Sept. 21, 2000
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Despite outshooting the Kangaroos by a 21-6 margin, the Santa Clara men's soccer team dropped a 3-1 decision to the University of Missouri-Kansas City in the second game of the Santa Clara adidas Classic Thursday at Buck Shaw Stadium.
UMKC scored twice in the first half, once on a Tony Avery shot off a rebound in front of the goal. The second goal for the Kangaroos was on an own goal by Santa Clara to give UMKC a 2-0 halftime edge.
"Certainly this was a disappointing loss for us," said Santa Clara head coach Mitch Murray. "I think our guys came in overconfident. I think we have been working hard and playing bettter. But, I think we came in looking at the other team's record and the fact that we were playing at home. We really played well to start the game and I think our guys lost their concentration and intensity after that. We have a really young team and we need to learn how to handle these tough situations. This is a hard lesson and I hope we grow from it.
"Cal is going to come in here Saturday trying to salvage their season and is going to give us a tough match. We are going to have to rebound quickly and play well."
Anthony Chimienti (San Jose, Calif.) scored Santa Clara's only goal of the match. After a Bronco throw-in, Jamil Walker (Pittsford, N.Y.) passed the ball in front of the goal to an open Chimienti who powered a low shot into the near side of the goal.
The match featured a combined four yellow cards and 38 fouls as well as a red card given to UMKC's Larry Scheller. The Kangaroos played a man down for the final 13:12 of the match.
UMKC's Scott Twellman left the game and was taken to the hospital after suffering a blow to the ribs with 4:15 left in the first half. He did not return to the game.
Santa Clara next faces Cal Berkeley in the final match of the Santa Clara adidas Classic on Saturday at 8 p.m.. The first game of Saturday's doubleheader features San Francisco vs. UMKC at 6 p.m. For tickets, contact 408/544-4660 or visit the SCU official athletic website at www.SantaClaraBroncos.com.
Santa Clara adidas Classic Game 1 - San Francisco 1, Cal 0 Game 2 - Missouri-Kansas City 3, Santa Clara 1 Game 3 - USF vs. UMKC, 6 p.m. Game 4 - Santa Clara vs. Cal, 8 p.m.
SCU vs. UMKC Scoring Summary Scoring- 1, UMKC Tony AVery (Eric White) 42:12, 2, UMKC, Own Goal 44:36, 3. SCU Anthony Chimienti (Jamil Walker) 65:22, 4. UMKC Josh Hickam (Dan Hilson) 76:19 Shots- SCU 21, UMKC 6 Saves- UMKC 7, SCU 3 Corners- SCU 7, UMKC 1 Fouls- SCU 25, UMKC 13 Yellow cards- SCU 3 (Brett Davis, Michel Goehring, Keith Burden), UMKC 1 (Josh Hickam). Red Cards: UMKC 1 (Larry Scheller)