Page 1

NCAA Division II Tournament Third Round


NCAA TOURNAMENT Friday, Nov. 20, 2009 at 7 p.m. Triton Soccer Field at UC San Diego Weekend of Wins Less than 24 hours after a hard-fought 2-1 victory over Chico State in the second round of the NCAA Tournament, the UC San Diego women’s soccer team recorded another type of win - securing the right to host another weekend of November playoff soccer as a result of Cal State Dominguez Hills upending top-seeded Cal State L.A. In the 2003 season, the most recent occurence of the Tritons hosting at this stage of the tournament, UCSD topped Metro State 3-2 in the quarterfinal round at home before falling to Franklin Pierce in a 2-1 overtime decision in Virginia Beach, Va. November and December to Remember? In 2009, UCSD is making its 23rd NCAA Tournament appearance in the last 24 years, combining the Division II and III levels. Including last weekend’s win over Chico State, the Tritons are 15-5-2 all-time in the D-II Soccer Championships with two national titles. UCSD won back-toback championships in the program’s first seasons at the Division II level, defeating Northern Kentucky 2-0 in 2000 and besting Christian Brothers by the same count in 2001. The Tritons won five national championships in D-III. Scouting the Toros UCSD and CSUDH squared off twice in the 2009 regular season as the two squads traded 2-1 road wins. In the opening round of the conference tournament this year, the Toros advanced past the Tritons with a 5-3 shootout after the teams played to a 1-1 draw. Through the two regular season contests and the CCAA Tournament match, Tritons’ sophomore midfielder Anne Wethe has totaled one goal and two assists. On the Toros’ side, Jessica Murphy has knocked in two scores. In this Friday’s match the CSUDH squad will be without Murphy, as a result of the red card she received in the 80th minute of Sunday’s second-round contest with Cal State L.A. Making their third consecutive trip to the NCAA Tournament, the Toros are 9-2 on the road in 2009, outscoring opponents 18-8 through the 11 matches. Sophomore on Roster, Senior in Experience Sophomore Sarah McTigue, after scoring twice to lead the Tritons past Chico State last Saturday, now leads UCSD in NCAA postseason scoring with five points. Besides the two goals against the Wildcats, she earned her first career playoff point with an assist in the Tritons’ 1-0 win over BYU-Hawaii on Nov. 13, 2008, in the first round of last year’s tournament. McTigue’s heroics highlighted Saturday’s match as she helped even the match 1-1, less than two minutes after Chico State opened the contest with a score at the 22:06 mark. Her goal in the 86th minute, collecting a loose ball in the box and firing it to the right of the Wildcats’ netminder, held up as the game winner. Saturday’s performance by McTigue was her first career multi-goal game.

UC San Diego

Leaders in Minutes Played (1,931 Total Minutes Played in 21 Matches) 1. Kristin Armstrong (Goalkeeper) .....1,837 2. Ellen Wilson (Defender).................1,829 3. Hayley Johnson (Defender) ...........1,819 4. Sara Spaventa (Defender).............1,793

2

Central Washington W, 2-1 (2OT)

9/5 9/11 9/13 9/16 9/18 9/20 9/25 9/27

Dixie State San Francisco State* Cal State Monterey Bay* at Cal State East Bay* at Cal State Stanislaus* at Chico State* at Cal Poly Pomona* at CSU San Bernardino*

10/2 10/4 10/8 10/11 10/16 10/19 10/23 10/25 10/30

Sonoma State* Humboldt State* Western Washington Cal State East Bay* at CSU Dominguez Hills* at Cal State L.A.* Cal State San Bernardino* Cal Poly Pomona* Cal State L.A.*

11/1

CSU Dominguez Hills* L, 1-2 (OT)

September

W, 5-1 L, 0-1 W, 4-0 W, 3-1 W, 4-0 L, 0-2 W, 1-0 W, 2-0

October

W, 1-0 W, 3-1 W, 5-0 W, 1-0 W, 2-1 L, 1-2 W, 1-0 W, 1-0 L, 0-1

November/December

CCAA Tournament 11/6

CSU Dominguez Hills T, 1-1 (2OT)^

NCAA Tournament West Regional 11/14 11/20

Chico State CSU Dominguez Hills

W, 2-1 7 p.m.

