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USF Men's Soccer Hosts Loyola Marymount and San Diego to Close 2007 Season

Nov. 15, 2007

UP NEXT FOR THE DONS: San Francisco closes out the 2007 West Coast Conference campaign when it welcomes the Southern California schools to the Hilltop for a pair of matches. The Dons host Loyola Marymount Friday night under the lights and then take on San Diego in a Sunday matinee. USF will honor the accomplishment of its senior class in a special pre-match ceremony prior to kick-off against the Toreros. The Dons defeated LMU 2-1 and secured a scoreless tie at San Diego earlier this season. USF swept the season series against LMU last season with a 1-0 road victory October 6 and took a 2-1 victory November 5 in the 2006 regular season finale. The Dons also swept San Diego with a 2-1 victory in America's Finest City October 8, and then blanked the Toreros 2-0 November 3 at Negoesco.

DONS & LIONS - THE SERIES: USF owns a dominating 14-1 lead in the all-time series against Loyola Marymount, dating back to 1988. Since the start of double round robin play in 2004, the Dons have posted a 6-1-0 record against the Lions.

DONS & TOREROS - THE SERIES: USF owns an 11-10-2 advantage in the all-time series against San Diego, dating back to 1988. Since the start of double round robin play in 2004, the Dons have a 4-1-2 record against the Toreros and are unbeaten in the last five meetings.

SENIOR SALUTE HIGHLIGHTS 2007 SEASON FINALE VS. SAN DIEGO: USF men's soccer will celebrate the accomplishments of its outstanding senior class in a pre-match ceremony Sunday, November 18. This group catapulted USF to back-to-back West Coast Conference Championships (2004-05), three consecutive NCAA Tournament berths (2004-06) and the Dons were ranked in the top-25 for at least three weeks in four straight years. USF will recognize Ardalan Attar, Jeremy Coupe, Daniel DeGeer, Ben Dessard, Jordan Keyes, Brandon McDonald, Chris Rodd and Rob Valentino.

USF IN THE WEST COAST CONFERENCE DOUBLE ROUND ROBIN: One of the NCAA's most storied programs, San Francisco has posted three straight NCAA Tournament appearances and five straight upper echelon West Coast Conference finishes with back-to-back titles (2004-05) and a runner-up showing (2006). Since the WCC adopted the double round-robin format for the 2004 campaign, USF owns a 22-15-3 league ledger.