Oct. 30, 2011
SANTA CLARA, Calif.- The University of San Diego men's soccer team came up empty handed in their two-match Bay Area road trip after falling at Santa Clara 4-1 Sunday afternoon from Buck Shaw Stadium. The loss dropped the Toreros to 7-7-1 overall on the year and 4-3-1 in WCC play and evened the season series with Santa Clara after USD earned the win in their first meeting this season.
For the second-straight match the Toreros outshot their opponent in a losing effort, this time holding a 14-12 advantage against the Broncos. Unfortunately, the Toreros were unable to convert their opportunities into goals again as Santa Clara keeper Larry Jackson notched seven saves on the day.
Santa Clara (7-5-1, 3-4-1 WCC) wasted no time in getting on the board as Eric Masch scored in the fourth minute off a one-touch pass that put the Broncos up 1-0.
Then, in the 17th minute, Brandon Zimmerman put Santa Clara up 2-0 when he came out on the winning end of a two-on-one against Torero keeper Adam Campbell, who was relieved at the beginning of the second half after allowing three goals in the first frame.
USD didn't let Santa Clara post a shutout, however, as Elijah Galbraith-Knapp continued his hot offensive production in WCC play with his team-leading fourth goal of the season. Galbraith-Knapp delivered on a header in the 19th minute that cut the Bronco lead to 2-1.
Santa Clara answered shortly thereafter when Carlos Montes connected in the 24th minute, giving the Broncos a 3-1 edge that they held until halftime.
The final blow came at the beginning of the second half as Michael Gates scored in the 47th minute off a cross that gave the Broncos their ultimate 4-1 lead.
Patrick Wallen led the Toreros with five shots in the contest, including three shots on goal, while combining with Thomas Fiskerstrand for the assist on the Toreros' lone goal of the match.
Campbell was replaced in goal by Michael D'Arrigo
for the second-consecutive match and took the loss, dropping him to 7-7-1 on the year. D'Arrigo played the entire second half, allowing the final Santa Clara goal and recording one save. Campbell came into the weekend leading the conference in goals against average, but allowed as many goals (6) in USD's two matches this weekend as he had all season leading up to this point.
Santa Clara's Jackson earned his first win of the year and moved to 1-1-1 this season.
The Toreros look to bounce back when they return home to host Gonzaga for a 2:00 pm contest on Friday, Nov. 4th.