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WCC Women's Soccer Weekly Notes

Oct. 29, 2008

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With first place up for grabs, No. 14 San Diego will head on the road to take on Gonzaga, while No. 4 Portland stays home to face Santa Clara in a nationally televised game on ESPNU Sunday. Loyola Marymount and Pepperdine will head to the Bay Area as the Lions face the Dons and the Waves take on the Gaels.


All Times PST

San Diego at Gonzaga Spokane, WA
12:00 PM
Loyola Marymount at San Francisco San Francisco, CA
11:00 AM
Pepperdine at Saint Mary's Moraga, CA
1:00 PM
Santa Clara at Portland Portland, OR
1:30 PM

WCC Player of the Week: Portland's Sophie Schmidt Earns Weekly Honor
Sophie Schmidt scored both game-winners and tallied three goals in road wins over San Francisco (2-0) and Saint Mary's (3-0) this weekend. She scored both goals against San Francisco and then tallied the fastest goal of the 2008 season for Portland with a strike 46 seconds into the run of play on Sunday at SMC. Schmidt has now scored seven goals in the last seven matches. Portland extends its winning streak to 14.



Overall Record: 7-9-2
WCC Record: 2-3-0
  • Gonzaga went 2-0 for the week defeating Saint Mary's, 4-3, in overtime, before shutting out San Francisco, 1-0.

  • Freshman Courtney Peacock was instrumental in the Zags overtime win against Saint Mary's as she scored her first two collegiate goals of her career, the second one being the game-winner.

  • Gonzaga has played five teams that appear in the top 50 of the NCAA RPI rankings. In addition, seven Bulldog opponents have appeared in at least one top 25 national poll this season.

  • Sophomore GK Lauren Ames' shutout against San Francisco was her sixth of the season and ties her for third most in Gonzaga's single season record book.

  • The Zags host San Diego (10/31) in their lone match of the week.
  • Oct. 31
    vs. San Diego - 12:00 PM

    Overall Record: 8-6-3
    WCC Record: 3-2-0
  • The Lions split their games last week, defeating Santa Clara, 2-0, before falling to San Diego, 1-0.

  • In the win over Gonzaga, Sophomore Julie Gallaudet scored both goals for the Lions, which were her fourth and fifth of the year and now leads the team in goals and points (13).

  • The win over the Broncos was the Lions' third win over Santa Clara in school history, since beating them in 2000, and extends their home unbeaten streak to 17 straight games.

  • Sophomore Lily Sorentino's game-winning assist was her seventh of the season, and put her at No. 2 in the conference. It is also a career-high for her and moved her into a tie for third on the LMU single-season record list. Her 13 career assists now place her in a tie for fifth at LMU.

  • The Lions travel to face San Francisco (11/2) in their only match of the week.
  • Nov. 2
    at San Francisco - 11:00 AM

    Overall Record: 7-9-2
    WCC Record: 2-3-0
  • The Waves split their games last week, losing to San Diego, 1-0, before defeating Santa Clara, 2-1.

  • Senior Amanda Rupp was a pivotal player for the Waves as she scored the first goal and assisted on what ended up being the game-winner. Rupp leads the team in points (24), goals (9), and assists (6) and is among conference leaders in all three categories: points (second), goals (second), and assists (third).

  • With 12 saves last weekend, senior GK Kayla Stolte has made 229 in her career and needs just 10 more to tie Sumon Nicole for second on Pepperdine's all-time performance list. Anna Picarelli holds the Waves' career record with 319 saves. Stolte made three key saves in the second half against Santa Clara to secure the win.

  • The Waves travel to Saint Mary's (11/2) for their lone match of the week.
  • Nov. 2
    at Saint Mary's - 1:00 PM

    Overall Record: 15-1-0
    WCC Record: 5-0-0
  • Portland once again went undefeated last week, defeating San Francisco, 2-0, and Saint Mary's, 3-0.

