Oct. 30, 2013
THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE:
USD at San Francisco
Friday, Nov. 1 | 7:30 pm
Coverage: Live Stats & Video
Sunday, Nov. 3 | 2:00 pm
Coverage: Video (Subscription Required) | Live Stats
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - The Toreros (4-6-4, 0-3-3) return to action to kick off the second round of WCC action on Friday when they travel to San Francisco for a 7:30 pm contest before heading across the Bay to take on Saint Mary's on Sunday at 2 pm. Live video and live stats will be available for both games via links on the men's soccer schedule page at www.usdtoreros.com.
The San Francisco Dons (5-7-2, 2-3-1) come into the week following a 2-1 overtime loss at Stanford this past Friday. Jesus Del Toro leads USF with three goals this season and is tied with Miguel Aguilar (2 goals, 2 assists) for the team lead in points (6). Danny Kirkland and David Garrett each have two goals apiece as well. In goal, Chase Hauser (1-4-2) and Connor Gaal (4-2-0) have split time this season. Hauser (1.53 GAA, 43 saves, 2 shutouts) has seen the majority of the minutes, but Gaal leads the team with a 0.50 goals against average and has 26 saves to his credit with three shutouts. As a team, the Dons rank 2nd in the WCC in shutouts (5) this season but are being outscored 16-14 overall.
USF posted a 2-0 victory over the Toreros in the first meeting this year, but USD still holds the edge in the all-time series by a 20-16-2 margin.
The Saint Mary's Gaels (4-6-4, 2-2-2) had the week off following their 0-0 draw at USD on Oct. 20. Ismail Adam, Alex Braman, and Carlo Eikani each have three goals apiece this season, while Adam (3 goals, 2 assists) leads the team in points (8). Andre Rawls (4-5-3) has been the Gaels' mainstay in goal this year, registering a 1.07 goals against average with 54 saves and three shutouts. Rawls is tied with USD keeper Michael D'Arrigo for the second-most saves in WCC play this season (30). As a team, SMC ranks 3rd in the WCC in points (28) and goals (10), and are tied for 2nd in assists (8) during conference play so far.
The Toreros and Gaels battled to a 0-0 draw in their first meeting this year. USD owns a 26-9-6 advantage in the all-time series.
LAST TIME OUT...
USD knocked off No. 1 California this past Friday with 1-0 victory in Berkeley. Connor Brandt registered the game-winner when he collected a rebound and scored from 25 yards out in the 52nd minute of action. The goal was Brandt's team-leading fourth of the season. USD keeper Michael D'Arrigo tallied three saves in the match. Cal wound up outshooting USD 9-7 overall, but the Torero defense held the Golden Bears in check to preserve the shutout.
The Toreros' 1-0 victory over Cal on Oct. 25 was the team's third win over a No. 1-ranked opponent in program history. Prior to that, USD had a 2-1 overtime road victory over then-No. 1 Santa Clara on Oct. 15, 1999 and a 3-0 shutout at home over then-No. 1 Portland on Nov. 6, 1992, the year USD played in the NCAA championship game.
Jr. MF Connor Brandt was named WCC Men's Soccer Player of the Week after scoring the game-winner in USD's 1-0 victory over Cal, his first such honor of his career. He was also named to the TopDrawerSoccer.com National Team of the Week for the third time in his career.
USD has already played seven overtime contests this season, the most since having eight in 2010.
Sr. GK Michael D'Arrigo set a new career high with 10 saves at Gonzaga on Oct. 13. His previous career high was nine saves vs. UC Santa Barbara on Sept. 14, 2012. The last time a USD keeper recorded double-digit saves was on Oct. 15, 2000 when Justin Neerhof had 10 saves in a 2-2 double overtime draw at LMU.
USD and Gonzaga combined for 40 shots on Oct. 13, marking a combined season-high for USD this season. The Toreros also tied their single game high with 20 shots vs. Saint Mary's at home on Oct. 20.
West Coast Conference 2013 Standings (as of 10/29/13)
WCC Pts. Overall LMU 4-1-1 13 8-3-2 Gonzaga 2-1-3 9 7-3-3 Portland 3-3-0 9 8-6-0 Santa Clara 3-3-0 9 6-8-0 Saint Mary's 2-2-2 8 4-6-4 San Francisco 2-2-1 7 5-5-2 SAN DIEGO 0-3-3 3 3-6-4
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