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WCC Women's Soccer Weekly Notes

Sept. 25, 2008

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The sixth week of the week of the season is highlighted by the UCLA at Santa Clara matchup featured on Fox Soccer Channel on Thursday evening at 8:00 p.m. (PT). Portland and San Diego kept their unbeaten streaks alive last week with the Toreros earning 0-0 ties versus New Mexico and then-No. 19 Miami and the Pilots blanking No. 16 Florida, 2-0. The Toreros are unbeaten in their last seven matches, while the Pilots' streak is at six straight.


All Times PST

UCLA at Santa Clara (Fox Soccer Channel) Santa Clara, CA
8:00 PM
Portland at Rutgers Piscataway, N.J.
2:30 PM
Gonzaga at Washington State Pullman, WA
3:00 PM
Loyola Marymount at USC Los Angeles, CA
3:00 PM
Idaho State at Pepperdine Malibu, Ca
3:00 PM
UC Riverside at San Diego San Diego, CA
7:00 PM
Saint Mary's at Stanford Stanford, CA
7:00 PM
San Francisco at UC Irvine Irvine, CA
8:00 PM
Portland at Penn State University Park, PA
8:00 AM
Eastern Washington at Gonzaga Spokane, WA
1:00 PM
Idaho State at San Diego San Diego, CA
1:00 PM
San Francisco at CS Northridge Northridge, CA
1:00 PM
Santa Clara at California Berkeley, CA
1:00 PM
Pepperdine at UC Irvine Irvine, CA
5:00 PM
WCC Co-Players of the Week: Portland's Danielle Foxhoven and San Diego's Brittany Cameron Share Weekly Honor
Portland's Danielle Foxhoven provided the Pilots with all of the offense that they would need in their 2-0 win over No. 16 Florida. Foxhoven scored both goals in the Pilots' shutout of the Gators. Foxhoven, who now has two game-winning goals, has four multi-goal performance in the last five games. San Diego's Brittany Cameron, a 5-8 senior from Dublin, Calif., recorded back-to-back shutouts this past weekend against New Mexico and No. 19 Miami in helping USD extend their season-high unbeaten streak to seven matches. Cameron recorded 11 saves, with a season-high seven coming against Miami.

The WCC: The Elite Conference 16 Years Running
The Portland Pilots advanced to the NCAA Elite Eight last season, marking the 16th consecutive season that the WCC has had at least one representatitve 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 - 16

Pac-10 - 8
Big East - 6
ACC - 3

Three Former WCC Players Set To Compete In Women's Professional Soccer
Three former WCC standouts were among the 21 players named as the Women's Professional Soccer (WPS) announced the allocations of the U.S. Women's National Team to its seven franchises. The announcement was hosted by Santa Clara alum and WPS part-owner Steve Nash and presided over by WPS Commissioner Tonya Antonucci. Former University of Portland star Stephanie Cox, along with former Santa Clara University standouts Leslie Osborne and Aly Wagner found out where they will be playing professional soccer next year. Cox and Wagner were paired up on the WPS's Los Angeles team, while Osborne will play for the Bay Area squad.



Overall Record: 4-5-0
WCC Record: 0-0-0
  • The Bulldogs fell at No. 21 Colorado, 1-0, before dropping a 3-0 decision to Denver at the Colorado Soccer Classic.

  • Sophomore GK Lauren Ames made six saves against No. 21 Colorado as GU was outshot 21-8 in the match. Ames, who collected three saves against Denver, ranks fourth in the WCC in saves with 33.

  • Sophomore MF Sheridan Jones leads Gonzaga and is tied for second in the conference with two game-winning goals.

  • Junior D Christi D'Agostino and freshman F Sarah Rhodes have also tallied game-winning goals for the Zags this season.

  • The Zags plays at Washington State (9/26) and Eastern Washington (9/28) this week.
  • Sept. 26
    at WSU - 3:00 PM

    Sept. 28
    E. Washington - 1:00 PM

    Overall Record: 4-3-2
    WCC Record: 0-0-0
  • The Lions posted a 1-1-0 record last week, falling at No. 13 Oklahoma State, 4-0, before bouncing back with a 4-1 win over Oral Roberts.

  • Sophomore F Julie Gallaudet scored two goals and assisted on another in the Lions' win over Oral Roberts.

  • Sophomore F Lily Sorentino dished out her team-leading fourth assist in the win over the Golden Eagles. Sorentino is now tied for second in the WCC in assists, one behind the conference leader.

  • Senior F Lauren Shanklin scored her team-leading fourth goal of the season in the Lions' win over Oral Roberts. The four goals are a new career-high and ties her for fourth in the WCC.
  • The Lions make the short trip to USC (9/26) in their lone match this week.
  • Sept. 26
    at USC - 3:00 PM

    Overall Record: 3-4-2
    WCC Record: 0-0-0
  • The Waves dropped a 3-1 decision at Wisconsin, before playing Marquette to a scoreless draw.

  • The Waves have shut out four of their last six opponents.

