Oct. 23, 2007
TWO WCC MATCHES TELEVISED NATIONALLY
Two West Coast Conference women's soccer matches will be televised live nationally this week. On Thursday, October 25th, No. 11 San Diego travels to Portland to take on the sixth-ranked Pilots in the NSCAA College Game of the Week on Fox Soccer Channel. Then the top women's soccer rivalry in the country takes center stage as the Pilots host No. 11 Santa Clara on Sunday, October 28th on ESPNU.
*Santa Clara at Gonzaga - 1:00 PM
*San Diego at Portland - 8:00 PM $
*Saint Mary's at Loyola Marymount - 3:00 PM
*San Francisco at Pepperdine - 3:00 PM
*San Francisco at Loyola Marymount - 11:00 AM
*San Diego at Gonzaga - 12:00 PM
*Saint Mary's at Pepperdine - 1:00 PM
*Santa Clara at Portland - 2:00 PM !
*Denotes Conference match; $ Televised on FSC; ! Televised on ESPNU
WCC PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Santa Clara's Brittany Klein helped the Broncos to a 2-0-1 record last week, tying UC Santa Barbara, 0-0, before posting wins against Pepperdine and Loyola Marymount. Klein scored the game-winning goals in the 75th minute of both Bronco wins. Klein has now scored seven goals this season, three of which have been gamewinners. She leads the Broncos in goals and is tied for first on the team in points with 15. This is Klein's second WCC Player of the Week honor this season.
WCC TEAM NOTES
Gonzaga Bulldogs (9-5-1 / 1-2-0 WCC)
- The Zags posted a 1-1 record last week, falling at San Francisco, 3-0, before bouncing back to post a 2-0 win at Saint Mary's.
- Senior midfielder Jamie Blanche recorded one goal and an assist in the Bulldogs' win over the Gaels. The goal was Blanche's fourth of the season, and the 10th of her career.
- Freshman goalkeeper Lauren Ames earned her first collegiate shutout in her first career start in the win over Saint Mary's.
- The Zags need just one more win to post their fifth consecutive season with 10 or more wins. In 2005, the Bulldogs set single single-season program records for wins with 12, as well as its highest finish in the WCC with a 3-1-3 record.
- The Bulldogs host Santa Clara (10/25) and San Diego (10/28) this weekend.
Loyola Marymount (9-5-1 / 1-2-0 WCC)
- The Lions had their nine-match winning streak snapped over the weekend, falling 3-1 at No. 11 San Diego before dropping a 2-1 decision at No. 9 Santa Clara.
- Senior midfielder Jamie Bell scored both Lion goals over the weekend. The two goals give Bell a teaming-leading six on the season, ranking her fourth among WCC players. Bell now has 14 career goals, tying her for fourth on the LMU all-time goals list.
- Junior midfielder Stefanie Baduria assisted on both of Bell's goals over the weekend. Baduria is now tied for the team-lead and 10th in the WCC with three assists.
- With one more win, the Lions will tally their second straight season with 10 or more wins.
- The Lions host Saint Mary's (10/26) and San Francisco (10/28) this weekend.
Pepperdine Waves (3-6-6 / 0-2-1 WCC)
- The Waves dropped a hard fought 2-1 decision to Santa Clara before tying No. 11 San Diego, 1-1.
- Junior midfielder Sophia Medina scored her third goal of the season just 1:22 into the contest versus Santa Clara off an assist from junior forward Emily Wynne.
- Senior midfielder Mckenzie Hill struck the game-tying goal in the 87th minute versus USD, receiving a pass from junior forward Amanda Rupp. Rupp is tied for fifth in the WCC with five assists.
- The Waves tie with San Diego is their sixth tie of the season, extending the single-season school record.
- Pepperdine hosts San Francisco (10/26) and Saint Mary's (10/28) this weekend.
Portland Pilots (11-3-0 / 3-0-0 WCC)
- The Pilots jumped into first place in the conference standings with a 1-0 win over Saint Mary's and a 6-0 rout of San Francisco.
- Senior All-American Stephanie Lopez's first goal of the season lifted the Pilots to the win over Saint Mary's.
- Sophomore forward Kendra Chandhoke tallied a career-high four goals in UP's win over the Dons. Chandhoke is the 12th player in Portland history to score at least four goals in one game. The last to accomplish the feat was Christine Sinclair, who tallied five strikes in a 6-0 win at Oregon on August 31, 2005.
- The Pilots have recorded seven shutouts on the season.
- Portland hosts San Diego (10/25) and Santa Clara (10/28) this week.
Saint Mary's Gaels (6-7-2 / 0-3-0 WCC)
- Saint Mary's dropped a pair of contests last week, falling 1-0 to Portland before dropping a 2-0 decision to Gonzaga.
- Sophomore goalkeeper Tara Larson collected seven saves versus the high-powered Portland offense. Larson leads the WCC in overall saves (76) and saves per game (6.33).
- Sophomore forward Allie Weiner and freshman forward Alex Ciliento are tied for the team lead with five goals. The five goals are tied for the fifth most in the WCC.
- Weiner has also added six assists on the season, tying her for second in the conference. Weiner leads the team with 16 overall points, tied for the third most in the WCC.
- Saint Mary's looks for its first conference win of the season when the Gaels travel to Loyola Marymount (10/26) and Pepperdine (10/28) this weekend.
San Diego Toreros (11-1-3 / 2-0-1 WCC)
- The Toreros ran their unbeaten streak to 11 straight with a 3-1 win over Loyola Marymount, and a 1-1 tie versus Pepperdine last weekend.
- Junior striker Amy Epsten increased her conference goal scoring lead to nine with two more goals over the weekend. Epsten scored the game-winning goal versus LMU and the first goal of the game in the Toreros' tie with Pepperdine.
- San Diego is off to its best start in program history with an 11-1-3 overall record. Their 11 match unbeaten streak is the best in program-history.
- Senior midfielder Leigh Ann Robinson scored a goal and added an assist in the win over the Lions.
- The Toreros travel to Portland (10/25) and Gonzaga (10/28) this weekend.
San Francisco Dons (2-9-3 / 2-1-0 WCC)
- The Dons posted their second win of the season with a 3-0 win over Gonzaga before dropping a 6-0 decision to Portland.
- With the victory over Gonzaga, the Dons opened WCC play 2-0 for the first time since 1997 when USF finished 5-2 in league play.
- The three goals scored for USF versus Gonzaga was the most by the Dons since scoring three in the season opener versus San Jose State.
- Sophomore midfielder Jenny Jarvie scored two goals and sophomore forward Samantha Brand added another in the Dons' win over Gonzaga.
- San Francisco looks for its second win of the season as the Dons play host to Gonzaga (10/19) and Portland (10/21) this weekend.
Santa Clara Broncos (10-3-3 / 2-1-0 WCC)
- The Broncos tied UC Santa Barbara, 0-0, before earning 2-1 wins over Pepperdine and Loyola Marymount.
- Senior midfielder Brittany Klein tallied both game-winning goals in the Broncos' wins over the Waves and the Lions. Both goals came in the 75th minute of the match. Klein now leads the Broncos and ranks third in the WCC with seven goals
- Senior forward Tina Estrada scored her fifth goal of the season in Santa Clara's win over LMU. Estrada now has 31 career goals and needs just one more to tie Brandi Chastain (1989-90) and Kathleen Celio (1997-00) for 10th place on the Broncos' career chart.
- Sophomore Kiki Bosio added her fifth goal of the season in the win over Pepperdine
- The Broncos travel to Gonzaga (10/25) before playing at Portland (10/28) this weekend.