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WCC Women's Soccer Weekly Notes

Sept. 16, 2009

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IMPRESSIVE WINS OVER RANKED OPPONENTS HIGHLIGHT WEEK FOUR

West Coast Conference women's soccer teams continued their non-conference success as three teams took down ranked opponents. Santa Clara led the way, upsetting No. 5 Notre Dame and No. 7 Purdue. Portland blasted No. 11 Illinois, 4-1, while San Diego edged No. 11 Rutgers, 2-1.

UPCOMING SCHEDULE

All Times PST

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17
TEAMS LOCATION
TIME
RECAP
Seattle at GONZAGA Spokane, WA
3:00 PM
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18
TEAMS LOCATION
TIME
RECAP
SAN DIEGO at Kansas Lawrence, KS (Kansas Invitational)
3:00 PM
PEPPERDINE at Long Beach State Long Beach, CA
4:00 PM
Cal at SAINT MARY'S Moraga, CA
4:00 PM
LOYOLA MARYMOUNT vs. Missouri (UCLA Women's Cup) Los Angeles, CA
4:30 PM
SANTA CLARA vs. Wisconsin (Stanford Invitational) Stanford, CA
4:30 PM
PORTLAND at Texas A&M College Station, TX
5:00 PM
UNLV at San Francisco San Francisco, CA
5:00 PM
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13
TEAMS LOCATION
TIME
RECAP
SAN DIEGO vs. Missouri State (Kansas Invitational) Lawrence, KS
8:30 AM
SANTA CLARA vs. Colorado (Stanford Invitational) Stanford, CA
11:00 AM
PORTLAND at SMU Dallas, TX
11:30 AM
Idaho at GONZAGA Spokane, WA
1:00 PM
LOYOLA MARYMOUNT vs. Utah (UCLA Women's Cup) Los Angeles, CA
1:00 PM
Sacramento State at PEPPERDINE Malibu, CA
1:00 PM
SAN FRANCISCO at Pacific Stockton, CA
1:00 PM
UNLV at Saint Mary's Moraga, CA
1:00 PM

AROUND THE WCC

Portland's Enyeart & Santa Clara's Angeli Share WCC Weekly Honor
Portland's Michelle Enyeart and Santa Clara's Jordan Angeli sharethis week's WCC Player of the Week award after leading their respectiveteams to big wins over ranked opponents. Enyeart recordedher first career hat trick in the Pilots' 4-1 win over No. 11 Illinois andthen scored the game-winner in their 2-0 win against Miami. Angeliscored the game winner in Santa Clara's huge upset victory over No.5 Notre Dame.

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: 3-3-0
WCC Record: 0-0-0
  • Gonzaga suffered a pair of 2-0 losses at USC and at No. 5 UCLA to fall to 3-3-0 on the season.

  • Senior GK Jessie Thalman made a career high nine saves in the Bulldogs' setback versus USC and collected four more against the Bruins. Thalman ranks fourth in the WCC with 3.50 saves per game.

  • Sophomore F Sarah Rhodes leads the Zags and ranks eighth in the WCC with 19 shots.

  • The Zags' win over Eastern Washington on 9/6 was 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.

  • Gonzaga returns to Spokane to host Seattle (9/17) and Idaho (9/20) this week.

  • Overall Record: 4-3-0
    WCC Record: 0-0-0
  • The Lions dropped a pair of tough matches, falling to Oregon, 3-2, before dropping a 2-1 decision versus Oregon State.

  • Sophomore F Erin Rementer tallied both LMU goals versus Oregon. Rementer, who entered the season with two career goals, leads the Lions and ranks fourth in the conference with four goals.

  • Senior GK Allyssa Clark collected a career-high 11 saves in the Lions' match versus Oregon State. Clark leads the WCC with 4.86 saves per game.

  • Sophomore MF Brittney Sanford scored her first career goal in the Lions' setback versus the Beavers.

  • LMU takes on Missouri (9/18) and Utah (9/20) at the UCLA Women's Cup this weekend.

  • Overall Record: 4-1-0
    WCC Record: 0-0-0
  • The Waves improved to 4-1-0 on the season with a 2-0 win over Hawai'i.

  • Sophomore MF Michelle Spacciapolli scored her third goal of the season and senior MF Sophia Medina chipped in her second in the Waves' win over Hawai'i. Medina's goal was the game-winner, her second of the season, tying her for second on the team and in the WCC.

