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Aug. 31, 2017

San Diego Men's Soccer
Friday San Diego vs. UC Santa Barbara 8:30 p.m. Tickets Live Stats theW.tv

SAN DIEGO – San Diego makes its home debut and will pursue its first victory of the season Friday when it plays host to UC Santa Barbara at 8:30 p.m. (PT).

The game will be streamed on theW.tv and live statistics will be available via USDToreros.com.

LAST TIME OUT

• The Toreros played well against a pair of top-10 opponents during its opening weekend. USD dropped a 2-0 result at No. 10 Notre Dame and fell 1-0 in overtime against No. 7 Indiana.

Goalkeeper Thomas Olsen played well in both contests, making four saves against the Irish and four stops against the Hoosiers.

The Toreros defense was excellent and helped keep the team within striking distance in both games. The backline did well to keep the opposition’s attack away from the center of the field and limited opportunities in the penalty box.

Defender Josiah Benjamin and midfielder Gustav Brandt were named to the Mike Berticelli Memorial All-Tournament team for their standout play.

SAN DIEGO VS. UCSB HISTORY

The Toreros are 6-11 all-time against UCSB. USD dropped a 5-2 decision in the most recent meeting on Sept. 2, 2016.

COACH MCFADDEN’S FINAL SEASON

Head coach Seamus McFadden returns for his 39th and final season at the helm. McFadden will continue to help with the team in future seasons but associate head coach, Brian Quinn, will take the lead at the end of the year.

McFadden holds a career record of 377-282-68. Entering the 2017 season, the 377 career wins ranked eighth among active NCAA D-I coaches and 22nd overall for career wins all-time.

BALANCE IN THE LINEUP

USD boasts a quality mix of experienced returners and a talented freshman class. The Toreros return 14 letterwinners, eight starters and nine freshmen.

LEADING THE ATTACK

Miguel Berry returns for his sophomore season after leading the team with eight goals as a freshman last year. Djordje Babic was third on the team with 12 points (four goals, four assists) last season and returns for his senior campaign.

IN THE BOX

Thomas Olsen is off to a strong start in 2017, making eight saves in two games during the opening weekend at No. 10 Notre Dame (Aug. 25) and No. 7 Indiana (Aug. 27).

Olsen started 16-of-18 games in goal last season and held a 1.87 goals-against average and .589 save percentage.

CHAMPIONSHIP HISTORY

USD has won three of the past five WCC Championships and nine all-time in program history.


 

 

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