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WCC Women's Soccer Weekly Notes

Oct. 8, 2008

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After demanding non-conference schedules, WCC teams turn their attention to conference play this weekend. Loyola Marymount hosts rival Pepperdine on October 11th to kick off WCC play, while San Francisco across the Bay to play at Saint Mary's on October 12th. Portland travels to Northwest rival Gonzaga, while Santa Clara plays host to San Diego, also on October 12th.


All Times PST

San Diego at Long Beach State Long Beach, CA
3:00 PM
Pepperdine at Cal State Bakersfield Bakersfield, CA
7:00 PM
Seattle at San Francisco San Francisco, CA
5:00 PM
Pepperdine at Loyola Marymount Los Angeles, CA
1:00 PM
San Francisco at Saint Mary's Moraga, CA
12:00 PM
Portland at Gonzaga Spokane, WA
1:00 PM
San Diego at Santa Clara Santa Clara, CA
1:00 PM
WCC Co-Players of the Week: Gonzaga's Ames And Portland's Kreminski Share Weekly Conference Honor
Gonzaga's Lauren Ames and Portland's Halley Kreminski share this week's WCC Player of the Week award. Ames was sensational in the net for the Bulldogs, posting back-to-back shutouts at Idaho State and at Weber State. The sophomore goalkeeper collected a WCC-high 12 saves versus Weber State, and seven against Idaho State. Kreminski, a freshman midfielder, came off the Pilot bench to score the game-winning goal in Portland's 1-0 overtime win versus No. 18 Washington. The goal was her first career strike as a Pilot. The weekly honor is the first career honor for both players.

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



Overall Record: 5-6-2
WCC Record: 0-0-0
  • Gonzaga earned a pair of ties last week, earning scoreless draws against Idaho State and Weber State.

  • Sophomore GK Lauren Ames earned her first career WCC Player of the Week honor, sharing the award with Portland's Halley Kreminski. Ames posted back-to-back clean sheets against Idaho State and Weber State. The Albuquerque, N.M. native collected a career-high 12 saves against Weber State and seven more against Idaho State.

  • Ames fourth and fifth shutouts of the season place her third on Gonzaga's all-time shutout list with seven in just her second year in net for the Zags.

  • All three goals scored by Sheridan Jones this season have been match-winners.

  • Gonzaga hosts No. 3 Portland (10/12) in its WCC opener.
  • Oct. 12
    Portland - 1:00 PM

    Overall Record: 5-4-3
    WCC Record: 0-0-0
  • The Lions earned a 1-0 win over Cal State Northridge before playing San Diego State to a scoreless draw.

  • Sophomore F Lily Sorentino broke her personal 13-match scoring drought, heading home the game-winner with 24 seconds left in regulation to lift the Lions over the Matadors.

  • Junior GK Allyssa Clark posted her fourth and fifth shutouts of the season over the weekend. Clark leads the WCC in saves (61), saves per game (5.08), and is tied for second in shutouts (5).

  • Senior F Lauren Shanklin leads the Lions and is tied for sixth in the WCC with four goals, which marks a new career-high.
  • The Lions host rival Pepperdine (10/11) in their WCC opener.
  • Oct. 11
    Pepperdine - 1:00 PM

    Overall Record: 4-6-2
    WCC Record: 0-0-0
  • The Waves dropped a 1-0 decision at Southern California rival UCLA in their lone match last week.

  • Senior netminder Kayla Stolte had a fine game in goal versus the Bruins, finishing with a season-high eight saves. Stolte's eight-save night against the Bruins Friday gave her 201 for her career. She currently ranks third all-time for goalkeeper saves on Pepperdine's career record list behind Anna Picarelli (319) and Sumon Nicole (239).

  • Senior F Amanda Rupp ranks second in the WCC in points (18), is tied for second in goals (7), and is in a four-person tie for third in assists (4).

  • Pepperdine was picked fifth in the WCC in the preseason coaches poll.
  • The Waves play at CS Bakersfield (10/8) before playing at LMU (10/11) to open WCC play.
  • Oct. 8
    at CSUB - 7:00 PM

    Oct. 11
    at LMU - 1:00 PM

    Overall Record: 10-1-0
    WCC Record: 0-0-0
  • Portland earned a 1-0 overtime win versus No. 18 Washington in its lone match last week. The win over the Huskies extended the Pilots' winning streak to nine straight games.