  • The last time Pepperdine played to a scoreless tie was the 2007 season opener with Duke at the WCC/ACC adidas Challenge in San Diego.

  • Senior F Amanda Rupp scored her fifth goal of the season in the Waves' loss to Wisconsin. Rupp's five goals match her season high from last season when she led the club with 15 points. Rupp, who ranks second in the WCC in goals, leads the Waves with 11 points. The Encinitas, CA native has scored all five of her goals over the past seven matches.
  • The Waves host Idaho State (9/26) before traveling to UC Irvine (9/28).
  • Sept. 26
    Idaho State - 3:00 PM

    Sept. 28
    at UC Irvine - 5:00 PM

    Overall Record: 7-1-0
    WCC Record: 0-0-0
  • Portland earned an impressive 2-0 win over No. 16 Florida in its lone match last week.

  • The shutout over the Gators was the Pilots' sixth straight clean sheet. The Pilots, who started their shutout streak with a 1-0 win over then-No. 1 USC, have out-scored their opponents 27-0 during the span.

  • Freshman F Danielle Foxhoven recorded her fourth multi-goal performance in the last five games, tallying both scores in the win over Florida. Foxhoven now leads the WCC and is tied for third in the nation in goals with 10.

  • Junior GK Kelsey Davis leads the WCC and ranks fifth in the country with a 0.25 GAA.

  • Portland travels to the East Coast to take on Rutgers (9/26) and No. 22 Penn State (9/28).
  • Sept. 26
    at Rutgers - 2:30 PM

    Sept. 28
    at Penn State - 8:00 AM

    Overall Record: 5-3-1
    WCC Record: 0-0-0
  • Saint Mary's played Cal State Bakersfield to a 1-1 draw before defeating UC Irvine, 2-1, in overtime at the UC Irvine Invitational.

  • The Gaels have fared very well in overtime matches this season, posting a 3-0-1 record.

  • A week after scoring her first career game-winning goal, junior MF Ashley Nied scored both goals, including the game-winning score in overtime in the Gaels' win over UC Irvine. For her efforts, Nied was named the co-MVP of the tournament.

  • In addition to Nied, junior D Ashley Dernbach, freshman F Ashley Soro, senior MF Mallory Lee, and junior GK Tara Larson earned all-tournament team honors. Dernbach scored her first career goal in the Gaels' 1-1 tie with Cal State Bakersfield.

  • The Gaels play at Bay Area rival Stanford (9/26) this week.
  • Sept. 26
    at Stanford - 7:00 PM

    Overall Record: 5-2-2
    WCC Record: 0-0-0
  • The Toreros ran their unbeaten streak to seven matches this past week as they picked up back-to-back scoreless draws against New Mexico and No. 19 Miami.

  • Senior GK Brittany Cameron earned WCC Co-Player of the Week honors after posting back-to-back shutouts this past weekend against the Lobos and the Hurricanes. Cameron recorded 11 saves, with a season-high seven coming against No. 11 Miami. Cameron has not allowed a goal in her last 343 minutes of action, dating back to Sept. 12. For her efforts, Cameron was selected to Soccerbuzz's national Elite team of the Week.

  • Senior F Amy Epsten, USD's all-time goals scored leader with 33 career strikes, leads the WCC in game-winning goals with three.

  • San Diego hosts UC Riverside (9/26) and Idaho State (9/28) this week.
  • Sept. 26
    UC Riverside - 7:00 PM

    Sept. 28
    Idaho State - 1:00 PM

    Overall Record: 4-4-1
    WCC Record: 0-0-0
  • San Francisco earned a 1-1-0 record last week, defeating Bay Area rival San Jose State, 2-1, before falling to Pacific, 1-0.

  • Freshman F Nicole Moore scored both goals in the Dons' win over San Jose State. Moore scored her second and third goals for the season, both off corner kicks.

  • Freshman D Lauren Abarca registered her first two career assists on Moore's goals against the Spartans.

  • Through seven games this season, the Dons' incoming freshmen have been making quite an impact, with 13 of the 14 already seeing significant playing time. Forward Kelli Woodard and Moore have scored three of the Dons' four game-winning goals this season.

  • The Dons travel to UC Irvine (9/26) and Cal State Northridge (9/28) this weekend.
  • Sept. 26
    at UC Irvine - 7:00 PM

    Sept. 28
    at CSUN - 1:00 PM

    Overall Record: 3-5-1
    WCC Record: 0-0-0
  • The Broncos dropped a 2-1 overtime decision to Cal Poly and earned a 0-0 tie versus Yale in their own Santa Clara/adidas Classic.

  • Freshman F Jenny LaPonte scored her second career goal in the Broncos' setback versus Cal Poly.

  • Junior F Kiki Bosio and senior GK Meagan McCray were both named to the Santa Clara/adidas Classic All-Tournament team.

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

  • Santa Clara hosts No. 2 UCLA (9/25) in a match televised nationally on Fox Soccer Channel, before traveling to No. 23 Cal (9/28) this weekend.
  • Sept. 25
    UCLA - 8:00 PM

    Sept. 28
    at Cal - 1:00 PM