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WCC Women's Soccer Recaps

Aug. 29, 2008


August 29
Gonzaga def. Idaho - 3-1
2 Saint Mary's def. Saint Joseph's - 2-1 (OT)
San Francisco def. Northern Colorado - 1-0
1 Santa Clara def. West Virginia - 2-1 (2OT)
Pepperdine tied Arizona State - 1-1 (2OT)
1 Notre Dame def. Loyola Marymount - 4-0
UC Santa Barbara def. San Diego - 1-0

August 30
UCLA def. Portland - 1-0

August 31
San Diego def. UC Irvine - 1-0 (2OT)
Washington def. Gonzaga - 2-1
1 West Virginia def. Loyola Marymount - 1-0
UCSB def. Pepperdine - 3-2
2 Cal State Fullerton def. Saint Mary's - 2-0
1 Notre Dame def. Santa Clara - 2-0
Colorado def. San Francisco - 4-1

September 1
USC at Portland - 2:30 PM

1 Notre Dame adidas Classic; 2 California Tournament; All Times PST


San Diego - 1 (2OT)
UC Irvine - 0

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - In the 108th minute of action, senior Amy Epsten scored on a penalty kick to lift the 13th-ranked University of San Diego women's soccer team (1-2-0) to a 1-0 double-overtime win over visiting UC Irvine (1-2-0) Sunday evening in a non-conference match at USD's Torero Stadium.

With time running out in the match, the Toreros took control of the ball near midfield and drove the ball to the right side of the field, where freshman Elissa Magracia took control of the ball. Magracia quickly attacked the goal, but the UCI goalkeeper, Erin Henry, came charging out and committed a foul inside of the goal box to set up the penalty kick situation. Epsten then put the ball into the back of the net to lift the Toreros to victory.

San Diego dominated the time of possession in the first half and had several good coring opportunities that didn't go their way. Epsten had one of the best scoring opportunities come when she was able to get behind the goalkeeper and then rocketed off a shot, only to have a Irvine defender come in at the last second and save the sure goal, preserving the scoreless contest.

The Toreros outshot the Anteaters 9-7 and had a decisive advantage in corner kicks, 9-3.

Freshman goalkeeper Courtney Parsons, in her first collegiate start, picked up the in in goal for the Toreros as she allowed no goals and recorded three saves. Henry was saddled with the loss for the Anteaters as she allowed one goal and recorded two saves.

The Toreros will return to action on Friday as they head to Malibu for the Pepperdine Nike Challenge. USD will square off against Northwestern in a 1 p.m. match.

Washington - 2
Gonzaga - 1

SPOKANE, Wash. - The Gonzaga University women's soccer team dropped a 2-1 decision to the University of Washington Sunday afternoon at the new Gonzaga Soccer Field. The Huskies (2-0-0) picked up the match-winning goal in the 80th minute to hand the Bulldogs (2-2-0) their second loss of the season.

The Zags were outshot 5-1 in the first half but made the most of their one shot. Redshirt freshman Katie Spangenberg gave Gonzaga a 1-0 lead at the 38:15 mark with her first career goal. Spangenberg took a pass from sophomore Sheridan Jones along the left sideline and sent a shot from about 25 yards out. Spangenberg's shot caught Washington keeper Alex Phillips off guard and out of position. The ball sailed over a back pedaling Phillips and into the right corner of the net for the score. In the second half, the Huskies continued to challenge the Bulldog defense.

Coming up on the 66th minute, Washington put together another offensive push that saw Hannah Greig controlling the ball deep in GU territory. Grieg had dribbled down the right side and to within 15 yards from goal, she managed to send a cross that went through a Bulldog defender and a diving keeper Lauren Ames. Another Bulldog defender stepped in and attempted to clear the ball while inside the goal box but Husky Melissa Beal blocked the clearing attempt and punched the ball into an empty net to tie the game at 1-1.

