Oct. 11, 2012
SAN DIEGO, Calif. -The women's soccer match between the University of San Diego and Saint Mary's College on Friday afternoon at 4 p.m. has been moved up 15 minutes and will now begin at 3:45 p.m.
The Toreros enter the match as one of the hottest teams in the West Coast Conference, as they sit alone atop the WCC standings at 2-0-0 after picking up a thrilling 1-0 victory over Loyola Marymount this past week. USD has not trailed in a WCC contest now for nine consecutive matches dating back to last season's WCC championship run. Emily Dillon and Mariah Butera, who both have scored two goals on the season, anchor USD's offense down. McKenna Tollack anchors down the Torero defensive effort, as she has now posted three consecutive shutouts in goal.
Saint Mary's enters the week with a 6-5-2 overall record. Their lone WCC match resulted in a 3-2 win in double overtime over Gonzaga (6-6-0, 0-1-0) on the road. Sophomore midfielder Vicki Shimkus leads the Gaels with four goals and was named this week's WCC Player of the Week. Senior midfielder Katy Roby (Poway, Calif.) leads the team with four assists. The Gaels have played six of their last seven matches at home, going 2-2-2 in that span. Saint Mary's head coach, Kai Edwards, is in his fourth season, and has a 33-31-8 record with the Gaels. The Toreros hold the advantage in the all-time series 12-8-0.