*Denotes CCAA match ^CSUDH advanced 5-3 in penalty kicks Home matches played at Triton Soccer Field All times are Pacific Time.

2009 CCAA Regular Season Standings North Division

No. 2 UC San Diego vs. No. 4 Cal State Dominguez Hills

August

8/29

School Chico State Sonoma State San Francisco State Cal State Stanislaus Humboldt State Cal State Monterey Bay

W 6 6 6 6 5 3

L 2 7 7 9 8 11

T 8 3 3 1 3 2

Pts 26 21 21 19 18 11

South Division

2009 NCAA Tournament Third Round

School Cal State L.A. UC San Diego Cal State Dominguez Hills Cal State San Bernardino Cal Poly Pomona Cal State East Bay

W 12 11 11 9 6 2

L 2 5 5 5 10 12

T 2 0 0 2 0 2

Pts 38 33 33 29 18 8

2009 UC SAN DIEGO WOMEN’S SOCCER


THIRD ROUND NSCAA/adidas Top 25 -- Final Regular Season --

Rk. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25

School Record West Florida 19-0-0 Saint Rose 21-0-0 Grand Valley St. 18-0-3 Metro State 20-1-1 West Chester 19-1-1 Cal State L.A. 17-2-2 Carson-Newman 18-2-1 Incarnate Word 15-2-3 Rollins (Fla.) 15-1-2 Univ. of Bridgeport 16-1-3 Northern Kentucky 18-2-0 Fort Lewis 18-2-2 West Texas A&M 14-2-3 Armstrong Atlantic St. 15-3-3 CSU Dominguez Hills 12-7-1 Florida Tech 14-3-1 Kutztown (Pa.) 15-5-2 Columbus State (Ga.) 15-2-3 Seattle Pacific 16-3-1 Franklin Pierce 16-4-1 Colorado Mines 17-4-0 St. Edward’s 15-3-1 California (Pa.) 16-5-1 Quincy (Ill.) 14-5-1 North Alabama 18-3-1

UCSD Quick Facts GENERAL INFORMATION Location: .............................. La Jolla, Calif. Founded: ............................................1960 Enrollment: ......................................28,500 Colors: .................................Blue and Gold Nickname:........................................Tritons Affiliation: .................................... Division II Conference: ......................................CCAA Chancellor: .................Dr. Marye Anne Fox Athletics Director: ............ Earl W. Edwards UCSD Athletics Phone:.........858-534-4211 TEAM INFORMATION Head Coach:......................Brian McManus Record at UCSD/years: ........ 385-58-30/23 E-mail: .................bmmcmanus@ucsd.edu Assistant Coaches/years: ... Kristin Jones/6 ........................................... Greg LaPorte/2 Office Phone: ....................... 858-534-8456 Home Facility: .. Triton Soccer Field (1,250) First Year: ...........................................1981 All-Time Record: ............429-121-52 (.756) NCAA Appearances: ...............................22 National Championships:..........................7 SPORTS INFORMATION Sports Information Assistant: ......Ivan Alber Office Phone: ....................... 858-246-0660 Cell Phone: .......................... 760-583-6176 E-Mail: .............................ialber@ucsd.edu

