Sept. 7, 2005
FULLERTON, CA -
After a rather successsful weekend against the Southeastern Conference, the Cal State Fullerton women's soccer team (3-1 overall, 0-0 in the Big West Conference) hits the road for the West Coast Conference portion of its 2005 schedule this weekend at the Santa Clara adidas Classic. The second non-conference tournament of the Titans' season will pit Fullerton against Gonzaga in the opener on Friday (Sept. 9) at 4:30 p.m., before the Titans take on the host Broncos on Sunday (Sept. 11) at 1:30 p.m. Defending national champion Notre Dame is the fourth team participating in the tournament.
IN THE RANKINGS:
Santa Clara enters the weekend ranked as high as No. 6 in the nation according to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America and No. 7 by both Soccer America and Soccer Buzz. Notre Dame is the top-ranked team in the land according to Soccer Buzz and the NSCAA and No. 2 according to Soccer America. Cal State Fullerton is unranked nationally, but is back in the regional polls at No. 10 (NSCAA) and No. 15 (Soccer Buzz). Gonzaga is unranked.
FOLLOW THE TITANS FROM AFAR:
Gametracker will be available for both of the Titans' matches this weekend, available by logging on to Cal State Fullerton's website at www.fullertontitans.com or Santa Clara's website at www.santaclarabroncos.com. An audio broadcast of Sunday's Titans-Broncos contest will also be available.
Gonzaga (www.gozags.com) is off to its best start in program history at 2-0-1 coming off wins over Utah State and Idaho State and a tie with Oregon. Sophomore midfielder Christine Soma leads the team with a pair of goals and an assist while sophomore forward Cristin Leverson also has a pair of goals. Senior goalkeeper Ashley Haugen is played all 290 minutes, recording 10 saves and a 0.62 goals against average.
FOR THE RECORD:
The Bulldogs will be the third consecutive opponent this season that the Titans will be meeting for the first time in the history of the program.
SANTA CLARA BRIEFLY:
Santa Clara (www.santaclarabroncos.com) enters the weekend ranked in the top 10 and unbeaten at 2-0-1 overall this season. The Broncos have wins over Arizona State and Virginia Tech and a tie with No. 21 Wake Forest. Sophomore Jordan Angeli leads the team with a pair of goals on the season while junior keeper Julie Ryder has kept opponents at bay, making seven saves without allowing a goal in 200 minutes.
FOR THE RECORD:
The Broncos lead the series with a 1-0-1 all-time record, tying the Titans in Fullerton in 2003 and defeating Fullerton last season at the Stanford Invitational by a 1-0 tally.
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