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WCC Women's Soccer Weekly Notes

Oct. 13, 2009

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THREE WCC TEAMS RANKED IN THE TOP 25

Three West Coast Conference women's soccer teams are ranked in the latest top 25 rankings. The University of Portland, riding a five-match winning streak, is ranked as high as No. 2 by Soccer America, while Santa Clara checks in at No. 20 in the latest NSCAA listing and San Diego re-enters the top 25 at No. 25 in the Soccer America top 25.

UPCOMING SCHEDULE

All Times PST

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16
TEAMS LOCATION
TIME
RECAP
GONZAGA at LOYOLA MARYMOUNT Los Angeles, CA
12:30 PM
PORTLAND at PEPPERDINE Malibu, CA
3:00 PM
SAN DIEGO at SAINT MARY'S Moraga, CA
3:00 PM
SANTA CLARA at SAN FRANCISCO San Francisco, CA
5:00 PM
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18
TEAMS LOCATION
TIME
RECAP
SAN DIEGO at SAN FRANCISCO San Francisco, CA
11:00 AM
PORTLAND at LOYOLA MARYMOUNT Los Angeles, CA
1:00 PM
GONZAGA at PEPPERDINE Malibu, CA
1:00 PM
SANTA CLARA at SAINT MARY'S Moraga, CA
1:00 PM

AROUND THE WCC

Portland's Danielle Foxhoven Earns WCC Weekly Honor
Portland's Danielle Foxhoven earned her second consecutive WCC Player of the Week honor for her performance in leading the Pilots to a win over Gonzaga in their conference opener. Foxhoven notched her second hat trick in as many weeks, tallying four goals and an assist against the Bulldogs. She joined elite company by becoming the 13th player in school history to score four goals in a game and also just the sixth player in UP history to record at least two hat tricks in the same season.

WCC Teams Enjoy Tremendous Success In Non-Conference Play
WCC teams enjoyed a tremendous amount of success during the non-conference season. WCC teams combined to post a 59-28-9 overall record for an impressive .661 winning percentage. In addition, all eight WCC teams enter conference play with .500 or better records.

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

WCC Teams Strong In First NCAA RPI Report
The NCAA released its first official RPI report on Monday, October 5 and all eight WCC teams were ranked in the top 120. The WCC and the Big Ten were the only conferences in the country with all of their member schools in the top 120 of the RPI. In addition, six of the eight WCC schools are ranked in the RPI top 75. The University of Portland leads the way for WCC schools with a No. 4 RPI. Nearly every WCC school made a huge jump in the RPI from last season's final RPI numbers. Making the most significant jumps in the RPI are San Francisco (225 to 116), Saint Mary's (157 to 64), Santa Clara (96 to 13), Gonzaga (177 to 106), and Pepperdine (112 to 62).


WCC TEAM NOTES

SCHOOL TEAM NOTES

Overall Record: 6-7-0
WCC Record: 0-1-0
  • Gonzaga dropped a 7-0 decision at No. 2 Portland in its conference opener.

  • Despite the loss in their conference opener, the Zags still need just one more win to match last year's win total.

  • The Bulldogs played most of match down a player after starting keeper Amy Danielson was issued a red card while battling for a loose ball early in the match.

  • Senior Lori Conrad came into her final season at Gonzaga with three career goals and has since doubled her career total with three goals to go along with her seven points, both tied for team-highs.

  • The Zags play at Loyola Marymount (10/16) and Pepperdine (10/18) this weekend.

  • Overall Record: 8-3-2
    WCC Record: 0-0-1
  • The Lions played rival Pepperdine to a scoreless tie in their conference opener.

  • The tie kept the Lions unbeaten in their last six matches. LMU owns a 4-0-2 record in its six-game unbeaten streak and has held its opponents to just three goals during that span.

  • Senior GK Allyssa Clark collected 10 saves in the tie versus Pepperdine. Clark now leads the WCC in saves per game (4.92) and is tied for first in shutouts (7).

  • Junior F Julie Gallaudet ranks second in the WCC and is tied for 13th in the nation with seven assists.

  • The Lions look to continue their unbeaten streak as they host Pacific Northwest rivals Gonzaga (10/16) and No. 2 Portland (10/18) this weekend.

  • Overall Record: 7-4-1
    WCC Record: 0-0-1
  • The Waves blanked Cal State Bakersfield, 1-0, before playing rival Loyola Marymount to a scoreless draw in their conference opener.

