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Women's Soccer Closes Out 2012 Season This Weekend

Courtesy: Gonzaga Athletics
          Release: 11/01/2012
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Match 19
Friday, Nov. 2
Gonzaga at San Diego, 7 p.m.
Gametracker and video links available at GoZags.com
San Diego, Calif. - Torero Stadium
Series Record: The University of San Diego leads the all-time series with Gonzaga 15-4. The last time the Zags played at USD was in 2010 and they earned a 1-0 victory. In 2011, the Toreros took a 3-0 victory.

Match 20
Sunday, Nov. 4
Eastern Washington at Gonzaga, 2:30 p.m.
Live stats and video links available at GoZags.com
Spokane, Wash. - Gonzaga Soccer Field
Series Record: Gonzaga University leads the all-time series with Eastern Washington 13-3-1 and has won nine-straight. In 2011, the Bulldogs defeated the Eagles 4-0.

BULLDOGS CLOSE OUT 2012 THIS WEEKEND: The Gonzaga University women's soccer team closes out the 2012 season this weekend. The Bulldogs are at the University of San Diego Friday for their final West Coast Conference match of the year. They will host Eastern Washington University Sunday for 'Senior Day'.

ABOUT THE SAN DIEGO TOREROS: The University of San Diego women's soccer squad is 7-11-0 overall, 3-4-0 in the West Coast Conference and has lost three-straight to ranked opponents. The Toreros dropped a 2-0 decision to No. 15 Pepperdine University, a 4-1 setback to No. 5 BYU and a 3-2 loss to No. 17 Santa Clara University. Emily Dillon leads USD with three goals and four assists.  

ABOUT THE EASTERN WASHINGTON EAGLES: Eastern Washington University is 6-7-4 overall and 3-3-3 in the Big Sky Conference. The Eagles last match was Oct. 21 when they defeated Southern Utah University 1-0. Cassie Black has scored eight goals and tallied two assists to lead EWU in points with 18.

SIX SENIORS TO BE RECOGNIZED SUNDAY: Gonzaga University will say thanks to six women's soccer seniors Sunday. The Bulldogs will recognize goalkeepers Susan Brown and Alicia Berggren, defenders Morgan Manchester and Anna Lund and forward Emma Dolcetti. GU will also recognize Kelsey Werre, a team manager, who played for the Zags for two seasons before knee injuries cut her career short. 

10 OF 21 GONZAGA GOALS SCORED BY ROOKIES: The Gonzaga University women's soccer team has scored 21 goals thus far this season, with 10 of them being scored by rookies. Freshman Sila Tuiofea and Lauren Luke have each score three goals for the Bulldogs, while classmates Heather Johnson has tallied two. Jessica Bennett and Kellyn Nelson each have notched one.

ZAGS SCORE TWO GOALS IN 1:15 BUT FALL IN OVERTIME: In one of the gutsiest performances at the Gonzaga Soccer Field, the Gonzaga University women's soccer team scored two goals against Saint Mary's College in the final 1:15 of regulation to tie the match and send it into overtime. Unfortunately, the visiting Gaels notched the winning goal with 45 seconds remaining in the second overtime to hand the Bulldogs a heartbreaking 3-2 setback last Sunday.

HISTORIC TIE FOR GONZAGA: The Gonzaga University women's soccer squad tied the University of Portland 1-1 after a hard-fought 110 minutes, Oct. 11. The double-overtime tie is a historic moment for the Zags program as it is the first non-loss against the nationally recognized Pilots in 21 matches. It also is only the fourth time they have scored against a program that has gone to 19 NCAA Tournaments and won the National Championship in both 2002 and 2005.

WEST COAST CONFERENCE WIN: When the Gonzaga University women's squad defeated Loyola Marymount University 2-0 - who was riding a three-game winning streak that included a 3-0 blanking of then-No. 15 Pepperdine University - Friday, Oct. 26 it was its first West Coast Conference win in 16 matches dating back to the 2010 campaign.

KASEY RUBOSKY NOTCHES THREE GAME-WINNERS: Kasey Rubosky helped Gonzaga University nab two victories in Tennessee, scoring the game-winning goals in both road contests. She tallied what would become the game-winner nine minutes into the Zags 1-0 victory over Austin Peay State University, Aug. 31. The midfielder did it again Sept. 2, notching a goal in the 26th minute to give Gonzaga a 1-0 victory; this time over Vanderbilt University. Rubosky's third game-winner came in the Zags 3-0 win over the University of Nevada, Sept. 30. Rubosky, a sophomore midfielder, has scored a team-leading four goals and now has seven career goals.

AMY EDWARDS IN FOURTH YEAR AT THE HELM: Gonzaga University women's soccer head coach Amy Edwards begins her fourth year at the  helm in 2012. Edwards currently holds a 30-41-4 overall record and is the second winningest coach in Gonzaga history. To see Edwards' full bio, go to GoZags.com.

EMMA DOLCETTI BEGINS THE SEASON OFF WITH A BANG: It was fitting Gonzaga University women's soccer senior Emma Dolcetti scored the Bulldogs first goal of 2012. Dolcetti, the Zags leading scorer in 2011 with five goals, notched her ninth career goal and Gonzaga's first of the new year two minutes into their 3-1 victory over the University of South Dakota, Aug. 17.  Dolcetti is currently tied for first on the team in goals with three and her 11 career goals ties her for 10th in the Gonzaga career record book.

DEPTH AT GOALKEEPER: The Gonzaga University women's soccer team returns starting goalkeeper Susan Brown in 2012. Brown is joined on the squad by fellow senior keeper Alicia Berggren and freshman keeper Christie Tombari. Brown secured seven shutouts as a junior - her first year as a Bulldogs after transferring from Arkansas State University - and made 106 saves. Brown has 183 career saves as a Zag, which now stands her in sixth in the Gonzaga career record book.

CASSIE GEERDTS LOST FOR THE YEAR: The Gonzaga University women's soccer team lost Cassie Geerdts for the season. Geerdts' missed the 2011 campaign due to a knee injury right before the year. She was on pace to return to the squad in 2012 before suffering another knee injury. In 2010, her freshman campaign, Geerdts earned West Coast Conference honorable mention after scoring three goals and notching seven assists. Her seven assists tied for the Bulldogs all-time single-season record for assists and was tied for first that season in the West Coast Conference.

FOLLOW THE BULLDOGS LIVE: All Gonzaga University home matches will be video streamed and available via live stats on the internet at http://www.gozags.com. Check the Gonzaga website to sign up for live video streaming.

FOLLOW THE ZAGS ON TWITTER: Follow every step of the Gonzaga University's women's soccer season at www.twitter.com/zagswsoccer. Fans can also follow head coach Amy Edwards at www.twitter.com/amyedwards. You can also get instant game scores and updates at the official Bulldog athletic twitter site at www.twitter.com/GonzagaBulldogs.

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