  • The Waves have now shut out three straight opponents. Pepperdine last blanked three consecutive opponents during the 2005 season.

  • Freshman GK Roxanne Baker needed to make just one save in collecting her third clean sheet of the season. Baker is now tied for second in the WCC in shutouts.

  • The Waves play at Long Beach State (9/18) before hosting Sacramento State (9/20).

  • Overall Record: 7-0-0
    WCC Record: 0-0-0
  • The Pilots defeated then-No. 11 Illinois, 4-1, and blanked Miami, 2-0, to win the Portland Nike Invitational.

  • Senior F Michelle Enyeart recorded her first career hat trick to lead the Pilots past Illinois. Enyeart would add the game-winning goal in the Pilots' win over Miami to earn the tournament's Offensive MVP honors. Enyeart now has 40 career goals

  • Senior GK Kelsey Davis made one save versus Miami in recording her third shutout of the season.

  • Sophomore F Danielle Foxhoven tallied her sixth goal of the season in UP's win over Miami. Foxhoven has now scored 22 career goals.

  • The Pilots play at No. 13 Texas A&M (9/18) and at SMU (9/20) this weekend.

  • Overall Record: 4-3-0
    WCC Record: 0-0-0
  • Saint Mary's improved to 4-3-0 with a 3-2 win over SMU and a 2-1 win over Portland State to claim the Saint Mary's Fall Soccer Classic title.

  • The Gaels got two goals from freshman MF Daelyn Paul and the game-winner from freshman F Christina Tognetti in the 82nd minute in their win over SMU.

  • Paul's team-leading fourth goal of the season proved to be the game-winner in the Gaels' win over Portland State. Paul is now tied for fourth in the WCC in goals and tied for second in game-winning goals with two.

  • Senior F Jessica Menzhuber assisted on both SMC goals against Portland State and now leads the Gaels and ranks third in the WCC with three assists.

  • The Gaels host Bay Area rival Cal (9/18) and UNLV (9/20) this weekend.

  • Overall Record: 5-2-1
    WCC Record: 0-0-0
  • The Toreros defeated then-No. 11 Rutgers, 2-1, and blanked Brown, 1-0, to win the Marriott University Park Soccer Tournament

  • Senior MF Natalie Vinti and sophomore MF Elissa Magracia notched their first goals of the season in lifting the Toreros past Rutgers. Vinti didn't waste any time scoring her second goal of the season as she found the back of the net in the Toreros' 1-0 win over Brown.

  • The two wins catapulted the Toreros back into the top 25 rankings as USD checks in at No. 24 in the latest Soccer Times rankings.

  • Sophomore GK Courtney Parsons collected three saves versus Brown for her third shutout of the season.

  • USD plays Kansas (9/18) and Missouri State (9/20) at the Kansas Invitational this week.

  • Overall Record: 4-1-2
    WCC Record: 0-0-0
  • San Francisco earned a pair of ties versus Big West opponents last week, tying UC Riverside, 0-0, before playing Cal State Fullerton to a 1-1 draw.

  • Senior GK Kelly Pohle collected three saves against UC Riverside for her second shutout of the season.

  • Sophomore MF Keonna Robinson scored her first collegiate goal in the Dons' 1-1 tie with Cal State Fullerton. Robinson is the fourth Don to score their first ever collegiate goal this season and the seventh USF player to score this season.

  • Freshman F Megan Connor was credited with her first career assist on Robinson's goal.

  • The Dons look for their fifth win of the season as they host UNLV (9/18) before traveling to Pacific (9/20) later this weekend.

  • Overall Record: 5-2-0
    WCC Record: 0-0-0
  • The Broncos pulled off an impressive sweep of a pair of top 10 teams, blanking No. 5 Notre Dame, 2-0, before cruising past No. 7 Purdue, 3-1.

  • Senior Jordan Angeli scored the game-winning goal in the Broncos' win over the Fighting Irish, while freshman Lauren Matheson added her second goal of the season to put the game out of reach.

  • Sophomore GK Bianca Henninger collected three saves in shutting out Notre Dame.

  • Freshman Amanda Webster scored the game-winning goal in SCU's win over the Boilermakers. Anessa Patton got the Broncos on the board first with her first goal of the season, while freshman MF Allie Vernon tallied her first career goal to make the final score 3-1.

  • The Broncos face Wisconsin (9/18) and Colorado (9/20) at the Stanford Invitational.