Oct. 4, 2007
Next Up For Bronco Men's Soccer
No. 3 Santa Clara opens West Coast Conference play this weekend with two matches in Southern California. The Broncos first play the Loyola Marymount Lions on Friday, Oct. 5 at 4 p.m. PT. Two days later, SCU faces San Diego at Torero Stadium at 2 p.m. PT. Follow all the action on SantaClaraBroncos.com.
Last Matches For Bronco Men's Soccer
Santa Clara stretched its unbeaten streak to five games with two wins last weekend against San Jose State and UCLA. The Broncos defeated San Jose State 2-0 on Sept. 20 at Spartan Stadium. Peter Lowry struck for two goals in the victory, while Kevin Klasila posted his second consecutive shutout. Two days later, SCU hosted UCLA in one of the most exciting matches of the college season. UCLA went up 1-0 in the first half, but the Broncos rebounded with a Lowry goal in the 86th minute to tie the score. Sophomore Jeff Cosgriff then won the game for the home team with a goal less than a minute into overtime. The win moved the Broncos up to No. 3 in the nation.
Head Coach Cameron Rast
Cameron Rast (Santa Clara '92) is in his sixth season at the helm of the Santa Clara men's soccer program and has a 72-28-15 (.691) overall record and a 30-14-4 (.667) mark in West Coast Conference matches. He has led the Broncos to the NCAA Tournament in each of the last four seasons and his 2003 team advanced to the NCAA College Cup, where it lost a double-overtime decision to eventual national champion Indiana. He has now led the team to two WCC titles after clinching the 2006 championship on Oct. 29 of last year. Rast has also won two WCC Coach of the Year awards (2003, 2006). After eight years as an assistant coach and four as a player, Rast has now reached the College Cup in three different capacities while at Santa Clara. He is already in the top-10 on the WCC career list for league wins. Rast is assisted by Eric Yamamoto, Rusty Johnson and Tim Martin.
Unbeaten In Five
Santa Clara stretched its unbeaten run to five games with wins over San Jose State and UCLA two weeks ago. The Broncos are 3-0-2 during that stretch. They had an nine-game unbeaten streak last season.
Klasila Continues to Impress
Freshman goalkeeper Kevin Klasila has gotten off to a great start at Santa Clara. He posted back-to-back shutouts in his first two starts against Cal and San Jose State and then allowed just one goal against UCLA. He is now 2-0-1 on the season.
Lowry Living Up to Hype
Senior Peter Lowry was named West Coast Conference Co-Player of the Month on Oct. 3 after scoring five goals in the month of September for SCU. His hot start has helped SCU get out to a 5-1-2 record. Earlier in Sept., Lowry was also named WCC Player of the Week, as well as the national player of the week for College Soccer News and Top Drawer Soccer on Sept. 24 after scoring three goals in two games against San Jose State and UCLA.
Broncos vs. Loyola Marymount
The Lions and Broncos have met in conference play since 1981 with a Santa Clara leading overall 20-7-1. In their last meeting in Los Angeles, the Broncos won 2-0 to clinch the 2006 WCC title.
Broncos vs. San Diego
As a fellow member of the WCC, Santa Clara and the USD Toreros have met since 1981, SCU posting a record of 21-9-2. In their last match-up in San Diego, Chris Sauter scored in overtime to give SCU a 2-1 win.
Scouting Loyola Marymount
The LMU Lions are coming off a long break following a month-long schedule of traveling around the country. Currently 2-4-1. the Lions have played a number of defensive battles. The team has scored four goals in its seven games, but has only allowed seven goals so far. Four different players have scored goals for the Lions on the season. Patrick Lane has played the majority of the games in goal and has posted two shutouts. LMU is led by Paul Krumpe, who is 89-73-20 in over nine years with the Lions.
Scouting San Diego
The Toreros are currently 3-5-0 this season after losing their final non-conference game of the season 1-0 to UCLA on Tuesday. Coach Seamus McFadden is back for his 29th season along with seasoned midfielder Dustin Guerrero and All-WCC honorable mention defenders Tim Grey and Sam Reeder. Last year USD led the conference with 47 goals and tied a WCC record with 22 goals against league opponents. Three different players have scored two goals for USD this year, Fabrice Gautrat, JT Howlan and Tannen Wels to lead the team in that category.