Women's Soccer Looks to Bounce Back at Denver
Sept. 9, 2017
Gonzaga (4-1-1) at Denver (3-2-1)
ABOUT THE SERIES:
- This is the third all-time meeting between Gonzaga and Denver.
- The Pioneers won both of the previous two meetings.
- Denver won the first meeting, 3-0, on Sept. 21, 2008, at the Colorado Soccer Classic in Boulder, Colo.
- In the last meeting, the Pioneers held off GU 2-1, at the Gonzaga Soccer Tournament in Spokane on Sept. 12, 2010.
- The Bulldogs are 3-2-0 against Summit League members all-time.
SCOUTING THE PIONEERS:
- Denver is coming off of back-to-back losses, including a 3-1 setback at San Diego last Sunday.
- Jessie Dancy and Hannah Adler have combined for nine of the Pioneers' 11 goals this season.
- Dancy has five goals and an assist, while Adler has four goals and two assists.
- Leah Swander and Meg Halvorson have the other two goals. Swander also has an assist. Brittney Lewis has two assists.
- Denver has outshot its opponents this season 98-65, with a 42-30 advantage in shots on goal.
- The Pioneers have outscored their opponents 9-5 in the first half, but have yet to score a goal in the second half.
- Denver has gone to extra time four times already this season, winning two of those games and tying another.
ZAGS MAKE HISTORY:
- Gonzaga's 4-0 win over Hawaii gave the Zags the best start to a season in program history at 4-0-1.
- The Bulldogs were unbeaten after five games for the first time in program history.
- Gonzaga's previous best start to a season was 3-0-1 in 2006. They finished that season with 10 victories.
- This season marked the first time in program history that GU has opened the schedule with two shutout victories.
RACKING UP ON OFFENSE:
- Gonzaga has outscored its first six opponents 14-4.
- The Zags have also outshot their foes, 105-59, with a 45-26 advantage in shots on goal.
- Eastern Washington is the lone team to outshoot the Bulldogs this season.
- GU has taken 40 corner kicks to just 27 for their opponents.
- The Bulldogs' 17.5 shots per game ranks 12th in the nation and tops the West Coast Conference.
- Gonzaga's Callie Best, Madeline Gotta, India Jencks and Sophia Viviano all have at least six points after six games.
- Jencks has a team-high eight points with four goals this season.
- The four Zags rank in the top three in the West Coast Conference for most points in the league.
- Jencks tops the league with 18 shots in just five games, an average of 3.6 per game. She is second in the WCC in shots per game, goals (4) and goals per game (0.8). Best ranks in the top three with three goals this season.
- Viviano (2) and Jodi Ulkekul (3) are in the top three in the conference in assists this season.
02/07/2018 - Hale Joins Gonzaga WSOC
02/07/2018 - Maas Joins Gonzaga WSOC
02/07/2018 - Braun Joins Gonzaga WSOC
11/22/2017 - Helm Named Academic All-West Coast Conference
11/07/2017 - Zag Trio Earns Postseason All-WCC Recognitions
11/04/2017 - Zags End Season with 2-1 Setback at LMU
11/02/2017 - Zags Wrap Up Regular Season in Los Angeles