Nov. 6, 2007
PORTLAND CLAIMS WCC TITLE
The Portland Pilots captured the WCC regular season title last weekend with a 2-0 win at Pepperdine. The title was the Pilots ninth overall and their third in the last four seasons. Portland also earns the WCC's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. The Pilots close out the regular season by hosting one of the hottest teams on the West Coast in Loyola Marymount. The Lions have won three straight and 12 of their last 14 matches and need just one more win to tie their school record for wins in a single season. In other action, Gonzaga hosts Pepperdine, Saint Mary's travels to Santa Clara, and San Diego plays host to San Francisco.
*Pepperdine at Gonzaga - 1:00 PM
*Saint Mary's at Santa Clara - 1:00 PM
*Loyola Marymount at Portland - 7:00 PM
*San Francisco at San Diego - 7:00 PM
*Denotes Conference match
WCC PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Portland's Keelin Winters Earns Weekly Honor
University of Portland freshman midfielder Keelin Winters was named the West Coast Conference Women's Soccer Player of the Week after assisting on both goals in Portland's 2-0 shutout at Pepperdine on Sunday. The Englewood, Colo. native doubled her season total for assists after having a part in both Portland goals against the Waves. Winters and the Pilots secured their ninth West Coast Conference title with the victory and an automatic NCAA playoff berth with the win, Portland's seventh consecutive and fifth by way of shutout.
WCC TEAM NOTES
Gonzaga Bulldogs (11-7-1 / 2-4-0 WCC)
- Gonzaga fell to Loyola Marymount, 1-0, before bouncing back to take a 4-0 decision at Cal State Bakersfield.
- The win over the Roadrunners 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.
- Seven Zags contributed to scoring versus Cal State Bakersfield, with four posting goals and three earning assists. Seniors Sarah Hall, Nanda McCormick, and Christine Soma, and junior Lacey Castleberry tallied goals against the Roadrunners, while Ashley Riley, Kelcey Goddard, and Jamie Blanche registered assists.
- The Bulldogs close out the regular season against Pepperdine (11/10), in search of their 12th win of the season.
Loyola Marymount (12-5-1 / 4-2-0 WCC)
- The Lions posted a 1-0 win over Gonzaga for their fourth conference win of the season and 12th overall. LMU's 12 victories this season are one shy of the school record.
- Senior forward Jamie Bell scored the game-winner versus Gonzaga. The goal was Bell's team-leading eighth of the season and the 16th of her career. Six of Bell's goals this season have given the Lions the lead, while four have been game-winners.
- Senior goalkeeper Joslyn Slovek recorded her WCC-leading 10th shutout of the season in the Lions' win over Gonzaga. It marked her 31st career shutout, putting her two behind the school record. In addition, Slovek became the school's all-time leader in minutes played, passing Tracy Sharp's mark of 5,751.
- The Lions close out the regular season at Portland (11/10) this weekend.
Pepperdine Waves (5-7-6 / 2-3-1 WCC)
- The Waves dropped a 2-0 decision to Portland to fall to 2-3-1 in conference play and 5-7-6 overall.
- The Waves have been a much better team at home this season, posting a 4-3-4 record at Tari Frahm Rokus Field.
- Junior goalkeeper Kayla Stolte made six saves versus the Pilots to increase her season total to 65.
- Junior forward Amanda Rupp leads the Waves and ranks ninth in the conference with 15 points (5g, 5a).
- Pepperdine closes out the season this weekend as the Waves travel to Spokane to take on the Gonzaga Bulldogs (11/10).
Portland Pilots (14-3-0 / 6-0-0 WCC)
- The Pilots captured their ninth WCC regular season title with a 2-0 win at Pepperdine.
- The win was the Pilots seventh straight and fifth consecutive shutout. During their seven-game winning streak, the Pilots have outscored the opposition 22-1.
- Michelle Enyeart and Angie Woznuk tallied goals versus the Waves with freshman Keelin Winters assisting on both scores.
- Sophomore goalkeeper Kelsey Davis posted her seventh shutout of the season.
- With the title in hand, Portland will look to record its fourth all-time undefeated and untied WCC season in its regular season finale against Loyola Marymount (11/10) this weekend. The Pilots also posted perfect league records in 1992, 1994 and 1996.
Saint Mary's Gaels (6-10-2 / 0-6-0 WCC)
- The Gaels' dropped a 3-1 decision to No. 20 San Diego to fall to 6-10-2 overall and 0-6-0 in conference play.
- Junior midfielder Stefani Rocco scored the Gaels' lone goal over the weekend. The goal was her first of the season.
- Sophomore forward Allie Weiner leads the Gaels and is tied for fifth in the WCC in goals (6), tied for third in assists (6) and is fourth in the conference in points (18).
- Sophomore goalkeeper Tara Larson collected six saves in the Gaels' setback versus the Pilots. Larson leads the WCC with 6.80 saves per game.
- Saint Mary's closes out the season this weekend as they travel to Bay Area rival Santa Clara (11/10).
San Diego Toreros (14-2-3 / 4-1-1 WCC)
- The Toreros posted two wins last week, downing Saint Mary's, 3-1, before edging Cal State Fullerton, 1-0. San Diego's 14 wins are the most for the program since the Toreros posted a 14-7 overall record in the 2000 campaign.
- Junior striker Amy Epsten tallied three goals in leading the Toreros to the two wins. Epsten now leads the WCC with 12 goals and is just two goals shy of tying Stephanie Barnier (2000) for the school's single-season goals scored record.
- Junior goalkeeper Brittany Cameron picked up her ninth shutout of the season in the win over the Titans. Cameron needs just two more shutouts to tie the program record for shutouts in a single season.
- The Toreros close out the regular season this weekend as they host San Francisco (11/10).
San Francisco Dons (2-12-3 / 2-4-0 WCC)
- San Francisco dropped a 1-0 decision to Bay Area rival Santa Clara to fall to 2-4-0 in conference play and 2-12-3 overall record.
- The Dons fell to 0-23-0 versus Santa Clara all-time.
- Sophomore midfielder Jenny Jarvie leads the Dons with three goals and six overall points.
- Junior midfielder Katherine Kimure leads the Dons with 31 shots.
- Junior goalkeeper Katie Hodgson made four saves versus the Broncos.
- San Francisco closes out the regular season this weekend as the Dons travel to San Diego to take on the No. 12 ranked Toreros (11/10).
Santa Clara Broncos (11-5-3 / 3-3-0 WCC)
- The Broncos earned a 1-0 win over Bay Area rival San Francisco last week.
- Sophomore forward Kiki Bosio scored her seventh goal of the season to lift the Broncos to the win over the Dons. Bosio ranks fourth in the WCC in goals and paces the conference in shots with 52.
- Junior goalkeeper Meagan McCray collected five saves versus the Dons for her sixth shutout of the season. The clean sheet was the 15th of McCray's career, ranking her 8th on the Santa Clara career shutouts list.
- Six different Broncos have tallied game-winning goals this season.
- The Broncos close out the regular season by hosting Bay Area rival Saint Mary's (11/10).