  • The Pilots, who started their winning streak with a 1-0 win over then-No. 1 USC, have out-scored their opponents 47-2 during the span.

  • In the win over Saint Mary's sophomore Sophie Schmidt scored the fastest goal in the conference scoring 46 seconds into the match, en route to being named WCC Player of the Week as well as being named to the Soccer Buzz and America national teams of the week.

  • Freshman Danielle Foxhoven added her 14th goal of the season in the win over Saint Mary's and leads the team and conference in points (30) and goals.

  • Portland hosts Santa Clara (11/2) on ESPNU scheduled to start at 1:30.
  • Nov. 2
    vs. Santa Clara - 1:30 PM

    Overall Record: 8-7-2
    WCC Record: 1-3-1
  • Saint Mary's went 0-2 over the weekend, falling in overtime to Gonzaga, 4-3, before losing to Portland 3-0.

  • In all eight wins, SMC's game-winning goal has come in the final 25 minutes of play, with seven goals coming in the final five minutes of play. The Gaels have five overtime goals and a 5-0-2 record in seven overtime games.

  • Junior GK Tara Larson recorded 16 saves over the weekend and now has 93 on the season, leading the conference.

  • Even though the three goals Saint Mary's scored wasn't enough to take down Gonzaga, it was the most goals the Gaels have scored in a game this year.

  • The Gaels stay home to host Pepperdine (11/2) this week.
  • Nov. 2
    vs. Pepperdine - 1:00 PM

    Overall Record: 13-3-2
    WCC Record: 5-0-0
  • San Diego posted a perfect 2-0-0 record this past week, defeating Pepperdine, 1-0, before defeating Loyola Marymount, 1-0. The Toreros are tied for first place in the conference with the Pilots.

  • Sophomore MF Jackie Zinke kept San Diego in a tie for first place with her game-winning goal in the 80th minute of the match in the victory over Loyola Marymount. The goal was her third of the season.

  • With the two shutouts last weekend, San Diego has now shutout 12 different opponents this season. A big part of this is the play of senior GK Brittany Cameron, who has accounted for eight of these shutouts and is bolstering a 0.54 goals-against-average, and ranks second in the conference in shutouts and goals against average.

  • San Diego travels to play Gonzaga (10/31) in its lone match of the week.
  • Oct. 31
    at Gonzaga - 12:00 PM

    Overall Record: 5-11-2
    WCC Record: 0-5-0
  • San Francisco suffered a pair of setbacks, falling to Portland, 2-0, before losing to Gonzaga, 1-0.

  • Freshman F Nicole Moore is leading the Dons offense this season. The Clearfield, UT native has four goals and eight points.

  • Through 18 games this season, the incoming freshmen have been making quite an impact, with 13 of the 14 already seeing significant playing time. Four of them have already recorded their first collegiate goals, three of which were also game winners.

  • Senior GK Kelly Pohle had eight saves over the week, and is third in the conference in saves per game at 5.00 and in total saves with 75 on the year.

  • The Dons stay home to face Loyola Marymount (11/2) this week.
  • Nov. 2
    vs. Loyola Marymount - 11:00 AM

    Overall Record: 4-11-3
    WCC Record: 1-3-1
  • The Broncos went 0-2 over the weekend losing to Loyola Marymount, 2-1, before losing to Pepperdine, 2-1.

  • The Broncos will play live on the national stage for the second time this season. On Sunday, Nov. 2, Santa Clara will travel to No. 3 Portland to take on the Pilots live on ESPNU at 1:30 p.m. PT.

  • Santa Clara has played arguably the most demanding schedule in the nation. This season, the Broncos have faced nine ranked opponents, with five in the top 10.

  • Freshman F/D Jenny LaPonte leads the team in goals this season with four, and is tied for sixth in the conference.

  • Santa Clara heads up North to take on Portland (11/2) live on ESPNU this week.
  • Nov. 2
    at Portland - 1:30 PM