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Portland Stays Strong in NCAA Men's Soccer Tournament

Nov. 23, 2009

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PORTLAND CONTINUES ROAD TO COLLEGE CUP

Portland continues its road to the College Cup after defeating the New Mexico Lobos 2-1 in overtime play on Thursday and the North Carolina State Wolfpack 2-1 in regulation on Sunday. This is Portland's 14th NCAA appearance in program history and looks to improve on its 12-10-3 record in postseason play.

San Diego was defeated by UC Santa Barbara 1-0 in the second round on Sunday after receiving an automatic first round bye. The Toreros were the WCC league champions and were ranked as high as No. 14 in the NSCAA poll.

Loyola Marymount and Saint Mary's both fell in the first round of NCAA play. The Lions dropped a close 2-1 match to Sacramento State at home, while Saint Mary's lost 3-0 to Stanford on the road in its first ever NCAA Tournament appearance.

UPCOMING SCHEDULE

All Times PST

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 29
TEAMS LOCATION
TIME
RECAP
PORTLAND at Virginia Charlottesville, VA
10:00 AM

AROUND THE WCC

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2009 All-WCC Men's Soccer Teams Announced
The University of San Diego men's soccer team, which posted an 8-2-2 conference record to capture its fifth WCC title, was awarded WCC Player of the Year and Freshman of the Year honors. Senior defender Ryan Peterman was named the league's Player of the Year, as voted on by the WCC coaches, while forward Patrick Wallen garnered Freshman of the Year honors. Second place finisher Saint Mary's, which came off its best season in program history and will be making its first ever appearance at the NCAA Tournament this year, took home the remaining individual honors with junior Jordan Grider being named the Defensive Player of the Year and Gaels' Head Coach Adam Cooper earning the league's top coaching accolade. Click here for the full WCC all-conference release.

Player of the Month, October 2009: Patrick Wallen, Fr., F, San Diego
Freshman forward Patrick Wallen led San Diego to a 7-1-0 overall and conference record in October, as well as a 3-1-0 record at home and an undefeated 4-0-0 mark on the road. He finished with four goals and three assists for 11 points.

Wallen recorded 19 shots and 10 shots on goal for a .526 SOG%. He had two game winning goals, the first on October 4th versus USF at Torero Stadium in San Diego's conference opener and the second on October 16th against Saint Mary's at home. His third and fourth goals were against Loyola Marymount, the first at home and the other on the road. Wallen also tallied one assist at Portland and two at Loyola Marymount.

Wallen has been involved in seven of the team's 17 goals in October and was a key factor in San Diego entering major national polls as a ranked team.

San Francisco Selected as Preseason Favorite in 2009 WCC Men's Soccer Poll
The 2008 WCC Champion University of San Francisco garnered the maximum six first place votes to earn the top spot in the 2009 West Coast Conference men's soccer preseason coaches poll, as voted on by the head coaches in the conference. The Dons are followed by Bay Area rival Santa Clara University, who was selected as the preseason favorite last year. Loyola Marymount University and Gonzaga University both moved up from last season's coaches' poll and now are tied for third place. Rounding out this year's list are the University of San Diego, which was selected fifth, followed by the University of Portland and Saint Mary's College.

2009 WCC Men's Soccer Preseason Poll
1. San Francisco 36 (6)
2. Santa Clara 24
3. Loyola Marymount 23 (1)
Gonzaga (23)
5. San Diego 19
6. Portland 16
7. Saint Mary's 6
First place votes

Two WCC Players Named To M.A.C. Hermann Trophy Watch List
The WCC landed two players on the 2009 Men's Missouri Athletic Club's Hermann Trophy Watch List. 2008 WCC Player of the Year Conor Chinn from San Francisco was selected, as was Loyola Marymount's Rafael Baca.

2009 WCC Preseason All-Conference
In addition to a preseason poll, the WCC head coaches were also asked to submit a preseason all-conference team for the first time. Below is the list of players named to the 2009 WCC preseason all-conference team.

Preseason All-Conference Team
Jalil Anibaba, Santa Clara - JR, MF
Rafael Baca, Loyola Marymount - JR, F
Nick Barclay, Gonzaga - SR, D
Bryan Burke, San Francisco - JR, F
Conor Chinn, San Francisco - SR, F
Roger Downes, Loyola Marymount - SO, D
Austin Guerrero, Portland - JR, GK
Tye Perdido, Gonzaga - SR, MF
Ryan Peterman, San Diego - SR, D
Yousef Samy, Saint Mary's - SR, MF
Collen Warner, Portland - SR, MF


WCC TEAM NOTES

SCHOOL TEAM NOTES

Overall Record: 6-10-3
WCC Record: 3-8-1
  • Gonzaga lost a close 2-1 match to San Francisco in its home and season finale. The Zags' lone goal came with less than a minute left of play, scored by RS sophomore forward Zach Smith. It was Smith's second goal of the season.

  • The Bulldogs also bid farewell to six seniors, including All-WCC first team member Tye Perdido and All-WCC second team members Ben Funkhouser and and Nick Barclay.

