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Heartbreaking Finish
Nov. 11, 2017

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. – San Diego’s season ended in heartbreaking fashion when Santa Clara’s Andres Jimenez scored in the 85th minute to deliver the Toreros a 1-0 defeat Saturday night.

Jimenez headed in a corner kick from teammate Javier Ruiz Duran for his first goal of the season to lead the Broncos (3-13-1, 3-3-1 WCC) to victory.

It was a tough way to finish for the Toreros (8-6-3, 2-3-2 WCC), which went 0-3-1 in its final four matches of the season. The late slide came after USD reeled off a seven-match unbeaten streak from Sept. 17-Oct. 22.

The defeat also marked the end of an era as it was the final match of Seamus McFadden’s 39-year head coaching career. He has been the only head coach in Toreros history and concludes his career with an all-time record of 385-285-70. Assistant coach, Brian Quinn, will take the reins next season as the head coach and McFadden will stay on as an assistant.

The Toreros had their chances offensively throughout the match and were paced by Miguel Berry who managed three shots. Berry’s best opportunity came in the 72nd minute when he weaved through the Broncos defense and got a right-footed shot away just inside the 18-yard box that was on target. However, Berry could not get enough on his shot to beat the keeper.

USD had a series of three crosses into the box in a 30-second span in the 60th minute but was unable to convert.

The Toreros nearly broke through in the 80th minute on a counterattack when Gustav Brandt sent a cross to the back post where Ross Meldrum was wide open. With the defense shifting toward his side of the box, Meldrum headed a pass across goal to the opposite post. The Toreros were unable to get to the loose ball in front of goal and Santa Clara’s defense cleared it from danger.

Thomas Olsen played well in goal and made four saves to close out his outstanding collegiate career in which he is ranked among the top-10 in every goalkeeping category in program history.

USD will say goodbye to its senior class, including Olsen, Patrick McGrath, Merlin Baus, Djordje Babic and Leon Mueller-Wiesen. The future remains bright for the Toreros which expect to return 20 letterwinners in 2018.



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