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WCC Women's Soccer Weekly Notes

Sept. 29, 2009

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WCC women's soccer teams enter the final full week of non-conference play before WCC matches begin on October 10th. The WCC has enjoyed a tremendous amount of success during the non-conference portion of the season as all eight league schools enter the week with winning records. As of September 29, the WCC is the only conference in the country that can claim that all of its member schools own winning records.


All Times PST

Fresno State at SAINT MARY'S Moraga, CA
4:00 PM
Stanford at SANTA CLARA Santa Clara, CA
7:00 PM
SAN DIEGO at USC Los Angeles, CA
3:00 PM
3:00 PM
SAINT MARY'S at UC Davis Davis, CA
4:00 PM
GONZAGA at Washington Seattle, WA
5:00 PM
LOYOLA MARYMOUNT at Arizona Tucson, AZ
7:00 PM
Montana at PORTLAND Portland, OR
7:00 PM
California at SANTA CLARA Santa Clara, CA
12:00 PM
GONZAGA at Portland State Portland, OR
1:00 PM
Washington State at PORTLAND Portland, OR
2:30 PM


Loyola Marymount's Gallaudet Earns WCC Weekly Honor
Loyola Marymount's Julie Gallaudet was named the WCC Player of the Week after helping the Lions to a 2-0 record with a pair of shutouts. Gallaudet scored a goal and added an assist in the Lions' 3-0 win over Cal State Bakersfield. The assist was Gallaudet's WCC-leading sixth of the season, which ties her for fifth on the LMU single-season list. She also moved into a tie for eighth on the career assist list with 10.

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 is just outside of the top 10 at No. 11. San Diego rounds out the WCC teams at No. 25.

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: 6-4-0
WCC Record: 0-0-0
  • Gonzaga posted a 1-1 record over the weekend, defeating Wyoming, 2-0, before falling to Boise State, 1-0.

  • Sophomore F Emma Dolcetti put in the match-winner with less than seven minutes remaining and junior F Jessie Sorenson added a late goal in the Zags' win over Wyoming. The goal was Dolcetti's second goal of the season with both goals being game-winners.

  • Sorenson, Lori Conrad, and Sarah Rhodes are tied for the team lead with three goals apiece.

  • Junior MF Sheridan Jones leads the Bulldogs and ranks fourth in the WCC with four assists.

  • The Zags play Washington (10/2) and Portland State (10/4) this weekend.

  • Overall Record: 7-3-1
    WCC Record: 0-0-0
  • The Lions blanked Long Beach State, 1-0, before cruising past Cal State Bakersfield, 3-0. The Lions run their home shutout streak to six games dating back to last season and are unbeaten in their last four matches

  • Freshman D Kelsey Wilson scored her first career goal to lead the Lions past Long Beach State.

  • Junior F Julie Gallaudet added a goal and an assist in LMU's win over Cal State Bakersfield. The assist was Gallaudet's WCC-leading sixth assist of the season.

  • Senior GK Allyssa Clark, who leads the WCC in saves with 49, did not stop a shot in recording her WCC-leading sixth shutout against Long Beach State.

  • LMU plays at Arizona (10/2) in its final non-conference tune-up before WCC play.

  • Overall Record: 6-3-0
    WCC Record: 0-0-0
  • The Waves posted a 1-1 record last week, falling at Long Beach State, 1-0, before bouncing back to defeat Utah, 1-0.

  • Freshman MF Callie Payetta scored her third goal in four games to lift the Waves to the 1-0 win over Utah. Payetta is now tied with Michelle Spacciapolli for the team lead in goals with three.

  • Freshman GK Roxanne Baker collected a season-high five saves in earning her fifth shutout of the season. Baker is now tied for second in the WCC in clean sheets.

  • Spacciapolli assisted on Payetta's goal against the Utes. The assist was Spacciapolli's first of the year and increased her team-leading point total to seven.

  • The Waves host No. 3 UCLA (10/2) this weekend in their lone match of the week.

  • Overall Record: 9-1-0
    WCC Record: 0-0-0
  • The Pilots defeated in-state rival No. 22 Oregon State, 1-0, to improve to 9-1-0 on the season.

  • Sophomore MF Charney Burk's first goal of the season proved to be the game-winner in the Pilots' win over the Beavers.

  • The Pilots' have balanced out their high-powered offense as Burk is the ninth Portland player to find the back of the net this season and the seventh to tally a game-winning score.

  • Senior GK Kelsey Davis made four saves against Oregon State in recording her fourth shutout of the season. Davis is now tied for fourth on the Pilots' all-time shutouts list with 27.

  • The Pilots host Montana (10/2) and Washington State (10/4) in their final non-conference matches of the regular season.

  • Overall Record: 6-5-0
    WCC Record: 0-0-0
  • Saint Mary's posted a 1-1 record last week, defeating Nevada, 4-2, and battling No. 1 Stanford before falling, 1-0.

  • The 1-0 shutout to Stanford snapped Saint Mary's 10-match scoring streak, the longest for the Gaels since the 1999 season when they scored in 10 straight games to open the year.

  • Four different Gaels tallied goals against Nevada, including senior F Jessica Menzhuber, who scored her team-leading sixth goal of the season. Menzhuber is now tied for second in the WCC in goals, and third in points with 16.

  • Senior GK Tara Larson made five saves against the Cardinal, helping the Gaels hold down one of the most potent offenses in the country.

  • The Gaels host Fresno State (9/30) before traveling to UC Davis (10/2).

  • Overall Record: 6-3-1
    WCC Record: 0-0-0
  • The Toreros were idle last week.

  • San Diego is ranked No. 24 in the latest NSCAA top 25 poll.

  • San Diego has been led by a pair of freshman as forward Erica Peeples leads the Toreros with three goals, while classmate Sierra Ferreira has added a team-best three assists.

  • Sophomore GK Courtney Parsons has registered four shutouts this season to tie for fourth in the WCC.

  • 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 play at USC (10/2) in their lone match this week.

  • Overall Record: 5-1-5
    WCC Record: 0-0-0
  • San Francisco posted a 1-0-1 record last week, tying Eastern Washington, 2-2, before defeating Seattle University, 1-0.

  • Senior GK Kelly Pohle collected five saves against Seattle for her fourth shutout of the season. Pohle now owns a 0.524 goals against average, tops among all starting keepers in the WCC and the 17th best clip in the nation.

  • The Dons set a new program record with their fifth straight tie. USF is now unbeaten in its last seven matches, the longest unbeaten streak since the 1994 season when the Dons reeled off 11 straight wins to open the season.

  • Freshman MF Alyson Drake scored her first collegiate goal to lift USF past Seattle.

  • USF is idle this week before hosting Bay Area rival Saint Mary's (10/11) to open WCC play.

  • Overall Record: 8-3-0
    WCC Record: 0-0-0
  • The Broncos posted a 1-1 record last week, defeating Cal State Fullerton, 1-0, before falling to USC, 2-0.

  • Despite posting a 1-1 record last weekend, the Broncos dominated their competition, outshooting the Titans and the Women of Troy a combined 36-10.

  • Junior Anessa Patton earned her first game-winner of the year to lift the Broncos past Cal State Fullerton. Patton is the sixth Bronco player to tally a game-winning score this season.

  • Sophomore GK Bianca Henninger needed to make just one save against Cal State Fullerton to earn her fifth shutout of the season. Henninger is now tied for second in the WCC in shutouts.

  • The Broncos host Bay Area rivals Stanford (10/1) and Cal (10/4) this weekend.