Oct. 9, 2012
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - Coming up...
USD @ Loyola Marymount
Wednesday, Oct. 10 | 2:00 pm | Sullivan Field
Series Record: USD leads, 26-11-3
Last Meeting: USD won, 1-0 (@LMU-11/9/11)
Coverage: Gametracker & Live Audio available at www.lmulions.com
Sunday, Oct. 14 | 2:00 pm | Negoesco Stadium
Series Record: USD leads, 18-15-2
Last Meeting: USF won, 4-0 (@USF-10/28/11)
Coverage: Livestats & Video available at www.usfdons.com
RS-So. F Sergio Lopez was named WCC Player of the Week on Oct. 8. He became the second Torero to earn the honor this season after Elijah Galbraith-Knapp won on Sept. 10.
The Toreros have scored nine goals in their past three contests (all wins), more than in their first eight games combined.
Fr. F Torrey DeArmas tallied his first career goal and assist in USD's win over Portland on Oct. 5, while RS-Jr. F Blake Milton scored his first goal as a Torero in a victory at Saint Mary's on Sept. 30.
Sr. MF Dan Delgado scored two goals in USD's 3-2 win at Saint Mary's on Sept. 30. He became the first Torero to score multiple goals in a game since Patrick Wallen scored twice in a 3-2 victory over SMC on Nov. 14, 2010.
RS-Jr. GK Michael D'Arrigo set a career high with nine saves vs. UC Santa Barbara on Sept. 14.
USD won the 5th Annual Courtyard Marriott SD Central Aztec Soccer Tournament on Sept. 9 after going 2-0-0. Elijah Galbraith-Knapp was named Most Outstanding Offensive Player, while RS Sr. D Matt Chavez, RS-Jr. GK Michael D'Arrigo, Sr. MF Christian Duke and RS-Jr. D Julian Ringhof were each named to the All-Tournament team.
Head coach Seamus McFadden is the WCC's winningest coach in conference matches with a 111-74-18 (.591) career record in WCC contests entering the 2012 season.
Loyola Marymount Lions
(3-7-2, 1-2-1 WCC)
Top Scorers: John McFarlin (1G/3A/5 Pts.); Pedro Velazquez (2G/4 Pts.); Craig Nitti (2G/4 Pts.)
In Goal: Paul Blanchette (9GP/12 GA/1.39 GAA/38 SV/2-5-1)
Notables: LMU is coming off a 2-1 loss to Portland... USD won both contests between the two teams last season...The Lions are being outscored 17-10 this season... LMU leads the WCC in shots (60) during WCC competition... They lead the WCC in saves (53) this season... LMU has scored the fewest goals (10) in the WCC this year.
San Francisco Dons (4-4-2, 2-2 WCC)
Top Scorers: Mauricio De Leon (4G/2A/10 Pts.); David Romney (2G/1A/5 Pts.); Michael Shaddock (2G/4 Pts.)
In Goal: Brendan Roslund (10 GP/11 GA/1.02 GAA/35 SV/4-4-2/2 SHO)
Notables: USF is coming off a 2-1 loss to Santa Clara... The Toreros and Dons split the season series in 2011... USF's WCC victories have come against Gonzaga and Saint Mary's... The Dons hold a slight edge in goals this season with a 12-11 advantage over their opponents... USF is second in shots (55) in WCC play.
WEEK'S TOP PERFORMER: RS-So. Sergio Lopez won his first career WCC Player of the Week honor on Oct. 8 after notching goals in each of USD's victories. He scored his first goal of the season in a 4-3 home win over Portland on Oct. 5 before adding a game-winner in a 2-0 victory over Gonzaga on Oct. 7. Lopez was the second Torero to earn WCC player of the week recognition after Ellijah Galbraith-Knapp won the honor on Sept. 10.
LOGJAM: After the first two weeks of WCC play, the Toreros are in a three-way tie with Santa Clara and Portland for first place. All three teams carry 3-1 WCC records into the week. USD has already lost at Santa Clara and defeated Portland at home. Behind USD, San Francisco, Saint Mary's and Loyola Marymount are each with two points of each other.
STEPPING ON THE GAS: The Toreros have scored nine goals in their past three games, surpassing their scoring toal in their first eight games combined. In their 4-3 win over Portland this past Friday, USD established a season high in goals (4) and points (12) and tied their season high with 19 shots in the contest.
CARPE DIEM: F Sergio Lopez and F Torrey DeArmas have quickly made the most out of their brief time in the starting lineup. Lopez has started the last three games after opening the season on the bench and has scored goals in his past two contests. Meanwhile, DeArmas joined the starting lineup at the beginning of WCC play and notched a goal and an assist in this past Friday's win over Portland.
JUST COMING UP SHORT: While the scores haven't seemed to do the games justice, USD has been very competitive with the two Top-25 opponents they have faced so far this season. In both games the Toreros have held their opponents in check defensively by not allowing a goal in the first half in either matchup. Against No. 13 UCI (8/24), the Toreros held a 7-6 first half advantage in shots, while against No. 6 UCSB (9/14), USD got a number of outstanding first half saves from GK Michael D'Arrigo. With the exception of a nine minute span where the Gauchos scored three goals, the Toreros were right in the mix.
THIRD TIME'S THE CHARM: MF Dan Delgado became the third consecutive Torero to win WCC Player of the Year honors after taking home the recognition last season. He followed current teammate Patrick Wallen (2010) and Ryan Peterman (2009). Delgado tallied a total of nine points in 2011 (2g/5a) while ranking second in the WCC in assists during WCC play (5). He has led the team in assists the past two seasons.
LEAVING HIS MARK: Sr. F Patrick Wallen enters the 2012 campaign tied for seventh in USD history in career goals scored (22). Wallen had a career-high 12 goals in 2010 and scored three goals in 2011. USD's all-time leader in goals scored is Guillermo Jara, who scored 51 goals from 1992-95.
BREAKING IN: Despite missing time in 2011 due to injury, RS-Jr. GK Michael D'Arrigo entered the 2012 season in the top-10 in three categories in the USD record book: 8th in career saves (57), 8th in both career games started in goal and games played in goal (21/23) and 9th in career shutouts (6).
FOLLOW ALONG LIVE: All USD home games will feature live Gametracker as well as a live video feed that can be seen by clicking on the "Live Sports" tab at www.usdtoreros.com.