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San Diego to face Cal State Northridge Thursday in NCAA First Round

Nov.14, 2012

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SAN BRUNO, Calif. -- Earlier this week, the University of San Diego learned its NCAA Tournament destiny. Also, the West Coast Conference announced its all-WCC teams and individual award-winners as voted on by the league's seven head coaches.


  • San Diego clinched the 2012 West Coast Conference championship with a 3-2 win over Saint Mary's on Friday night. This is the Toreros' first WCC crown since 2009. USD clinched the title on the heels of a Santa Clara tie at Loyola marymount earlier in the day.

  • USD will travel north to face Cal State Northridge, champions of the Big West Conference, in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday night. The Toreros are looking to avenge a loss to the Matadors back in September.

  • The winner of the USD-CSUN match will face No. 6 UCLA on Sunday at 5:00 p.m. PT in Westwood, Calif.

  • Santa Clara finished one point behind San Diego in the final WCC standings. The Broncos were unbeaten in their final five matches and hadn't lost since a 2-1 setback to Portland on October 26th on FOX Soccer.

  • LMU ended its season on a five-match unbeaten streak following a 4-2 win over Saint Mary's in its season finale. Junior Christian Alvarado netted two goals for LMU in the win over the Gaels.

  • Portland ended its season on a three-match unbeaten streak. The Pilots ended their 2012 campaign with a scoreless draw at San Francisco.

  • The West Coast Conference announced its 2012all-conference selections and individual award winners as voted on by the WCC's seven head coaches. See the attached pages for more information.

  • The WCC also announced its 2012 all-academic team inconjunction with the end of the regular season. See the attached PDF for the 2012 squad.

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