Since our last update, a lot has happened in the college soccer landscape! Let’s catch you up!
Stanford Cardinal (10-3-4):
Stanford has been on fire as of late. The 2-1 loss to USF lit a fire in their side as they just snapped an 8 game unbeaten run of 7 wins and a tie. Junior goalkeeper Andrew Epstein has 5 shutouts in the month of October alone. Junior midfielder Bryce Marion has the second most assists on the team with 4. Senior midfielder Trevor Hyman has played a bit part role in the last few games. Stanford goes to rival foe Cal needing only 1 point to win the Pac-12 title for the 3rd year in a row. Watch for them to make waves in the NCAA tournament too. The Cal vs. Stanford match will be played on November 11th at 1pm in Berkeley. Join SF City fans at that match with complimentary match tickets and beers by clicking here!
SF State University Golden Gators (9-6-2):
SF State wrapped up their season last weekend. This was their first back to back winning seasons since 1978-1980. In fact, their 5-5-2 Conference record was their first non-losing season since joining the CCAA in 1998. Seniors Ashley Watson (2 goals, 4 assists), Emmanuel Serrano and Manny Jimenez (6.5 shutouts) were all honored at the end of the last match. Junior midfielder Andy Altimirano finished with 2 goals and 4 assists.
St. Mary’s College Gaels (7-7-3):
The St. Mary’s Gaels have won 3 out of their last 5 including two huge wins over Bay Area rivals, San Francisco and Santa Clara. At 3-2 in the conference, St. Mary’s has a chance to finish in the top half of the table with two games left at home vs. Gonzaga and away against leaders, Portland. Junior midfielder Max Mirner has started every match and been a big influence. Although he’s only had 1 goal and 1 assist, his 22 shots are 2nd on the team. Up next, it’s Senior Day on Sunday as the Gaels host Gonzaga at 1pm.
University of San Francisco Dons (6-8):
The Dons are 2-3 in Conference play and need to turn it on in their last two matches to earn a spot at the top part of the WCC table. Senior forward David Garrett has been the man for the Dons. 3 of his team leading 7 goals are in conference play, including a pair against Santa Clara. Sophomore midfielder Jordan Hughes has played in and started all conference matches except 1, primarily as a holding midfielder. Next for USF, they play USD on Sunday for Senior Day, where forward David Garrett and defender Christian DeLuna will be honored prior to kickoff at 4pm, Negoesco Stadium.
University of California Golden Bears (5-9-2):
Since the beginning of October, the Bears have only won 1 match, a 2-1 victory away at UCLA. Their skid included 6 losses and 1 tie. They are currently on a 3-match losing streak heading into a showdown with rivals Stanford next Friday, which you can see live with other SF City fans! Remember complimentary match tickets and beers (link below). One bright spot, Senior defender Trevor Haberkorn has played every minute for Cal and scored the opening goal in a 4-3 loss at home vs. UCLA. Junior forward Matt Chasman has come off the bench, but received the most minutes he’s ever gotten this year in the last two matches. Up next for the Golden Bears, they’ll host Stanford on November 11th at 1pm in Berkeley. Join SF City fans by clicking here!
-Yale’s Junior defender, Josh Totte, notched his first point this year. An assist in yesterday’s 3-1 win vs. St. Joseph’s!
We wish all our athletes the best of luck as conference play ends and potential NCAA tournament spots are on the line!!