Nov. 11, 2013
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SAN DIEGO, Calif. - The Toreros (6-8-4, 2-5-3) are looking to close out the 2013 season on a high note after winning their past two WCC games. USD travels to take on Loyola Marymount on Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 6 pm before closing out the season at Santa Clara on Sunday, Nov. 17 at 1 pm. A live video stream and live stats will be available for both games with links at www.usdtoreros.com.
The Loyola Marymount Lions (11-4-2, 7-2-1) come into the week sitting atop the WCC standings. LMU split their two games this past weekend, defeating Portland 4-3 at home on Nov. 8 and falling to Gonzaga 1-0 on Nov. 10. Adrien Perez is second in the WCC in goals (8) and points (20) this season, while John McFarlin leads the conference in assists (10) and has added 4 goals this year. Paul Blanchette has logged over 1,300 minutes in goal so far this year and boasts a record of 9-4-1 with 6 shutouts, a 0.78 goals against average, and 42 saves. As a team, the Lions are outscoring their opponents 29-15 and have the best goals against average (0.83) in the WCC. They also rank 1st in the WCC in shots (271) and assists (33) and 2nd in points (91) and goals (29).
LMU and USD tied 2-2 in the first meeting this season in San Diego on Oct. 2. The Toreros hold a commanding 28-11-4 lead in the all-time series.
The Santa Clara Broncos (10-8-0, 7-3-0) are riding a four-game winning streak after topping Saint Mary's 1-0 at home and San Francisco 2-1 on the road this past week. Harrison Hanley paces the Santa Clara offense with 5 goals and 2 assists this season, while Carlos Montes has scored 4 goals and Edson Cardona has added 3 goals and an assist. Kendall McIntosh has seen the majority of time in goal for the Broncos, posting a record of 8-7-0 with 5 shutouts, a 1.29 goals against average, and 71 saves.
Santa Clara claimed a 1-0 overtime win in the first meeting this season on Oct. 4. The Broncos lead the all-time series 31-11-3.
LAST TIME OUT...
USD picked up their first two WCC victories of the season this past weekend, defeating Gonzaga 3-1 this past Friday and Portland 4-1 this past Sunday at home. Keegan Smith, Torrey DeArmas, and Connor Brandt each netted goals for the Toreros against Gonzaga as all three of the USD goals came in the first six minutes of the contest. Against Portland, Michael Turner had his first-career multi-goal game with a pair of scores, while Elijah Galbraith-Knapp scored a goal and dished out an assist on Senior Day and Torrey DeArmas notched the game-winner by breaking a 1-1 tie in the 81st minute.
So. F Torrey DeArmas was named WCC Player of the Week on Nov. 11. It was his first player of the week honor and he is the second Torero to take home the honor this season.
Sr. D Julian Ringhof was named to the Capital One Academic All-District team. Ringhof boasts a 3.97 GPA as a mechanical engineering major.
USD has played nine overtime contests, the most in team history for a single season.
The Toreros' 1-0 victory over Cal on Oct. 25 was the team's third win over a No. 1-ranked opponent in program history. Prior to that, USD had a 2-1 overtime road victory over then-No. 1 Santa Clara on Oct. 15, 1999 and a 3-0 shutout at home over then-No. 1 Portland on Nov. 6, 1992, the year USD played in the NCAA championship game.
Jr. MF Connor Brandt was named WCC Men's Soccer Player of the Week on Oct. 28 after scoring the game-winner in USD's 1-0 victory over Cal, his first such honor of his career. He was also named to the TopDrawerSoccer.com National Team of the Week for the third time in his career.
West Coast Conference 2013 Standings (as of 11/11/13)
WCC Pts. Overall LMU 7-2-1 22 11-4-2 Santa Clara 7-3-0 21 10-8-0 Gonzaga 4-3-3 15 9-5-3 Saint Mary's 4-4-2 14 6-8-4 San Francisco 3-6-1 10 6-10-2 Portland 3-7-0 9 8-10-0 SAN DIEGO 2-5-3 9 6-8-4