UW again pressured the Zag defense and with less than 10 minutes left in regulation another Husky offensive attack, aided by a no-foul call, resulted in a three-on-two UW advantage. Jones had held possession for GU deep inside her own zone and was attempting to clear the ball when Alex Kirk slid into her from behind. The ball ended up at Washington's Veronica Perez' feet. Perez led the Husky advantage and dribbled into open space and found the back left corner of the net from about 15 yards away for the eventual match-winner. Gonzaga made a couple late rushes but the Husky defense held strong, sending the Bulldogs to their first home loss at the new Gonzaga Soccer Field.

UW outshot the Bulldogs 15-3 on the day and won the corner kick advantage, 9-0. Ames made two saves for GU and Jones picked up her first assist of the season.

The Bulldogs continue their four-game homestand with a match against Cal State University Bakersfield Sunday at 1 p.m.

West Virginia - 1
Loyola Marymount - 0

South Bend, IN - For 86 minutes Sunday, LMU defended like champions but it was not enough as #12 West Virginia stole a late winner for a 1-0 victory at the Inn at Saint Mary's Classic in South Bend, IN. The Lions (0-2-1) conclude an unlucky road trip in which they faced two ranked opponents but came away empty to again deny Head Coach Joe Mallia his 100th career victory.

Junior Allyssa Clark was outstanding for the Lions, keeping them in the game with a career-high nine saves. The Mountaineers out-shot the Lions 13-0 in the first period but were kept off the board by Clark and the staunch LMU defense. Clark made three successive saves in the span of six minutes early to deny the Mountaineers.

LMU's defense continued to hold steady despite a barrage of WVU shots to open the second half. It wasn't until the 63rd minute that LMU was able to venture forward, as junior Lacey Bartels registered the team's first shot of the game, which was saved by WVU goalie Kerri Butler. West Virginia continued to push forward but was repeatedly turned away while, at the other end, the Lions almost snatched the game as senior Lauren Shanklin's shot went just wide and junior Tiffany Harrison's attempt was saved by Butler.

With the game looking as if it would head into overtime, West Virginia grabbed its winner. Morgan Betscher served a cross from the right side, finding Deana Everrett, who headed past Clark at 86:58.

West Virginia held a 27-3 shot advantage but Clark did her job, registering nine saves. Butler stopped two shots for the Mountaineers.

At the conclusion of the tournament, which was won by Notre Dame, Harrison was named to the All-Tournament Team.

LMU returns home for a pair of games next weekend. The Lions host UC Irvine at 1:30 p.m. on Friday and Harvard at 1 p.m.

UC Santa Barbara - 3
Pepperdine - 2

MALIBU, Calif. - Jacki Simon's goal with 1:16 remaining gave UC Santa Barbara a 3-2 win over Pepperdine in a wild game that was as much about the hits as it was the misses.

The victory improved UCSB's record to 3-1 and dropped the Waves to 0-2-1.

"It was a well-taken goal, but it was cruel," Pepperdine head coach Tim Ward said. "It's the kind of goal that our opponents are getting and we're not."

The game-winner originated from the near sideline in UCSB's attacking third as the ball zipped through the penalty kick area before being settled by Kailyn Kugler. Kugler played it forward to Simon, who quickly buried it into the lower left corner past the arms of a diving Kayla Stolte (Santee, Calif./West Hills HS).

It was the first goal allowed by Pepperdine this season on a running play. The two previous Gaucho scores came off set pieces in the 7th and 12th minutes.

UCSB's opening goal came off a Simon corner kick that landed inside the goalmouth. The ball was first touched by Michelle Russell before Kylie McDonald redirected it toward the back of the net.

Minutes later, Simon smacked a free kick that was initially blocked by the Pepperdine defensive wall. But as luck would have it, the Gaucho sophomore collected her rebound and shot a bullet into the upper left corner.

Even though Simon's goal gave UCSB a reassuring 2-0 lead, it could have easily been 4-0. In between scores, Gennelle Ives blasted a shot off the post that sailed across the face of the net and wide, and in the 10th minute, Stolte denied Simon the hat trick by saving her penalty kick.

Simon finished the match with five points and placed all three of her shots on goal.

Pepperdine began to pick up the pace offensively in the latter stages of the first half but didn't light its end of the scoreboard until the 49th minute when Ashley Copp (Coronado, Calif./Coronado) connected with Amanda Rupp (Encinitas, Calif./Encinitas).

