Oct. 7, 2007
Moraga, CA - In a West Coast Conference match, the Saint Mary's men's soccer team played the Portland Pilots to a 0-0 draw on Sunday afternoon from Saint Mary's Stadium. Saint Mary's is now 4-3-1 overall and 0-1-1 in WCC action, while Portland's record now stands at 4-3-3 overall and 1-0-1 in conference play.
In a physically played match, Portland out shot the Gaels 9-6 in the 110 minutes played by both teams. Portland managed four shots in both the first and second half, but only had one shot in the two overtime sessions. The Gaels had three first half shots, two shots in the second half, and one shot in overtime.
Saint Mary's had the first threatening opportunity when freshman forward Erik Rivas's shot from point blank range less than 10 minutes into the game. Portland goalkeeper Austin Guerrero made the stop, to go along with one save in the second half to record his third shutout of the year.
Saint Mary's sophomore goalkeeper Keenan Flynn played a solid game for the Gaels, making three saves for his first shutout of the year. After not recording a save in the first half, Flynn produced three diving saves in the second half to keep the score deadlocked at 0-0.
Rivas and Justin Kim had two shots to lead the Gaels, while Collen Warner had three shots to lead the Pilots.
Saint Mary's will return to West Coast Conference play on Sunday, October 14 when the Gaels host the Santa Clara Broncos at 2 p.m. at Saint Mary's Stadium.