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WCC Women's Soccer Weekly Notes

Sept. 2, 2009

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WCC TEAMS LOOK TO CONTINUE EARLY SEASON SUCCESS

Through the first two weeks of the season, WCC women's soccer teams have enjoyed a tremendous amount of success. WCC teams have combined to post a 16-6-1 (.717) record, significantly better than last year's start. In 2008, through the first two weeks of the season, WCC teams had combined to post just an 11-12-2 (.480) record.

UPCOMING SCHEDULE

All Times PST

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 3
TEAMS LOCATION
TIME
RECAP
Washington State at GONZAGA Spokane, WA
3:00 PM
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4
TEAMS LOCATION
TIME
RECAP
SAINT MARY'S vs. Texas (Cal Tournament) Berkeley, CA
2:00 PM
SANTA CLARA at Maryland College Park, MD
2:00 PM
Houston at PEPPERDINE Malibu, CA
3:00 PM
Vermont at LOYOLA MARYMOUNT Los Angeles, CA
4:00 PM
PORTLAND vs. Colorado College (Husky/Nike Invitational) Seattle, WA
4:30 PM
Long Island at SAN FRANCISCO (USF Odwalla Nike Classic) San Francisco, CA
7:30 PM
SAN DIEGO vs. Ohio State (USD Tournament) San Diego, CA
7:30 PM
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 6
TEAMS LOCATION
TIME
RECAP
SAINT MARY'S vs. Texas A&M (Cal Tournament) Berkeley, CA
9:00 AM
SANTA CLARA at Georgetown Washington, D.C.
9:00 AM
PORTLAND vs. Columbia (Husky/Nike Invitational) Seattle, WA
11:00 AM
Fairfield at SAN FRANCISCO (USF Odwalla Nike Classic) San Francisco, CA
11:00 AM
GONZAGA at Eastern Washington Cheney, WA
1:00 PM
Houston at LOYOLA MARYMOUNT Los Angeles, CA
1:00 PM
Cal State Fullerton at SAN DIEGO (USD Tournament) San Diego, CA
1:30 PM

AROUND THE WCC

Portland's Foxhoven Earns WCC Weekly Honor
Foxhoven scored four of UP's six goals during wins over No. 16 California and No. 24 Washington last weekend. Foxhoven needed just five shots to score her four goals and two game-winners. She netted Portland's first two goals against Cal, with the first coming just 2:20 into the contest. Her second strike came in the 20th minute to give the Pilots a two-goal cushion. She added both of the Pilots' goals during a 2-0 shutout of the Huskies in Seattle.

The WCC: The Elite Conference 17 Years Running
The Portland Pilots advanced to the NCAA Elite Eight last season with a 3-2 win over James Madison. It marks the 17th consecutive season that the WCC has had at least one representative in the NCAA Quarterfinals, by far the longest streak in the nation. The second closest active NCAA quarterfinal streak is held by the Pac-10 with eight consecutive years in the Elite Eight.

Active Consecutive Conference NCAA Quarterfinal Appearances (Elite Eight)
WCC - 17
Pac-10 - 9
Big East - 7
ACC - 4

Four WCC Players Named To M.A.C. Hermann Trophy Watch List
The WCC landed four players on the 2009 women's Missouri Athletic Club's Hermann Trophy Watch List. Portland is one of six teams in the nation to have three players on the Watch List as seniors Kelsey Davis and Michelle Enyeart were joined by junior Sophie Schmidt. The Pilots are joined by perennial championship contenders North Carolina, UCLA , Notre Dame, Penn State and Stanford with a trio of players mentioned. Rounding out the list of WCC players on the preseason watch list was Santa Clara's Katherine Reynolds.

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
Kiki Bosio, SCU
Laura Cole, PEP
Kelsey Davis, POR
Michelle Enyeart, POR
Danielle Foxhoven, POR
Sheridan Jones, GON
Dani Potts, SCU
Katherine Reynolds, SCU
Sophie Schmidt, POR
Lily Sorentino, LMU
Jackie Zinke, USD


WCC TEAM NOTES

SCHOOL TEAM NOTES

Overall Record: 2-0-0
WCC Record: 0-0-0
  • Gonzaga improved to 2-0-0 on the season with a 3-1 win over McNeese State.

  • Sheridan Jones, an All-West Coast Conference preseason team selection, finished with two assists as Lori Conrad, Emma Dolcetti and Sarah Rhodes each notched goals for the Zags in their win over McNeese State.

  • GU again utilized its depth as 21 of its 26 active players appeared in the win over MSU.

  • A trio of Gonzaga players earned All-WCC honors last season. Jones was named to the All-WCC first team, while Conrad and Courtney Peacock each received honorable mention. Peacock also earned a spot on the All-WCC freshman team.

  • The Zags host Washington State (9/3) before traveling to Eastern Washington (9/6).

  • Overall Record: 2-1-0
    WCC Record: 0-0-0
  • The Lions posted a 1-1 record last week, falling to Cal State Northridge, 3-0, before earning a 3-0 shutout of Northern Arizona.