  • The tie was Pepperdine's first of the year. The crosstown rivals have played eight overtime matches over their 16-year history, including five times since 2004.

  • Freshman GK Roxanne Baker tied her career-high with five saves against the Lions. Baker has played well in her first season between the pipes. Baker now has 41 saves on the season and is tied for first in the WCC with seven shutouts.

  • Sophomore MF Michelle Spacciapolli and freshman MF Callie Payetta lead the Waves in scoring with three goals apiece.

  • The Waves host No. 2 Portland (10/16) and Gonzaga (10/18) this weekend.

  • Overall Record: 12-1-0
    WCC Record: 1-0-0
  • The Pilots earned a 7-0 win over Gonzaga in their conference opener.

  • Sophomore Danielle Foxhoven continued her torrid scoring streak with four goals and an assist in Portland's 7-0 shutout of Gonzaga. Foxhoven became the 13th player in school history with a four-goal game and only the sixth player in program history with multiple hat tricks in the same season. Foxhoven also joins former star Christine Sinclair as the only player with two hat tricks in the same season during the 2000's.

  • Sophomore Halley Kreminski recorded Portland's final two goals, both coming in the final 15 minutes of action.

  • Senior GK Kelsey Davis made two saves to record her fifth shutout of the season.

  • The Pilots play at Pepperdine (10/16) and Loyola Marymount (10/18) this weekend.

  • Overall Record: 8-6-0
    WCC Record: 0-1-0
  • Saint Mary's suffered a 2-1 overtime loss at San Francisco in its conference opener.

  • Senior F Jessica Menzhuber scored her ninth goal of the season on a free kick against the Dons. The nine individual goals rank her second in the WCC behind Portland's Danielle Foxhoven and are the most in a single season at Saint Mary's since.

  • Menzhuber leads the WCC with 4.07 shots per game.

  • Senior GK Tara Larson recorded seven saves against the Dons. Larson now ranks second in the WCC in saves per game with 3.85.

  • The Gaels look for their first conference win this weekend when they host San Diego (10/16) and Bay Area rival Santa Clara (10/18).

  • Overall Record: 7-4-2
    WCC Record: 1-0-0
  • The Toreros defeated No. 15 Santa Clara, 1-0, in their conference opener.

  • Junior MF Jackie Zinke's goal in the 87th minute lifted the Toreros over Santa Clara. Zinke now leads the Toreros and is tied for third in the WCC in game-winning goals with two.

  • San Diego has been led by a pair of freshman as forward Erica Peeples is tied for the team lead in goals (3), while classmate Sierra Ferreira is tied for the team lead in assists (3).

  • Sophomore GK Courtney Parsons picked up the shutout versus Santa Clara and is now ranked third in the WCC with six clean sheets.

  • The Toreros look to continue their winning ways as they travel to the Bay Area to play at Saint Mary's (10/16) and San Francisco (10/18).

  • Overall Record: 6-1-5
    WCC Record: 1-0-0
  • San Francisco opened up conference play with a 2-1 overtime victory versus Bay Area rival Saint Mary's.

  • Sophomore F Molly Hall scored her first two goals of the season, including the game-winner in the final minute of overtime. Hall is the 10th different USF player to score a goal this season and the fifth to notch a game-winning strike.

  • Senior GK Kelly Pohle leads the WCC and ranks 16th in the country in goals against average with a 0.558 clip.

  • The Dons have out-scored their opponents 18-7 on the season. That is a big improvement from last season when the Dons were out-scored 31-10.

  • USF hosts Bay Area rival Santa Clara (10/16) and San Diego (10/18) this weekend.

  • Overall Record: 8-5-1
    WCC Record: 0-0-0
  • The Broncos fell victim to an 88th minute goal at San Diego, falling 1-0 to the Toreros in their conference opener.

  • Santa Clara is ranked No. 13 in the first official NCAA RPI report.

  • Senior Jordan Angeli leads the team in goals with four, while five others have found the net at least twice and four others have registered one goal each.

  • Senior Kiki Bosio leads the team and is tied for sixth in the WCC with four assists.

  • Sophomore GK Bianca Henninger has played well in her first full season between the pipes, posting a 0.94 goals against average and ranking fourth in the WCC with five shutouts.

  • The Broncos play at Bay Area rival San Francisco (10/16) and Saint Mary's (10/18).