Oct. 1, 2012
ON THE PITCH: The University of San Diego women's soccer team (5-7-0, 1-0-0) continues their road trip when they travel north to take on Loyola Marymount (6-3-2) Sunday at 12:00 p.m.
LAST TIME OUT: The Toreros opened up WCC play with a 2-0 victory over San Francisco (5-4-3, 0-1-0) Saturday afternoon. The Toreros scored both their goals early in the first half, and the defense shined again as they posted their second consecutive shutout. Dani Russell scored USD's first goal in the 11th minute off a Meggie Gulczynski corner kick. The Toreros didn't waste any time adding to their lead as Mariah Hobbs scored on a Meghan O'Rourke assist just three minutes later.
SCOUTING THE LIONS: LMU enters the week with a 6-3-2 record. Sunday's match against USD will be the first WCC contest for the Lions. Offensively LMU is led by junior forward Tawni Martino (four goals) and junior midfielder Darien Pyka (3 goals). On the back line the Lions are led by junior Etajha Gilmer, a second team WCC selection last year, and junior goalkeeper Brittany Jagger, who has four shutouts on the season. The Lions are coached by Michelle Myers, who is in her first year as head coach after serving as an assistant for 15 years. USD hasn't had much trouble with LMU in the past, owning a 16-1-1 all-time record against the Lions. The Toreros have outscored LMU 43-3 in the series and haven't lost since 2000.
HOBBS SCORES RARE GOAL: Senior midfielder Mariah Hobbs' goal against San Francisco was just her fourth career goal in 52 games. Hobbs scored two goals during her freshman campaign and one in her junior season.
NET LOCKDOWN: Freshman goalkeeper McKenna Tollack posted her second consecutive shutout and third of the season in the 2-0 victory over San Francisco. Tollack had previously shutout Cal State Northridge on September 23 and No. 6 Texas A&M on August 22.
The Toreros are now 17-4-0 all-time against San Francisco. USD has not lost to the Dons since October of 2005 when they fell 2-1 in double overtime.
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 16 year history, Greenwood has compiled an overall record of 94-67-18 in his seven 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. Since taking over the reigns as head coach, Greenwood has guided the Torero to five NCAA Tournament appearances including three straight from 2007-09.
2012 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 CBS, 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.
CAN YOU SEE ME?: All USD home matches, as well as select road games, will be streamed live via video on the athletics department website. Fans can watch all the action live from the comfort of their home by logging onto www.usdtoreros.com. Simply go to the women's soccer schedule page and click on the WATCH link to view that days match.