  • Junior Julie Gallaudet tied the school record with three assists in the win over NAU. For Gallaudet, the three assists were a career-high and put her alongside Cindy Carullo and Jessica Lyon for the school's single-game record. She now has eight assists for her career, leaving her one shy of entering the LMU top-10.

  • Junior Gabrielle Parisella netted two goals in the Lions win over Northern Arizona.

  • Senior GK Alyssa Clark finished with seven saves against NAU to record her second clean sheet of the season and 10th of her career.

  • LMU hosts Vermont (9/4) and Houston (9/6) this weekend.

  • Overall Record: 2-1-0
    WCC Record: 0-0-0
  • The Waves posted a 1-1 record at the First Tennessee Lady Vol Classic, falling to Kansas, 2-1, before bouncing back to defeat host Tennessee, 1-0.

  • Senior Kelly Reilly's first goal in three years held up as the game-winner in Pepperdine's 1-0 victory over Tennessee. Reilly, an All-Tournament team selection along with Sophia Medina, last scored as a freshman during the 86th minute of a 2-1 win over Saint Mary's in 2006.

  • The Waves improved to 2-1 following Sunday's win over Tennessee with all three games coming against a 2008 NCAA qualifier.

  • Freshman GK Roxanne Barker pitched her first career shutout on just one save against Tennessee.

  • The Waves host Houston (9/4) in their lone match this week.

  • Overall Record: 3-0-0
    WCC Record: 0-0-0
  • The Pilots improved to 3-0-0 on the season with a pair of shutout wins versus Pac-10 opponents. Portland blanked then-No. 16 Cal, 4-0, before shutting out then-No. 24 Washington, 2-0.

  • An announced crowd of 5,068, the third largest in school history, witnessed a dominating effort from the No. 3 ranked Pilots versus No. 16 Cal.

  • Sophomore F Danielle Foxhoven tallied two goals in each game, including recording the game-winners in both matches. For her efforts, Foxhoven was named the WCC Player of the Week.

  • Senior Michelle Enyeart became the sixth player in school history to join the 30 goal/30 assist club, notching assists on both of Foxhoven's goals against Cal.

  • The Pilots play Colorado College (9/4) and Columbia (9/6) at the Husky/Nike Invitational.

  • Overall Record: 1-2-0
    WCC Record: 0-0-0
  • The Gaels suffered their first two setbacks of the season, falling to Denver, 2-1, and to No. 18 Colorado, 8-1.

  • Senior F Jessica Menzhuber tallied the Gaels' lone goal versus Denver. The goal was her second of the season and eighth of her career. She needs just two more goals to break into the Gaels' top 10 career goals scored list.

  • Menzhuber is tied for the league lead in shots with 16, 10 of those shots on goal.

  • Senior GK Tara Larson, who led the WCC in saves last season with 99, currently ranks second in the WCC with 16 saves. Larson ranks third all-time at Saint Mary's with 233 career saves.

  • The Gaels take on Texas (9/4) and Texas A&M (9/6) at the California Tournament in Berkeley this weekend.

  • Overall Record: 2-1-1
    WCC Record: 0-0-0
  • The Toreros started the week by tying then No. 7 UCLA, 1-1, before earning an impressive 4-1 win at Arizona.

  • Senior MF Christine Mock tallied the Toreros' lone goal in the tie with the Bruins.

  • In the match at Arizona, freshman F Erica Peeples scored her second and third goals of the season to lead the Toreros to the win. Peeples enters the week ranked second in the WCC in goals, trailing only Portland's Danielle Foxhoven.

  • Sophomore GK Courtney Parsons collected 11 saves in the tie against the Bruins and now leads the WCC with 21 saves.

  • San Diego looks to continue its winning ways as the Toreros host Ohio State (9/4) and Cal State Fullerton (9/6) in the USD Nike Classic.

  • Overall Record: 2-0-0
    WCC Record: 0-0-0
  • The Dons jumped out to a 2-0-0 start to the season thanks to a 2-0 win over Marist and a 4-0 victory versus the Academy of Art.

  • In the Dons' match versus Marist, freshman F Laura Gordon and sophomore F Megan Bucci each scored their first career goals to lead USF to the win.

  • Senior MF Kristina Hall owns the team lead with two goals, both scored against Academy of Art. Also in the AAU game, junior MF Lauren Maris and freshman F Megan Connor found the back of the net.

  • With six goals in their first two matches, the Dons have almost equalled their goal total of 10 from last season.

  • USF hosts Long Island (9/4) and Fairfield (9/6) in the USF odwalla Nike Classic.

  • Overall Record: 2-1-0
    WCC Record: 0-0-0
  • The Broncos dropped their first game of the season, falling at Utah, 1-0.

  • The goal allowed to Utah was just the first that the Broncos' defense has allowed this season.

  • The Broncos dipped just slightly in the NSCAA poll, falling from No. 19 to No. 22.

  • The Broncos dominated the match versus Utah, out-shooting the Utes 18-9 and taking 10 corner kicks to just one for the hosts.

  • Redshirt senior Jordan Angeli leads SCU and ranks sixth in the WCC in shots with nine.

  • The Broncos play at Maryland (9/4) and Georgetown (9/6) this weekend.