Nov. 2, 2012
ON THE PITCH: The Toreros (7-11-0, 3-4-0) will look to stop their current four match losing streak and end the 2012 season on a high note as they host the Gonzaga Bulldogs (7-10-1, 1-5-1) this evening at 7:00 p.m. at Torero Stadium. USD will be honoring its five seniors, defenders Dani Russell and Caitlin Williams and midfielders Lexi Deol, Sierra Ferreira, and Mariah Hobbs, with a ceremony before the match.
SCOUTING THE BULLDOGS: The Zags enter the weekend with a 7-10-1 overall record and a 1-5-1 record in the WCC. The Bulldogs lone WCC win came last Friday when they defeated Loyola Marymount 2-0 at home. Sophomore midfielder Kasey Rubosky leads the team in points with nine (four goals and one assist). Ten of the Bulldog's 21 goals on the season have come from first year players. Senior goalkeeper Susan Brown is allowing 1.51 goals per game, and has 77 saves with four shutouts on the season. The Zags are coached by Amy Edwards, who is in her fourth year and holds a 30-41-4 record at Gonzaga. The Toreros lead the all-time series 15-4-0.
STILL SOMETHING TO PLAY FOR: With a win over Gonzaga tonight, the Toreros would finish 4-4 in the WCC, keeping their streak of non-losing conference seasons alive. The last time the Toreros finished with a conference record under .500 was in 2006 when they finished 3-4.
SPREADING THE LOVE: The Torero's 21 goals this season have come from ten different players. Currently three Toreros, Emily Dillon, Kelly McCloskey, and Dani Russell, are tied for the team lead in goals scored with three.
STAYING ON TARGET:
The Toreros have applied pressure on opposing defenses all season, having put over half their shots on frame in 2012. Of the 159 total shots taken this season, 84 have been on goal (.528).
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.