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Women's Soccer Hosts WCC Rival San Diego at Negoesco to Close Out 2006 Season

Oct. 30, 2006

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DONS RETURN HOME TO HOST SAN DIEGO IN FINAL MATCH OF 2006: In USF's lone match of the week, the Dons host San Diego for a West Coast Conference meeting at Negoesco. Game time with the Toreros on Saturday, November 4 is set for 1:00 PM.

LAST WEEK: The Dons fell to Santa Clara 4-0 in their lone match of the week.

SUNDAY: After a big win last Sunday, San Francisco couldn't get on the board as they fell to No. 7 Santa Clara 4-0.

SCU got the scoring started at 20:23 when senior midfielder Marian Dalmy got foot on a loose ball in the box and shot from about nine yards out. Dalmy doubled their score seven minutes later on her second goal of the game. Junior midfielder Jordan Angeli got a free kick off to junior forward Meagan Snell who passed it on to Dalmy who shot the ball passed Dons sophomore goalie Katie Hodgson.

Fifteen minutes into the second half, Bronco senior midfielder Bonnie Bowman drove in a long shot from 12 yards out off a cross from Dalmy. Senior Elyse Shelger was credited with a second assist on that ball. Four minutes before the final buzzer, SCU added their last score of the afternoon, a shot passed Dons sophomore goalkeeper Kelly Pohle from freshman forward Katherine Reynolds with assists from freshman forward Lexi Orand and senior defender Casey Pleas.

Hodgson had four saves on the day, while Pohle had three. Sophomores Jessica Duty and Jessica Gaskin had two shots each, with Kara Breithaupt, Alexis Mielke, Chelsea Hunt, Hilary Fisher, Katherine Kimure and Katie Hoban all added one.

Santa Clara out shot USF 18-10 and also held an 8-4 corner kick advantage.

SENIOR DAY: Saturday marks the final game for four USF seniors; Anne Guina, Katie Foster, Hilary Fisher and Chelsea Hunt. Besides next Saturday's stats, Hunt will end her career as one of USF's best with 78 games played, 28 goals, 11 game winning goals, 12 assists, 68 points and 227 shots.

A LOOK AHEAD: This is the final week for USF Women's Soccer. Please check back in 2007.


GAME #20 - San Diego Toreros

SCOUTING SAN DIEGO: After a dissapointing 6-12-1 (2-5-0) finish last seaon, the Toreros missed the post-season for the first time in six years. 2006's team (11-8-0, 2-4-0) returned 17 letterwinners, including seven starters. Leading the way for San Diego this season is junior Leah Ann Robinson who has nine goals and seven assists for 25 points. Senior Veronica Ambort has added six goals for 12 points. In goal, sophomore Brittany Cameron is 9-4 with 948 minutes played, 34 saves and four shutouts. Junior Karen Cook is 4-4 with 797 minutes played, 37 saves and two shutouts.

LAST MEETING: USF 2, at USD 1 2OT (10/14/05)

LAST TIME AGAINST THE DONS: Junior forward Chelsea Hunt scored both of USF's goals in a double overtime win over the Toreros. This is the sixth time Hunt has had multiple scores in her career and her second in as many weeks.

Hunt tallied her first goal at 64:29. The unassisted cross was deflected by a USD defender and got passed Torero freshman goalie Brittany Cameron.

San Diego tied it up less than a minute later after sophomore defender Vanessa Vella skipped one passed Don freshman goalie Katie Hodgson on an indirect free kick. The assist was credited to sophomore forward Amy Epsten.

The two teams were kept scoreless the rest of the second half and through one overtime period before Hunt scored once again. At 103:55, Hunt headed in the shot from the left post after a free kick by freshman defender Jessica Duty.

Hodgson had 16 saves on the night, which is the seventh highest total in the nation this season.

Head coach Pamela Kalinoski comended Hodgson on her play."Hodgson played an absolutely phenomenal game and kept us in it with her 16 saves, and for a freshman to step up in the game like that, she was the difference maker."

Kalinoski was also proud of her team as a whole. "I think we played the best we ever have as a unit and we just battled through some adversity in the sense that it took us a while to find our rhythm in the game and it was a definite test of resiliency and character. At no point did we give up. The girls kept battling, they never let down."

The win over USD was the first for Kalinoski at USF.

