Oct. 30, 2006
WCC PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Marian Dalmy, Santa Clara University
Santa Clara senior defender Marian Dalmy was named this week's WCC Player of the Week for her performance in the Broncos' 4-0 win over San Francisco. Dalmy tallied two goals, including the game-winner, and assisted on another Bronco score in Santa Clara's win over the Dons. Dalmy also led the Broncos' defense to its 11th shutout of the season, the most in the conference. In her last four matches, Dalmy has now scored three goals and recorded three assists, and now has five goals and six assists on the season.
WCC REGULAR SEASON TITLE UP FOR GRABS
Heading into the last weekend of play, three WCC teams have a chance to claim the conference title. Portland and Santa Clara sit atop the league standings with identical 4-1-1 conference records, while Pepperdine is in third with a 3-2-1 WCC mark. Below are scenarios for each of the three teams to claim the conference title.
How can Portland claim the WCC title?
- A Pilot win secures at least a share of the WCC regular season crown.
- A Pilot win coupled with a Santa Clara loss or tie gives UP the outright title.
- A Pilot tie coupled with a Santa Clara loss gives UP the outright title.
- A Pilot tie and a Santa Clara tie gives Portland a share of the title.
- A Pilot loss combined with an SCU loss gives Portland a share of the title.
How can Santa Clara claim the WCC title?
- A Bronco win secures at least a share of the WCC regular season crown.
- A Bronco win coupled with a Portland loss or tie gives SCU the outright title.
- A Bronco tie coupled with a Portland loss gives SCU the outright title.
- A Bronco tie and a Portland tie gives Santa Clara a share of the title.
- A Bronco loss combined with a UP loss gives Santa Clara a share of the title.
How can Pepperdine claim the WCC title?
- A Wave win and losses by UP and SCU gives Pepperdine a share of the title.
Santa Clara at Cal - 3:00 PM
*Gonzaga at Pepperdine - 12:00 PM
*Portland at Loyola Marymount - 1:00 PM
*San Diego at San Francisco - 1:00 PM
*Santa Clara at Saint Mary's - 3:00 PM
*Denotes Conference match
WCC TEAM NOTES
Gonzaga Bulldogs (10-8-1 / 3-3-0 WCC)
- The Bulldogs defeated Montana, 3-1, before falling to Loyola Marymount, 1-0, in their final home match of the season.
- With the win over Montana, Gonzaga posted its fourth consecutive season with 10 or more wins. During that span, the Zags have posted a 44-29-5 (.596) record.
- Sophomore Kelcey Goddard scored her first career goal in the Zags' win over the Grizzlies.
- Junior Nanda McCormick scored her team-leading seventh goal of the season in the Bulldogs' win over Montana.
- The Bulldogs finish the regular season this weekend as they travel to Malibu to take on Pepperdine (11/4) in a crucial conference match.
Loyola Marymount Lions (10-2-5 / 2-1-3 WCC)
- The Lions improved to 10-2-5 overall with wins over Utah Valley State (4-1) and Gonzaga (1-0) last week.
- Junior Jamie Bell scored twice to lead LMU over Utah Valley State. Bell now has seven goals for the season, fifth in LMU single season history. Her 15 points also moves her into eighth place on the single season points chart.
- Junior goalkeeper Joslyn Slovek made eight saves to record her seventh shutout of the season in the Lions' win over Gonzaga. Slovek's seven shutouts ties her for the conference lead and gives her 17 for her career.
- Seven Lions have registered at least two assists on the season.
- The Lions close out the regular season by hosting Portland (11/4).
Pepperdine Waves (10-6-3 / 3-2-1 WCC)
- The Waves posted a 1-1-0 record last week, defeating Cal State Northridge, 3-1, before falling to No. 6 Portland, 3-1.
- Lindsey Redlin, Sophia Medina, and Emily Wynne tallied goals versus the Matadors. Wynne now leads the Waves with five goals and has registered a team-high 17 points.
- Redlin leads the Waves and is tied for second in the conference in assists with eight. Wynne is right behind her with seven assists, which ties her for fourth in the WCC.
- Senior Jennifer Brewer scored the Waves' lone goal in their match versus the Pilots.
