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WCC Women's Soccer Weekly Notes

Nov. 10, 2010

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WCC WOMEN'S SOCCER NOTES

Portland received the WCC's automatic qualification and San Diego & Santa Clara received at-large berths into the 2010 NCAA Women's Soccer Championships. All three teams open play Friday, Nov. 12. WCC teams have won three national titles (Portland 2002, 2005; Santa Clara 2001).


AROUND THE WCC

WCC In the NCAA Championships
58 NCAA Appearances
19 Final Four Trips
3 National Titles
18 Consecutive Quarterfinal Appearances
PORTLAND PILOTS
Appearances: 18
Years: '92-'98, '00-'10
NCAA Semifinalists: '94-'96, '98, '00-'02, '05
NCAA Finalists: '95, '02, '05
NCAA Championships: '02, '05
Record: 46-14-3
Goals For: 143 Goals Against: 41
SAN DIEGO TOREROS
Appearances: 11
Years: '96, '99, '00-'04, '07-'10
Record: 4-10
Goals For: 12 Goals Against 21
SANTA CLARA BRONCOS
Appearances: 21
Years: '89-10
NCAA Semifinalists: '89-'90, '92, '96-'99, '01-'02, '04
NCAA Finalists: '01-02
NCAA Championships: '01
Record: 41-19-2
Goals For: 105 Goals Against: 51

Pilots Capture Record 12th WCC Title in 2010
Portland has secured its fourth consecutive West Coast Conference title and sixth in the last seven seasons. With one match to play, the Pilots own a 27-match conference win streak and are one win away from their fourth straight undefeated WCC slate. In addition, the team has not been scored upon through six conference matches and could become just the second WCC team to go through league play without allowing a goal (Santa Clara 1998).

The WCC: The Elite Conference 18 Years Running
The Portland Pilots advanced to the NCAA Elite Eight last season with a 4-1 win over Virginia Tech. This was the 18th straight season that the WCC has had at least one representative in the NCAA Quarterfinals, by far the longest streak in the nation. The second closest active NCAA quarterfinal streak is held by the Pac-10 with 10 consecutive years in the Elite Eight.Against UCLA in the Quarterfinals, it seemed as though the Pilots were well on their way to another NCAA College Cup after an early goal on the road, but the UCLA Bruins came back with a 2-1 victory to end the Pilots' postseason run. Portland (21-2-0) concluded the season with the second most wins in school history, while the loss marked the third time in the last four years that Portland's season ended in the quarterfinals at Drake Stadium by a one-goal margin.

Four WCC Players Named To M.A.C. Hermann Trophy Watch List
Like last season, the WCC landed another four players on the 2010 women's Missouri Athletic Club's Hermann Trophy Watch List. Portland is one of five teams in the nation to have three representatives on the watch list as seniors Kendra Chandhoke and Sophie Schmidt, along with junior Danielle Foxhoven were selected. The Pilots are joined by perennial championship contenders Stanford, UCLA , Notre Dame, and Boston College with three players mentioned. Rounding out the list of WCC players on the preseason watch list was Santa Clara junior Bianca Henninger.

2010 WCC Preseason All-Conference
Portland garnered the maximum seven first place votes and was selected as the preseason favorite in the 2010 WCC Preseason Coaches Poll. The Pilots are followed in the poll by 2009 NCAA Tournament participants Santa Clara and San Diego. Rounding out this year's poll was Pepperdine in fourth place, followed by Loyola Marymount, picked fifth, Saint Mary's in sixth, Gonzaga in seventh and San Francisco in eighth. In addition to a preseason poll, the WCC head coachesalso selected a pre-season all-conference team. The full poll and preseason all-conference team are listed below:

2010 WCC Preseason Coaches Poll
1. Portland - 49 (7)
2. Santa Clara - 41.5 (1)
3. San Diego - 38.5
4. Pepperdine - 27
5. Loyola Marymount - 26
6. Saint Mary's - 19
7. Gonzaga - 12
8. San Francisco - 11
(First place votes)

Preseason All-Conference Team
Kendra Chandhoke, Portland
Danielle Foxhoven, Portland
Julie Gallaudet, Loyola Marymount
Bianca Henniger, Santa Clara
Sheridan Jones, Gonzaga
Stephanie Ochs, San Diego
Sophie Schmidt, Portland
Michelle Spacciapolli, Pepperdine
Allie Vernon, Santa Clara
Keelin Winters, Portland
Jackie Zinke, San Diego

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WCC TEAM NOTES

SCHOOL TEAM NOTES

Overall Record: 8-11-1
WCC Record: 3-4-0
  • Gonzaga closed out the season with a 3-1 loss at San Francisco. Fourof the Zags' wins came in their last eight matches of the season.

  • The Bulldogs won three conference matches for the sixth time in their history and finishedfourth in the WCC. This is their best final standing since coming in third in 2005 and only thethird time they have finished as high as fourth place.

  • Junior forward Sarah Rhodes had five goals (three game-winners) and six assists for 16points this season to lead the Zags. Senior midfielder/forward Ashley Riley added five goalswhile freshman forward Cassie Geerdts had three goals, two of which were game-winners,and seven assists. Ten players combined to score the team's 23 goals.

  • Senior midfielder Sheridan Jones finished her career with 14 assists to rank second in theGonzaga record books.

  • Overall Record: 10-6-2
    WCC Record: 2-3-2
  • Loyola Marymount suffered a heartbreaking 2-1 overtime loss at hometo San Diego in the final match of the season.

  • Freshman forward Tawni Martino led the Lions with eight goals and three assists for 19 points.Her eight goals are tied for third-most in LMU history and the most since 2007, and her fivegame-winning goals are a new single-season standard. Five other players recorded multiplescores on the season, led by senior midfielder/forward Nickey Ha's three.

