Oct. 25, 2002
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - The host University of San Diego Toreros (12-4-0; 1-2 WCC) held off visiting Santa Clara University (6-6-1; 0-3 WCC) in a West Coast Conference showdown between two schools looking for their first league victory. Down 2-0 at halftime, the visiting Broncos outshot the Toreros in the 2nd half 9-1.
Torero goalie Parker Jarvis was credited with 6 saves, and his last of the night was his best as he grabbed SCU's Ryan Cochrane's shot with just under a minute to play to save the game from going into overtime. Cochrane split between two Torero defenders, but Jarvis charged straight at him and as Cochrane blasted his shot straight on, Jarvis slid down and snared the shot.
USD got on the scoreboard first when Eric Wunderle scored his 7th goal of the season in the 3rd minute of play off assists from Matt McCausland and Ryan Coiner. McCausland and Coiner started the play up the right side with two long passes, and Wunderle dribbled around Bronco goalie Kent Harkness and curled in his shot to the left side of the net.
About 10 minutes later junior midfielder Scott Burcar scored off a header. Kellen Hiroto started the play on a corner kick and Kevin Wilson redirected to the middle where Burcar was lying in wait. It was Burcar's second goal of the season. At intermission, USD had outshot the Broncos, 10-6. Santa Clara almost scored in the 19th minute of play when Kelechi Igwe's header in close hit off the top of the crossbar.
In the second half, it was Santa Clara that was on the offensive, outshooting the Toreros 9-1. Jamil Walker scored his 9th goal of the season in the 82nd minute of play off an assist from Eric Irvine. He scored from 10 yards out and netted his goal to the lower right corner past Torero goalie Parker Jarvis. Jarvis earned two saves in the last two minutes of play, including the critical save against Cochrane.
The Broncos return to action next Saturday night in Buck Shaw Stadium as they host Saint Mary's at 7:30 p.m.