Oct. 1, 2006
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - The No. 10 ranked University of San Diego men's soccer team (7-3-0, 2-2-0 WCC) was defeated 2-1 by the No. 15 ranked Santa Clara University Broncos (6-3-2, 2-1-0 WCC) Sunday afternoon at Buck Shaw Stadium.
San Diego out shot the Broncos 13-8 in the match with six attempts in the first half alone. However, the Broncos were first to score early in the fifth minute. Forward Brian Martin took a shot from the far side of the field which was deflected by Torero goalkeeper Lance Friesz. Forward Keith Devey rebounded the deflection and took a shot past Friesz for a 1-0 lead.
The Broncos followed that shot with another goal in the 43rd minute. Martin intercepted a clearance by the Torero defense firing off a quick shot low into the net past Friesz for a 2-0 lead at the end of the first half.
In the second half, San Diego came out shooting recording seven shots. In the 56th minute, forward Ryan Guy from outside the penalty box passed the ball to midfielder Kevin Meissner who fired off a shot from 14 yards and past Bronco goalkeeper Joseph Buttitta cutting the lead 2-1. However, San Diego was unable to tie the match.
The Toreros return home to San Diego where they will take on No. 18 ranked University of San Francisco on Sunday, Oct. 8 at 2:00 p.m. at Torero Stadium.