Rupp rushed through the defense after receiving the ball from Copp just over the halfway line. And after shaking off the last defender, Rupp beat UCSB goalkeeper Tammy Lenham in a one-vs.-one situation just inside the 18-yard box.

Rupp's goal was her first of the season and the 10th of her career.

Copp made it a three-point day for herself after knotting the match at 2-2 with a free kick cracker into the upper right corner in the 66th minute.

Even with the momentum back on offense and an electrified crowd supporting them, the Waves could not find the net a third time. Lenham made two saves on Emily Wynne (El Cajon, Calif./University HS) and Rupp's point-blank attempt with 3:31 left in regulation was blocked by a Gaucho defender.

UCSB began to ratchet up its offense at the same time, but a shot from Kugler was cleared off the line by a Wave defender and Stolte saved an Alyssa Benjamin attempt prior to surrendering the game-winner.

Stolte left the field with four saves while Lenham was credited with six.

"I believe we're going to win especially if we can play for 90 minutes as well as we played today in the second half," Ward said. "So if I'm disappointed in anything it's the way we started, we just didn't get into it early enough. But I'm convinced we'll bounce back."

Offensively, Pepperdine outshot UCSB 18-13 and received seven corner kicks to the Gaucho's three. Wynne once again led all players with six shots and placed four on frame.

The Waves continues their homestand next weekend playing host to the Pepperdine Nike Challenge, which features the home team and West Coast Conference rival San Diego taking turns battling Northwestern and Iowa of the Big Ten Conference.

Friday's doubleheader begins at 1 p.m. with San Diego vs. Northwestern. Sunday's twinbill kicks off at 10:30 a.m.

Cal State Fullerton - 2
Saint Mary's - 0

Berkeley, CA - The Saint Mary's women's soccer team lost its first game of the season on Sunday, falling to Cal State Fullerton 2-0 in the finale of the California Tournament. The Gaels received a tremendous performance from keeper Tara Larson who recorded 10 saves on the afternoon, but it was not enough as the Gaels fall to 2-1-0, the Titans improve to 3-0-0.

SMC put early pressure on Titans when Stefani Rocco sent a shot wide left one minute into the game. Danielle Spann followed that up with a corner but the Gaels were unable to capitalize. Alex Ciliento launched two shots at the 27th and 29th minute, with the second shot being saved by Titans keeper Shannon Simpson.

Fullerton went up for good when Stacey Fox connected on her first goal of the season in the 30th minute. Fox took the assist from Tamara Dewey sending a blast to the lower left corner of the goal from the top of the box.

Following the Titans goal, the pressure mounted as Fullerton tallied 17 shots on the day, 12 of which were on target, keeping Larson extremely busy. Saint Mary's managed just 11 shots on the afternoon, two of those on goal.

Fullerton put the game on ice late in the second period when Tiffany Craig took a long shot in the 78th that dribbled into the goal. The play was set up from an assist by Erica Peschken.

Saint Mary's will return to action when they travel to Portland to play host Portland State on Friday, September 5 for a night game at 7:00 p.m.

Colorado - 4
San Francisco - 1

Boulder, CO - San Francisco managed a goal in the final half to avoid being shut out as the Dons (2-1-0) fall to Colorado 4-1 in non-conference soccer action at Prentup Field on Sunday afternoon. USF still holds a 2-1 lead in the series over the Buffaloes (2-1-1).

Junior forward Kristina Hall earned her first goal of the season in the 66th minute, scoring off a deflection and beating the goalkeeper into the upper right corner.

That was all the offense could do after being held to just five shots through the entire contest. Freshman forward Nicole Moore had three shots, two on goal, while senior defender Alexis Mielke had one on goal.

Dons goalies Anika Steig and Kelly Pohle each played a half, with Steig getting four saves, and Pohle two. The team was also credited with a save.

"I felt after we got the first half out the way, we began to play with a lot more confidence. We created some chances, one off the crossbar before Hall hit a 30 yarder into the top corner. We just have prepare well for next weekend," said head coach Mark Carr.

