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WCC showdown: Pair of top ten teams square off Friday

Oct. 25, 2011

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SAN BRUNO, Calif. --No. 3 Pepperdine and No. 10 Santa Clara are set to collide in a pivotal showdown Friday evening at Santa Clara's Buck Shaw Stadium. Sitting at 13-0-4, Pepperdine remains the only unbeaten team in the West Coast Conference. Meanwhile, the Broncos are unbeaten in their last nine matches.

Elsewhere, third place San Diego, winners of four in a row, will visit Gonzaga and BYU this week.


  • Santa Clara ran its unbeaten streak to nine with victories at Portland and at Gonzaga last week. Those two matches marked the Broncos first contests away from home in over a month.

  • Santa Clara senior Bridgett Miller was named the WCC Player of the Week for the first time this season on Monday.

  • Pepperdine freshman forward Amanda LeCave scored her first goal of the season in the Waves' win at Saint Mary's. Pepperdine has won five straight and remains the lone unbeaten in the WCC.

  • BYU junior Carlee Payne scored the lone goal in the Cougars' 1-0 win over LMU. BYU is now 19-1-1 when Payne scores a goal.

  • Portland sophomore forward Kaila Cameli scored the golden goal 37 seconds into the second overtime as the Pilots earned a 1-0 win at San Francisco on Sunday.

  • San Diego sophomore Taylor Housley scored twice, including the game-winner, as USD edged Loyola Marymount. The surging Toreros have won four straight.

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