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WCC Women's Soccer Weekly Notes

Oct. 2, 2008

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With conference play right around the corner, West Coast Conference teams look to close out the non-conference portion of their schedules on a strong note. Portland and San Diego enter the final week of non-conference play ranked in the top 20 as the Pilots moved up to No. 3 in the latest NSCAA poll, while the Toreros check in at No. 19.


All Times PST

San Jose State at Saint Mary's Moraga, CA
1:00 PM
Gonzaga at Idaho State Pocatello, ID
3:00 PM
Cal State Northridge at Loyola Marymount Los Angeles, CA
4:00 PM
Washington at Portland Portland, OR
4:30 PM
Pepperdine at UCLA Los Angeles, CA
7:00 PM
Stanford at Santa Clara Santa Clara, CA
7:00 PM
Gonzaga at Weber State Ogden, UT
11:00 AM
Loyola Marymount at San Diego State San Diego, CA
12:00 PM
San Diego at UCLA Los Angeles, CA
12:00 PM
Cal State Bakersfield at San Francisco San Francisco, CA
1:00 PM
Saint Mary's at Nevada Reno, NV
1:00 PM
Arizona at Santa Clara Santa Clara, CA
1:00 PM
WCC Player of the Week: Portland's Sara Jackman Earns Weekly Honor
Portland's Sara Jackman is the latest University of Portland women's soccer player to earn WCC Player of the Week honors. Jackman came off the bench to score two goals in wins over Rutgers and No. 22 Penn State last weekend, including the game-winner in a 1-0 win against the Scarlet Knights. The game-winning score against Rutgers was her first career collegiate goal, lifting the Pilots, who were without USA Under-20 National Team players Michelle Enyeart and Elli Reed, to the win.

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

Portland And San Diego Continue Unbeaten Streaks
Portland and San Diego earned a pair of wins last week to keep their respective unbeaten streaks alive. The Pilots earned impressive road wins at Rutgers and then-No. 22 Penn State to up their winning streak to eight straight matches. The Toreros blanked UC Riverside, 3-0, and Idaho State, 6-0, to run their unbeaten streak to nine consecutive games.



Overall Record: 5-6-0
WCC Record: 0-0-0
  • Gonzaga went 1-1-0 last week, dropping a 1-0 decision at Washington State before bouncing back with a 2-1 double overtime win over Eastern Washington.

  • Sophomore MF Sheridan Jones scored her WCC-leading third game-winning goal in the Bulldogs' win over Eastern Washington. Jones is tied with San Diego's Amy Epsten in game-winning goals as all of her strikes have been game-winners.

  • Jones ranks second in the WCC in shots with 35.

  • Three players have recorded their first career goals for Gonzaga this season in junior Christi D'Agostino and freshmen Sarah Rhodes and Katie Spangenberg.

  • The Bulldogs play at Idaho State (10/3) and at Weber State (10/5) this weekend.
  • Oct. 3
    at Idaho State - 3:00 PM

    Oct. 5
    at Weber State - 11:00 AM

    Overall Record: 4-4-2
    WCC Record: 0-0-0
  • The Lions fell to No. 5 USC, 3-0, in their lone match last week.

  • Junior GK Allyssa Clark played a stellar game in goal for LMU against the Trojans, collecting a career-high 10 saves. Clark now leads the WCC in overall saves (56) and saves per game (5.60).

  • After dropping its home opener last season, LMU rattled off 10 straight victories at Sullivan Field and carried that winning streak into the 2008 campaign. That streak has extended to 14 unbeaten now that LMU is 2-0-2 at home in 2008.

  • Senior F Lauren Shanklin leads the Lions and is tied for fourth in the WCC with four goals, which marks a new career-high.
  • The Lions host Cal State Northridge (10/3) before traveling to San Diego State (10/5).
  • Oct. 3
    CSUN - 4:00 PM

    Oct. 5
    at SDSU - 12:00 PM

    Overall Record: 4-5-2
    WCC Record: 0-0-0
  • The Waves pounded Idaho State, 6-0, before dropping a 2-1 decision to UC Irvine.

  • Pepperdine's six goals against Idaho State were its most since tallying seven against San Jose State on Sept. 5, 2003. Additionally, the shutout versus Idaho State marked the 100th in Pepperdine's 16-year history and the third this season for senior GK Kayla Stolte.

  • Senior F Amanda Rupp tied a pair of individual single-game scoring records during Pepperdine's 6-0 victory over Idaho State. Rupp scored two goals and dished out three assists in the win over the Bengals. Rupp's seven-point game matched Katie Desmond's effort against The Master's on Oct. 12 of 1998, and her three-assist performance was the fourth in Pepperdine history.

