Oct. 18, 2013
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - The University of San Diego men's soccer team suffered a 2-0 loss to San Francisco Friday night in West Coast Conference play from Torero Stadium. USD (3-6-3, 0-3-2) was unable to overcome a slow start to the night, while San Francisco got goals from Kyle Macleod and Miguel Aguilar.
USF (5-5-2, 2-2-1) came out of the gates putting pressure on the USD defense. Torero keeper Michael D'Arrigo recorded five saves on the night, including a pair of point blank one-on-ones that he was able to dive and deflect away.
USD put together a brief rally in the middle of the first half and narrowly missed out on a chance in the 32nd minute as Darragh Vieyra threaded a pass into Connor O'Neill, whose one-on-one chance was knocked away by USF keeper Connor Gaal, who had four saves on the night.
Macleod eventually put the Dons on the board with a low rolling shot into the far corner from the left wing just before half time in the 43rd minute.
Coming out in the second half, the Toreros kept battling and just about evened the score up in the 51st minute when Torrey DeArmas took a pass from Connor Brandt and fired off a shot from about 10 yards out that was bobbled before Gaal was able to corral it for the save.
Then, in the 63rd minute, Aguilar took a pass from Mauricio Diaz De Leon right up the middle of the pitch and turned to score a one-on-one goal from about 15 yards out, giving the Dons their final 2-0 advantage.
The Toreros held a 5-1 edge in corner kicks on the night but were unable to convert any into goals. USD also outshot USF 14-12, thanks to a 9-4 shot advantage in the second half when the Toreros put together a strong final push to get on the board.
USD returns to action on Sunday when they host Saint Mary's for a 2 pm kickoff from Torero Stadium.
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