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WCC Women's Soccer Weekly Notes

Oct. 20, 2009

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WCC TEAMS STRONG IN THE LATEST NCAA RPI REPORT

WCC teams continue to impress in the latest official NCAA RPI report as all eight league schools are ranked in the top 130 out of 322 schools. The WCC, the Big Ten, and the SEC are the only conferences in the country with all of their member schools in the top 130. In addition, six of the eight WCC schools are ranked in the top 75 of the RPI. Portland continues to lead the way for the WCC, checking in at No. 3 in the latest RPI report, while Santa Clara is also in the top 15 at No. 13. For the latest NCAA RPI report, click here.

UPCOMING SCHEDULE

All Times PST

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23
TEAMS LOCATION
TIME
RECAP
SAN FRANCISCO at GONZAGA Spokane, WA
3:00 PM
PEPPERDINE at SANTA CLARA Santa Clara, CA
5:00 PM
LOYOLA MARYMOUNT at SAN DIEGO San Diego, CA
7:00 PM
SAINT MARY'S at PORTLAND Portland, OR
7:00 PM
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 25
TEAMS LOCATION
TIME
RECAP
SAN FRANCISCO at PORTLAND Portland, OR
12:00 PM
SAINT MARY'S at GONZAGA Spokane, WA
1:00 PM
PEPPERDINE at SAN DIEGO San Diego, CA
1:00 PM
LOYOLA MARYMOUNT at SANTA CLARA Santa Clara, CA
1:00 PM

AROUND THE WCC

Portland's Michelle Enyeart Earns WCC Weekly Honor
Portland's Michelle Enyeart scored three goals and had three assists as Portland defeated Pepperdine and Loyola Marymount 6-0 and 4-0, respectively. In Friday's win at Pepperdine, Enyeart scored the first two goals of the match. She then added the game-winner and assisted on the final three goals against LMU on Sunday. Enyeart picks up her second WCC Player of the Week award this year (Sept. 14) and third of her career.

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

Six WCC Teams Ranked In The NSCAA West Regional Top 10
Led by No. 2 nationally ranked Portland, six West Coast Conference women's soccer teams are ranked in the latest NSCAA West Regional rankings top 10. The Pilots are the top ranked team in the region, followed by Santa Clara University, which is ranked No. 16 nationally, at No. 2, and the University of San Diego at No. 3. Saint Mary's College is ranked fifth in the region, while Pepperdine and Loyola Marymount are tied for sixth.


WCC TEAM NOTES

SCHOOL TEAM NOTES

Overall Record: 6-9-0
WCC Record: 0-3-0
  • Gonzaga dropped a pair of 2-1 decisions in Los Angeles, falling to Loyola Marymount and Pepperdine.

  • Despite the losses, the Zags still need just one more win to match last year's win total.

  • Freshman Emily Hutchins scored her first career goal in the Bulldogs' setback versus Pepperdine. Hutchins is the seventh Gonzaga player to find the back of the net this season.

  • 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. Her three goals are tied for the team lead.

  • The Zags look for their first conference win of the season when they host San Francisco (10/23) and Saint Mary's (10/25) this weekend.

  • Overall Record: 9-4-2
    WCC Record: 1-1-1
  • The Lions posted a 1-1 record last week, defeating Gonzaga, 2-1, before falling to No. 2 Portland, 4-0.

  • LMU's perfect record at home was halted by No. 2 Portland. The Lions had reeled off seven straight wins before falling to the Pilots.

  • The win over Gonzaga was a historic one as it marked the 150th in program history. The Lions are now one victory away from recording their fourth straight season of 10-or-more wins.

  • Junior F Julie Gallaudet added her team-leading eighth assist of the season in the Lions' win over Gonzaga. Gallaudet's eight assists this season ties the school record for most assists in a single season.

  • The Lions play at San Diego (10/23) and No. 16 Santa Clara (10/25) this weekend.

  • Overall Record: 8-5-1
    WCC Record: 1-1-1
  • The Waves fell to No. 2 Portland, 6-0, before bouncing back to defeat Gonzaga, 2-1.

  • Sophomore MF Michelle Spacciapolli and senior F Sophia Medina scored less than five minutes apart late in the second half to give Pepperdine a 2-1 comeback victory over Gonzaga. Spacciapolli leads the Waves in goals with four.