Colorado got off 26 shots in the contest, scoring twice in each half. Senior midfielder Nikki Keller started the scoring with an unassisted shot at 22:08 that was deflected off a Dons defender. At 39:06, senior forward Amber Bettenhausen scored off a cross from senior midfielder Alex Cousins.

A minute and 23 seconds into the second half, the Buffs struck again, this time from junior forward Nikki Marshall, who took a cross from freshman midfielder Kate Russell. To cap Colorado's scoring, senior forward Gianna DeSaverio scored at 55:58 off assists from Keller and Marshall.

USF returns home for a Friday night match up with Nevada on September 5 at Negoesco Stadium.

Notre Dame - 2
Santa Clara - 0

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - The No. 12 Santa Clara women's soccer team fell to No. 5 Notre Dame, 2-0, in their final game at the Inn at Saint Mary's Soccer Classic in South Bend, Ind. on the campus of Notre Dame. Forwards Kiki Bosio and Lexi Orand, and midfielder Kendra Perry were named to the Inn at Saint Mary's Soccer Classic All-Tournament Team for their strong performances all weekend.

"I am very proud of our team," said head coach Jerry Smith. "They fought very hard against a very talented Notre Dame team. Kiki, Lexi and Kendra were all very deserving of being named to the All-Tournament team. "

The Broncos lost defender Lindsey Johnson in the first minutes of play to injury and freshman Kathleen Matthew subbed in and played in her second game on the back line for SCU. In the 16th minute the Fighting Irish got a lucky break when Michel Weissenhofer's shot was saved by Meagan McCray and deflected back into goal by Matthew giving Notre Dame a 1-0 lead over Santa Clara.

Twenty minutes later the Irish's Erica Iantorno scored their first earned goal, off a loose ball at the top of the box that was shot into the right corner of the goal. In the second half the Broncos kept Notre Dame out of any more scoring opportunities. The Irish defense was able to maintain the 2-0 lead, keeping Santa Clara out of the goal.

While McCray gave up two goals, she had a standout game. She tallied nine saves on Notre Dame's 11 shots on goal.

"Meagan had a great weekend at goal," said Smith. "She was fantastic at goal and we want to congratulate her on her performance. She was an obvious omission from the All-Tournament team."

The Broncos return to action this week when they travel to Southern California. On Friday, Sept. 5 they take on the 2007 National Champions, No. 1 USC at 3 p.m. PT. Two days later they take on Cal State Fullerton, on Sept. 7 at 1 p.m. PT.


UCLA - 1
Portland - 0

PORTLAND, Ore. --- The University of Portland's 17-match home unbeaten streak came to an end Saturday night as the third-ranked UCLA Bruins held on for a 1-0 win before 4,351 fans at the Clive Charles Soccer Complex. Olympian Lauren Cheney notched the lone goal of the match in the 37th minute to give the Bruins the victory.

Cheney broke free on a pass over the top of the defense by senior Christina DiMartino and one-touched the ball around Pilot goalkeeper Kelsey Davis. She settled the ball and netted her first goal of the season just past Portland's retreating defenders.

The game was balanced as both teams finished with nine shots and a few quality scoring chances per side.

Portland's best chances came early as junior Michelle Enyeart broke free for a long run down the left sideline in the fourth minute. She crossed a beautiful ball to the foot of freshman Danielle Foxhoven who got tangled up with a defender on her hip and could not get off a point blank shot. Two minutes later Foxhoven drove a cross from senior Megan Rapinoe just wide of the left post.

UCLA's McCall Zerboni blasted a shot that appeared headed for the Pilot goal in the 11th minute, but Davis made a lunging stop to her right.

After the late first half goal, UCLA and Cheney carried some momentum into the second period as the Soccer Buzz Preseason Player of the Year had three consecutive shots from dangerous positions just miss.

The Pilots (1-1) applied the pressure late looking for the equalizer and had two opportunities with corner kicks in the final five minutes, but the Bruins tightened up the defense and held on for the shutout.

Portland gained a 5-2 edge in corner kicks on the night. Both Davis and UCLA keeper Ashley Thompson made two saves between the pipes.

