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WCC Women's Soccer Weekly Notes

Sept. 11, 2008

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WCC TEAMS ENJOY STRONG WEEKEND
WCC women's soccer teams enjoyed a strong third week of the season, posting a combined 10-4-1 record last week. The 10 wins nearly doubled the conference's combined win total from the previous two weeks as the WCC had previously owned an 11-12-2 record.

UPCOMING SCHEDULE

September 12
Montana at Gonzaga - 3:00 PM
Tennessee at Pepperdine - 3:00 PM
5San Francisco vs Tennessee-Martin - 4:00 PM
7Boise State at Saint Mary's - 4:30 PM
12Santa Clara vs UNC-Greensboro - 4:30 PM
6Northern Arizona at Portland - 5:30 PM
Loyola Marymount at Cal State Bakersfield - 7:00 PM
La Salle at San Diego - 7:00 PM

September 14
5San Francisco vs Hawai'I - 10:00 AM
12Santa Clara vs North Carolina - 12:00 PM
Wyoming at Gonzaga - 1:00 PM
Utah at Loyola Marymount - 1:00 PM
Washington State at Pepperdine - 1:00 PM
6 San Diego State at Portland - 2:30 PM
Cal State Northridge at Saint Mary's - 2:30 PM
San Diego at Cal State Bakersfield - 6:00 PM

5 Pacific Fall Classic (Stockton, CA); 6 Nike Invitational (Portland, OR); 7 Saint Mary's Fall Soccer Classic (Moraga, CA); 12 Stanford Tournament (Palo Alto, CA)

AROUND THE WCC
WCC Player of the Week: Portland's Daniell Foxhoven Earns Weekly Honor
Portland freshman forward Danielle Foxhoven was named the WCC Player of the Week for her performance in leading the Pilots to a 2-0 record. Foxhoven was unstoppable, scoring five total goals, including registering a hat trick in the Pilots' win versus Colgate. Foxhoven started the week by scoring two goals and assisting on the game-winning goal in the Pilots' win over Kennesaw State. Foxhoven leads the Pilots with six goals and 13 points in the team's first five matches.

Three WCC Teams Ranked In The Top 25
Three WCC teams are ranked among the nation's elite. Portland is the highest ranked WCC team, checking in at No. 5 in the latest Soccer America poll, while Santa Clara is just outside the top 10 with a No. 11 ranking by Soccerbuzz.com. San Diego remains in the top 25, coming in at No. 23 in this week's Soccerbuzz.com poll.

The Short List
The WCC women's soccer regular season title is one of the hardest titles to capture in the conference. In the 16 seasons that the WCC has sponsored women's soccer, only three schools have ever laid claim to the title. Santa Clara, Portland and Pepperdine are the only schools to have won the WCC title. Portland captured the 2007 WCC title for its ninth overall crown, tying Santa Clara for the most league championships in conference history. Pepperdine shared the title with Santa Clara in 2002, becoming just the third WCC school to take home the crown.


WCC TEAM NOTES

SCHOOL TEAM NOTES
UPCOMING SCHEDULE

Overall Record: 3-2-0
WCC Record: 0-0-0
  • The Bulldogs improved to 3-2 overall with a 1-0 win over Cal State Bakersfield in their lone game last week.

  • A first half goal by sophomore MF Sheridan Jones proved to be the match-winner for Gonzaga. The goal was Jones' team-leading second of the season, matching her goal total from last year, and her second game-winning goal of the 2008 campaign.

  • Gonzaga sophomore GK Lauren Ames made three saves to post her fourth career shutout and second of the season.

  • Freshman F Courtney Peacock, making her collegiate debut, registered her first career assist on Jones' score.

  • The Zags host Montana (9/12) and Wyoming (9/14) this week.
  • Sept. 12
    Montana - 3:00 PM

    Sept. 14
    Wyoming - 1:00 PM

    Overall Record: 2-2-1
    WCC Record: 0-0-0
  • The Lions earned their first two wins of the season, defeating UC Irvine, 3-1, before shutting out Harvard, 1-0.

  • The Lions win over UC Irvine gave head coach Joe Malia his 100th career win. Mallia, in his second season at the helm of the LMU program, collected 87 of those victories as head coach of Loyola College (Md.) before winning 12 last year.

  • Junior D/MF Tiffany Harrison tallied both game-winning goals over the weekend for the Lions. Harrison is tied for the WCC lead in game-winning goals with 2.

  • Junior GK Allyssa Clark collected two saves against Harvard, registering her first career shutout.
  • The Lions play at Cal State Bakersfield (9/12) before hosting Utah (9/14).
  • Sept. 12
    at CS Bakersfield - 7:00 PM

    Sept. 14
    Utah - 1:00 PM

    Overall Record: 1-3-1
    WCC Record: 0-0-0
  • The Waves posted a 1-1 record against a pair of Big Ten opponents, defeating Iowa, 1-0, in overtime, before dropping a 3-2 overtime decision to Northwestern in the Pepperdine Nike Challenge.

  • Senior F Amanda Rupp tallied goals in both matches, including the game-winning scorer in the fourth minute of overtime versus Iowa. Rupp now leads the Waves and is tied for third in the WCC in goals scored with three.

