M. Soccer Celebrates 50th Anniversary Saturday
Oct. 19, 2017
Game Day Preview
San Diego State (4-9-0, 0-5-0 Pac-12) vs. Santa Clara (2-10-0, 2-1-0 WCC)
Saturday, Oct. 21 | 7:00 p.m. | SDSU Sports Deck | San Diego, Calif.
Live Stats at GoAztecs.com
- San Diego State men’s soccer plays its final non-conference game of 2017 on Saturday, hosting Santa Clara on Saturday night for a 7:00 p.m. contest. The team will celebrate the program’s 50th anniversary with a pregame and halftime ceremony honoring well-decorated Aztec alumni, and the first 500 fans in attendance will receive a free Aztec Soccer scarf.
- The Aztecs played one game last week and suffered a tough-luck loss in Los Angeles to UCLA on Sunday night. After the Bruins gained the lead with an 83rd minute goal, the Aztecs responded in jaw-dropping fashion, with Ilai
- The loss for SDSU at UCLA snapped a five-match unbeaten streak when having a week or more of rest.
- After assisting on
- In goal, Adam Allmaras sits third in the conference with 38 saves.
- Dallin Cutler took over as the team’s assist leader with his third of the year against Incarnate Word with a helper on a Kyle Adams’ fourth-minute goal. Including a game-winning overtime goal against Vermont in the second game of the season, the team is 3-1 when Cutler registers at least one point. Cutler currently stands eighth in the Pac-12 with eight assists, tied with his teammate Jeroen Meefout.
- On Saturday, the team is celebrating the program’s 50th anniversary with both pregame and halftime ceremonies. Pregame, the Aztecs will honor the 11 members of the All-50 team, recognizing the best 11 players to sport an Aztec jersey. At halftime, the Aztecs will retire the jerseys of eight players including Peter Goossens, Kevin Crow, Alan Kelly, Cle Kooiman, Marcelo Balboa, Kyle Whittemore, Eric Wynalda, and Tally Hall.
- The team has accumulated a 471-335-110 record over the last
- The Aztecs had a successful weekend in the Lone Star State from Sept. 22-24, topping UT Rio Grande Valley, 2-0, and Incarnate Word, 1-0. With the pair of wins, SDSU extended its winning streak against Texas-based teams to an impressive seven games.
- With Stanford’s first goal on Sept. 28, the Cardinal snapped a season-long opponent scoreless streak of 274:34 for the Aztecs. The Aztecs had gone 12 days (or approximately 288 hours, 17,284 minutes, or 1,037,040 seconds) without allowing the opposition to score, dating back from a Sept. 16 contest against Cal Poly to Sept. 28 the matchup against Stanford. Defender Kyle Adams and goalkeeper Adam Allmaras both played every minute of the scoreless streak.
- Kyle Adams registered his first goal of the season in SDSU’s 1-0 win over Incarnate Word, converting on a header in the fourth minute for his second career goal. Adams is the only Aztec to play all 1202 minutes of action this season and one of just two Aztecs to start all 13 games this year.
- SDSU had a pair of impressive streaks come to an end in early September, as USF’s come-from-behind win snapped a 17-game unbeaten streak (14-0-3) when scoring first for the Aztecs. Utah Valley then followed that on Sunday, defeating SDSU 1-0 and snapping the Aztecs eight-match winning streak when playing on Sundays. Both streaks dated back to the 2015 season.
- SDSU defeated UC Santa Barbara in the team’s home opener on Sept. 4. It was the first two-goal win over perennial power UCSB since the Aztecs took down a No. 6-ranked Gauchos team 4-2 on Sept. 25, 2009. With the win, SDSU continues an impressive run, having won seven of its last eight home openers dating back to 2010.
- The Aztecs reached the NCAA Tournament for the ninth time in program history last season. SDSU returned six starters and 13
- The Broncos are in search of their first road win of the season and own a 2-10-0 record heading into Saturday night’s contest. Despite a 2-10-0 record, Santa Clara has won two of its last three contests, including a 3-1 win over San Francisco.
- Santa Clara has dropped a pair of high-scoring contests to Pac-12 opponents, having dropped a 4-3 decision at Washington on Sept. 17, and a 3-2 game against California on Sept. 22.
- Valdemar Andersen and Carlos Delgadillo lead the team with five goals each. Four other Broncos have at least two goals on the season, while Miles Robinson leads the team with four assists. In goal,