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WCC Men's Soccer Recaps

Sept. 9, 2007

San Diego - 2
New Jersey Tech - 0

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - The University of San Diego men's soccer team (2-1-0) defeated the New Jersey Institute of Technology Highlanders (1-2-0) making them the outright winners of the 2007 Adidas Classic, which included San Diego State and Fairleigh Dickinson. Freshman forward Kyle Ochoa scored the game winning goal in the 14th minute.

Early in the first half, senior forward Dustin Guerrero dribbled the ball up the right sideline with a Highlander defender near by. Guerrero sent a pass into the goalie box where Ochoa took it off one bounce and fired off a shot past the goal keeper for the 1-0 lead.

Three and a half minutes into the second half, sophomore Fabrice Gautrat lined up a free kick from a Highlander foul. 25 yards out off the right side off the right side of the goal, Gautrat sent a ball sailing through the air and into the goal lifting the Toreros to a 2-0 victory.

Ochoa had two shots on goal and one goal. Guerrero had two shots on goal and one assist. Gautrat had one shot on goal and one goal. Goal keeper Kelin Briones had 2 saves on the day. The Toreros out-shot the Highlanders 17-3.

USD returns to action for their first road trip when they fly to the east coast on Friday, September 14 to take on Hofstra followed by Long Island University on Sunday September 16.

San Francisco - 3
San Jose State - 2

Story coming soon.

Santa Clara - 3
Boston - 0

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Santa Clara men's soccer team bounced back from a loss on Friday night with a convincing 3-0 win over the Boston University Terriers at the Brown adidas Classic. Junior Jide Ogunbiyi scored for the third straight game to put Santa Clara up 1-0 and the Broncos also got goals from senior Matt Hatzke and freshman David Castellanos. No. 3 SCU improves to 3-1-0 with the win.

The Broncos, looking to erase the memory of Friday's loss, stormed out of the gate and kept the Terriers pinned in their end right from the start. Santa Clara's hard work paid off early with Ogunbiyi's third strike of the season. Senior Jamil Roberts fired a hard shot that was blocked by the Terrier defense, but the deflection fell right to Ogunbiyi, who finished the play off for a 1-0 Bronco lead. The goal came just three minutes into the match.

With a one goal advantage, SCU continued to go on the attack throughout the first half, peppering the Terrier's goal with 13 shots. Unfortunately, none of them were able to find the back of the net and the Broncos entered halftime with a 1-0 lead.

Eighteen minutes into the second half, the lead grew to two goals as Hatzke scored his first of the year. After a foul outside the box, Hatzke stepped up and curled a free kick into the upper corner past Terrier goalkeeper Hrafn Davidsson.

Castellanos put the game out of reach with his first career goal in the 80th minute. Roberts again got the play started as he fired a shot at the net. The ball came back to Castellanos, who buried it in the net to clinch the victory for the Broncos. The assist was Roberts' fourth of the season, a career high.

Three Bronco players were named to the all-tournament team, senior Peter Lowry, Ogunbiyi and Roberts.

Santa Clara returns to the Bay Area next weekend for two matches against local rivals. On Friday, Sept. 14, the Broncos host the Stanford Cardinal at 7:30 p.m. PT at Buck Shaw Stadium. Two days later, SCU travels to Berkeley to play the Cal Bears at 1:00 p.m. PT. Follow all the action right here at SantaClaraBroncos.com.

Portland - 3
UC Davis - 3

DAVIS, Calif. - Freshman forward Frankie Lopez scored his first collegiate goal as the Portland Pilots tied the UC Davis Aggies 3-3 in a non-conference men's soccer game at the Copa de Causeway on Sunday. Senior Michael Gavin and junior Alex Elliott also scored for Portland (2-1-1).

Down 2-1 at the break, the Pilots scored twice to take a 3-2 lead in the second half. But the Aggies (2-1-1) scored the equalizer in the 82nd minute to force overtime.

The Pilots scored the game's first goal in the 33rd minute. Junior Michael Gavin's strike from 18 yards out gave Portland a 1-nil lead. Junior Drew Chrostek assisted on the goal, Gavin's first of the season.

The equalizer came just two minutes later on a Portland own goal that tied the score at 1-1. Miles Hadley then gave UC Davis the 2-1 lead with a score just before the half. Chris Leer assisted on the play.

UP came out firing after the break, peppering the UC Davis frame with 11 shots. In the 52nd minute, Lopez cracked the equalizer off a feed from junior Leland Wright. Wright's cross found Lopez in the middle of the box. Lopez then found the back of the net.

Elliott gave Portland its second lead of the game four minutes later. Elliott's shot deflected off a defender and in, giving UP the 3-2 advantage. The lead wouldn't hold as the Aggies tied it at 3-3 in the 82nd minute. Ahmad Hatifie scored on an assist from Ian Conklin.

UC Davis attempted the only shot in overtime. The Aggies outshot the Pilots for the game 16-15. Davis also held a 9-8 edge in corner kicks.

UP freshman goalkeeper Austin Guerrero went the distance in goal, making three saves. Davis keeper Brian Wickers also made three saves in 110 minutes.

Eight yellow cards were issued during the match with four shown to Portland players.

The Pilots now have nine days until their next game. Portland is slated to face the Washington Huskies on Tuesday, Sept. 18 at 7:00 p.m. in Seattle, Wash.

Central Florida - 1
Loyola Marymount - 0

LMU's quest for the 2007 Nike/TLC Plumbing and Utility Invitational title was spoiled by Central Florida's Matt Luzunaris, who scored the game's only goal in the 65th minute, as the Knights posted a 1-0 victory. LMU falls to 1-2-0 on the young season while UCF improves to 2-1-0.

With both teams having won their tournament openers on Friday night, Sunday morning's match would turn out to be the championship. The sides came out firing in an energetic first half that saw the Lions out-shoot the Knights 10-5. LMU's best opportunities to score came from their six first-half corner kicks. Junior defender Alex Proano, junior defender Jawaan Delaney, and senior forward Nick Blanco all had their attempts fire just off-target while junior defender Garrett Maloney forced UCF goalkeeper Sean Johnson into a save off a corner just before halftime.

In the second half, freshman forward Rafael Baca's shot from the left wing forced Johnson into a save in the 62nd minute and three minutes later, Central Florida took the lead. Mike Mattson started the move with a pass from the middle to the right side of the box, where Luzunaris ran on and slotted it into the corner.

The Lions pushed forward looking for the equalizer but were unable to breach the Knight goal.

Redshirt freshman Patrick Lane made three saves in goal for the Lions while Johnson stopped seven shots. LMU held an overall advantage of 19-15 in shots and 11-3 in corner kicks.

The Lions face a short week as they return to campus before departing for the Saint Louis/Nike Soccer Classic, where they will face a pair of NCAA Tournament squads from 2006. LMU takes on Saint Louis on Thursday and Creighton on Saturday.