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San Diego, Pepperdine share 2011 WCC women's soccer title

Nov. 4, 2011

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SAN DIEGO -- The University of San Diego blanked No. 7 Santa Clara University on Friday night by a 3-0 score at Torero Stadium to earn a share of its first-ever West Coast Conference women's soccer championship. The Toreros used three assists from senior captain Stephanie Ochs to blank the previously-unbeaten Broncos on a wet, muddy pitch in front of a national television audience on ESPNU. With the win, the Toreros share the 2011 WCC title with Pepperdine University, which defeated the University of San Francisco by a 4-0 score earlier Friday.

By virtue of its 1-0 head-to-head victory over San Diego last month, Pepperdine earns the West Coast Conference's automatic berth into the NCAA field of 64. The Waves share the WCC title for the first time since 2002, and will be making their first NCAA appearance since 2005.

The NCAA Tournament field of 64 will be unveiled live on the NCAA web site Monday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. PST.

Institutional recaps:
Pepperdinesports.com: No. 8 Waves Capture First WCC Title Since 2002

USDToreros.com: Toreros Upend No. 7 Santa Clara, 3-0, to Claim Share of WCC Championship