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WCC Women's Soccer Weekly Notes

Sept. 22, 2009

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West Coast Conference continues to enjoy success during the non-conference season as all eight WCC schools boast winning records heading into the sixth week of the season. On the season, WCC teams have combined to post a 44-19-6 combined record for a .681 winning percentage.


All Times PST

Nevada at SAINT MARY'S Moraga, CA
4:00 PM
GONZAGA at Wyoming (Uni Wyo Cowgirl Classic) Laramie, WY
3:00 PM
Long Beach State at LOYOLA MARYMOUNT Los Angeles, CA
4:00 PM
SAN FRANCISCO at Eastern Washington Cheney, WA
4:00 PM
Cal State Fullerton at SANTA CLARA Santa Clara, CA
4:30 PM
PEPPERDINE at Arizona State Tempe, AZ
7:00 PM
Oregon State at PORTLAND Portland, OR
7:00 PM
GONZAGA vs. Boise State (Uni Wyo Cowgirl Classic) Laramie, WY
10:00 AM
PEPPERDINE at Utah Salt Lake City, UT
12:00 PM
Cal State Bakersfield at LOYOLA MARYMOUNT Los Angeles, CA
1:00 PM
SAN FRANCISCO at Seattle Seattle, WA
1:00 PM
Stanford at SAINT MARY'S Moraga, CA
1:00 PM
USC at SANTA CLARA Santa Clara, CA
1:00 PM


Santa Clara's Bosio Earns WCC Weekly Honor
Santa Clara senior Kiki Bosio was named the West Coast Conference Player of the Week for her play this past weekend at the Stanford/Nike Classic. The Mission Viejo, Calif. native scored the game-winning goal in the first overtime period to defeat No. 23 Colorado, 1-0, and assisted on both Santa Clara goals in a 2-1 win over Wisconsin.

Three WCC Teams Ranked In The Top 25
Three WCC teams are ranked in the latest National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) top 25 poll. Portland remained in the top five, checking in at No. 4, while Santa Clara also finds itself in the top 10, jumping three spots to No. 9. San Diego rounds out the WCC teams at No. 24.

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



Overall Record: 5-3-0
WCC Record: 0-0-0
  • Gonzaga picked up a pair of wins over the weekend, defeating Seattle University, 2-1, before blanking Idaho, 1-0.

  • Sophomore F Sarah Rhodes tallied both winning goals in the Bulldogs' wins over the Redhawks and Vandals. Rhodes is now tied for second in the WCC with two game-winning scores and is tied with Lori Conrad for the team lead with three goals.

  • Freshman Kelsey Werre scored her second goal of the season in GU's win over Seattle.

  • The Zags received strong play from keepers Jessie Thalman and Amy Danielson to post their second combined shutout of the season in Gonzaga's win over Idaho. Thalman made three saves while Danielson made one stop to help the Zags improve to 4-1 at home this season.

  • The Zags play Wyoming (9/25) and Boise State (9/27) at the Uni Wyo Cowgirl Classic.

  • Overall Record: 5-3-1
    WCC Record: 0-0-0
  • The Lions posted a 1-0-1 record last week, defeating Missouri, 1-0, before tying Utah, 2-2.

  • Senior Lacey Bartels scored the game-winning goal in the Lions' win over Missouri. The goal was her first of the season and the seventh of her career, the most among active LMU players.

  • Senior GK Allyssa Clark recorded her fifth shutout of the season with nine saves, including one off of a penalty kick, in the Lions' win over the Tigers. Clark now leads the WCC with 47 overall saves and 5.22 saves per game.

  • Junior Julie Gallaudet is tied for the WCC lead with five assists.

  • LMU hosts Long Beach State (9/25) and Cal State Bakersfield (9/27) this weekend.

  • Overall Record: 5-2-0
    WCC Record: 0-0-0
  • The Waves posted a 1-1 record last week, falling to Long Beach State, 3-1, but bounced back to defeat Sacramento State, 1-0.

  • Freshman Callie Payetta tallied both Pepperdine goals over the weekend, including the game-winning striker versus Sacramento State. The two goals were the first two strikes of her career.

  • The win over Sacramento State kept the Waves unbeaten at home at 4-0.

