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WCC Weekly Men's Soccer Notes

November 10, 2010

Complete Release in PDF Format


2010 MEN'S SOCCER WRAPS UP REGULAR SEASON THIS WEEKEND

Santa Clara and LMU head into the final weekend of regular season play tied for first place with 22 points. The Broncos hold the tiebreaker by virtue of a 1-0-1 record against LMU this season.


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: 4-14-0
WCC Record: 1-10-0
  • Gonzaga suffered a 2-1 loss to San Diego on Friday afternoon when the Toreros converted a penalty kick at 89:50. The Bulldogs then jumped out to an early 2-0 lead over Loyola Marymount on Sunday, but the Lions came back to win 3-2 at Gonzaga Soccer Field.

  • Junior Colin Flynn's team-leading fourth goal of the season was the equalizer for Gonzaga at 33:32. The loss to the Toreros marked the second time in two weeks Gonzaga was dealt a losing blow inside the 10-second mark.

  • Freshman Nick Hamer scored his first career goal at 10:22 to give Gonzaga the early lead over LMU on Sunday. Then senior Collin Harrison got his second goal of the season at 25:32 for the 2-0 lead. But LMU scored two goals within 48 seconds for a halftime tie and went on to a 3-2 victory.

  • Gonzaga will conclude the season Sunday at Santa Clara. Kickoff is set for 3:00 p.m.

  • Overall Record: 11-5-2
    WCC Record: 7-2-1
  • Senior Rafael Baca found the net twice and Loyola Marymount scored three unanswered goals to post a 3-1 victory at Portland Friday night at Merlo Field. Senior Vincent Ocampo's first goal of the season at 75:56 capped a come-from-behind victory at Gonzaga Sunday, 3-2.

  • Junior Logan McDaniel drew the Lions even in the 35th minute followed by Baca's goals in the 43rd and 61st minutes. The Lions overcame a 2-0 deficit to take down Gonzaga 3-2 on Sunday. Ocampo's goal in the 76th minute won the match for the Lions.

  • With two matches remaining in the regular season, the Lions are tied with Santa Clara for first place. The Broncos hold the tiebreaker by virtue of a 1-0-1 record against LMU. The Lions will have to win out and hope that Santa Clara ties or loses a match this weekend to capture the WCC crown.

  • The Lions will host Saint Mary's Friday at 2:30 p.m. before welcoming USF on Sunday at noon.

  • Overall Record: 8-4-6
    WCC Record: 5-3-3
  • Portland scored first, but Loyola Marymount responded with threeunanswered goals en route to a 3-1 win on Friday night at Merlo Field. Portland then outshot San Diego 21-8, but the Pilots and Toreros would play to a 0-0 tie on Sunday afternoon at Merlo Field.

  • Freshman Steven Evans put the Pilots up early over the Lions with his fourth goal of the season at 15:29.

  • Senior forward Ryan Luke attempted a game-high nine shots for Portland, while senior goalkeeper Austin Guerrero made two saves for the shutout on Sunday. Luke's six goals this season put him fourth in the WCC.

  • Portland wraps up the regular season with a road match at Santa Clara on Friday night in a match with WCC Championship implications. Kick off is set for 8:00 p.m. at Buck Shaw Stadium.

  • Overall Record: 10-6-1
    WCC Record: 6-4-0
  • Saint Mary's saw its four-match winning streak come to an end with a 2-1 loss to Santa Clara on Friday night at Buck Shaw Stadium.

  • Saint Mary's attempted nine shots in the second half, and redshirt junior Justin Griderconnected in the 89th minute for the Gaels to cut the deficit to 2-1.

  • The Gaels are currently third place in the WCC standings. LMU and Santa Clara are tied for first place with 22 points heading into the weekend, and the Gaels need to win at LMU Friday night and at USD on Sunday to have a shot at the title. In addition, Saint Mary's needs LMU to lose or tie Sunday against visiting-USF and also for Santa Clara to lose one match and lose or tie another match this weekend for the Gaels to win the outright WCC championship.

  • Saint Mary's is back in action on Friday, November 12th when it travels to Loyola Marymount. for a 2:30 p.m. match. The Gaels will close out the season at San Diego on Sunday at 2:00 p.m.

  • Overall Record: 7-7-3
    WCC Record: 4-4-2
  • Sophomore Patrick Wallen scored two goals in a match for the third this season en route to a 2-1 victory for San Diego over Gonzaga on Friday afternoon at Gonzaga Soccer Field. The Toreros followed that up with a 0-0 tie in two overtimes at Portland on Sunday.

  • USD took the early lead over the Bulldogs when Wallen scored in the 30th minute on Friday. Wallen scored his second goal of the match and his WCC-leading ninth this season on a penalty kick in the 90th minute for the 2-1 win.

  • San Diego wrapped up its final road swing with a 0-0 tie against Portland on Sundayafternoon at Merlo Field. Redshirt-freshman goalkeeper Michael D'Arrigo recorded six saves in 110 minutes of play.

  • San Diego returns home for their final weekend of play to host San Francisco Friday at 7:00 p.m. and Saint Mary's Sunday at 2:00 p.m.

  • Overall Record: 3-11-3
    WCC Record: 1-7-2
  • San Francisco saw its two match unbeaten streak come to an end with a tough 1-0 loss at Saint Mary's in the closing seconds of regulation Wednesday afternoon.

  • USF enjoyed a strong first half and held a 5-4 shot edge before the intermission. Saint Mary's owned the second half and out-shot the Dons 9-1 for a 13-6 advantage for the contest.

  • Senior Erik Rivas' header with 19 seconds remaining in regulation proved to be the winner for the Gaels, thus completing a season sweep over the Dons.

  • USF returns to action Friday when it travels to Southern California for its final two WCC matches of the season, beginning at San Diego at 7:00 p.m. The Dons will then close out the season at LMU on Sunday at 12:00 p.m.

  • Overall Record: 9-4-5
    WCC Record: 6-0-4
  • Santa Clara took a step towards winning its first league title since 2007, using two first-half goals to drop second-place Saint Mary's 2-1 Friday at Buck Shaw Stadium.

  • Santa Clara ran its unbeaten streak to 12 matches and enters the final weekend of the regular season controlling its own playoff destiny. Wins against both Portland and Gonzaga would give the Broncos the West Coast Conference title.

  • Sophomore Erik Hurtado set up freshman Phillip Muscarella for the go-ahead goal 16 minutes into the match. Hurtado then scored later in the first half when he headed in a free kick from junior Brandon Zimmerman at the 33 minute mark.

  • Santa Clara closes out the regular season when it hosts two crucial matches. The first isagainst Portland Friday night at 8:00 p.m. at Buck Shaw Stadium. The Broncos will then welcome Gonzaga for a 12:00 p.m. Sunday afternoon match.