Oct. 8, 2006
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - The University of San Diego men's soccer team (7-3-0, 2-3-0 WCC) dropped their Sunday evening match against the University of San Francisco Dons by a score of 2-1, their first loss of the season from Torero Stadium.
In the first half, the toreros fired off three shots on goal. Their best look was from caso in the seventh minute when he received a centering pass 320 yards out. He blasted a shot that was on target but just a little too high. The half ended in a 0-0 tie.
San Diego came out shooting when in the 50th minute forward Ciaran O'Brien from midfield sent a ball over the head of forward Ryan Guy who was onside and sprinting up the field. Guy, with two defenders on him, fired off a shot from the top of the penalty box which was blocked by the Dons defense. The ball bounced back at Guy who fired off a second shot immediately scoring and taking the 1-0 lead.
In the 53rd minute, San Francisco responded with a goal of their own as a loose ball in the penalty box landed at the feet of forward Ardalan Attar. Attar through traffic slipped a quick shot into the right lower corner of the net past Torero goalkeeper Kelin Briones tying the game 1-1.
In the 58th minute the Dons again were in Torero territory when Rob Valentino from the far side of the field fired off a centering pass to Brandon McDonald who from 25 yards out put another shot past Briones for a 2-1 lead and sealed the victory for USF.
For San Francisco, the Dons posted a total of nine shots. Neil Stuart, Aaron Chandler, and Ardalan Attar all posted team high two shots. Goalkeeper Geremy Uhl allowed only one goal and recorded three saves.
For the Toreros, Ryan Guy posted a team high three shots. Michael Caso and Ciaran O'Brien posted two goals each. As a team, USD out-shot USF posting 13 shots. Briones allowed two goals and recorded no saves.
San Diego returns to action as they travel to Los Angeles on Thursday, October 12 to take on the Loyola Marymount Lions at 4:00 p.m.