
  • No. 14-ranked San Diego tied with Portland 0-0 in double overtime on Friday night for its second overtime match and first tie of the season. San Diego then defeated Gonzaga 1-0 on Sunday.

  • The Toreros' win over the Pilots marked Head Coach Seamus McFadden's 300th career victory. The game also included a new season high for the Toreros as they recorded a season best 21 shots and tied their second best record of shots on goal with eight.

  • Senior JT Howlan tallied his second successful penalty kick of the season to take home the 1-0 overtime victory over the Bulldogs. With the win, the Toreros tied their best conference record in 2007 of 8-3-1.

  • San Diego will take on second place Saint Mary's in a showdown scheduled for Friday (11/13) at 2 PM in Moraga.

  • Overall Record: 6-9-2
    WCC Record: 3-6-1
  • San Francisco lost to Santa Clara 1-0 in the televised conference match on Friday evening and tied with Saint Mary's 1-1 in double overtime on Sunday.

  • The Dons held a 12-9 shot advantage, but the Broncos' third shot of the contest proved decisive. Senior All-American Conor Chinn fired a match-high seven shots, including three on goal, while five other Dons managed one apiece. Freshman goalkeeper Brendan Roslund made a pair of saves on the night.

  • Against Saint Mary's, Chinn scored his ninth goal of the season, assisted by forward Rafai Eddy, to take the lead. This was Chinn's fourth goal in three matches and 36th career scoring strike. However, the Gaels came back to equalize the game just 50 seconds later.

  • San Francisco will travel to Gonzaga on Friday (11/13) at 1 PM.

  • Overall Record: 5-9-4
    WCC Record: 3-5-2
  • Forward Erik Hurtado scored his sixth goal of the season in the 35th minute to lift Santa Clara to a 1-0 victory over San Francisco on Friday evening. The match was featured live on the Fox Soccer Channel as the NSCAA's "Game of the Week."

  • Both teams were fairly equal on shot attempts with the Dons slightly edging the Broncos 12-9. Santa Clara goalkeeper Naushad Godrej collected the shutout win, making three saves in the process.

  • After going winless in their first six overtime games and suffering three-straight one-goal defeats in mid-October, the Broncos have gone 2-0-1 in its last three matches.

  • Santa Clara will wrap up conference play at home, hosting Loyola Marymount on Friday (11/13) at 8 PM and San Diego on Sunday (11/15) at 12 PM.