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This week in the Midwest

Post by A_Fan on Tue Aug 25, 2015 3:20 pm

Pilots Head to the Midwest to Face Marquette and No. 7 Notre Dame

On the web: http://www.portlandpilots.com/news/2015/8/25/WSOC_0825151436.aspx?path=wsoc

PORTLAND PILOTS (0-1-0) at MARQUETTE GOLDEN EAGLES (1-1-0)

Date: Friday, August 28, 2015

Location: Milwaukee, Wisc.

Kick-off: 5:30 p.m. (Pacific)

Pitch: Valley Fields (1,750)

Live Video/Stats: GoMarquette.com

POR vs. MU

Overall Series: 1-0-0

Here: 1-0-0

There: 0-0-0

Neutral: 0-0-0

Last: @POR 1, MU 0 - Sept. 23, 2013


PORTLAND PILOTS (0-0-0) at #7 NOTRE DAME FIGHTING IRISH (2-0-0)

Date: Sunday, August 30, 2015

Location: South Bend, Ind.

Kick-off: 10:30 a.m.

Pitch: Alumni Stadium (3,007)

Live Video/Stats: UND.com

POR vs. ND

Overall Series: 4-7-1

Here: 1-2-1

There: 1-1-0

Neutral: 2-4-0

Last: @POR 1, ND 1 (2ot) - Sept. 7, 2012

THIS WEEK

• The Pilots travel to the Midwest this week for a pair of challenging non-conference games at Marquette and at Notre Dame.

• First Portland will be in Milwaukee, Wisc., on Friday night to face the Golden Eagles at 5:30 p.m. (Pacific) at Valley Fields.

• The Pilots then bus to South Bend, Ind., for a game on Sunday against the No. 7 Fighting Irish at 10:30 a.m. (Pacific) at Alumni Stadium.

• The Pilots claimed their only previous meeting with Marquette, a 1-0 decision at Merlo Field in 2013; the Irish lead the all-time series with UP 7-4-1, and most recently Portland and Notre Dame tied 1-1 at Merlo Field in 2012.

LAST WEEK

• The Pilots began the season with a heartbreaking 2-1 loss in double overtime to the Oregon State Beavers last Friday night at Merlo Field.

• After UP senior Haylee DeGrood tied the game 1-1 with a goal in the 90th minute, the Beavers scored the game winner with only 21 seconds remaining in the second overtime.

• The Pilots dominated possession throughout the game, including both overtimes, and outshot the Beavers 15-4 overall and 7-2 on-goal.

• DeGrood’s goal came on a corner kick that fell to the feet of freshman Hannah Armendariz, who drove a ball towards the left post; that’s where DeGrood finished with a header, sending the game to OT.

ABOUT THE PILOTS

• The Pilots are an experienced, yet still somewhat young, team that features just two true seniors on the roster.

• Portland returned 13 letterwinners and seven starters from 2014, while adding a group of six newcomers.

• Junior midfielder Allison Wetherington was voted to the 2015 Preseason All-West Coast Conference Team for the second straight year.

• Wetherington, who landed on the 2014 All-WCC First Team, was second on the team last year with eight points, which came on two goals and a team-best four assists.

• Also earning all-league honors in 2014 were seniors Haylee DeGrood and Noelle La Prevotte and juniors Ellie Boon and Hanna de Haan, who each nabbed All-WCC Honorable Mention accolades.

• La Prevotte, a midfielder, has earned all-conference recognition all three years on The Bluff, while de Haan, a goalkeeper, set a program record by averaging 4.90 saves per game last year.

• Junior midfielder Parkes Kendrick led the Pilots in minutes played last year and she started all 19 games; she had three goals and two assists as a sophomore, matching Wetherington’s eight points.

• Portland’s junior class was ranked fifth in the nation entering UP as freshmen in 2013.

• The Pilots were selected to finish fifth in the WCC Preseason Coaches’ Poll.

• Portland is looking to return to the playoffs in 2015 after advancing to the post-season during 21 of the past 23 seasons.

• Portland won the NCAA National Championship in 2002 and in 2005, and the Pilots will be celebrating the 10-year anniversary of that 2005 title this season.

• Head coach Garrett Smith, who has been named WCC Coach of the Year six times, is in his 13th year at the helm of the Pilots.

• Smith, who played for the Pilots and graduated from UP in 1991, has posted an overall career record of 200-48-20 (.784), while guiding the Pilots to a remarkable 69-13-8 (.811) mark in the WCC.

• Currently, three of Portland’s 2015 opponents are ranked in the NSCAA coaches’ poll, while three other opponents are receiving votes.

