It’s been a wild and thrilling college soccer season thus far. We’re just about halfway through and all the players associated with SF City FC are in positions for success with their teams!
University of California Golden Bears (4-3-1):
With 3 wins in the last 4, the Cal Bears are riding high. However, a slim loss to the reigning National Champions and Bay Area rival brought the Bears back to earth. Senior defender Trevor Haberkorn has played every minute for Cal and helped anchor their team throughout. Junior forward Matt Chasman has come off the bench in a bit part role in the last two matches. Up next for the Golden Bears, a trip to the Pacific Northwest to take on Oregon State and University of Washington this weekend.
SF State University Golden Gators (6-4):
After starting the season 5-1, the Gators lost three matches in a row, all 1-0 losses. However, this past weekend, SF State beat #12 CSU Los Angeles 1-0 for the first time in 8 matches. Senior goalkeeper Emmanuel Jimenez had his 4th shutout on the year and his long ball was the assist for the winning goal. The assist was the second in his career. Senior midfielder Ashley Watson, plus Junior midfielders Emmanuel Serrano and Andy Altimirano have all played significant minutes in important roles for the Gators this season. This weekend, SF State hosts UC San Diego and Cal State San Marcos at Cox Stadium.
St. Mary’s College Gaels (4-5-3):
The St. Mary’s Gaels had a very successful roadtrip this weekend at #17 West Virginia and Pittsburgh. The two wins helped boost their RPI and put them in a great position heading into West Coast Conference play. Junior midfielder Max Mirner has started in every game for the Gaels. His leadership and midfield bite has allowed the Gaels to thrive this season. Up next on tap, a West Coast Conference opener to first place Pacific (8-2) in Stockton on Sunday.
University of San Francisco Dons (4-5):
After two thrilling victories against Stanford and UC Riverside at home last weekend, the Dons sit well with momentum heading into West Coast Conference play. Senior forward David Garrett scored the winning goal for San Francisco against Stanford. Sophomore midfielder Jordan Hughes played big minutes as the all important holding midfielder in both matches. Junior defender Kamron Crow got his first start against UC Riverside in the 3-2 overtime victory. Next for USF, they take on arch rivals Santa Clara on Sunday at 7pm, at Negoesco Stadium.
Stanford Cardinal (4-2-3):
Stanford has won 4 of the last 5 matches including a mammoth victory on Sunday against rivals Cal 1-0. They are riding high and disciplined behind Junior goalkeeper Andrew Epstein, who recorded his 3rd shutout on the weekend. Junior midfielder Bryce Marion continues to impress in starting every game for the Cardinal and creating chances for the defending National Champions. This weekend, Stanford has a tricky trip to #16 Washington and Oregon State while looking to continue their good form.
-Yale’s Junior defender, Josh Totte, played in the 3-3 draw in their conference opener at Harvard. Yale plays at Dartmouth and hosts UConn at home this weekend.
-Santa Clara’s Senior defender Martin Riedler has not featured and Freshman midfielder Dylan Caton is under suspension until January 2017.
We wish all our athletes the best of luck as conference play begins!!