  • Medina's goal was her third game-winning goal of the season, tying her for the second most in the WCC.

  • Freshman GK Roxanne Baker has played well in her first season between the pipes as she is tied for first in the WCC with seven shutouts.

  • The Waves play at No. 16 Santa Clara (10/23) and at San Diego (10/25) this weekend.

  • Overall Record: 14-1-0
    WCC Record: 3-0-0
  • The Pilots earned a sweep on their Southern California road swing, shutting out Pepperdine, 6-0, and defeating LMU, 4-0.

  • The Pilots have out-scored conference opponents 17-0 through the first three matches.

  • Michelle Enyeart, Charney Burk, and Halley Kreminski scored two goals each in the Pilots' 6-0 win over Pepperdine. The six-goal margin was the largest victory ever by Portland over Pepperdine and it marks the fourth time in the last six games that Portland has scored six or more goals.

  • Enyeart scored a goal and added three assists in the Pilots' win over LMU. Enyeart now leads the WCC and ranks second in the nation in assists with 11.

  • The Pilots host Saint Mary's (10/23) and San Francisco (10/25) this weekend.

  • Overall Record: 9-7-0
    WCC Record: 1-2-0
  • Saint Mary's upset No. 25 San Diego, 2-1, before falling to No. 20 Santa Clara, 2-1, in overtime.

  • The win over USD marks the first win over a ranked opponent for SMC since 2005.

  • Senior F Jessica Menzhuber scored her 10th goal of the season in the win over the Toreros. Menzhuber's 10 goals are the most by a Saint Mary's player since former SMC standout Katie Frattone scored 13 goals during the 2001 season.

  • Freshman F Christina Tognetti scored her third game-winning goal of the season in the Gaels' win over San Diego. Tognetti leads all WCC freshmen and is tied for second in the WCC in game-winning goals.

  • The Gaels travel to No. 2 Portland (10/23) and Gonzaga (10/25) this weekend.

  • Overall Record: 8-5-2
    WCC Record: 2-1-0
  • The Toreros fell to Saint Mary's, 2-1, before bouncing back to defeat San Francisco, 3-2.

  • Junior D Addie Cartan's first goal of the season lifted the Toreros over San Francisco.

  • Seniors Christine Mock and Natalie Vinti each tallied goals and assists in the Toreros' win over USF. Mock and Vinti are now tied with Jackie Zinke and Erica Peeples for the team lead in goals with three.

  • Sophomore GK Courtney Parsons has played well in her first full season in goal for the Toreros, ranking third in the WCC with six clean sheets.

  • The Toreros look to continue their winning ways as they host Southern California rivals Loyola Marymount (10/23) and Pepperdine (10/25).

  • Overall Record: 6-3-5
    WCC Record: 1-2-0
  • San Francisco dropped a pair of one-goal matches to a pair of ranked WCC foes, falling to No. 20 Santa Clara, 1-0, before being edged by No. 25 San Diego, 3-2.

  • The two setbacks marked the first time this season that USF has dropped back-to-back matches.

  • Freshmen Ashlyn Mazur and Alyson Drake scored the Dons' two goals against San Diego. For Mazur, the goal marked her first collegiate score, while it was Drake's second of the year.

  • Mazur is the 11th different USF player to score a goal this season. That is a big improvement from last season when only seven Dons found the back of the net in 2008.

  • USF plays at Gonzaga (10/23) and No. 2 Portland (10/25) this weekend.

  • Overall Record: 10-5-1
    WCC Record: 2-1-0
  • The Broncos defeated a pair of WCC Bay Area rivals, blanking USF, 1-0, before edging Saint Mary's, 2-1, in overtime.

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

  • Senior Kiki Bosio netted the game-winner in the Broncos' win over San Francisco.

  • Senior Jordan Angeli tallied the game-winning goal for the Broncos in overtime versus Saint Mary's. Angeli and Bosio are tied for the team-lead and tied for second in the conference in game-winning goals with three apiece.

  • Senior GK Lisa Lahman earned her first career shutout in SCU's win over USF.

  • Santa Clara hosts Pepperdine (10/23) and Loyola Marymount (10/25) this weekend.