Head Coach Brian McManus

2009 marks Brian McManus’ 23rd season as head coach of the UC San Dieg women’s soccer team. Widely regarded as one of the best women’s soccer coaches at any collegiate level, McManus has racked up the fifthhighest win percentage in NCAA women’s soccer history, winning 84.6% of his games entering Thursday’s match. The storied coach has an all-time record of 385-58-30 in his 23 years on the La Jolla campus. Through 10 years of Division II and CCAA competition, McManus’ Tritons have won the CCAA South Division nine times and the CCAA Championship on five occassions. His squads have qualified for the NCAA Far West Region nine times and won two NCAA National Championships. Triton Soccer Stadium played host to the CCAA Championship and each round of the NCAA Tournament in 2001, with standing-room-only stadium record crowds for the National Semifinals and National Championship. McManus has led the Tritons to a total of five NCAA Division III National Championships, including a title in 1999, their final season at the Division III level. Under his direction in D-III, UCSD was the only team in the nation to participate in every NCAA Tournament since 1986. In all, the Tritons were crowned NCAA Regional Champions nine times. Remarkably, UCSD lost just one regular-season game to a Division III opponent in the school’s history. A three-time NCAA Division III National Coach of the Year honoree, McManus was the NCAA Division II National Coach of the Year in 2001 and the West Region and CCAA Coach of the Year in 2000, 2001 and 2003. He has also received UCSD’s Excellence in Coaching Award a total of three times, in 2001, 1998 and 1996. McManus, who came to UCSD as an assistant coach in 1986, is a native of Scotland. He played professionally for Raith Rovers and Aberdeen and spent 11 years as a semi-professional player and coach. He also coached semi-pro soccer in Los Angeles, and previously coached the boy’s team at Torrey Pines High School in La Jolla. Tritons Featured on All-West Region Teams Three UCSD players earned Daktronics/NCAA Division II All-West Region honors Tuesday, including sophomores Kristin Armstrong and Anne Wethe being selected to the First Team and freshman Ellen Wilson earning a spot on the Second Team. Stepping into the starting role this season, Armstrong has totaled 67 saves while posting six shutouts and leading the team in minutes played. Starting in every match so far, she has amassed 15 wins en route to being named the West Region’s top netminder. Wethe, a dynamic midfielder eager to make plays in the air and on the ground, has contributed as a leader on both ends of the field while adding 13 points on three goals and seven assists. Actively involved in the Tritons’ attack, Wethe has recorded four of her points this season against CSUDH. Wilson, having started all of UCSD’s 21 matches thus far, has played the second-most minutes on the team. As the center back for the Tritons’ defense, Wilson has guided the squad to a conference-low 15 goals allowed.

Small in Stature, Big in Heart Freshman Jessica Wi, the conference’s Co-Freshman of the Year and a member of the All-CCAA Tournament Team, ranks third on the team in points with four goals and seven assists. Her most recent point came when she assisted on McTigue’s game-tying score in the 24th minute of Saturday’s 2-1 victory against Chico State. Listed at 5-foot-1, Wi regularly dazzles the crowd and neutralizes the defense with her shifty ball-handling. A native of Oakland, Calif., she tallied her first career multi-goal game in the Sept. 16 match against Cal State East Bay, a homecoming of sorts. Rivaling McTigue for the Ms. November title, Wi has contributed a goal or assist in each of the last three matches. Home Cooking In the 2009 season, the Tritons have compiled a home record of 10-3. The 10 victories in La Jolla are the most for a UCSD squad since 2006, when the Tritons went 11-0-1 at home. This year, UCSD reeled off seven consecutive home wins between Sept. 13 and Oct. 25, during the heart of the CCAA schedule. In that span of matches the Tritons allowed just one score and the streak included four 1-0 decisions, against Sonoma State, Cal State East Bay, Cal State San Bernardino and Cal Poly Pomona. More importantly, the UCSD squad is 12-1 all-time in NCAA D-II postseason matches at Triton Soccer Field. Sunshine State to Summon Sunday’s Winner Sunday’s quarterfinal match between the West and South Central regions’ top teams will decide which squad advances to the Final Four held at the University of Tampa’s Pepin Stadium from Dec. 3-5. The Tampa facility, with a 1,500-seat capacity grandstand, has hosted five NCAA National Championships, including the 2008 and 2009 men’s and women’s championships.