  • All-WCC Honorable Mention senior Scott Barnum led the West Coast Conference in saves per game (5.53) and became the fourth leading goalkeeper in shutouts (4). Perdido led the Zags in points with six goals and five assists. Funkhouser and junior Nick Love tied for second on the team with 12 points, both recording four goals and four assists on the season.

  • The Zags will return WCC All-Freshman selection James Matern, a midfielder from Spokane, WA who started in 15 games this season.

  • Overall Record: 10-9-2
    WCC Record: 5-5-2
  • Loyola Marymount saw its quest for the 2009 NCAA College Cup come to an end on Thursday afternoon after losing to Sacramento State 2-1 in overtime at Sullivan Field in Los Angeles, Calif.

  • The Lions rallied from a one-goal deficit with a goal scored by junior Vincent Ocampo in the 73rd minute. However, the Hornets scored the gamewinner in the 96th minute to mark its 10th win in a row and sent the Lions home.

  • 2009 All-WCC first team member junior Rafael Baca provided his fifth assist of the year on Ocampo's equalizer. Baca ends the season as Loyola Marymount's point leader (23) with nine goals and five assists.

  • In his final collegiate game, senior goalkeeper Patrick Sampson made four saves to move into a tie for 10th place on the LMU career list with 113 saves.

  • Overall Record: 12-5-5
    WCC Record: 5-4-4
  • Portland picked up two crucial wins over the weekend to advance to the third round of the NCAA Tournament. The Pilots defeated New Mexico 2-1 in overtime play and North Carolina State 2-1 in regulation to continue its run to the College Cup.

  • Playing a man-down and with all-conference goalkeeper Austin Guerrero sitting on the bench, the Pilots pulled out a come-from-behind overtime win over New Mexico. All-WCC first team member Collen Warner scored both goals, including the game-winner in the 98th minute.

  • Senior Drew Chrostek scored in the second minute and junior Ryan Luke tallied the game-winner in the 63rd as Portland defeated the No. 13-ranked North Carolina State Wolfpack.

  • The Pilots look forward to the NCAA Tournament Third Round, where they will face the No. 2 Virginia Cavaliers on Sunday in Charlottesville, VA.

  • Overall Record: 10-5-5
    WCC Record: 6-3-3
  • Looking to build on its best season in program history, Saint Mary's competed in its first ever NCAA Tournament against Stanford in the first round of the NCAA Tournament last Thursday. The Gaels fought hard but lost in a tough 3-0 match to end postseason play.

  • The Gaels finish the season with a 10-5-5 overall record, the best record in Saint Mary's history.

  • Saint Mary's took eight shots on the night with three on goal. Goalkeeper Doug Herrick finished with three saves.

  • The Gaels were without junior defender Jordan Grider, the 2009 West Coast Conference Defensive Player of the Year, who went down with an injury in the prior weekend's final conference game against Loyola Marymount.

  • Overall Record: 12-6-2
    WCC Record: 8-2-2
  • After earning a first-round bye that placed No. 19 San Diego in the second round of the NCAA Tournament, the Toreros came up short on Sunday evening, falling to No. 5 UC Santa Barbara 1-0 in the second round match at Torero Stadium.

  • The loss ends the Toreros' season, a campaign in which they went 12-6-2 and climbed as high as a No. 14 in the NSCAA rankings. This year was San Diego's 12th NCAA Tournament appearance in program history.

  • In the match against UCSB, the Toreros controlled the pace of the game for the majority of the first half, outshooting the Gauchos 3-1. The Toreros registered four shots, all of which were on goal.

  • Senior goalkeeper Kelin Briones ended his collegiate career with two saves on the night.

  • Overall Record: 7-10-2
    WCC Record: 4-7-1
  • San Francisco suffered a 5-0 loss to Portland in the regular season finale for both teams. The Dons managed 13 shots, but the Pilots were more accurate with their 16 in salvaging a season split in the season series.

  • All-American and All-WCC first team selection Conor Chinn ended his collegiate career with the Dons, leading the West Coast Conference in shots (76), points (23), and goals (10) this season. In 48 league contests, Chinn scored an impressive 20 goals and eight assists for 48 points.

  • The Dons also graduate All-WCC second team member Jonathan Levi, who was second on the team in points with three goals and five assists on the season.

  • San Francisco will be returning All-WCC second team selection junior forward Bryan Burke and goalkeeper Brendan Roslund, who was named to the all-freshman team.

  • Overall Record: 6-9-5
    WCC Record: 4-5-3
  • Santa Clara dictated play and tempo en route to a 2-1 victory over 2009 WCC Champion San Diego in the regular season finale for both teams. The two goals were scored by senior Chris Sauter and All-WCC second team and all-freshman team selection Erik Hurtado.

  • The Broncos played their best soccer of the year down the stretch, going 3-0-2 in the season's final three weeks.

  • Santa Clara tied for third with Portland in shutouts (5) this season. Bronco goalkeeper Larry Jackson tallied four of those shutouts and was named to the All-WCC freshman team.

  • The Broncos will be losing four seniors this season but will be returning All-WCC first team junior midfielder Jalil Anibaba and its top two offensive players, Hurtado and sophomore Eric Masch, who scored five goals this season.