SDSU Men's Soccer Heads to Northern California to Continue Pac-12 Action
Oct. 31, 2017
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.
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.
- 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.
- Kyle Adams manned the backline in SDSU’s win over Santa
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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