• The Pilots have led the nation in attendance for an unprecedented 10 straight years.

• In 2008, UP set a then-NCAA record for attendance in a season when 47,082 fans attended Portland women’s soccer games.


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Re: This week in the Midwest

Post by A_Fan on Fri Aug 28, 2015 9:15 pm

Pilots Claim Big 4-3 Road Win at Marquette

MILWAUKEE, Wisc. --- Four different Pilots scored a goal, Allison Wetherington claims the game-winner and Ellie Boon added two assists as Portland won 4-3 on the road against the Marquette Golden Eagles on Friday night at Valley Fields. Twice the Pilots jumped ahead by two goals, and twice Marquette (2-1-0) pulled one back, but Portland (1-1-0) would hold on for the big win away from home.

Freshman Cecilia Pedersen opened the scoring for the Pilots with an early goal in the third minute. Pederson finished with a stellar touch about six yards out on a great ball sent in by Boon from the left side. It’s the first career goal for Pedersen, and it handed the Pilots the early lead.

The Golden Eagles responded, and in the 11th minute Caroline Fink evened the score. Fink got behind the Portland backline after Marquette won a header near the halfway line, dribbled up field and finished inside the right post from 14 yards out.

The Pilots then scored a crucial goal to take a 2-1 lead into the locker room at half. The goal was again set up by Boon, who found an unmarked Noelle La Prevotte with a long pass across the field. La Prevotte took a couple of touches to get inside the box and buried a shot into the top shelf from 17 yards out.

Portland controlled possession early in the second half, and in the 50th minute the Pilots jumped ahead 3-1. This time the ball fell to the feet of Devlyn Jeter on a corner from Wetherington. From point-blank range, Jeter drilled a shot past the Marquette goalkeeper Amanda Engel.

Moments later the Pilots’ lead was cut in half when Jacie Jermier gained possession near the halfline, dribbled the ball about 20 yards and found the right corner of the net from 22 yards out. Her first goal of the year made it a 3-2 game.

Wetherington then provided what would prove to be the winner when she slotted one past Engel in the 69th minute on a penalty. The Pilots were awarded the free attempt when Engel took down Jess Kennedy inside the area after failing to collect a Portland cross.

The Golden Eagles did score again late with Darian Powell finishing from six yards out  in the 87th minute, but the Pilots did well after that to hold on and claim the victory.

La Prevotte, Jeter and Wetherington all joined Pedersen in scoring their first goals of the season, and Portland goalkeeper Hanna de Haan finished with six saves on the night.

The Pilots next travel to South Bend, Ind., for a match against No. 7 Notre Dame on Sunday. Kickoff at Alumni Stadium is set for 10:30 a.m. (Pacific).

                         Soccer Game Summary (Final)

                         2015 Portland Women's Soccer

           Portland vs Marquette (Aug 28, 2015 at Milwaukee, Wis.)

Portland (1-1-0) vs. Marquette (1-2-0)

Date: Aug 28, 2015  Attendance: 585

Weather: Mid-60s, some light rain

Goals by period       1  2  Tot

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Portland............  2  2 -  4

Marquette...........  1  2 -  3

SCORING SUMMARY:

 1.   2:06 POR PEDERSEN, Cecilia (1) (BOON, Ellie) - from 10-yards directed behind her inside the far post

 2.  10:24 MU FINK, Caroline (1) (unassisted) - scores inside far post from 14 yards out on right side of box

 3.  30:13 POR LA PREVOTTE, Noelle (1) (BOON, Ellie) - one touch over MU's keeper from 17 yards

 4.  49:13 POR JETER, Devlyn (1) (WETHERINGTON,Allison) - off a corner

 5.  65:53 MU JERMIER, Jacie (1) (unassisted) - kick past keeper to far post from 22 yards

 6.  68:16 POR WETHERINGTON,Allison (1) Penalty kick

 7.  86:23 MU POWELL, Darian (1) (HANDWORK, Ashley) - one-touch from 10 yards in center of box

Shots: Portland 7, Marquette 21

Saves: Portland 6 (DE HAAN, Hanna 6), Marquette 0 ()

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Re: This week in the Midwest

Post by Geezaldinho on Fri Aug 28, 2015 10:08 pm

Four shots on goal, four goals.

Take a look at Cecilia Pederson's goal in the third minute.


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Re: This week in the Midwest

Post by A_Fan on Sat Aug 29, 2015 8:35 am

Nice redirection of Ellie's cross. LaProvatte's shot was a rocket. Now if only the defense can get it together. Notre Dame on Sunday is going to be a big step up from the first three opponents this year.

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