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WCC Women's Soccer Weekly Notes

Sept. 8, 2009

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For the third straight week, West Coast Conference women's soccer teams continued to impress during the non-conference portion of the season, posting a combined 10-5-0 record. On the season, the WCC owns a 26-11-1 (.697) cumulative non-conference record.


All Times PST

GONZAGA at USC Los Angeles, CA
3:30 PM
SMU at SAINT MARY'S (SMC Tournament) Moraga, CA
4:30 PM
LOYOLA MARYMOUNT at Oregon (Oregon Nike Tournament) Eugene, OR
7:00 PM
Illinois at PORTLAND (Nike Portland Invitational) Portland, OR
7:00 PM
SAN FRANCISCO at UC Riverside Riverside, CA
7:00 PM
Notre Dame at SANTA CLARA (Santa Clara Classic) Santa Clara, CA
7:30 PM
SAN DIEGO vs. Rutgers (Marriott University Park Tournament) Tucson, AZ
8:00 PM
LOYOLA MARYMOUNT vs. Oregon State (Oregon Nike Tournament) Eugene, OR
11:00 AM
SAN DIEGO vs. Brown (Marriott University Park Tournament) Tucson, AZ
11:00 AM
GONZAGA at UCLA Los Angeles, CA
1:00 PM
Hawai'i at PEPPERDINE Malibu, CA
1:00 PM
SAN FRANCISCO at Cal State Fullerton Fullerton, CA
1:00 PM
Purdue at SANTA CLARA Santa Clara, CA
1:30 PM
Miami at PORTLAND (Nike Portland Invitational) Portland, OR
2:30 PM
Portland State at SAINT MARY'S Moraga, CA
2:30 PM


Portland's Schmidt Earns WCC Weekly Honor
Sophie Schmidt became the 13th player in school history to score four goals in a game as the No. 3 ranked University of Portland routed Columbia University by a 5-1 margin at the Husky/Nike Invitational. Schmidt entered the contest with two goals scored on the season and now has 27 career goals despite moving to the forward position for the first time in her competitive soccer playing career midway through her freshman season.

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



Overall Record: 3-1-0
WCC Record: 0-0-0
  • Gonzaga posted a 1-1-0 record last week, falling to Washington State, 3-0, before bouncing back to defeat Eastern Washington, 2-0.

  • Lori Conrad and Jesse Sorenson each notched goals for the Zags in their win over Eastern Washington.

  • The win was Gonzaga head coach Amy Edwards' 50th career coaching victory after recording three wins with the Zags so far this season and 47 wins in her four seasons at the University of Tulsa earlier in her career.

  • The Zags fired 30 shots against Eastern Washington, setting a new team single-game high this season.

  • GU has a difficult road trip as it plays at USC (9/11) and at No. 6 UCLA (9/13).

  • Overall Record: 4-1-0
    WCC Record: 0-0-0
  • The Lions improved to 4-1-0 on the season with a pair of shutouts, blanking Vermont, 1-0, in double overtime, before shutting out Houston, 1-0.

  • Sophomore Erin Rementer scored in the second overtime to give LMU the win over Vermont. The goal was her team leading second of the season and marked her first career game-winning strike.

  • Junior Julie Gallaudet assisted on Rementer's game-winning goal. Gallaudet now leads LMU with four assists on the season and has already tied her season total from last season.

  • Senior GK Alyssa Clark collected eight saves on the weekend en route to recording her fourth clean sheet of the season and 12th of her career.

  • LMU takes on Oregon (9/11) and Oregon State (9/13) at the Oregon Nike Tournament.

  • Overall Record: 3-1-0
    WCC Record: 0-0-0
  • The Waves defeated Houston, 1-0, in their lone match last week to improve to 3-1-0 on the season.

  • Senior Kelly Reilly scored her second game-winning goal in as many games, scoring on a penalty kick in the 55th minute to give the Waves the win. After not scoring a goal in three years, Reilly is now tied with sophomore Michelle Spacciapolli for the team lead with two. Before this season, Reilly last scored as a freshman during the 86th minute of a 2-1 win over Saint Mary's in 2006.

