Men's soccer heads to Bay Area to resume WCC play
Connor Brandt

Oct. 30, 2013

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USD at San Francisco
Friday, Nov. 1 | 7:30 pm
Coverage: Live Stats & Video

The Last Meeting
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October 18, 2013
San Diego, Calif.
USD men fall to San Francisco 2-0
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.

The Last Meeting
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October 20, 2013
San Diego, Calif.
Toreros and Gaels endure 0-0 draw
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.

USD at Saint Mary's
Sunday, Nov. 3 | 2:00 pm
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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

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.

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 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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Meet the Toreros: Mark Carbone
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Meet the Toreros: Madison Pollock
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Women's Soccer In the Community
Toreros host soccer skills clinic at Linda Vista Elementary.
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Meet the Toreros: Juwan Gray
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Toreros Open Training Camp
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Meet the Toreros: Nassir Barrino
6'0" freshman guard from Newark, New Jersey.
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Meet the Toreros: José Martinez
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Meet the Toreros: Frank Ryder
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All the top plays from 2015-16
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Jordan Angus - Male Torero of the Year
Angus reflects on his time at USD
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Malina Hood - Female Torero of the Year
Malina Hood looks back at her USD career
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NCAA Tournament Preview
San Diego faces Vanderbilt in first round
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2016 Celebration of Excellence
Behind the Scenes at the COE
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Toreros Participate in Linda Vista Parade
Toreros Participate in Linda Vista Parade
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Men's Tennis senior Day
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Softball WCC Preview
The Toreros host Saint Mary's Saturday and Sunday
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2016 San Diego Crew Classic
The Toreros show speed against the nation's top crews
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The Torero Baseball Experience
Kris Bryant & Brian Matusz reflect on their time at USD
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MBB Senior Night
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USD Baseball Season Preview
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USD Softball Season Preview
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UCLA Preview
USD travels to No. 9 UCLA Friday
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Toreros Host Kentucky Saturday
USD looks to defend home court against No. 22 Kentucky
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Toreros Host Pepperdine & LMU
USD returns home after four-game road trip
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Toreros Team Up with PYBL
Men's Basketball hosts annual clinic for Challenged Division
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Men's Tennis 2016
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BYU Preview
Preview of USD women's basketball WCC opener vs. BYU.

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City Championship Highlights
Relive the Toreros' Upset over SDSU at Petco Park

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Toreros to Host Hope International
The 9-1 Toreros will host Hope International in their final game before WCC play

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Toreros Stun Aztecs at Petco
Postgame reaction and press conferences

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Toreros Return Home
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Men's Basketball Season Tickets
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Butler Preview
Pono Keni and Coach Lindsey talk about Saturday's Senior Day game against Butler

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CSUN Preview
Coach Fisher and forward Maya Hood talk about Tuesday's home-opener against CSUN

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USC Preview
Coach Smith and Brett Bailey preview the season opener at USC

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Davidson Preview
Jonah Hodges and Dale Lindsey talk about Jonah's return and preview Davidson game

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San Diego Fall Classic Preview
Coach Dagman previews the San Diego Fall Classic

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Nevada Preview
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USD Men's Basketball - The Origins (1955-1973)
A Glance at the Beginnings of Torero Hoops

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Campbell Preview
Coach Lindsey and Jeff Starr preview Campbell

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Stetson Preview
Coach Lindsey and Jereke Armstrong talk about the season so far

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WCC Media Day
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Warner Recap
Dale Lindsey and Anthony Lawrence on USD's 45-14 win

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Warner Preview

Anthony Lawrence and Coach Lindsey preview game vs. Warner

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Torero Community Service

USD Athletics helps out at Father Joe's Village in downtown San Diego

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Men's Basketball Camp Update

Kok and Carter talk about the upcoming season

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Drake Preview

Toreros host Bulldogs for Homecoming game

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Dayton Preview

Toreros look for 4th straight win

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LMU Preview

Pack the Stadium Night

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ITA All-American's Preview

Petronijevic, Angus, & Vittek Prepare

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Marist Preview

USD Looks to Extend Home Win Streak

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Valparaiso Preview

Toreros First True Road Game of 2015

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CSUN and UCSB Preview

Toreros Look to Extend Win Streak

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Aztec Invite Recap

Both Squads Finish Second

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SDSU Preview

Toreros Take on Cross-town Rival

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WNMU Recap

Highlights from 45-21 win

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2015 Home Opener

Previewing Western New Mexico

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Volleyball Tournament Preview

A preview of the USD Tournament
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Men's Soccer Season Opener
Previewing No. 16 Cal
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Training Camp Update
Coach Lindsey Recaps the First Two Weeks
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2015 WSOC Preview
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