March 1, 2006
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - The University of San Diego's 2006 women's soccer spring schedule will include five matches against teams that took part in last season's NCAA Women's Soccer College Cup Tournament.
The Toreros opened the spring schedule with a three-team tournament held at the USD practice field on Feb. 25th and posted a 1-0-1 record in the tournament defeating Long Beach State and registering a tie with UC Irvine.
The Toreros will head to Cal State Fullerton to square off against the Titans in a single game on March 5. Last season Cal State Fullerton had its best season in program history posting a 19-4-0 overall record en route to capturing the Big West Conference championship. CSF then found success in the postseason making a trip to the sweet-16 in the 2005 Women's Soccer College Cup, before falling to seventh-ranked University of Virginia.
USD will then travel to near-by rival UC San Diego in a single game with the Tritons. In 2005 the Tritons posted an 18-4-0 overall record and captured the CCAA championship. UCSD then did well in the NCAA Far West Regional winning its opening round game against Cal State Dominquez Hills before falling to Seattle Pacific in the second round.
After the Toreros host an alumni game on April 8 at the USD practice field, they will head to the Temecula Showcase held at the John Blanche Complex. The Toreros will open the showcase with a game against the University of Notre Dame, the 2004 NCAA national champion and 2005 quarterfinal finalist in the Women's Soccer College Cup. The Fighting Irish posted a 22-3-0 overall record in 2005 en route to capturing the Big East Conference championship. USD will conclude play in the Temecula Showcase with a game against the Gauchos of UC Santa Barbara. The Gauchos posted a 9-10-0 overall record in 2005 and a sixth place finish in the Big West.
USD will complete its spring schedule with a home match against Oregon State University at the practice field. The Beavers finished 2005 with a 10-8-1 overall record to post their second consecutive season of 10 or more wins. OSU placed eighth in the Pacific 10 conference.