  • The Waves travel to Southern California rival UCLA (10/3) in their lone match this week.
  • Oct. 3
    at UCLA - 7:00 PM

    Overall Record: 9-1-0
    WCC Record: 0-0-0
  • Portland ran its winning streak to eight straight with a pair of impressive road wins, defeating Rutgers, 1-0, before blasting No. 22 Penn State, 4-1.

  • The Pilots, who started their winning streak with a 1-0 win over then-No. 1 USC, have out-scored their opponents 32-1 during the span.

  • Sophomore MF Sara Jackman scored the game-winning goal against Rutgers and added another score in the win over Penn State. For her efforts, Jackman was named the WCC Player of the Week and named to the Soccer America National Team of the Week.

  • Junior GK Kelsey Davis leads the WCC and ranks fifth in the country with a 0.298 GAA.

  • Portland hosts Northwest rival Washington (10/3) in its final non-conference tune-up.
  • Oct. 3
    Washington - 4:30 PM

    Sept. 28

    Overall Record: 5-4-1
    WCC Record: 0-0-0
  • Saint Mary's dropped a 3-0 decision at No. 6 Stanford in its lone match last week.

  • This season, Saint Mary's has had a flair for the dramatic. In all five wins, SMC's game-winning goal has come in the final five minutes of play. The Gaels have fared very well in overtime matches this season, posting a 3-0-1 record.

  • Junior MF Ashley Nied is tied for fourth in the conference with four goals, eighth in points (8), and her two game-winning goals are the second most in the WCC.

  • Junior GK Tara Larson ranks second in the WCC in saves (51), third in saves per game (5.1 spg), and her 1.25 goals against average ranks fourth.

  • The Gaels host San Jose State (10/3) before traveling to Nevada (10/5).
  • Oct. 3
    SJSU - 1:00 PM

    Oct. 5
    at Nevada - 1:00 PM

    Overall Record: 7-2-2
    WCC Record: 0-0-0
  • The Toreros ran their unbeaten streak to nine matches this past week as they blanked UC Riverside, 3-0, and Idaho State, 6-0.

  • Senior striker Jen Mello recorded her first career hat trick in the Toreros' win over Idaho State. Mello now has recorded seven goals on the season, which is just one shy of her career high eight, a feat she accomplished as both a freshman and sophomore while playing at San Diego State. The seven goals is currently best on the team and tied for second in the WCC.

  • The Toreros unleashed a season-high 33 shots in the win over UC Riverside, then followed that up with a 27 shot output against Idaho State in their 6-0 win. The Toreros have now recorded double digit shot attempts in eight consecutive matches and are currently averaging 21.7 shots per match during these eight matches.

  • The Toreros put their unbeaten streak on the line when they travel to UCLA (10/5).
  • Oct. 3
    at UCLA - 12:00 PM

    Overall Record: 4-5-2
    WCC Record: 0-0-0
  • San Francisco fell to UC Irvine, 2-0, before bouncing back to tie Cal State Northridge, 1-1.

  • Freshman D Kallie Caldwell scored her first collegiate goal to give San Francisco the 1-1 tie with the Matadors.

  • Senior GK Kelly Pohle played the entire 110 minutes between the posts against Cal State Northridge and recorded seven saves, adding to her team-leading total of 43. Pohle ranks second in the WCC in saves per game with 5.38.

  • Freshman F Nicole Moore leads the Dons and is tied for eighth in the WCC in goals (3) and tied for third in game-winning goals (2).

  • The Dons host Cal State Bakersfield (10/5) in their lone match this week.
  • Oct. 5
    CS Bakersfield - 1:00 PM

    Overall Record: 3-6-2
    WCC Record: 0-0-0
  • The Broncos played No. 2 UCLA to a 0-0 draw before dropping a 1-0 decision in overtime at No. 22 Cal.

  • The Broncos have now played four straight matches that have gone into overtime.

  • In the match versus UCLA, the Broncos dominated the run of play in the second half, out-shooting the Bruins, 9-5.

  • Senior GK Meagan McCray was solid all weekend, collecting four saves and the clean sheet against the No. 2 Bruins before tallying eight saves in the match versus the No. 22 Golden Bears. The shutout against UCLA marked just the second time this season that the Bruins have been held scoreless in a match.

  • Santa Clara hosts No. 2 Stanford (10/3) and Arizona (10/5) this weekend.
  • Oct. 3
    Stanford - 7:00 PM

    Oct. 5
    Arizona - 1:00 PM