SDSU Men's Soccer Heads to Northern California to Continue Pac-12 Action

Oct. 31, 2017

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Game Day Preview

San Diego State (5-11-0, 0-7-0 Pac-12) at RV California (9-5-0, 4-3-0)

Thursday, Nov. 2 | 3:30 p.m. | Berkley, Calif.

Pac-12 Network

San Diego State (5-11-0, 0-7-0 Pac-12) vs. No. 4 Stanford (12-2-1, 6-0-1 Pac-12)

Sunday, Nov. 5 | 5:00 p.m. | Stanford, Calif.

Pac-12 Network

Aztec Storylines

- San Diego State continues Pac-12 action this Thursday in Berkley to take on California and this Sunday at No. 4 Stanford.  Both games will be live on the Pac-12 Network.

- SDSU is most recently coming off a 4-2 loss at home against Oregon State. Freshman Tevenn Roux scored his second goal of the season, while Jeroen Meefout posted his team-leading seventh score of the year in the setback.

- With Meefout’s seventh goal, the Netherlands native continues a strong senior campaign. Meefout is fourth among all Aztecs in the Lev Kirshner era (since 2000) with 15 career goals, trailing only Jordan Ongaro (2010-13, 22 goals), Kraig Chiles (2003, 05-07, 21 goals) and current SDSU assistant coach, Raymundo Reza (2007-10, 20 goals).

- In addition to being near the top in recent Aztec history, Meefout is currently second in the Pac-12 with seven goals and third in the league with 17 points, trailing only 2016 Pac-12 Co-Player of the Year Foster Langsdorf (Stanford, 23 points) and 2016 Pac-12 Freshman of the Year Handwalla Bwana (Washington, 18 points). Meefout’s goal total also ranks 74th in Division I, while his point total sits at 87th-most in the nation.

- Meefout’s seven goals in a season are tied for the most by any Aztec since the start of the 2014 season.

- The Aztecs snapped a five-game losing streak in an impressive showing on Oct. 21, using a shutout from the backline and goalkeeper Adam Allmaras while Jeroen Meefout tallied a pair of goals in the 3-0 win over Santa Clara.

- Ilai Shvika registered a goal and a pair of assists over SDSU’s games against UCLA and Santa Clara. After scoring a highlight-reel goal against UCLA on Oct. 15, six days later, Shvika posted a two-assist effort in SDSU’s 3-0 win over Santa Clara. Shvika set up freshman Tevenn Roux for his first collegiate goal in the 3rd minute, while also supplying help on Meefout’s first goal of the match in the 65th minute.

- Kyle Adams manned the backline in SDSU’s win over Santa Clara, and has played every minute of action so far this season for the Aztecs. Having played each minute of the 2017 season, Adams leads the team with 5,010 minutes played over the last three seasons, having only missed 108 minutes of action over his three-year career. 5,010 minutes can also be broken down into 83.5 hours, 3.5 days, or roughly half a week, and over Adams’ career, SDSU has only allowed 1.10 goals per game.

- The win in SDSU’s last non-conference game of the season left the Aztecs with a three-game winning streak in non-conference play and dating back to the start of the 2014 season, SDSU owns a 22-9-5 record against opponents outside of the Pac-12.

- The Aztecs are in the midst of its 50th anniversary season, and the team has accumulated a 472-335-110 record over the last half century. After starting the program in 1968, SDSU reached the NCAA Tournament for the first time just one year later in 1969. SDSU has also reached the postseason in 1969, 1981, 1982, 1987, 1988, 1989, 2005, 2006, and 2016, and reached the NCAA national championship in 1987.

- 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.

- 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 letterwinners from last year’s squad.

 

Opponent Notebook

California

- The Golden Bears used a goal with 11 seconds remaining on Oct. 1 to defeat SDSU, 1-0, in San Diego. Since then, Cal has gone 2-3-0, and is currently receiving votes in the United Soccer Coaches poll.

- Shinya Kadono, the goal-scorer in the first SDSU-Cal matchup of the season, leads the Golden Bears with six goals on the year. Jose Carerra-Garcia leads the team in overall points with 15 (four goals, seven assists).

- Drake Callender owns a 1.21 goals against average and .784 save percentage in goal for Cal.

 

Stanford

-  Since defeating SDSU on Sept. 28, Stanford has been one of the hottest teams in the nation, currently riding a seven-match unbeaten streak (6-0-1) since that late September win in San Diego. The Cardinal enters this weekend ranked No. 4 nationally by the United Soccer Coaches.

- Foster Langsdorf leads the Pac-12 with 10 goals and 23 points, while the Cardinal has six total players with three or more goals on the year.

- Nico Corti has played all but nine minutes for Stanford this year and owns an impressive 0.53 goals against average and .830 save percentage over 15 games and 1361 minutes played.

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