  • Freshman Roxanne Barker collected two saves to earn her second shutout of the season.

  • The Waves have out-shot the opposition in each of their four games this season.

  • The Waves host Hawai'i (9/13) in their lone match this week.

  • Overall Record: 5-0-0
    WCC Record: 0-0-0
  • Portland improved to 5-0-0 on the season with a 2-0 win over No. 23 Colorado College and a 5-1 win versus Columbia.

  • Junior MF Elli Reed provided both goals in the Pilots' win over Colorado College. The win over the Tigers marked UP's third shutout of a ranked opponent this season.

  • Senior GK Kelsey Davis played all 90 minutes and made two saves against Colorado College to log her second shutout of the season and the 25th of her three-year Portland career.

  • Junior F Sophie Schmidt became the 13th player in school history to score at least four goals in a game in Portland's win against Columbia. For her efforts, she was named Soccer America National Player of the Week.

  • Portland takes on No. 11 Illinois (9/11) and Miami (9/13) in the Nike Portland Invitational.

  • Overall Record: 2-3-0
    WCC Record: 0-0-0
  • The Gaels posted a 1-1 record against two of the Big 12's top teams, defeating Texas, 2-1, before being edged by No. 10 Texas A&M, 2-1, at the California Tournament

  • The Gaels got goals from freshmen Daelyn Paul and Christina Tognetti in their win over Texas. The goals were their first career scores. Senior Ashley Nied provided the assists on both goals.

  • Senior F Jessica Menzhuber scored the Gaels' lone goal against the 10th ranked Aggies.

  • Tognetti, Menzhuber and senior GK Tara Larson, were named to the 12-player all-tournament team

  • The Gaels host SMU (9/11) and Portland State (9/13) in the Saint Mary's Tournament.

  • Overall Record: 3-2-1
    WCC Record: 0-0-0
  • San Diego split its two matchups this past weekend in the USD Nike Classic, falling to Ohio State, 3-0, but rallied back to defeat Cal State Fullerton, 2-0.

  • Junior MF Jackie Zinke tallied her first goals of the young 2009 season in the Toreros' win over Cal State Fullerton. The two-goal performance by Zinke, a preseason all-conference team selection, was her first multi-goal game in her college career.

  • Sophomore GK Courtney Parsons registered four saves in the win over Cal State Fullerton to post her second shutout of the season.

  • The Toreros enter the week ranked No. 21 in the latest NSCAA rankings.

  • The Toreros travel to Tucson, AZ to play in the Marriott University Park Tournament where they will take on No. 17 Rutgers (9/11) and Brown (9/13).

  • Overall Record: 3-1-0
    WCC Record: 0-0-0
  • The Dons posted a 1-1-0 record at their own USF odwalla Nike Classic, falling to Long Island, 2-0, before bouncing back to shut out Fairfield, 3-0.

  • Freshman F Laura Gordon, junior MF Lauren Maris, and senior MF Kristina Hall each tallied goals in the Dons' win over Fairfield. Gordon has netted two career goals, both of which were game-winners.

  • Senior D Samantha Brand and Hall were named to the all-tournament team. In addition, Brand was named the tournament's top overall defender.

  • With nine goals in their first four matches, the Dons need just one more to match last year's season total of 10.

  • USF travels to UC Riverside (9/11) and Cal State Fullerton (9/13) this weekend.

  • Overall Record: 3-2-0
    WCC Record: 0-0-0
  • The Broncos posted a 1-1-0 record on their recent East Coast road trip, falling to Maryland, 1-0, before bouncing back to defeat Georgetown, 2-1, in overtime.

  • Senior Jordan Angeli and junior Anessa Patton tallied goals in the Broncos' win over Georgetown. Angeli, who notched her team-leading second goal of the season, found the back of the net with just 13 seconds remaining in the first overtime period.

  • Sophomore netminder Bianca Henninger collected six saves in the win over the Hoyas. Henninger has been a steady presence in goal for the Broncos, posting a 0.59 goals against average.

  • The Broncos return home to host No. 5 Notre Dame (9/11) and No. 7 Purdue (9/13) in the Santa Clara Classic.