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Soccer Dons Return Home After Three Week Road Trip

Oct. 16, 2006

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DONS SET TO HOST LOYOLA MARYMOUNT AND PEPPERDINE IN WEST COAST CONFERENCE ACTION: For the first time in three weeks, USF Women's soccer will play at Negoesco Stadium, hosting WCC rivals Loyola Marymount on Friday, October 20 at 7:00 PM and No. 22 Pepperdine on Sunday, October 22 at 1:00 PM.

LAST WEEK: USF tied No. 4 Portland 1-1 for the first time in 19 tries on Friday, but fell to Gonzaga 1-0 on Sunday.

FRIDAY: Friday the 13th wasn't so unlucky for San Francisco women's soccer as they took No. 4 Portland to a 1-1 double overtime tie in West Coast Conference action. The tie is the Dons first ever against the Pilots, and first non-loss in 19 meetings. Portland got on the board first, just minutes before the first half buzzer. At 43:38, freshman forward Michelle Enyeart scored from eight yards out off a low cross from freshman forward Kendra Chandhoke, who was fed from senior midfielder Lisa Sari. USF returned the favor in the second half, when at 68:40, freshman forward Samantha Brand scored her first collegiate goal, an unassisted shot into the upper left hand corner from 15 yards out. Senior forward Chelsea Hunt had five shots in the match, while junior midfielder Lauren Tweet had two. Also shooting for the goal were freshman forward Kristina Hall, sophomore midfielder Katherine Kimure and sophomore Alexis Mielke. Dons sophomore goalie Katie Hodgson played all 110 minutes in between the posts and recorded 10 saves. Portland out shot USF 27-11 and also held the advantage in corner kicks, 8-4.

SUNDAY: USF women's soccer fell to Gonzaga 1-0 in West Coast Conference action on Sunday afternoon. The Dons are as of yet winless in conference play. Gonzaga struck early in the game and never relinquished the lead. At 8:48, junior forward Nanda McCormick found an empty goal from five yards out after an assist from junior forward Christine Soma.USF couldn't muster enough offense, giving the Bulldogs a 12-9 shot and 8-5 corner kick advantage. Dons sophomore goalkeeper Kelly Pohle had five saves on the day. Friday's hero, freshman forward Samantha Brand, led the team with three shots in the match. Senior forward Chelsea Hunt and freshman midfielder Jenny Jarvie added two. Senior defender and sophomore Alexis Mielke each had one.

A LOOK AHEAD: USF travels to Santa Clara for a match with the Broncos on Sunday October 29th at 1:00 PM. The meeting is USF's only match of the week.



SCOUTING LOYOLA MARYMOUNT: The Lions, who were 6-10-4, 1-5-1 WCC last season, graduated a five person senior class that appeared in almost every game for the last four years. Filling those shoes won't be easy, but LMU's freshman class was ranked among the top in the nation by Soccer Buzz Magazine and several members will get a chance to step in right away and gain experience. Leading the Lions on offense is junior forward Jamie Bell who has five goals and one assist for 11 points. In goal, junior Joslyn Slovek has played 1257 minutes and has 49 saves and four shutouts. Head coach Gregg Murphy, in his tenth season at the helm for LMU, has his team at 7-2-4, 0-1-2 WCC.

LAST MEETING: LMU 1, at USF 0 2OT (10/23/05)

LAST TIME AGAINST THE DONS: Another extended game for the Dons didn't go their way as they fell to Loyola Marymout 1-0 in double overtime. A lot of back and forth between the teams resulted in no score after regulation. Lion's senior forward Lori Sims had six shots for LMU, four of which were on goal. Senior forward Kelly Lewandowski had four shots, three on goal including the game winner against Don freshman goalie Katie Hodgson. Four minutes into the second overtime, amid a melee in the USF box, Lewandowski managed to get foot on the ball three yards out after a short cross from senior defender Jennifer Horn. For the Dons, junior forward Chelsea Hunt led USF with four shots, one of which went just off the cross bar in the 84th minute. Hodgson continued to pad her saves total, adding eight in Sunday's game.

SERIES RECORD: Loyola Marymount leads the series 8-4-1


SCOUTING PEPPERDINE: Head Coach Tim Ward begins his ninth season as head coach and welcomes back 21 letterwinners, including seven starters. This year's incoming class of six was ranked 18th in the nation and fifth in the west region by Soccer Buzz, which marked a program high. Seniors Jennifer Brewer, Caitlin Mitchell, Courtney Nelson, Lindsey Redlin and Lauren Treinen along with redshirt junior Ashlee Doi lead the Waves this season. The Waves, currently 8-4-3, 2-0-1 WCC, finished last season 15-4-3, 3-2-2 WCC and advanced to the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 before falling to North Carolina.

