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WCC Women's Soccer Weekly Notes

Sept. 11, 2006

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WCC PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Meagan Snell, Santa Clara University
Santa Clara University junior forward Meagan Snell turned in a big week, leading the Broncos to a pair of wins over two top 10 teams at the UCLA Women's Cup. Snell scored the game-tying goal in the 55th minute of Santa Clara's 2-1 double-overtime win over then-No. 9 Connecticut. Two day's later, the Arroyo Grande, CA native scored the game-winning goal in the Broncos' 2-0 shut out of then-No. 4 Texas A&M. The two goals marked the fourth straight match that Snell has found the back of the net.


Sept. 15
Oregon at Gonzaga - 3:00 PM
Pepperdine at Kansas - 3:00 PM
Loyola Marymount at Michigan - 4:00 PM
13Saint Mary's vs. Northeastern - 4:00 PM
UNLV at San Diego - 5:00 PM
14Santa Clara vs. Boston University - 5:00 PM
Portland at Oregon State - 7:00 PM

Sept. 16
15San Francisco vs. Cornell - TBA

Sept. 17
Loyola Marymount at Oakland - 10:00 AM
14Santa Clara vs. Tennessee - 11:00 AM
UC Irvine at San Diego - 12:00 PM
Utah Valley State at Gonzaga - 1:00 PM
13Saint Mary's at Harvard - 1:30 PM
Portland State at Portland - 2:00 PM
Pepperdine at Arizona State - 5:00 PM
15San Francisco at Hawaii - TBA

13 Harvard Tournament; 14 Stanford Tournament; 15 Hawai'i Tournament


Gonzaga Bulldogs (3-2-1 / 0-0-0 WCC)
- Gonzaga dropped its first two games of the season at the Four Points Sheraton Cats' Classic, falling to the host Wildcats, 1-0, before suffering a 1-0 loss to Pacific.

- The losses also marked the first time since September 9 and 11 of the 2005 season that the Zags have fallen in consecutive matches.

- Freshman goalkeeper Jessie Thalman registered 12 saves on the weekend, stopping four shots versus Arizona and posting eight saves against Pacific.

- Nanda McCormick, Lacey Castleberry, and Taylor Hall are tied for the team lead with two goals apiece.

- The Zags return home to host Oregon (9/15) and Utah Valley State (9/17).

Loyola Marymount (3-0-2 / 0-0-0 WCC)
- The Lions remained unbeaten on the season, posting a 2-0-1 record last week. LMU tied UC Santa Barbara 1-1, before defeating St. Francis (PA), 2-0, and blanking Oklahoma State, 1-0.

- Stefanie Baduria recorded a goal and an assist to lead LMU to the win over St. Francis.

- Junior Jamie Bell scored the game-winning goal with 50 seconds remaining in the second overtime period to lead the Lions to a 1-0 win over Oklahoma State. Bell was named the Offensive MVP of the LMU/Four Points Sheraton Culver City Tournament.

- Junior goalkeeper Joslyn Slovek was named the Defensive MVP after recording two straight shutouts.

- The Lions look to remain unbeaten as they travel to Michigan (9/15) and Oakland (9/17).

Pepperdine Waves (3-1-2 / 0-0-0 WCC)
- The Waves posted a 1-0-1 record over the weekend, downing Tulsa, 3-1, before playing Wisconsin to a 1-1 draw.

- Pepperdine received goals from senior Lindsey Redlin, junior Samantha Hire, and sophomore Amanda Rupp in the win over Tulsa. Redlin and Hire were also credited with assists in the win over the Golden Hurricane.

- Redlin, who has scored 17 career goals to rank ninth on the Waves' career charts, leads the WCC in assists with five.

- Sophomore Rosanna Podesta scored the Waves' lone goal versus Wisconsin.

- Pepperdine hits the road to play at Kansas (9/15) before heading to Tempe, AZ to take on Arizona State (9/17).