  • The Pilots, who started their winning streak with a 1-0 win over then-No. 1 USC, have out-scored their opponents 33-1 during the span.

  • Freshman Halley Kreminski scored her first career goal to lift the Pilots over Washington. For her efforts, Kreminski became the third different Pilot to earn WCC Player of the Week honors, joining teammates Sara Jackman (Sept. 29) and Danielle Foxhoven, a two-time honoree.

  • Junior GK Kelsey Davis leads the WCC and ranks second in the nation with a 0.270 GAA.

  • Portland travels Northwest rival Gonzaga (10/12) in its WCC-opener.
  • Oct. 12
    at Gonzaga - 1:00 PM

    Overall Record: 7-4-1
    WCC Record: 0-0-0
  • Saint Mary's earned a pair of overtime wins last week, defeating San Jose State, 1-0, before edging Nevada, 2-1, in double-overtime.

  • This season, Saint Mary's has had a flair for the dramatic. In all seven 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 5-0-1 record. Saint Mary's owns an 8-3-7 overtime record under third-year Head Coach Kelly Lindsey.

  • Junior MF Ashley Nied and senior MF Danielle Spann provided the overtime heroics for the Gaels as Nied scored the game-winner in the win over San Jose State, while Spann netted the game-winner in double overtime against Nevada. Nied has three game-winners this season, while Spann has scored two game-winners, both in overtime.

  • The Gaels host Bay Area rival San Francisco (10/12) in their WCC opener.
  • Oct. 12
    USF - 12:00 PM

    Overall Record: 7-3-2
    WCC Record: 0-0-0
  • The Toreros saw their season-high nine-match unbeaten streak come to an end with a 3-0 loss to No. 3 UCLA this past Sunday.

  • Senior striker Jen Mello leads the Toreros and ranks second in the WCC with seven goals on the season. Mello is just one shy of her career high of eight goals, a feat she did as both a freshman and sophomore while playing at San Diego State.

  • Six different Toreros this season have posted game-winning assists in San Diego's seven wins.

  • Senior goalkeeper Brittany Cameron ranks second in the WCC in goals against average (0.80).
  • USD plays at Long Beach State (10/8) before opening WCC play at Santa Clara (10/12).
  • Oct. 8
    at Long Beach State - 3:00 PM

    Oct. 12
    at Santa Clara - 1:00 PM

    Overall Record: 5-5-2
    WCC Record: 0-0-0
  • San Francisco evened its record at 5-5-2 with a 2-0 win over Cal State Bakersfield.

  • Freshman forward Nicole Moore earned her team leading fourth goal in the Dons' win over Cal State Bakersfield. Moore's four goals ties her for sixth in the WCC.

  • Moore's game-winning score versus Cal State Bakersfield was her third of the season. Moore is now tied for first in the WCC in game-winning scores.

  • Senior GK Kelly Pohle made two saves in the win against the Roadrunners in 85 minutes of action. Pohle leads the Dons and ranks second in the WCC in saves per game (5.00) and is tied for seventh in shutouts (2).

  • The Dons host Seattle (10/10) before traveling to Saint Mary's (10/12) to open WCC play.
  • Oct. 10
    Seattle - 5:00 PM

    Oct. 12
    at Saint Mary's - 12:00 PM

    Overall Record: 3-8-2
    WCC Record: 0-0-0
  • The Broncos suffered a pair of losses last week, falling to No. 2 Stanford, 5-0, before dropping a 2-0 decision to Arizona.

  • Four of the Broncos' last six matches have gone into overtime.

  • Santa Clara has played arguably the most demanding schedule in the nation. Seven of the Broncos 13 opponentss so far this season have been ranked in the top 25, with five of those teams listed in the top 10.

  • Sophomore MF Kendra Perry leads the Broncos and is tied for ninth in the WCC with three goals. Junior MF/F Katherine Reynolds leads Santa Clara and is tied for seventh in the WCC in assists with three.

  • Santa Clara hosts No. 18 San Diego in its WCC opener this weekend.
  • Oct. 12
    San Diego - 1:00 PM