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Jessica Menzhuber Named WCC Women's Soccer Player of the Week

Oct. 9, 2006

San Bruno, CA - Saint Mary's freshman midfielder Jessica Menzhuber was named the West Coast Conference women's soccer player of the week on Monday. Menzhuber helped the Gaels post a 2-0 record with wins over UC Davis (2-0) and San Francisco (4-1). Menzhuber scored three goals in two games for the Gaels last week.

Menzhuber helped the Gaels get the week started right when she scored both goals in SMC's 2-0 win over UC Davis on Friday. Menzhuber's first goal came off a corner kick in the 24th minute and she added her second score of the game in the 75th minute on a header from a Sarah Churchill cross. The two goals for Menzhuber were the first of her collegiate career.

After the two-goal outburst on Friday, Menzhuber accomplished something only done three times in NCAA women's soccer history, scoring on the opening kickoff. Against San Francisco in the WCC opener on Sunday, Menzhuner scored the game's first goal just six seconds into the contest. The six-second goal tied for the second fastest goal in NCAA women's soccer history. The goal sparked SMC to a 4-1 win to open West Coast Conference play with a victory.

SMC's victory over UC Davis snapped a 10-game winless streak by the Gaels after posting a 0-8-2 record in the last ten games. Saint Mary's is now 3-8-2 overall and will travel to play at Gonzaga on Friday before battling the No. 5 ranked Portland Pilots on Sunday.