The Pilots will make a quick turnaround and face another tough home task as the defending national champion and current No. 1 USC Trojans visit on Monday at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are still available by visiting ticketmaster.com or any Ticketmaster outlet.

NOTES: Former UP All-American Shannon MacMillan made her return to Merlo Field as an assistant on the Bruins' bench ... UCLA's Cheney, Kara Lang and head coach Jill Ellis were recognized during pregame introductions for their participation in the 2008 Olympics ... UP's Sophie Schmidt played 22 minutes off the bench in her first appearance this season after returning from the Olympics.


Gonzaga - 3
Idaho - 1

Moscow, Idaho - Sophomore Ashley Riley recorded a goal and an assist to lead the Gonzaga University women's soccer team to a 3-1 road victory over the University of Idaho Friday afternoon. Three different players scored first-half goals for the Bulldogs who improve to 2-1-0 on the season.

The Bulldogs continued to attack goal, just as they had in last week's 1-0 win over Portland State University, outshooting the Vandals (0-2-0) 18-11 on the day including 8-5 in shots-on-goal.

Just 44 seconds into the match, Riley put the Zags up 1-0 with her first goal of the season. Following a quick push into the Vandal zone, freshman Sarah Rhodes fed Riley who found the right corner of the net for the score. Sophomore Sheridan Jones later gave the Zags a 2-0 lead with her first goal of the season. Jones took a pass from Riley at the 20:38 mark and beat Vandal keeper Liz Boyden to right side. The Bulldog offense was it again in the 33rd minute. A series of offensive attacks resulted in two corner kick opportunities for the Bullddogs. The second corner kick, taken by senior Kelcey Goddard, was headed in by senior Lauren Dascenzo at the 33:52 mark. Dascenzo's first goal of the season opened up a 3-0 lead for the Zags.

The three first-half goals was more than enough for the Bulldogs to pick the victory as the GU defense continued turn away any Vandal offensive threats. Ames turned in a solid performance, making four saves and allowed just the one goal that came on a Vandal shot from nearly 25 yards out and glanced high off the right post and past Ames to make it 3-1 at 54:07.

After playing two of their first three matches on the road, the Bulldogs will play their next four matches at the new Gonzaga Soccer Field beginning on Sunday at 1 p.m. against the University of Washington.

Saint Mary's - 2 (OT)
Saint Joseph's - 1

Moraga, CA - The Saint Mary's Women's Soccer team (2-0-0) needed an extra period for the second straight game, as they defeated Saint Joseph's (0-1-0) on the strength of a shot from senior Danielle Spann at the 5:20 mark in the first overtime. The Gaels improved to 2-0 on a hot day at Saint Mary's Stadium.

The Gaels jumped out to the lead late in the first half when senior Mika Matsui scored an unassisted goal in the 44th minute. The Goal was Matsui's first of the season, and second of her career. The Gaels put the pressure on the Hawks all afternoon as they launched 15 shots, six on goal.

Saint Joseph's launched the equalizer in the 50th minute in the second period when Jen Pfeiffer sent a ball to the back of the goal off the assist from Lauren Sawyer.

Spann ended the drama when she got the ball in space and launched a shot past Hawks goalie Megan Bastionelli. Sophomore Alex Ciliento had a good game as she was constantly putting pressure on Bastionelli to the tune of five shots, with two of them coming on goal. Ciliento had a great opportunity to end the game in regulation when a header off a corner kick saild just to the right of the goal. Junior Ashley Nied tallied three shots with two on the goal as well for the Gaels.

The Gaels will return to action Sunday at 2:00 PM when they play Cal State Fullerton in the California Tournament.

San Francisco - 1
Northern Colorado - 0

Greeley, CO - San Francisco women's soccer took a 1-0 win over host Northern Colorado (1-2-0) in non-conference action at Jackson Soccer Stadium on Friday night. The 2-0-0 start for the Dons is the best since they won the Oregon Duck Classic by defeating Rice (1-0) and Boise State (6-0) to begin the 2003 season.

Freshman forward Kelli Woodard scored her first goal and game winner as a Don, on an unassisted break away shot at the 49:23 mark.

UNC out shot the Dons 12-10 in the contest, while USF took the corner kicks advantage 7-4.