SERIES RECORD: The Toreros lead the series 10-3-0

Katie Hodgson EARNS FIRST WCC SHUTOUT: In the match with No. 22 Pepperdine (10/22), the sophomore goalkeeper had eight saves on her way to her first career West Coast Conference shutout. The last time the Dons shutout the Waves was a dramatic 2-0 decision against the No. 16 Waves on the Hilltop November 2, 2001. Current USF goalkeepers coach Stephanie Beall was the Don between the posts in that contest. The Dons now lead the all-time series against Pepperdine 8-6 since 1994.

Alexis Mielke SCORES FIRST COLLEGIATE GOAL: In the 2-0 win over No. 22 Pepperdine (10/22), the sophomore foward earned her first career goal and game-winner for the green and gold. At 9:37, Mielke got off a shot from eight yards out that Pepperdine's sophomore goalkeeper Kayla Stolte tried to punch over the crossbar, but it crept into the left side.

Katherine Kimure COLLECTS FIRST GOAL OF THE SEASON: In the 2-0 victory over No. 22 Pepperdine (10/22), the sophomore midfielder would cap the scoring in the game with her first goal of the season. In the 39th minute, Kimure kicked in a long shot from the right side into the upper corner of the goal after senior forward Chelsea Hunt passed her the ball from midfield.

Chelsea Hunt TAKES OVER THIRD PLACE ON THE ALL-TIME CAREER GOALS CHART: With her fourth goal of 2006 in the 2-1 loss to Pacific, senior forward Chelsea Hunt has moved into sole posession of third place on the Dons all-time goals chart with 28. She needs just six to take over second place from Kelli Bryant who has 33 (1992-95). Hunt also added her fourth assist against Pepperdine (10/22), and that bumps her into a three-way tie for fifth place with 12.

Samantha Brand MAKING AN IMPACT: Freshman forward Samantha Brand is making a name for herself in USF's front line by playing aggressive soccer. The speedy Brand earned her first collegiate goal in a 1-1 tie with No. 4 Portland and is tied for first with four assists on the season.

Jenny Jarvie ADDS SECOND COLLEGIATE GOAL: Freshman midfielder Jenny Jarvie has earned her spot on the field. In the match with Saint Mary's (10/8), Jarvie scored USF's lone goal, her second of the season. In the match with CS Northridge (9/8), Jarvie scored her first collegiate goal. She also added an assist in the game and currently is tied for second with two assists on the season.

Lauren Tweet SCORING FROM MIDFIELD: Junior midfielder Lauren Tweet is making her mark from the midfield. Tweet has two big goals on the season. Her first coming in a 2-1 come from behind victory over Cornell in the Outrigger Hotels and Resorts Soccer Shootout at the University of Hawai'i. Her second was a header in the big 2-1 victory at home over No. 17 Cal State Fullerton. Tweet also has three assists and seven points on the season.

OTHERS ADDING ASSISTS: Senior defender Hilary Fisher and sophomore defender Jessica Duty have been helping out the offense this season. Both back-liners are tied for third with one assist a piece this year. Sophomore defender Alexis Mielke added an assist against Saint Mary's.

USF 2006 INDIVIDUAL STANDINGS IN THE WEST COAST CONFERENCE: Four players hold top-10 spots in nine different categories in the WCC. Chelsea Hunt is tied for first in shots (62) and tied for second in shots-per-game (3.26). Fiona O'Sullivan is tied for sixth in game-winning-goals (2), seventh in both points-per-game (1.11) and shots-per-game (2.67) and tied for tenth in goals (5). In goal, Kelly Pohle is first in saves-per-game (4.90), seventh in saves (49), eighth in goals-against-average (1.44) and tied for tenth in shutouts (1). Katie Hodgson is second in saves-per-game (4.82), sixth in saves (53), tied for seventh in shutouts (2) and tenth in goals-against-average (1.72). As a team, San Francisco is first in saves with 107.

USF 2006 INDIVIDUAL TEAM STANDINGS: Chelsea Hunt leads the team with four goals, four assists, twelve points, and 62 shots. Fiona O'Sullivan has five goals for 10 points and 24 shots. Lauren Tweet has two goals and three assists for seven points with 10 shots. Jenny Jarvie has two goals and two assists for six points with 21 shots. Samantha Brand has one goal and four assists for six points with 21 shots. Alexis Mielke has a goal and an assist for 3 points with eight shots. Katherine Kimure has a goal, two points and 13 shots. Hilary Fisher and Jessica Duty each have one assist.