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WCC Men's Soccer Teams Finish Conference Play

Nov. 12, 2008

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WCC MEN'S SOCCER TEAMS FINISH CONFERENCE PLAY
As the season comes to a close, Gonzaga and San Francisco will look to this week's matches in hopes of capturing the WCC title. On Friday, San Francisco will be hosted by San Diego, who trails closely behind in third place.

UPCOMING SCHEDULE

All Times PST

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14
TEAMS LOCATION
TIME
RECAP
Portland at Saint Mary's Moraga, CA
2:00 PM
Santa Clara at Loyola Marymount Los Angeles, CA
2:30 PM
San Francisco at San Diego San Diego, CA
7:00 PM
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 16
TEAMS LOCATION
TIME
RECAP
Gonzaga at Saint Mary's Moraga, CA
2:00 PM
San Francisco at Loyola Marymount Los Angeles, CA
2:00 PM
Santa Clara at San Diego San Diego, CA
2:00 PM

AROUND THE WCC
WCC Player of the Week: Portland's Frankie Lopez Earns Weekly Honor
Frankie Lopez scored both game-winners in the Pilots' victories over Loyola Marymount and San Diego this past weekend. On Friday, Lopez scored the only goal of the game against Loyola Marymount. On Sunday, he scored in the 64th minute against San Diego, knocking the Toreros out of first place in the conference. Lopez now leads the Pilots with 12 goals and four game-winners on the season. He also has recorded 27 points, which ties the league-high record and earns him his second WCC Player of the Week honor this fall.

WCC TEAM NOTES

SCHOOL TEAM NOTES
UPCOMING SCHEDULE

Overall Record: 9-7-2
WCC Record: 6-4-1
  • The Zags went undefeated last weekend, defeating San Diego (4-1) and Loyola Marymount (2-1). They now are tied with San Francisco for first place in the WCC.

  • Junior midfielder Tye Perdido scored his team-leading eighth goal of the season on an assist from sophomore Collin Harrison to give the Bulldogs an early lead against San Diego.

  • The four goals in Gonzaga's 4-1 victory over San Diego marked the biggest offensive output for the Zags this season and was their first four-goal match since a 4-0 victory over Saint Mary's on October 8, 2006.

  • The Bulldogs have won four straight matches to make their way back into the WCC hunt.

  • Gonzaga travels to Saint Mary's (11/16) this weekend.
  • Nov. 16
    at Saint Mary's - 2:00 PM

    Overall Record: 5-8-5
    WCC Record: 3-6-1
  • The Lions dropped to sixth place with losses to Portland (0-1) and Gonzaga (1-2) on the road this past weekend.

  • The Lions held a 19-15 shot advantage over Portland but could not convert.

  • The only Loyola Marymount goal for the weekend came from freshman midfielder Logan McDaniel who took a cross from sophomore Rafael Baca in the second half against Gonzaga.

  • In their contest against the Bulldogs, the Lions were issued seven yellow cards in just the second half. They played shorthanded for the final 10 minutes when freshman defender Roger Downes picked up his second card of the afternoon.
  • Loyola Marymount will be hosting Portland (11/14) and San Francisco (11/16) over the weekend.
  • Nov. 14
    vs. Santa Clara - 2:30 PM

    Nov. 16
    vs. San Francisco - 2:00 PM

    Overall Record: 8-9-2
    WCC Record: 5-6-0
  • The Pilots won both their matches at home in overtime last weekend, overtaking Loyola Marymount (1-0) and San Diego (3-2).

  • Sophomore forward/midfielder Frankie Lopez scored the game-winners in both games. He now matches the league-high with 12 strikes this fall.

  • Sophomore goalkeeper Austin Guerrero fought off 19 Loyola Marymount shots to pick up his third shutout of the season. He also made nine saves on the night to move to fifth all-time in the conference record book with a total of eight WCC shutouts. Additionally, Guerrero leads the conference with 84 saves on the year.

  • Junior Collen Warner scored his fifth goal of the season with an equalizer against USD.

  • The Pilots will end regular season play at Saint Mary's (11/14) this weekend.
  • Nov. 14
    at Saint Mary's - 2:00 PM

    Overall Record: 4-9-4
    WCC Record: 3-4-3
  • Saint Mary's played two double overtime games this past weekend, which resulted in a draw with Santa Clara (2-2) and a loss to San Francisco (0-1).

  • The two goals against Santa Clara came from freshman defender Tom Mohoric, who scored his third goal of the season, and freshman midfielder Jordan Grider.

  • In their contest against the Dons, the Gaels were outshot 6-25.

  • Saint Mary's keeper Jason Badger recorded a career-high 12 saves against the Dons. He now has 72 saves on the season.

  • Saint Mary's is scheduled to play two home games this weekend, the first against Portland (11/14) and the second against Gonzaga (11/16).
  • Nov. 14
    vs. Portland - 2:00 PM

    Nov. 16
    vs. Gonzaga - 2:00 PM

    Overall Record: 6-9-3
    WCC Record: 6-4-0
  • The Toreros dropped both WCC matches on the road, falling 1-4 to Gonzaga and 2-3 to Portland.

  • With the two losses, the Toreros have fallen out of the first place position and dropped to third.

  • San Diego continues to be led by junior forward Andrew Feld, who scored the Toreros' lone goal against the Bulldogs.

  • Senior goalkeeper Kelin Briones registered four saves on 15 attempts in the match against Portland.

  • The Toreros will host two matches this weekend, the first against San Francisco (11/14) and the second against Santa Clara (11/16).
  • Nov. 14
    vs. San Francisco - 7:00 PM

    Nov. 16
    vs. Santa Clara - 2:00 PM

    Overall Record: 8-8-2
    WCC Record: 6-3-1
  • San Francisco won both its games this weekend, the first against Saint Mary's (1-0) in a double overtime match and the second against Academy of Art (2-0).

  • Junior forward Conor Chinn, the WCC Player of the Month, scored the game-winner in the 111th minute of the second overtime period against Saint Mary's, his 13th goal of the season. His last eight goals have come in the last nine games.

  • Senior goalkeeper Jeremy Coupe recorded his conference-leading seventh shutout of the season. This ties him for the WCC record for shutouts in a single season.

  • With 19 points, San Francisco now shares the first place position with Gonzaga.

  • San Francisco is scheduled to travel to San Diego (11/14) and Loyola Marymount (11/16).
  • Nov. 14
    at San Diego - 7:00 PM

    Nov. 16
    at Loyola Marymount - 2:00 PM

    Overall Record: 4-8-6
    WCC Record: 2-4-4
  • Santa Clara tied with Saint Mary's in a double overtime match that ended with a score of 2-2.

  • Sophomore midfielder Jalil Anibaba scored the first goal of the game against the Gaels and posted an assist.

  • Freshman midfielder Alex Fitschen recorded his first career goal with a shot that brought the Broncos to their second lead of the game.

  • This match was Santa Clara's fifth double overtime draw of the season and the second tie this fall between Santa Clara and Saint Mary's.

  • The Broncos will be traveling down south to play against Loyola Marymount (11/14) and San Diego (11/16) this week.
  • Nov. 14
    at Loyola Marymount - 2:30 PM

    Nov. 16
    at San Diego - 2:00 PM