Senior midfielder Katherine Kimure and sophomore forward Keonna Robinson led the Dons with two shots. Freshmen forwards Nicole Moore and Megan Bucci each had a shot on goal. Junior forward Kristina Hall, and freshmen defenders Kallie Caldwell and Jane Shook each had a shot on the night.

Bears sophomore midfielder Brittani Knott and freshman midfielder Ariel Cook offered the most trouble for the Dons, each with three shots - two on goal.

Two goalies combined for the second straight shutout, senior Anika Steig and redshirt junior Kelly Pohle. Stieg recorded a save in the first half, while Pohle saved four in the second. The team was credited with a save as well.

Bears freshman goalie Kirsten Salminen had two saves.

USF continues play in Colorado, meeting the University of Colorado Buffaloes on Sunday at noon Pacific time.

Santa Clara - 2 (2OT)
West Virginia - 1

SOUTH BEND, Ind. - The No. 12 Santa Clara women's soccer team defeated No. 10 West Virginia, 2-1, in a second overtime victory. Sophomore Kendra Perry scored the game winning goal in the 111th minute of play off an Anessa Patton assist in the Broncos first game at the Inn at Saint Mary's Soccer Classic on the campus of Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind.

SCU's goalkeeper Meagan McCray gave up her first goal of the season in the 36th minute to the Mountaineers Megan Mischler. Mischler's goal came from a through ball from Deana Everrett into the upper right corner. After giving up the first half goal, McCray and the Broncos defense were solid and did not let West Virginia capitalize on any shot opportunities.

Junior Kiki Bosio, who was sick with strep throat, saw limited action, and head coach Jerry Smith's underclassmen stepped up to fill the void the All-WCC forward left. Midfielder Perry, not only scored the game winning goal, but also scored Santa Clara's only goal in regulation and her first collegiate goal. The second half unassisted goal came in the 50th minute when she scored off a rebound from a free kick save.

"Tonight's game was a gritty hard fought performance," said Smith. "As a coach you want to go through the season and see different scenarios; tonight we were able to come back from behind and win in overtime. We accomplished a lot as a team against a talented West Virginia team."

The Broncos return to action on Sunday, Aug. 31 at 10:30 a.m. PT, when they take on tournament hosts No. 5 Notre Dame.

Pepperdine - 1 (2OT)
Arizona State - 1

MALIBU, Calif. - Senior Emily Wynne scored the 10th goal of her career and Pepperdine's first of the season in a 1-1 tie with Arizona State Friday afternoon at Tari Frahm Rokus Field.

The tie improved the Waves' season record to 0-1-1 and dropped the Sun Devils' to 1-0-1.

Wynne (El Cajon, Calif./University HS) notched the game-tying goal in the 76th minute off a deep assist from Ashley Copp (Coronado, Calif./Coronado), who dropped the ball into the goal box from the far sideline.

Courtney Price (Corona, Calif./Colony) also played a role in the goal's development, drawing ASU goalkeeper Katie Cochrane out of position as the ball floated inside the six. Her presence in front of the defense provided Wynne enough space to take her shot.

"Price got up there to challenge the goalkeeper for the ball and their girl couldn't get a hold of it," Pepperdine head coach Tim Ward said. "At first I wasn't sure if Emily's shot cleared the line -thought maybe one of their defenders had brushed it off - but then I saw her reaction and that told me all I needed to know.

"That was a really important goal and I'm glad Emily was the one to get the equalizer. She's a special player and I'm proud of my team's response to being down early."

The Waves continued attacking the net through the remainder of regulation and both overtimes, outshooting ASU 6-1 over the final 35 minutes. Cochrane rebounded to save two shots taken by Amanda Rupp (Encinitas, Calif./La Costa Canyon HS) and later made a diving stop on a Kelly Reilly (Cardiff, Calif./La Costa Canyon HS) attempt in the 96th minute.

Cochrane finished the match with four saves as did Pepperdine goalkeeper Kayla Stolte (Santee, Calif./West Hills), who kept the Sun Devils off the board in the first half despite facing 10 shots and two corner kicks.