- The Waves could share the WCC regular season crown with Portland and Santa Clara with a win in their last match versus Gonzaga (11/4) and losses by the Pilots and the Broncos in their final matches.
Portland Pilots (14-3-2 / 4-1-1 WCC)
- Portland defeated Pepperdine, 3-1, in its lone game last week to improve to 14-3-2 overall and 4-1-1 in WCC play.
- Junior Rachael Rapinoe, freshman Michelle Enyeart and sophomore Angie Woznuk tallied the strikes in the Pilots' win.
- Enyeart's goal was her team leading 16th of the season, while Woznuk added her team best 11th assist. The goal made it 12 goals in the last 12 games for the freshman striker, including at least one in each of the last six matches. Her 16 goals lead all freshmen in NCAA Division I and are tied for fifth overall.
- The Pilots host Pepperdine (10/29) in a pivotal conference match. With a win, Portland can claim at the very least a share of the WCC regular season title. A win combined with a Santa Clara loss or tie would give the Pilots the outright crown.
Saint Mary's Gaels (3-12-4 / 1-4-1 WCC)
- The Gaels tied UC Santa Barbara, 1-1, before falling to San Diego, 4-0. The tie versus the Gauchos was the Gaels' fourth draw of the season.
- Freshman Kira Copinga scored her second goal of the season in the Gaels' tie versus UCSB.
- Sophomore Nikki Schrey added her third assist of the season on Copinga's goal. Schrey leads the Gaels with 13 points.
- Goalkeeper Jennifer Zenovich had five saves versus UC Santa Barbara to bring her season total to 46.
- Saint Mary's closes out its season this weekend when the Gaels host Bay Area rival Santa Clara (11/4).
San Diego Toreros (11-8-0 / 2-4-0 WCC)
- The Toreros collected a pair of wins last week, defeating cross-town rival San Diego State, 2-0, before blanking Saint Mary's, 4-0.
- Junior forward Leigh Ann Robinson tallied two goals to lead the Toreros past the Aztecs. Robinson leads the Toreros and is tied for fourth in the conference with nine goals.
- Freshman Christine Mock scored two goals and both Veronica Ambort and Marina Heberer each tallied one goal in USD's win over Saint Mary's.
- Junior Vanessa Vella assisted on two of USD's goals versus SMC, while Robinson aided on one score. Vella and Robinson are tied for the team lead with seven assists.
- San Diego looks to strengthen its NCAA Tournament resume when the Toreros close out the regular season at San Francisco (11/4) this weekend.
San Francisco Dons (5-12-2 / 1-4-1 WCC)
- The Dons fell to Bay Area rival Santa Clara, 4-0, in their lone match last week. The loss dropped USF to 5-12-2 overall and 1-4-1 in conference play.
- Sophomore goalkeepers Katie Hodgson and Kelly Pohle shared time in the net for the Dons versus the Broncos. Hodgson had four saves on the day, while Pohle had three. Hodgson leads the Dons with 53 saves on the season, while Pohle is right behind her with 49.
- Senior Chelsea Hunt leads the Dons with four goals and four assists. Hunt, who will be honored this weekend in the Dons' final home match of the season, will go down as one of the top players in USF history. Hunt ranks third on San Francisco's all-time goals list with 28 career scores.
- San Francisco closes out the 2006 campaign by hosting San Diego (11/4).
Santa Clara Broncos (14-3-1 / 4-1-1 WCC)
- The Broncos blanked Bay Area rival San Francisco, 4-0, in their lone match last week. With the win, the Broncos improve to 14-3-1 overall, and 4-1-1 in the WCC, keeping them tied with 13 points atop the WCC standings with Portland.
- Senior Marian Dalmy found the back of the net twice versus the Dons, while fellow senior Bonnie Bowman and freshman Katherine Reynolds also added scores.
- Senior goalkeeper Julie Ryder made six saves versus USF to earn her first shutout of the season. Ryder has now recorded 32 clean sheets during her time at SCU, good for third on the Broncos' career chart.
- Santa Clara travels to Berkeley to take on Cal (11/1) before wrapping up the regular season at Saint Mary's (11/4). With a win over SMC, SCU can claim at the very least a share of the WCC regular season title. A win combined with a UP loss or tie would give SCU the outright crown.