2009 UC SAN DIEGO WOMEN’S SOCCER

3


NCAA TOURNAMENT 2009 UCSD Record When... at Home ................................................ 10-3-0 on the Road ............................................ 5-2-0 at a Neutral Site ...................................... 0-0-1 in Overtime ............................................. 1-1-1 Games Decided by One Goal................. 8-4-0 Scoring Two or More Goals .................... 9-0-0 Scoring Three or More Goals ................. 6-0-0 Leading at Halftime............................... 12-1-0 Tied at Halftime ...................................... 3-3-0 Trailing at Halftime .................................. 0-1-1 Scoring First ......................................... 13-1-0 Opponent Scores First ........................... 2-4-1 More Shots ........................................... 12-1-1 Shots Equal Opponent ........................... 1-0-0 Fewer Shots ........................................... 2-4-0 More Corner Kicks ................................ 12-4-1 Corner Kicks Equal Opponent ................ 2-0-0 Fewer Corner Kicks ................................ 1-1-0 More Fouls.............................................. 6-1-0 Fouls Equal Opponent ............................ 1-0-0 Fewer Fouls ............................................ 8-4-1 More Saves ............................................ 5-3-0 Saves Equal Opponent........................... 4-0-0 Fewer Saves........................................... 6-2-1 UCSD Player has a Hat Trick ................. 1-0-0 Opponent has a Hat Trick ....................... 0-0-0 -- Active UC San Diego Players --

Career Penalty Kick Stats Name Sara Bolton Lisa Bradley Courtney Capobianco Alyssa Newcomer Remy Hitt Sara Spaventa Anne Wethe

PK-ATT 2-2 1-1 1-1 1-1 0-1 0-1 0-2

Career NCAA Postseason Points Name Sarah McTigue Shelby Wong Hayley Johnson Jessica Wi

Pts 5 2 1 1

UC San Diego in the Division II NCAAs (15-5-2)  Nov. 11 (2nd Round) Nov. 19 (Quarterfinal) Nov. 30 (Semifinal) Dec. 2 (Championship)

Seattle, Wash.

 Nov. 13 (1st Round) Nov. 15 (2nd Round)

4

Pts 2 2 2 1 1

 Nov. 12 (2nd Round) Nov. 20 (3rd Round)

 UC Davis 1, UC San Diego 1 (PK)

2003

2005

 UC San Diego 1, CSU Dominguez Hills 0 Seattle Pacific 2, UC San Diego 0

2006

 UC San Diego 4, Western Washington 0 UC San Diego 3, Seattle Pacific 0 Metro State 2, UC San Diego 0

2007

CSU Dominguez Hills 2, UC San Diego 1 (OT)

2008

Seattle, Wash. Seattle, Wash.

Career CCAA Postseason Points Name Courtney Capobianco Anne Wethe Jessica Wi Sarah McTigue Shelby Wong

2002

La Jolla, Calif. La Jolla, Calif. Denver, Colo.

 Nov. 8 (1st Round)

UC San Diego 1, Cal Poly Pomona 0 UC San Diego 2, Incarnate Word 0 UC San Diego 3, Northern Kentucky 2 UC San Diego 2, Christian Brothers 0

Seattle, Wash. Seattle, Wash.

 Nov. 2 (1st Round) Nov. 4 (2nd Round) Nov. 11 (Quarterfinals)

La Jolla, Calif. UC San Diego 1, CSU San Bernardino 0 La Jolla, Calif. UC San Diego 0, CSU Dominguez Hills 0 (PK) La Jolla, Calif. UC San Diego 3, Metro State 2 Virginia Beach, Va. Franklin Pierce 2, UC San Diego 1 (OT)

 Nov. 10 (1st Round) Nov. 12 (2nd Round)

2001

La Jolla, Calif.

