{{ article.title }}

WCC Women's Soccer Recaps

Nov. 4, 2007

Gonzaga - 4
Cal State Bakersfield - 0

Bakersfield, Calif. - The Gonzaga University women's soccer team wrapped up its final road trip of the season Sunday with a 4-0 victory over Cal State Bakersfield in Bakersfield, Calif.

The win propels Gonzaga to an 11-7-1 overall record, one victory short of the school record of 12 wins. The Bulldogs posted a 12-4-4 overall record during the 2005 season. The Roadrunners' loss drops CSUB to a 5-13-1 record for the season.

Seven Zags contributed to scoring Sunday with four posting goals and three earning assists. Sarah Hall opened scoring at 26:04 with her first goal of the season. Hall connected with a pass from Ashley Riley at 25 yards out before knocking the goal into the net over the goalkeepers fingertips.

Bulldogs continued to roll in the second half, posting the three remaining goals within 20 minutes. Second half scoring opened at 48:54 when Nanda McCormick knocked in a corner kick from Kelcey Goddard.

Christine Soma posted the Bulldogs' third goal of the afternoon during the 58th minute. Jamie Blanche passed the ball to Soma, who took on a Roadrunner defender one on one before scoring her fourth goal of the season.

Lacey Castleberry wrapped up scoring for the afternoon at 63:05 when she scored off of a Cal State Bakersfield turnover at the top of box.

Gonzaga goalkeepers Jessie Thalman and Lauren Ames teamed up to share the victory, with each Bulldog earned two saves a piece.

The Zags held the offensive momentum in the match, out shooting the Roadrunners 12-7, including 9-3 in the second half.

The Bulldogs will wrap up the 2007 season next Saturday, Nov. 10, when they host WCC for Pepperdine University. The game will take place at Martin Field at 1 p.m. It will also mark Senior Day as Gonzaga will honor seven seniors - Cristin Leverson, McCormick, Hall, Blanche, Soma, Lauren Zuckerman and Heather Horn - prior to the game.

Portland - 2
Pepperdine - 0

Malibu, Calif. - The Pepperdine women's soccer team ended its 2007 home season with a 2-0 loss to third-ranked Portland on Sunday afternoon in a West Coast Conference match at Rokus Field.

With the victory, the Pilots (14-3-0, 6-0-0) clinched the WCC title with one game remaining.

The 2007 season comes to an end for the Waves (5-7-6, 2-3-1) next Saturday (Nov. 10) at Gonzaga.

Portland scored one goal early and one goal late. Michelle Enyeart put one home at 2:03 on a breakaway, and Angie Woznuk netted one at 85:16 following a corner kick. Keelin Winters assisted on both goals.

"To be fair, Portland was just better than us today," Pepperdine Coach Tim Ward said. "They're a very good soccer team. But we gifted them a goal early and it felt like we weren't focused. Sometimes that happens when you have an emotional pregame ceremony (Pepperdine honored its three seniors before the game). It took us five minutes to get going and then we played a good first half. But there's a reason why Portland is ranked third in the country. I'm proud of our effort nonetheless."

A series of quick passes upfield led to Portland's first goal. Winters played a ball up the middle, and Sophie Schmidt knocked it forward with one touch. That created a breakaway for Enyeart, who scored her seventh goal of the season.

It stayed 1-0 for a long time. The Waves, who were outshot 12-3, could get the ball into Portland's end, but couldn't quite solve the Pilots' back line.

The Pilots got their second goal with less than five minutes left. After a corner kick, the ball was deflected around in front of the goal, and Winters got her body on it. She knocked the ball back to Woznuk, who hit a hard drive from a few yards away that went inside the right post for her seventh goal of the season.

Pepperdine junior goalkeeper Kayla Stolte (Santee, Calif./West Hills HS) made six saves and did well on a couple of occasions to stop the Pilots from scoring more than twice.

The Waves ended their home season with a 4-3-4 record at Rokus Field. They have never had a losing season at home in the program's 15 seasons.

Santa Clara - 1
San Francisco - 0

San Francisco, Calif. - An unassisted goal by Santa Clara's Kiki Bosio broke a 0-0 deadlock in the 58th minute to give the Broncos a 1-0 victory over San Francisco Sunday afternoon.

San Francisco falls to 2-12-3, 2-4-0 in WCC play with one match remaining. Santa Clara is now 11-5-3, 3-3-0 in the WCC standings.

Senior Fiona O'Sullivan, junior Katherine Kimure and freshman Lauren Maris had two shots apiece to lead the Dons' attack. Bosio had the match-high with three. Overall the two teams were closely matched on shots with Santa Clara topping the Dons, 12-9.

USF junior goalkeeper Katie Hodgson made four saves on the day. The Broncos' Meagan McCray had five saves between pipes in recording her sixth shutout of the year.

"We had a great collective performance today." USF Head Coach Mark Carr said. "I felt we competed with a nationally ranked opponent and created some really good chances. I felt the difference was they took their chance in the game. We can take a lot of positives from this match. Our effort, defending and possession at times were very good."

San Diego - 1
Cal State Fullerton - 0

Fullerton, Calif. - Junior striker Amy Epsten's goal in the 71st minute lifted the 13th-ranked University of San Diego women's soccer team to 1-0 win over host Cal State Fullerton Sunday evening in a non-conference match at Titan Stadium.

With the win the Toreros improve to 14-2-3 overall and have now won three consecutive matches. With the loss, the Titans fall to 11-7-1 overall

With time winding down in the match, freshman defender Erika Wesley sent a cross to Epsten, who in turn corralled the ball and rocketed off a shot into the back of the net to give USD the win. This gives Epsten 11 goals on the season, a personal best for the junior from San Diego.

The Titans outshot the Toreros 11-7, but the Toreros held a 5-4 advantage in corner kicks.

Brittany Cameron picked up her ninth shutout in goal on the season for the Toreros as she allowed no goals and recorded one save in the win. Her counterpart, Shayla Sabin, was saddled with the loss for the Titans as she allowed one goal and recorded one save.