  • After dropping their season opener, LMU went on a run that included seven wins in its nexteight matches, a span in which the Lions allowed just three goals.

  • Redshirt freshman goalkeeper Brittany Jagger is now in sole posession of seventh place onthe LMU single-season record list with 75 saves. She recorded a conference-best nine shutoutsto finish with a 0.76 goals against average.

  • Overall Record: 9-6-5
    WCC Record: 2-3-2
  • Pepperdine picked up its second win against a ranked opponent thisseason when it defeated #14 Santa Clara, 3-2, in the season finale. The Waves previously haddefeated then-No. 11 UCLA, 1-0, in early October, and were 2-1-1 against ranked teams. Thevictory was the sixth straight at home against the Broncos, dating back to 2001.

  • Sophomore forward Callie Payetta had two goals, including the game-winner, and an assistto lead the Waves to victory vs. SCU and a tie for fifth in the WCC. It was the first multi-goalmatch of her career. Prior to the contest, she had just one goal and one assist on the season.

  • Junior forward Laura Cole led the Waves with seven goals, including four game-winners,and three assists. Sophomore forward Anisa Guajardo added six goals and a pair of assists.Payetta, Sophomore Michelle Manning and junior Michelle Spacciapolli each added three scores.

  • Pepperdine finished the year undefeated at home (6-0-3) for only the third time ever.

  • Overall Record: 18-1-1
    WCC Record: 6-0-1
  • Portland allowed its first score by a WCC opponent and drew to a 1-1 tie atSaint Mary's in the regular season finale. The tie snapped the Pilots' 27-matchWCC win streak, but extended their their league unbeaten streak to 31 matches.

  • The Pilots are making their 18th NCAA appearance in the last 19 years. Portland won thetitle in both 2002 and 2005, becoming just the third program to win multiple championships andthe second to cap an unbeaten season with a title (2005).

  • Portland has advanced to three championship matches, eight College Cup semifinals andat least the quarterfinals on 15 occasions, including the last six years. Portland has lost in thequarters each of the past four seasons, all by one goal margins.

  • Portland carries a nation-leading, 35-match home unbeaten streak into the NCAA Tournament. ThePilots earned the league's AQ after winning their fourth straight and 12th overall WCC championship.

  • Overall Record: 8-7-4
    WCC Record: 2-4-1
  • Saint Mary's forced its fourth tie with a 1-1 overtime contest against No.2 Portland in the last match of the season. The Gaels were the only conferenceteam to put up a goal against the Pilots for the second straight year.

  • Freshman midfielder Jordan Marada nailed a laser to the far left post from 17 yards out toforce the tie with Portland. She led the team with 7 goals, five assists and 19 points.

  • Freshman forward Briana Campos added four goals and sophomore midfielder Daelyn Paulhad three goals and three assists. Senior forward Alex Ciliento had a pair of goals and fourassists while senior forward Alyssa Doniak also chipped in a couple of scores.The Gaels' 25goals were scored by 12 different players.

  • Saint Mary's claimed its first winning season since 2001 with its 8-7-4 record. In addition, the2-4-1 WCC record is the Gaels' best since 2005.

  • Overall Record: 11-7-2
    WCC Record: 4-3-0
  • San Diego helped itself clinch an at-large NCAA selection with a hardfought2-1 overtime win in its regular season finale at Loyola Marymount.

  • Junior forward Stephanie Ochs leads the team offensively with a career-high eight goalsto go along with seven assists and 23 points. Freshman midfielder Taylor Housley has fivegoals and an assist for 11 points while senior midfielder Jackie Zinke has added two scoresand six assists for 10 points. USD forged the victory at LMU when Ochs scored unassisted inthe 95th minute.

  • Junior goalkeeper Courtney Parsons leads the WCC with 86 saves and is second in savepercentage at .843. She carries a goals against average of 0.80.

  • San Diego is making its fourth straight NCAA Tournament appearance and opens postseasonplay against Wake Forest (12-7-3), Friday, Nov. 12, at 5:00 p.m.

  • Overall Record: 5-13-2
    WCC Record: 1-4-2
  • San Francisco finished the season in high fashion with a 3-1 win againstGonzaga in the last outing.

  • The win vs. Gonzaga was not only was the Dons' first conference win, but also snapped a13-match winless streak. In addition, the three goals scored in that match were the second-mostin any match this season, behind only the four goals tallied in the third match of the year againstUC Santa Barbara (8/29/10). USF had previously scored just one goal against WCC opposition.

  • Senior midfielder Lauren Maris had two goals in the Gonzaga match to bring her seasontotal to three. Both came off crosses that pulled the goalie out of position and allowed Maris tohit the back of the net.

  • Freshman forward Hanna Haanes led the team with four goals this season while freshmanmidfielder Christina Moberg added three goals and three assists. Senior defender AshleyO'Brien and Maris also had three scores.

  • Overall Record: 12-6-2
    WCC Record: 4-3-0
  • Santa Clara dropped its regular season finale at Pepperdine, 3-2, butfinished tied for second in the WCC.

  • The Broncos have advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the 21st time, a mark that is fifthbest in the nation. SCU has one national championship (2001), one runner-up finish (2002)and have been to an NCAA third-best 10 College Cups and 14 quarterfinal rounds, including11 straight from 1995-2005.

  • Senior forward Anessa Patton leads the team and WCC with nine goals and a league-high-tyingfive game-winners. Sophomore midfielder/forward Lauren Matheson has added threegoals and four assists while senior forward Maxine Goynes has a trio each of goals and assists.

  • Santa Clara has never faced Long Beach State (14-5-2), its NCAA first-round opponent. Thetwo open tournament play Fri., Nov. 12, at 4:30 p.m., in match played at Stanford.