Monday, November 5, 2012

College Recap - WCC & PAC-12: Cougars top Huskies, hope for NCAA spot

The Gonzaga women wrapped up their campaign with a thumping of nearby rival Eastern Washington in a non-conference match-up while Washington State continued its run of dominance over state rival Washington, hoping that an NCAA tournament berth is in the future with a 12-6-1 overall record. 


BYU 1 :: 0 Loyola Marymount
Saint Mary’s 3 :: 5 Pepperdine

Portland 2 :: 2 Santa Clara
Sofia Huerta (Boise, ID) set up the second goal for the Broncos in the 44th minute to make it 2-1 at the break.

Gonzaga 0 :: 3 San Diego
It was essentially over from the opening whistle with the hosts taking the lead 17 seconds in. To leave no doubt, they added two more goals in the 20th and 24th minutes. – MORE   

Santa Clara 2 :: 0 Saint Mary’s
Sofia Huerta (Boise, ID) scored the opening goal 18 minutes in when she collected a deflected pass and finished from eight yards.

BYU 2 :: 0 Pepperdine
San Francisco 0 :: 5 Portland

Emma Dolcetti, Gonzaga

Eastern Washington 1 :: 4 Gonzaga (non-conf)
The Eagles took the initial advantage when Siara Byers took advantage of a second chance and sent a low 22 yard effort just inside the left post in the 34th minute. Tori Lee, however, answered with a low shot of her own six minutes later, sending a free kick from the top of the area inside the right post. Lauren Luke gave the hosts the lead just before the break as the Zags began to take control. The second half was highlighted by the seniors honored before the game with Emma Dolcetti scoring on a nice header on the hour mark and nearly adding a second with less than two minutes left. Her breakaway, though, was nicely denied by EWU keeper Jamie Walker only for it to roll to the side for a two-yard finish for Alicia Beggren, a senior reserve keeper that had just come on as a field player moments before.. – MORE   

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Saint Mary’s 0 :: 0 Santa Clara

San Diego 1 :: 0 Gonzaga
The Bulldogs took the league leaders nearly the distance, but in the end a red card to James Partee made for a second yellow in a few minutes time span may have made the difference. Seven minutes later LMU connected for the  winner. – MORE   

Loyola Marymount 2 :: 1 Portland
Santa Clara 1 :: 0 San Francisco

Clark Phillips, Gonzaga

Loyola Marymount 3 :: 1 Gonzaga
Two early goals from the visitors put the game out of reach for the Bulldogs, who had the better of play for much of the game but had difficulty breaking into the final 20 yards. The Lions pushed the lead to three just before the hour mark with Gonzaga finding a shutout spoiler from the spot when Clark Phillips converted. – MORE  

San Diego 1 :: 2 Portland
San Francisco 1 :: 1 Saint Mary’s

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Coming Up This Week

Portland @ Gonzaga – 2:00
Santa Clara @ Loyola Marymount – 2:00
Gonzaga @ San Francisco – 7:00
Saint Mary’s @ San Diego – 7:00
Portland @ San Francisco – Noon
Saint Mary’s @ Loyola Marymount – Noon
Santa Clara @ San Diego – 2:00


Washington 0 :: 1 Washington State
The Cougars extended their current unbeaten streak against their state rival to nine games (6-0-3) with Micaela Castain striking for the winner two minutes before the intermission and Gurveen Clair making four saves after coming on for Senior Day starter Ariana Byrd nearly a half-hour in. – MORE 

Utah 1 :: 1 Colorado
UCLA 2 :: OT :: 3 USC
Arizona 1 :: 2 Arizona State
Oregon State 0 :: 2 Oregon

Stanford 1 :: 0 California

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UCLA 1 :: 0 Washington

California 1 :: 2 San Diego State
Stanford 1 :: OT :: 2 UCLA

Stanford 4 :: 0 San Diego State

California 1 :: 1 UCLA

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Coming Up This Week

San Diego State @ UCLA – 4:30
Washington @ Oregon State – 5:00
Stanford @ California – 5:00