Pepperdine turned the tables and controlled much of the second half, but couldn't hold back 5-foot-9 midfielder Carly Kallas from heading in her first goal of the season on a Kylla Sjoman corner kick in the 58th minute.

Sjoman served the ball high and Kallas climbed the ladder near the back post to smack the ball square into the net for the game's first score.

"That was a good goal," Ward said. "I've been around this game for awhile and that was one of the best I've ever seen."

Kallas led all Sun Devils with three shots, while Wynne and Rupp led Pepperdine with four each.

Pepperdine's defense, which featured Cammie Burke (Del Mar, Calif./Torrey Pines HS) and Kelsey Baker (Honolulu, Hawaii/Punahou School) returning from injury to make their first starts of the season, allowed just two more shots following the ASU goal. The first shot from Courtney Tinnon sailed high and a slow roller off the foot of Jill Shoquist found Stolte in the 83rd minute.

Both Burke and Baker played all 110 minutes as did five other teammates. Pepperdine's three substitutes combined for only 83 minutes of playing time.

"I thought we'd win the game with some of the chances we created, but their goalkeeper made some good saves so overall it was a fair result," Ward said. "It was a tough game, they're a tough team and I know they'll have a good run in them sometime this season."

The Waves return to Tari Frahm Rokus Field Sunday for a 1 p.m. match with regional rival UC Santa Barbara. The Gauchos (2-1) are coming off a 1-0 upset victory Friday night over #24 San Diego.

Notre Dame - 4
Loyola Marymount - 0

South Bend, IN - Facing its first road trip and ranked opponent of the season, LMU ran into trouble at #4 Notre Dame Friday night, falling 4-0 to the Fighting Irish in front of 1363 fans at Alumni Field in the Inn at Saint Mary's Classic. The Lions were undone by Kerri Hanks, who showed why she is one of the nation's premier players by registering a hat-trick.

After making the long trip to South Bend, LMU (0-1-1) was looking for a bright start to the game but Hanks put an end to that with her first goal just two minutes in. The three-time All-America took advantage of an LMU foul in the penalty area to beat LMU junior Allyssa Clark from the spot. Less than 10 minutes later, Hanks doubled the Irish (2-0-0) advantage, again on a penalty kick.

LMU settled down after its auspicious start with sophomore Lily Sorentino forcing Kelsey Lysander into the first save of the match. Sophomore Julie Gallaudet and Sorentino each followed with shot attempts, only to see them sail off target.

Notre Dame made it 3-0 in the 66th minute when Elise Weber's shot came back off the crossbar to Melissa Henderson, who tapped in. Hanks wrapped up her hat-trick in the final minute of play, beating the Lion defense through the middle and sending her shot into the top corner from 22 yards out.

Notre Dame held a 23-4 shot advantage, with Sorentino registering half of LMU's attempts. In goal, Clark made the start, logging 76 minutes and making six saves. Junior Katie Graul finished up the final 14 minutes and was forced into action for one save. In the Irish goal, Lysander stopped two shots.

LMU stays in South Bend to face #12 West Virginia on Sunday at 8:00 a.m. Pacific.

UC Santa Barbara - 1
San Diego - 0

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - The 13th-ranked University of San Diego women's soccer team (0-2-0) was upset, 1-0, by UC Santa Barbara (2-1-0) Friday evening in a non-conference match.

In the 89th minute of the match, UCSB's Alyssa Benjamin controlled a rebound off a shot by Cory Yoshida that hit the cross bar, and was able to redirect the ball into the back of the net and give the Gauchos the win.

The Toreros had a great scoring opportunity come in the 52nd minute of action as senior Amy Epsten took a shot the hit the post, but then bounced to the feet of the Gauchos, preserving the, then scoreless contest.

USD was outshot, 10-5, and the Gauchos held an 8-4 territorial advantage in corner kicks.

Brittany Cameron was saddled with the loss in goal as she allowed one goal and recorded one save. Her counterpart, Tammy Lenham was credited with the win as she allowed no goals and recorded one save.

San Diego will return to action on Sunday at 6 p.m. as they host UC Irvine in a non-conference game at Torero Stadium.