  • Senior MF/F Emily Wynne assisted on both Pepperdine goals versus Northwestern. Wynne's multi-assist game was her first since providing three against Gonzaga in November of 2006.

  • Rupp, Wynne, and freshman F Laura Cole were named to the all-tournament team.
  • The Waves host Tennessee (9/12) and Washington State (9/14) this weekend.
  • Sept. 12
    Tennessee - 3:00 PM

    Sept. 14
    Washington State - 1:00 PM

    Overall Record: 4-1-0
    WCC Record: 0-0-0
  • Portland posted a pair of shutouts at the Husky/Nike Invitational, routing Kennesaw State, 8-0, before blanking Colgate, 6-0. The Pilots have now outscored their opponents 18-2.

  • Freshman F Danielle Foxhoven tallied two goals in the Pilots' win over Kennesaw State and added a hat trick against Colgate to give her a WCC-leading six goals on the season. For her efforts, Foxhoven was named the WCC and Top Drawer Soccer Player of the Week.

  • Sophomore MF Eli Reed leads the WCC in assists with four.

  • Junior GK Kelsey Davis collected both shutouts and now leads the WCC in clean sheets with three.

  • Portland hosts NAU (9/12) and San Diego State (9/14) in the Nike Portland Invitational.
  • Sept. 12
    NAU - 5:30 PM

    Sept. 14
    San Diego St. - 2:30 PM

    Overall Record: 3-2-0
    WCC Record: 0-0-0
  • Saint Mary's posted a 1-1-0 record over the weekend, defeating Portland State, 1-0, before falling to Oregon, 2-0.

  • Sophomore MF Alex Ciliento scored the game-winning goal in the Gaels' win over Portland State. The goal was Ciliento's first of the season and her fourth career game-winning strike.

  • Junior GK Tara Larson picked up the win for the Gaels against the Vikings, making two saves en route to her first shutout of the season and sixth of her career.

  • The win over Portland State gave the Gaels their first 3-1 start under Head Coach Kelly Lindsey and their best start since the 2005 campaign.

  • Saint Mary's looks to get back to its winning ways as the Gaels host Boise State (9/12) and Cal State Northridge (9/14) in the SMC Fall Soccer Classic.
  • Sept. 12
    Boise State - 4:30 PM

    Sept. 14
    CSUN - 2:30 PM

    Overall Record: 3-2-0
    WCC Record: 0-0-0
  • The Toreros ran their unbeaten streak to three as they posted back-to-back wins against Big-10 opponents Northwestern (3-2) and Iowa (1-0) this past week.

  • USD got goals from sophomore MF Jackie Zinke, senior F Jen Mello and senior D/MF Jackie Garcia in its come-from-behind win over Northwestern.

  • Freshman F Stephanie Ochs' first collegiate goal proved to be a game-winning score, lifting the Toreros over Iowa.

  • Through the first six matches, USD has tallied five goals with five different players finding the back of the net in senior F Amy Epsten, Mello, Garcia, Zinke and Ochs.

  • San Diego hosts La Salle (9/12) before traveling to Cal State Bakersfield (9/14).
  • Sept. 12
    La Salle - 7:00 PM

    Sept. 14
    at CS Bakersfield - 6:00 PM

    Overall Record: 2-2-1
    WCC Record: 0-0-0
  • San Francisco posted Nevada to a 0-0 tie before dropping a 1-0 decision to Eastern Kentucky.

  • Senior GK Kelly Pohle played the entire 110 minutes against Nevada, registering seven saves en route to her first shutout of the season.

  • The Dons outshot their opponents 30-18 over the weekend.

  • Despite letting up a goal against Eastern Kentucky, the Dons boast one of the top defenses in the conference. San Francisco ranks third in the WCC in goals against average (0.96).

  • USF is tied with Portland for the WCC lead in shutouts with three.

  • The Dons take on Tennessee-Martin (9/12) and Hawai'i (9/14) at the Pacific Fall Classic.
  • Sept. 12
    vs. UT-Martin - 4:00 PM

    Sept. 14
    vs. Hawaii - 10:00 AM

    Overall Record: 3-2-0
    WCC Record: 0-0-0
  • Santa Clara fell to then-No. 1 USC, 2-1, on a late second half goal, before defeating No. 21 Cal State Fullerton, 2-1.

  • Sophomore MF Kendra Perry scored the Broncos' lone goal versus the Women of Troy. Perry leads Santa Clara and ranks third in the conference in goals scored with three.

  • Freshman MF Margueritte Aozasa's first career goal proved to be the game-winning score in Santa Clara's win over Cal Poly. Aozasa is the sixth different Bronco to find the back of the net this season.

  • Junior D Katherine Reynolds leads the Broncos and is tied for second in the WCC in assists with three.

  • SCU faces UNC Greensboro (9/12) and No. 4 UNC (9/14) in the Stanford Tournament.
  • Sept. 12
    vs. UNC-Greensboro - 4:30 PM

    Sept. 14
    vs. North Carolina - 12:00 PM