  • Freshman GK Roxanne Baker needed to make just two saves against Sacramento State in collecting her fourth clean sheet of the season. Baker is now tied for second in the WCC in shutouts.

  • The Waves play at Arizona State (9/25) and Utah (9/27) this weekend.

  • Overall Record: 8-1-0
    WCC Record: 0-0-0
  • The Pilots suffered their first loss of the season, falling 3-1 at No. 13 Texas A&M, before bouncing back to defeat SMU, 6-0.

  • The Pilots allowed three goals for the first time since the 2007 NCAA Quarterfinals, a 3-2 loss in overtime to UCLA.

  • Michelle Enyeart and Kendra Chandhoke scored two goals apiece in the win over SMU, while Kendall Johnson and Sophie Schmidt added a goal and an assist each. Enyeart and Schmidt enter the week tied for the WCC lead in goals scored with seven.

  • Sophomore GK Hailee DeYoung made eight saves against SMU in recording her second shutout of the season and Portland's sixth this season.

  • The Pilots return home to host in-state rival Oregon State (9/25) this weekend.

  • Overall Record: 5-4-0
    WCC Record: 0-0-0
  • Saint Mary's posted a 1-1 record last week, falling to No. 9 Cal, 4-1, before bouncing back to shut out UNLV, 1-0.

  • Despite playing three top 25 ranked opponents this season, Saint Mary's has scored at least one goal in every match. The nine-match scoring streak is the longest for the Gaels since the 1999 season when they scored in 10 straight games to open the year.

  • Senior F Jessica Menzhuber scored both SMC goals over the weekend, including the game-winning score in the Gaels' win over UNLV, and now ranks fourth in the WCC with five goals.

  • Senior GK Tara Larson needed to make one save versus UNLV to record her second shutout of the year and 11th of her career.

  • The Gaels host Nevada (9/24) and No. 2 Stanford (9/27) this weekend.

  • Overall Record: 6-3-1
    WCC Record: 0-0-0
  • The Toreros fell to No. 22 Kansas, 5-0, before bouncing back to defeat Missouri State, 1-0.

  • Sophomore striker Stephanie Ochs provided the heroics for the Toreros, scoring the game-winning goal in the 83rd minute against Missouri State. The goal was her second of the season and the fifth of her career.

  • Sophomore GK Courtney Parsons needed to make just one save versus Missouri State for her fourth shutout of the season.

  • San Diego has used a balanced scoring attack as nine different Toreros have found the back of the net this season and six different players have scored game-winning goals.

  • The Toreros next play at USC on October 2nd.

  • Overall Record: 4-1-4
    WCC Record: 0-0-0
  • San Francisco earned a pair of ties last week, tying UNLV, 0-0, and playing Pacific to a 1-1 draw.

  • Senior GK Kelly Pohle collected six saves against UNLV for her third shutout of the season. Pohle lowered her goals against average to 0.43, ranking her 20th in the nation.

  • The Dons set a new program record with their fourth straight tie. USF also tied the second most consecutive unbeaten matches with five, most recently achieved in 2004 with a tie and four wins from September 19 through October 10.

  • Freshman F Megan Connor scored her second goal of the season in the Dons' tie versus Pacific.

  • USF plays at Eastern Washington (9/25) and Seattle University (9/27) this weekend.

  • Overall Record: 7-2-0
    WCC Record: 0-0-0
  • The Broncos improved to 7-2-0 on the season with a 2-1 win over Wisconsin and a 1-0 overtime victory against No. 23 Colorado.

  • Santa Clara's win over Colorado marked the Broncos' third over a ranked opponent in the last four matches.

  • Junior F Kiki Bosio assisted on both Bronco goals in the win over Wisconsin and then tallied the game-winning strike in the Broncos' win over Colorado. For her efforts, Bosio, was named the WCC Player of the Week and was named to the Soccer America National Team of the Week.

  • Sophomore GK Bianca Henninger did not need to make a save against CU to earn her fourth shutout of the year. Henniger ranks third in the WCC with a 0.54 goals against average.

  • The Broncos host Cal State Fullerton (9/25) and USC (9/27) this weekend.