Portland Pilots (3-2-1 / 0-0-0 WCC)
- The Pilots blasted Baylor, 5-0, before dropping a 1-0 decision to North Carolina, snapping their 19-game home-winning streak.

- Sophomore All-American Megan Rapinoe's torrid goal scoring streak continued with a first half hat trick versus Baylor. Junior Angie Woznuk assisted on all three of Rapinoe's strikes, making the duo the first to ever accomplish that feat in a Pilot uniform.

- Freshman forward Michelle Enyeart's added two goals versus the Bears.

- Junior All-American defender Stephanie Lopez has been named to the 18-player U.S. National Team roster that will face long-time rival Mexico (9/13) at PAETEC Park in Rochester, NY.

- The Pilots look to get back to their winning ways when they take on a pair of in-state rivals in Oregon State (9/15) and Portland State (9/17).

Saint Mary's Gaels (1-5-0 / 0-0-0 WCC)
- The Gaels suffered their fifth straight loss, falling to Vanderbilt, 1-0, before dropping a 2-1 decision to Air Force.

- Freshman Jennifer Zenovich suffered both losses in goal for the Gaels after recording two saves versus Vanderbilt and one versus Air Force.

- Sophomore Nikki Schrey scored the Gaels' lone goal versus Air Force. She is now tied with Danielle Spann and Allie Weiner for the team lead with two goals.

- Senior Joelle Gizzi registered her first assist of the season, assisting on Schrey's goal versus Air Force.

- The Gaels look to snap their losing skid when they head to Boston, MA to take on Northeastern (9/15) and Harvard (9/17) at the Harvard Invitational.

San Diego Toreros (5-1-0 / 0-0-0 WCC)
- The Toreros improved to 5-1-0 on the season with a 2-1 win over then-No. 19 Cal State Fullerton, and a 3-0 shutout of Idaho.

- With one more win, the Toreros will have matched their win total from last season when they posted a 6-12-1 record.

- Senior midfielder Veronica Ambort's header in the 104th minute handed the then-No. 19 Titans their first loss of the season.

- Junior forward Leigh Ann Robinson tallied her team-leading third goal of the season in the Toreros' win over the Vandals. Ambort added her second goal of the season, while freshman Jessica Larrabee tallied her first collegiate goal to give USD the 3-0 margin.

- USD wraps up a four-game homestand by hosting UNLV (9/15) and UC Irvine (9/17).

San Francisco Dons (2-4-0 / 0-0-0 WCC)
- San Francisco posted a 1-1-0 record on the weekend, defeating Cal State Northridge, 4-0, before falling 1-0 to No. 24 Long Beach State.

- USF's four goals versus CSUN were the most the Dons have scored in a game since a 4-2 victory over Gonzaga in 2004.

- Senior forward Chelsea Hunt scored two goals and added an assist in the Dons win over the Matadors. Hunt now has 26 career goals to rank third on the Dons' all-time list.

- Freshman midfielder Jenny Jarvie scored her first career goal in the Dons' win over Cal State Northridge.

- San Francisco travels to Hawai'i to take on Cornell (9/16) and the host Rainbow Wahine (9/17) in the Hawai'i Tournament.

Santa Clara Broncos (5-1-0 / 0-0-0 WCC)
- Santa Clara posted a pair of wins over a pair of top 10 teams over the weekend edging then-No. 9 Connecticut, 2-1, in double-overtime, before blanking then-No. 4 Texas A&M, 2-0.

- Junior Chioma Igwe, a transfer from Cal, scored her first goal as a Bronco to lift SCU past UConn in double-overtime.

- Forward Jordan Angeli and midfielder Amanda Poach, who spent the previous month with the U.S. U-20 National Team at the FIFA U-20 World Championships, made their presence felt in their first game back, as each registered an assist versus the Huskies.

- Junior Meagan Snell scored in both SCU wins, including the game-winner versus TAMU.

- SCU takes on Boston University (9/15) and Tennessee (9/17) at the Stanford Tournament.