Toreros and Gaels endure 0-0 draw
Connor Brandt

Oct. 20, 2013

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SAN DIEGO, Calif. - The USD men's soccer team came away with a 0-0 draw against Saint Mary's Sunday afternoon from Torero Stadium. Despite holding a commanding edge in shots (20-9) and corner kicks (12-3) on the day, USD (3-6-4, 0-3-3) was unable to capitalize on their chances, but played a strong, physical brand of defense to prevent any Saint Mary's momentum.

"It was a tough game," said USD head coach Seamus McFadden after the game. "We had a lot of possession and a lot of opportunities to score. I was really more interested in how our team would rebound (from Friday's 2-0 loss to San Francisco). We're young and we're certainly getting battle tested, and we have to find a way to close games out. But I can't be unhappy with the result today. I've got a good squad and with a couple changes I think we'll be very good moving forward."

USD had a number of close chances throughout the contest, including what appeared to be the go-ahead goal in the 63rd minute when Elijah Galbraith-Knapp headed in a perfectly-placed pass into the box from Connor Brandt, but the goal was nullified by an offside call against the Toreros.

Later on, in the 81st minute, Brandt took a pass that Keegan Smith lofted above the SMC defense and had a good look with only Gael keeper Andre Rawls in front of him, but Brandt's shot sailed high and wide left.

The Toreros seemed to keep the ball on the Saint Mary's side of the pitch for most of the game, outshooting the Gaels (4-6-4, 2-2-2) 5-4 in the first half, 8-4 in the second, and 7-1 between both overtime periods. USD's 20 shots tied a season high for the Toreros, matching their shot output against Cal State Fullerton at home on Sept. 8. Brandt had a career-high six shots on the day to lead all players.

USD keeper Michael D'Arrigo tallied four saves on the afternoon, including two stops right in front of the goal in traffic that could easily have been tipped in for a go-ahead score. Rawls had five saves for the Gaels.

This was USD's seventh overtime game of the season (sixth at home) and the eighth for Saint Mary's.

The Toreros take a break from West Coast Conference play when they travel to No. 1 California for a 3:30 pm contest on Oct. 25.




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