Nov. 1, 2007
THE STORYLINE: San Francisco (2-11-3, 2-3-0 WCC) plays its final home match of the 2007 season this Sunday versus No. 16 Santa Clara (10-5-3, 2-3-0 WCC). Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. PT. Live stats will be available at www.usfdons.com.
THE SERIES VERSUS SANTA CLARA: Santa Clara leads the Dons, 22-0-0, in the all-time series between the schools. At Negoesco Field, USF is 0-10-0 versus the Broncos.
In last year's matchup, No. 7 Santa Clara defeated USF, 4-0, in Southern California. Marian Dalmy scored two of the Broncos' goals and also assisted on a netfinder by Bonnie Bowman. Junior defender Jessica Duty (Bothell, Wash. / Meadowdale HS) and junior midfielder Jessica Gaskin (San Diego, Calif. / USD HS) led the Dons with two shots a piece.
HOME SERVING AS FRIENDLY GROUND: When a nickname fits... Through four matches at Negoesco Field, the Dons' home ground has truly been "The Friendly Confines." At home in 2007, USF is 2-2-1, has out-shot it's opponent 70 to 61, registered 42 to 29 on goal and had 29 corner kicks compared to 17 by the opposition.
NEW CAREER NUMBERS: Sophomore midfielder Jenny Jarvie (San Diego, Calif. / Cathedral Christian HS) is the most recent Dons' player to set a new career high this season. Against Gonzaga on October 19, she had two goals, a feat which not only set a personal match best but also surpassed her pervious season high. Jarvie now has a team best three goals on the year.
The week before, sophomore Samantha Brand (Denair, Calif. / Turlock Christian HS) and senior defender Katie Hoban (San Diego, Calif. / University of San Diego HS) also both set new career bests in the Dons' victory over Saint Mary's. Hoban scored her first career goal and Brand attempted a match-high six shots, five on goal. Brand's previous best was three shots which she met on two separate occasions, the most recent being against Loyola Marymount on October 20 of 2006. It's the second new career record for Brand this season, as she recorded two assists at San Jose State in the 2007 season opener.
LAST WEEKEND: The Dons went 0-2 last weekend in matches versus Pepperdine and Loyola Marymount.
VERSUS PEPPERDINE - USF women's soccer suffered a 2-0 shutout at Pepperdine last Friday in West Coast Conference action on a foggy cool day in Malibu. The Dons could not find the back of the net against the Waves, who broke through for their first league win of the season.
San Francisco managed just six shots, led by three from senior forward Fiona O'Sullivan (San Geronimo, Calif. / Sir Francis Drake HS), but Kayla Stolte recorded four saves in collecting her third shutout of the season. Joana Idom scored the game-winner at 23:20 with her first scoring strike of the season. Kylie McDonald added some insurance at 79:52.
Pepperdine held a 14-6 shots advantage, including a 8-2 edge in the second period. Junior goalkeeper Katie Hodgson (Stockton, Calif. / Tokay HS) suffered the loss for the Dons, collecting six saves, increasing her season tally to 65.
VERSUS LOYOLA MARYMOUNT - The San Francisco Dons' women's soccer team dropped a 3-0 decision to the Loyola Marymount Lions last Sunday morning. LMU's Katie Osbourne had a match-high three shots including the team's final goal in the 68th-minute.
LMU's Nickey Ha and Tiffany Harrison scored their first goals of the year for the Lions at 45:33 and 59:42, respectively. Ha's goal came after Shannon Omahen shot attempt rebounded off USF goalkeeper Katie Hodgson (Stockton, Calif. / Tokay HS). Harrison's shot found the net proceeding a cross from Lily Sorentino and a header by Kim Feeney.
The Lions' scoring culminated with Osborne taking a Harrison pass and dribbling past two defenders.
USF was out-shot 13-8 in the match. Sophomore defender Kristina Hall (Berkeley, Calif. / Berkeley HS) and senior forward Fiona O'Sullivan (San Geronimo, Calif. / Sir Francis Drake HS) led the Dons with two shots a piece.
Hodgson had three saves in 81:22-minutes of action. LMU's Joslyn Slovek recorded two.