 Nov. 15 (1st Round) Nov. 17 (2nd Round) Nov. 23 (Quarterfinal) Dec. 4 (Semifinal)

UC San Diego 2, Sonoma State 0 UC San Diego 6, Central Oklahoma 2 UC San Diego 2, Franklin Pierce 1 (OT) UC San Diego 2, Northern Kentucky 1

La Jolla, Calif. La Jolla, Calif. La Jolla, Calif. La Jolla, Calif.

 Nov. 17 (1st Round)

La Jolla, Calif. La Jolla, Calif. Miami Shores, Fla. Miami Shores, Fla.

 Nov. 10 (2nd Round) Nov. 18 (Quarterfinal) Nov. 30 (Semifinal) Dec. 2 (Championship)

2000

 UC San Diego 1, BYU-Hawaii 0 (2OT) Seattle Pacific 3, UC San Diego 0

2009

La Jolla, Calif. La Jolla, Calif.

2009 UC SAN DIEGO WOMEN’S SOCCER

 UC San Diego 2, Chico State 1 UC San Diego vs. CSU Dominguez Hills


THIRD ROUND

2009 UC SAN DIEGO WOMEN’S SOCCER

5


6

UC SAN DIEGO TRITONS

No. Name Pos. Ht. 01 Kristin Armstrong GK 5-8 1 Kimberly Cushing GK 5-8 2 Sarah McTigue F 5-7 3 Lindsay Mills M 5-2 4 Katie Kuykendall D 5-4 5 Tanaya Pattnaik M 5-4 6 Remy Hitt M 5-6 7 Courtney Capobianco F 5-5 8 Hayley Johnson D 5-7 9 Sara Spaventa D 5-7 10 Lisa Bradley M 5-5 12 Sara Bolton M 5-6 13 Gabi Hernandez M 5-10 14 Ellie Nevarez M 5-3 15 Ellen Wilson D 5-9 16 Shelby Wong M 5-3 17 Jessica Wi M 5-1 18 Anne Wethe M 5-5 19 Alexa-Rae Navarro F 5-6 20 Alexa Enlow M 5-6 21 Danielle Dixon M 5-8 22 Alyssa Newcomer F 5-3

CSU DOMINGUEZ HILLS TOROS

NCAA TOURNAMENT Yr. So. Fr. So. So. So. RFr. Jr. So. Fr. So. Jr. So. Fr. Fr. Fr. So. Fr. So. So. Fr. Fr. Fr.

No. Name Pos. Ht. Yr. 0 Allison Ruvalcaba GK 5-5 Jr. 3 Jessica Murphy F 5-3 So. 4 Lauren Ruvalcaba M 5-3 Jr. 5 Yadira Gomez M 5-3 Fr. 6 Kristan Boyle D 5-6 Jr. 7 Natalie Moreno M 5-3 Sr. 8 Marlene Becerra M 5-4 Fr. 9 Britney Vance F 5-7 Fr. 10 Paige Peel D 5-7 So. 11 Karina Jahn M 5-6 Jr. 12 Colleen McNamee D 5-7 So. 13 Melissa Livergood M 5-5 Jr. 14 Monica Corea M 5-4 Fr. 15 Danielle Shoemaker F 5-4 So. 16 Brooke Thompson F 5-5 So. 17 Siena Valentine D 5-4 Fr. 18 Briana Estolano M 5-4 Jr. 19 Jasmine O’Brien D 5-5 So. 20 Amanda Murray D 5-4 Sr. 21 Caslyn Wells F 5-6 Sr. 22 Makenzie Pedrotti M 5-6 Jr. 23 Alyssa Congdon GK 5-7 Jr. 24 Amanda Zagala D 5-5 Jr. 25 Lauren Hernandez D 5-4 Jr. 26 Molly Brennan D 5-2 Fr. 28 Allyssia Vasquez D 5-7 Fr. 30 Lexi Ford M 5-6 Fr.

