Oct. 20, 2009
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - The No. 19 ranked University of San Diego men's soccer team jumped into the polls this week after defeating Saint Mary's 2-0 and Santa Clara 3-2. San Diego is currently on a five-match winning streak and remain undefeated in West Coast Conference play at 5-0-0. They currently hold a 9-3-0 overall mark.
"I'm really proud of the work we've done so far this season getting to 9-3," said head coach Seamus McFadden. "But there is still a lot of work to be done before we go to the playoffs."
San Diego's biggest jump is in the Soccer America poll where they are No. 19 in the nation. The Toreros faced Dartmouth ranked No. 18 in the poll and UCLA ranked No. 2. In the Soccer Times poll, USD is ranked No. 23 with Dartmouth at No. 14 and UCLA at No. 3. In the College Soccer News poll, San Diego is ranked No. 24 followed by Dartmouth ranked No. 17 and UCLA ranked No. 2. The Toreros are currently the only WCC school ranked in any of the polls.
No. 19 San Diego will face Loyola Marymount for a Home and away this weekend. This week marks the halfway point in the double-round-robin format of conference play. The first match against the Lions is scheduled for Thursday, October 22 at 7:00 p.m. in Torero Stadium then USD travels to Los Angeles to play the LMU at Sullivan Field at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 25.