LAST MEETING: at USF 2, No. 18 PEP 1 (10/21/05)

LAST TIME AGAINST THE DONS: Was it the famous San Francisco fog? USF came out playing hard and aggressive against a sluggish No. 18 Pepperdine, winning the West Coast Conference match 2-1. Junior forward Chelsea Hunt continued her domination of opponents scoring her tenth goal of the season, her third game winner, with less than one minute left in the second period against Pepperdine's senior `keeper Anna Picarelli. Hunt tapped the ball in on a cross from a free kick from freshman defender Jessica Duty. That is the third time this year Hunt and Duty have paired up for a goal. Early in the first half, Pepperdine's junior forward Lindsey Redlin scored the first goal of the game after senior forward Megan Woods' shot was deflected off of Don freshman goalie Katie Hodgson. But that was all the Waves could muster in a cold and blistery Negoesco Stadium. The Dons first goal came at the 30:17 mark as Pepperdine's junior defender Courtney Nelson headed the ball into her own goal after a free kick from Duty. USF played a woman down for the last thirteen minutes of the game after a Red Card was issued.

SERIES RECORD: USF leads the series 7-6

Chelsea Hunt TAKES OVER THIRD PLACE ON THE ALL-TIME CAREER GOALS CHART: With her fourth goal of 2006 in the 2-1 loss to Pacific, senior forward Chelsea Hunt has moved into sole posession of third place on the Dons all-time goals chart with 28. She needs just six to take over second place from Kelli Bryant who has 33 (1992-95). Hunt also added her third assist against Saint Mary's (10/8), and that bumps her into sole possession of sixth place all-time with 11.

Samantha Brand MAKING AN IMPACT: Freshman forward Samantha Brand is making a name for herself in USF's front line by playing aggressive soccer. The speedy Brand earned her first collegiate goal in a 1-1 tie with No. 4 Portland and is tied for first with three assists on the season.

Fiona O'Sullivan LEADS TEAM: Junior forward Fiona O'Sullivan has played aggressive soccer all season. In nine games, O'Sullivan has five goals and 10 points and is second on the team with 24 shots.

Jenny Jarvie ADDS SECOND COLLEGIATE GOAL: Freshman midfielder Jenny Jarvie has earned her spot on the field. In the match with Saint Mary's (10/8), Jarvie scored USF's lone goal, her second of the season. In the match with CS Northridge (9/8), Jarvie scored her first collegiate goal. She also added an assist in the game and currently is tied for second with two assists on the season.

Lauren Tweet SCORING FROM MIDFIELD: Junior midfielder Lauren Tweet is making her mark from the midfield. Tweet has two big goals on the season. Her first coming in a 2-1 come from behind victory over Cornell in the Outrigger Hotels and Resorts Soccer Shootout at the University of Hawai'i. Her second was a header in the big 2-1 victory at home over No. 17 Cal State Fullerton. Tweet also has three assists and seven points on the season.

OTHERS ADDING ASSISTS: Senior defender Hilary Fisher and sophomore defender Jessica Duty have been helping out the offense this season. Both back-liners are tied for third with one assist a piece this year. Sophomore defender Alexis Mielke added an assist against Saint Mary's.

USF 2006 INDIVIDUAL STANDINGS IN THE WEST COAST CONFERENCE: Four players are among the top 10 in 10 different categories in the West Coast Conference. Fiona O'Sullivan leads all Dons with four top 10 spots including, sixth in shots per game (2.67), tied for sixth in game winning goals (2), seventh in points per game (1.11) and tied for seventh in goals (5). Chelsea Hunt is among three categories including first in shots (57), second in shots per game (3.56) and tied for ninth in points (11). Kelly Pohle leads USF goalies with four top 10 spots including first in saves per game (5.11), fifth in saves (46), eighth in goals against average (1.29) and tied for eighth with one shutoug. Katie Hodgson has three spots including third in saves per game (4.62), seventh in saves (37) and tied for eighth with one shutout. As a team, USF is first in saves with 87.

USF 2006 INDIVIDUAL TEAM STANDINGS: Fiona O'Sullivan leads the team with five goals and 10 points, also adding 24 shots. Chelsea Hunt has four goals, and three assists for a total of 11 points and has 57 shots. Lauren Tweet has two goals and three assists for seven points and seven shots. Samantha Brand has a goal and three assists on the season for three points and 12 shots. Jenny Jarvie has two goals, two assists and six points with 18 shots. Hilary Fisher, Jessica Duty, and Alexis Mielke also have assists on the year.