Nov. 30, 2009
|PORTLAND ENDS POSTSEASON IN NCAA THIRD ROUND|
Portland dropped a close 1-0 match to the No. 2 seeded Virginia Cavaliers last Sunday. The Cavaliers overcame 16 Portland shots to shut out the Pilots in the NCAA third round match. UVA goalkeeper Diego Restrepo made six saves as the Pilots ended the season with a 12-6-5 record.
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Portland looked to improve on its 12-10-3 postseason record by advancing past the third round but was overcome by the No. 2 Virginia Cavaliers 1-0. Despite holding a 16-12 shot advantage, the Cavaliers kept the Pilots scoreless and took home the shutout to improve on its unbeaten streak of 13 games. This was also the 10th straight game that the Virginia defense had not allowed a goal.
With the loss, Portland (12-6-5) saw its road to the College Cup come to an end. This was the Pilots' 14th NCAA Tournament appearance.
After receiving an automatic first round bye, WCC Champion San Diego was defeated by UC Santa Barbara 1-0 in the second round of NCAA play. The loss ended the Toreros' season, a campaign in which they went 12-6-2 and climbed as high as a #14 ranking 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. Both WCC teams recorded 10 wins this season, with Saint Mary's breaking its program best.
2009 All-WCC Men's Soccer Teams Announced
Player of the Month, October 2009: Patrick Wallen, Fr., F, San Diego
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
2009 WCC Men's Soccer Preseason Poll
Two WCC Players Named To M.A.C. Hermann Trophy Watch List
2009 WCC Preseason All-Conference
Preseason All-Conference Team
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