Hometown (Previous School) Anaheim, Calif. (Canyon HS) Anaheim, Calif. (Villa Park HS) Bellflower, Calif. (Valley Christian HS) Valencia, Calif. (William S. Hart HS) Valencia, Calif. (Hart HS) Davis, Calif. (Davis Senior HS) La Mesa, Calif. (Helix HS) Laguna Beach, Calif. (Laguna Beach HS) Santa Rosa, Calif. (Maria Carrillo HS) Santa Barbara, Calif. (San Marcos HS) Martinez, Calif. (Carondelet HS) Carlsbad, Calif. (Carlsbad HS) Altadena, Calif. (Ramona Convent Secondary) Poway, Calif. (Poway HS) Santa Ana, Calif. (Mater Dei HS) Danville, Calif. (Monte Vista HS) Oakland, Calif. (Skyline HS) Los Alamitos, Calif. (Los Alamitos HS) Temecula, Calif. (Great Oak HS) Huntington Beach, Calif. (Edison HS) Livermore, Calif. (Livermore HS) Aliso Viejo, Calif. (Aliso Niguel HS)

Head coach: Brian McManus/23rd Season Assistant coach: Kristin Jones Goalkeeper coach: Greg LaPorte Hometown (Previous School) Plumas Lake, Calif. (Cosumnes JC) Torrance, Calif. (West HS) Plumas Lake, Calif. (Cal Poly Pomona) Oxnard, Calif. (Pacifica HS) Long Beach, Calif. (LB Wilson HS) Lakewood, Calif. (Wilson HS) Downey, Calif. (Downey HS) Downey, Calif. (Downey HS) Bakersfield, Calif. (Centennial HS) Redondo Beach, Calif. (Redondo Union HS) Petaluma, Calif. (Petaluma HS) Torrance, Calif. (North Torrance HS) Los Angeles (Glendale Adventist Academy HS) Cypress, Calif. (Cypress HS) Huntington Beach, Calif. (Marina HS) Hawthorne, Calif. (Redondo Union HS) Chula Vista, Calif. (CSU Bakersfield) Kihei, Hawaii (Baldwin HS) Lompoc, Calif. (Allan Hancock College) San Diego (San Diego Mesa) Pasadena, Calif. (Pasadena JC) Torrance, Calif. (South Torrance HS) Lomita, Calif. (Torrance HS) Redondo Beach, Calif. (CSU San Marcos) Bakersfield, Calif. (Liberty HS) Bakersfield, Calif. (Liberty HS) Orange, Calif. (El Modena HS)

Head coach: Joe Flanagan/8th Season Assistant coaches: Jeff Tuttle, Drew Rea, Jeff Joyner Goalkeeper coach: Mike Littman

2009 UC SAN DIEGO WOMEN’S SOCCER


THIRD ROUND

2009 UC SAN DIEGO WOMEN’S SOCCER

7


P S roj ta ec r t te er d s FORWARDS

Sarah McTigue

Gabi Hernandez

Sophomore Bellower *All-CCAA*

Freshman Altadena

2

13

MIDFIELDERS

Shelby Wong

Anne Wethe

Danielle Dixon

Jessica Wi

Sophomore Danville *All-CCAA*

Sophomore Los Alamitos *All-CCAA* *All-Region*

Freshman Livermore

Freshman Oakland *All-CCAA*

16

18

21

17

DEFENDERS

Hayley Johnson

Ellen Wilson

Lisa Bradley

Sara Spaventa

Freshman Santa Rosa

Freshman Santa Ana *All-CCAA* *All-Region*

Junior Martinez *All-CCAA*

Sophomore

8

15

10

GOALKEEPER

Kristen Armstrong

01

Sophomore Anaheim *All-CCAA* *All-Region*

9

Santa Barbara

2009 UC San Diego NCAA D-II Tournament Third Round Notes  

Complete background on the NCAA Division II Women's Soccer third round match between UC San Diego and Cal State Dominguez Hills. Kickoff is...