Sept. 6, 2006
WHO, WHAT, WHEN, WHERE: The University of San Diego women's soccer team (3-1-0) will return to the friendly confines of Torero Stadium this upcoming weekend to begin the start of the four-match home stand as they take on the 19th-ranked Titans of Cal State Fullerton in a 7:30 p.m. match at Torero Stadium. The Toreros will then take on the Vandals of the University of Idaho in a 1 p.m. match on Sunday afternoon at Torero Stadium.
LAST TIME OUT: The Toreros posted a 1-1 record this past week as USD dropped a match to Ohio State University this past Friday, 4-1, before bouncing back to claim a 2-1 win against the University of Dayton. On Friday, the Buckeyes jumped out to an early lead, but Leigh Ann Robinson was there to score the equalizer in the first half as she was able to corral a pass from Hallie Huston and punch the ball into the back of the net for USD's lone goal of the match. The Buckeye's then scored three more goals to claim the win. On Sunday, The Toreros jumped out to an early lead as in the 24th minute Robinson skied a pass to the left side of the goal box, where Huston hit a one-timer past the Dayton goalkeeper to give USD a 1-0 advantage. Then with the score knotted at 1-1, the Toreros turned to freshman Christine Mock for some help and she delivered. Mock was able to control a pass from senior defender Brittany Young and punch the ball into the back of the net to give USD the 2-1 victory.
2006 GAMETRACKER AVAILABLE: All San Diego women's soccer home matches can be followed via Gametracker on the Toreros athletic web site at www.usdtoreros.com. Gametracker is a service of Online College Sports, the official web provider for San Diego athletics, and is a real time update of the action. Selected San Diego road matches are also available via Gametracker. To see if Gametracker is available for a game go to San Diego Events at the top-right of the home page. If Gametracker is available there will be a Gametracker link.
SCOUTING THE TITANS: Cal State Fullerton enters the week with a 2-0-1 overall record after recording a 2-1 win against Saint Mary's and battling to a scoreless draw with No. 10 California this past weekend. Cal State Fullerton is ranked No. 19 in the latest NSCAA top-25 poll. The Titans are led offensively by a pair of two goal scorers in junior forward Candice Byler and senior midfielder Desiree Flint. On the defensive side of things, CSF is led by senior Karen Bardsley who has only allowed one goal on the season and posted two shutouts. The Titans are under the direction of sixth-year head coach Ali Khosroshahin who has posted a 63-34-4 record while in Fullerton.
SCOUTING THE VANDALS: Idaho enters the week with a 0-4-0 record after falling to Idaho State University and the University of Montana this past week. During the Vandals four-match losing streak they have yet to tally a goal. On the defensive side of things Idaho is led by Michelle Jordan who has played a majority of the minutes in the net for UI allowing eight goals for a goals-against-average of 4.00. This will be the first meeting in the sport of women's soccer between the two programs. The Vandals are under the direction of Morgan Crabtree.
TRIO NAMED TO ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM: Leigh Ann Robinson, Christine Mock and Hallie Huston were all named to the All-Tournament team at the Puma Classic this past weekend. Robinson, a 5-9 midfielder from San Diego, earned all-tournament honors after scoring one goal and adding one assist this past weekend. Robinson scored the Toreros' lone goal in the loss to Ohio State University this past Friday and she registered one assist in USD's 2-1 win against Dayton this past Sunday. Huston, a 5-5 midfielder from Leucadia, Calif., scored one goal and added one assist this past weekend. Huston picked up an assist in Friday's loss to OSU when she fed the ball to Robinson who was there for the one-timer to give USD their lone goal of the match. Huston was then on the receiving end of a pass from Robinson in Sunday's 2-1 win as she was able to punch the ball into the back of the net to give USD an early 1-0 advantage. Mock, a 5-7 forward from Phoenix, Ariz., scored one game-winning goal this past weekend. Mock's goal in the 82nd minute of the Dayton match gave the Toreros their victory.
EARNING REGIONAL ATTENTION: The Toreros have appeared in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) West Region poll for the first time this season. This is the inaugural poll for the 2006 season from the NSCAA, and it is voted on by coaches from around the country.
SOCCER NOW A TICKETED SPORT: All USD men and women's soccer home matches are now a ticketed event, effective at the start of the 2006 season. General Admission tickets will available to the general public on the day of each match. USD faculty, staff, and student tickets will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. General admission tickets are $5 per person.
THE GREENWOOD FILE: Since taking over the San Diego women's soccer program in 2003, Ada Greenwood has upheld the rich soccer tradition that San Diego is known for and continues to build a successful and nationally recognized program. Just the third coach in USD's storied 14 year history, Greenwood has complied an overall record of 27-28-7 in his three seasons at the helm. As San Diego's top assistant from 1998-2002, Greenwood helped USD to a 66-30-5 record and four NCAA College Cup appearances. In his second year as a head coach in 2004, he guided USD to a 12-8-2 overall record, a 5-1-1 mark in the difficult West Coast Conference, and a second round appearance in the NCAA College Cup, maintaining USD's streak of six consecutive postseason appearances. For his efforts, Greenwood was honored as both the 2004 West Coast Conference Coach of the Year and the 2004 San Diego Union Tribune Coach of the Year.
WHO'S HOT FOR THE TOREROS: The University of San Diego junior midfielder Leigh Ann Robinson has been hot as of late for the Toreros as she is rapidly becoming one of the Toreros main scoring threats. Through four matches she is tied for the team-lead in goals scored with two and tied for the team-lead in assists with two for a team-leading six points. Robinson also ranks among the best in the West Coast Conference in several statistical categories. She is tied for sixth in shots taken with 10, tied for eighth in shots per game at 2.50 and tied for fourth in total points with six.
HOME SWEET HOME: The Toreros have enjoyed a winning record while playing on their home pitch of Torero Stadium. USD is bolstering a 84-42-7 all-time record at Torero Stadium. The Toreros will look to improve upon their 2-0 record this season on their home pitch with matches against No. 19 Cal State Fullerton and the Idaho Vandals.
TOREROS PICKED TO FINISH FIFTH IN WCC: The University of Portland, who won the 2005 national title, were tabbed as the favorite to win the 2006 WCC crown. The Pilots received five first place votes to tally 47 overall points. Santa Clara University, which welcomes back 10 starters from last season's team that advanced to the NCAA Quarterfinals, was selected second with 45 total points and received three first place votes. The Broncos are followed in the poll by a pair of 2005 NCAA Tournament participants in Gonzaga University (34) and Pepperdine University (31). Selected fifth was the University of San Diego with 23 points, Loyola Marymount University was tabbed sixth with 21 points, while Saint Mary's College (15) and the University of San Francisco (7) round out this year's preseason poll in seventh and eighth place, respectively.
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