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Final Home Weekend
Oct. 18, 2017

San Diego Women's Soccer
Thursday vs. LMU 7 p.m. Tickets TheW.tv Live Stats
 Saturday vs. No. 13 Pepperdine 7 p.m. Tickets TheW.tv Live Stats

SAN DIEGO – San Diego concludes its regular season home schedule this weekend when it plays host to LMU and No. 13 Pepperdine.

The Toreros (5-8, 3-0 WCC) return to action after last week’s scheduled match at Santa Clara was canceled due to poor air quality caused by wildfires burning in Northern California.

USD opens the week against the Lions (6-5-3, 1-3 WCC) on Thursday at 7 p.m. It will be the Toreros annual Pink Game as the team raises awareness for breast cancer.

USD will honor its seniors and conclude its home schedule Saturday night at 7 p.m. when it plays host to the Waves (10-2-2, 4-0 WCC). The Toreros will honor seniors Courtney Coate, Tara Meier and Ally Ocon.

Both games will be streamed on TheW.tv and live statistics will be available via USDToreros.com.

LAST TIME OUT

• USD earned a pair of victories two weekends ago, defeating Saint Mary’s, 2-1, on Oct. 5 and earning a 3-1 victory against Pacific on Oct. 7.

Sami Fairweather and Emma Barrow scored their first collegiate goals to lead the Toreros to victory against the Gaels.

Summer Mason scored her first collegiate hat trick to propel USD to a 3-1 win against the Tigers. She was named the WCC Player of the Week for her standout performance.

MASON LEADS THE OFFENSE

Summer Mason has been a bright spot up top for the Toreros and leads the team with 15 points on seven goals and an assist. She utilizes her speed and quick change of pace to evade defenders and set up opportunities for USD in the final third.

Mason scored her first collegiate hat trick to lead San Diego to a 3-1 victory against Pacific (Oct. 7). It was the first hat trick by a Torero since Stephanie Ochs on August 21, 2011, in a 3-1 victory against USC. She was named the WCC Player of the Week (Oct. 10) for her standout performance.

QUALITY DEFENDING

USD’s defense has been excellent this season and been a key component to keeping the Toreros within striking distance in each game.

Michel has registered four or more saves in 7-of-12 games this season, including a career-best 11 stops in a 2-1 victory at BYU (Sept. 29). She made seven saves in the first half at CSUN (Sept. 24) – a career best for one half.

The Toreros backline – consisting primarily of Emma Barrow, Courtney Coate, Natalie Copenhaver, Abby King and Tara Meier – have done well to limit the opposition’s attack through the center of the field and push attackers out wide.

LMU SERIES HISTORY

The Toreros are 19-3-1 all-time against the Lions but have lost the past two meetings after winning 14 matches in a row from Oct. 14, 2001-Nov. 8, 2014. Each of USD’s past two defeats have been by a score of, 1-0.

PEPPERDINE SERIES HISTORY

USD is 10-12-2 all-time against the Waves but hold a 7-4-1 all-time at home. The Toreros are 2-1 in the past three meetings with Pepperdine winning last year’s contest, 2-0.

LIEBERMAN’S FIRST SEASON

Head coach Louise Lieberman is in her first season as a head coach with USD during 2017. She is the fourth head coach in program history.

Lieberman joined the Toreros after serving as the assistant head coach at UCLA for the past eight seasons. While with the Bruins, she helped lead the team to seven NCAA Tournament appearances, two College Cup appearances and the 2013 NCAA Championship – the first in program history.

Lieberman was a four-year letterwinner as a player at UCLA from 1995-98, and was a second-time All-Pac-12 selection in 1995. She helped the Bruis claim its first two Pac-12 championships in 1997 and 1998.

 


 

 

VIDEO
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USD junior women's soccer player takes a timeout during a study break
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Video Thumbnail Torero Timeout with Kristen Gengenbacher
Take a Timeout with the senior setter at her house in South Mission Beach
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Video Thumbnail Torero Timeout with Jonathan Petersen
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