Nov. 14, 2012
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SAN BRUNO, Calif. -- Three West Coast Conference women's soccer teams have moved on to the second round of the NCAA Tournament, with their hopes of a College Cup still alive.
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2012 WCC champ BYU has won eight straight matches, and is unbeaten in its last 19. The Cougars host Auburn on Thursday.
Santa Clara downed Long Beach State, 2-1, to advance to the second round Friday at Stanford.
Portland battled Washington State to a 2-2 tie, and the Pilots advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament after besting the Cougars in the ninth round of PKs. UP plays Michigan at Penn State on Friday.
For the second straight year and third time since 2005, the West Coast Conference had four teams competing for the College Cup.
Portland and BYU led the nation in average home attendance. The Pilots averaged 3,379 fans per contest, and the Cougars averaged 3,351.
BYU senior Lindsi Lisonbee Cutshall is the WCC Player of the Year. Her teammates Michele Murphy (Freshman of the Year) and Erica Owens (Goalkeeper of the Year) also won major awards, voted on by the WCC coaches. BYU head coach Jennifer Rockwood was voted WCC Coach of the Year.
Portland junior Kendall Johnson is the WCC Defensive Player of the Year.
The University of San Diego will host the 2012 College Cup, marking the first time the event will be held on the west coast. Ticket information can be found on usdtoreros.com, or by clicking here.
West Coast Conference members have made 69 NCAA Tournament appearances, 19 Final Four appearances, and have won three national titles (Santa Clara in 2001, Portland in 2002, 2005).
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