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WCC Men's Soccer Teams Wrap Up Regular Season

Nov. 18, 2008

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WCC MEN'S SOCCER TEAMS WRAP UP REGULAR SEASON
All seven WCC men's soccer teams wrapped up their regular seasons. San Francisco walked away with the conference title and will represent the WCC in the NCAA Tournament for the 31st time in program history.

UPCOMING SCHEDULE

All Times PST

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 21
TEAMS LOCATION
TIME
RECAP
San Francisco at California Berkeley, CA
1:30 PM

AROUND THE WCC
WCC Player of the Week: San Francisco's Conor Chinn Earns Weekly Honor
This is Conor Chinn's second time to receive the Player of the Week honor. Chinn scored four goals on the weekend, a game-winner against San Diego to capture the WCC regular season title and a hat trick against Loyola Marymount. Chinn's three goals marked the first San Francisco hat trick since 2002. With the weekend, Chinn extended his WCC record to 14 goals and 29 points during conference matches. With 17 goals and 35 points overall, he is now tied for second place on the San Francisco single season goals list.

WCC TEAM NOTES

SCHOOL TEAM NOTES
UPCOMING SCHEDULE

Overall Record: 9-8-2
WCC Record: 6-5-1
  • After losing to Saint Mary's (0-4) last Sunday, the Zags dropped their chance at a conference crown.

  • Gonzaga was forced to play without two of their starters, senior midfielder Nick Heinrichs and junior defender Nick Barclay, after receiving their fifth cautions of the season in their game against Loyola Marymount the previous weekend.

  • Junior midfielder Tye Perdido finished his season in the Top 10 Gonzaga list for career goals with 15. Ben Funkhouser, another junior midfielder, ended the season with six assists, tying him for sixth on the single-season list.

  • With the season, head coach Einar Thorarinsson became the fourth winningest coach in WCC matches and the second winningest active coach in the WCC.

  • Finishing the season with a 9-8-2 overall record, the Bulldogs stand at second place in the WCC.
  • Overall Record: 7-8-5
    WCC Record: 5-6-1
  • Loyola Marymount edged conference-winner San Francisco (5-4) to round out the regular season.

  • The Lions' win over San Francisco was the highest scoring game for Loyola Marymount since 2005.

  • The Lions dominated the field, outshooting the Dons 17-6.

  • Sophomore midfielder Rafael Baca led Loyola Marymount for most of the season, playing every minute of every conference game. Baca scored the lone goal against Saint Mary's towards the end of the season to help bring them within reach for third place and tallied a goal in the win against USF.

  • With a final overall record of 6-8-5, the Lions finish the year at fifth place in the WCC.
  • Overall Record: 8-10-2
    WCC Record: 5-7-0
  • Portland finished its regular season on the road, losing at Saint Mary's (2-3) in overtime play.

  • Sophomore midfielder/forward Frankie Lopez was the top goal scorer (12) for the Pilots this season. Of those 12 goals, four were game-winners. Lopez was named to the National Team of the Week by College Soccer News early this month and was also named WCC Player of the Week.

  • Junior midfielder Collen Warner has played an integral role on the Portland team, standing as the team's second top goal scorer and conference leader in assists (8).

  • The Pilots said goodbye to five seniors this season: defender Patrick Jurney, midfielder Brayton Knapp, midfielder Leland Wright, forward Steven Hosseinmardi, and forward Bryan Irwin.

  • Ending the year 8-10-2, Portland finishes sixth in the WCC.
  • Overall Record: 6-9-4
    WCC Record: 5-4-3
  • SMC ended its regular season with back-to-back wins against Portland (3-2) and Gonzaga (4-0).

  • Junior goalkeeper Jason Badger recorded 11 saves against the Bulldogs, marking his third shutout of the season. Badger finishes the year with 86 saves.

  • Senior midfielder Justin Kim ended his college career with an impressive weekend, scoring three goals, one of which was the game-winner in overtime against Portland. Kim leaves the Gaels along with senior captain Corey Heldreth and defender Brian Siu.

  • With the weekend, the Gaels secured their best finish in conference since the WCC went to a double round robin schedule in 2004.

  • Saint Mary's finished in fourth place in the WCC with a 6-9-4 overall season record.
  • Overall Record: 6-10-4
    WCC Record: 6-5-1
  • San Diego ended its season with a double overtime draw against Santa Clara (1-1).

  • The equalizer was scored by San Diego's redshirt sophomore forward Kyle Ochoa late in the second half.

  • Junior midfielder Andrew Feld led the team this year, finishing off the season with seven goals, three assists, and 17 points.

  • Senior goalkeeper Kelin Briones played a crucial role in the Toreros' campaign this year. Briones recorded 65 saves on the season and four shutouts.

  • The Toreros finished third in the conference, ending the season with a 6-10-4 overall record.
  • Overall Record: 9-9-2
    WCC Record: 7-4-1
  • Despite losing to Loyola Marymount (4-5) to end the regular season, San Francisco still won the title outright due to a Gonzaga loss to Saint Mary's the same day. This is San Francisco's third WCC title in five years.

  • After winning their 12th conference title, the Dons look forward to representing the West Coast Conference at the NCAA Tournament for the 31st time in program history.

  • Junior Conor Chinn continued his impressive career with a game-winner against San Diego and a hat trick against Loyola Marymount, the first Don hat trick since 2002.

  • San Francisco will take on #10 Cal (10-3-5) in the first round of the 2008 NCAA Tournament. In their last four regular season meetings, USF and Cal are tied 2-2.

  • The USF-Cal match is scheduled for Friday (11/21) at Edwards Stadium in Berkeley.
  • Nov. 21
    at California - 1:30 PM

    Overall Record: 4-9-7
    WCC Record: 2-5-5
  • Santa Clara wrapped up its season with a 1-1 tie against San Diego. Junior forward Sean Danzeiser scored the Broncos' lone goal.

  • After winning the conference title the last two years, this season proved to be a disappointing one for the Broncos, as they fell to last place with a conference record of 2-5-5.

  • Boasting a fairly young roster, Santa Clara saw a solid group of freshmen step up and take the lead. Among them were midfielders Connor Mitchell and Jeff Cosgriff. Mitchell led the Broncos in points with nine while he and Zimmerman were both tied for fifth in the conference in assists (3).

  • Santa Clara's defense was again led by senior All-Conference Honorable Mention Jide Ogunbiyi.

  • With a 4-9-7 overall record, the Broncos end the season seventh in the WCC.