April 2, 2004
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - The Santa Clara University men's soccer team, fresh off its 2003 College Cup appearance last winter, opens its spring season Saturday with a pair of matches against Cal State Northridge and UC Riverside in Temecula, Calif.
The Broncos will play a total of eight matches on five dates during the spring season as part of its offseason training program. Six of the nine matches will be played away from the Mission Campus. For directions to the matches in Temecula, click here.
"I am pleased with the number and quality of games we have for the team this spring," said Rast. "They will afford the returning players the chance to build on a successful fall campaign and at the same time give an opportunity for the players trying to earn spots to showcase their abilities."
For the first time in 10 years the Broncos will be leaving the Bay Area to play teams during the offseason. With two sets of early spring games in Southern California and Sacramento, the Broncos will test their players away from home.
The one opportunity to watch the team on the Mission Campus will be May 1st, when the Broncos host matches with the University of San Francisco and UC Santa Cruz. Game times are set for 9:30 a.m. & 11 a.m., respectively. That evening Santa Clara will host its annual banquet for the 2003 season to honor the players, especially the four graduating seniors for the College Cup run this past season.
The spring schedule concludes with matches against strong local opponents. The Broncos will play at Stanford on Friday night May 14th at 7 p.m. in a traditional spring preview of the rivalry match in the fall. The highlight of the spring will be an evening game with the 2003 MLS Cup Champion San Jose Earthquakes at the brand new Santa Clara Youth Soccer Park on May 19th. The game will is slated to begin at 7:00 p.m.
Bronco Men's Soccer 2004 Spring Schedule
|Saturday||April 3||CS Northridge||Temecula, Calif.||11 a.m.|
|Saturday||April 3||UC Riverside||Temecula, Calif.||3 p.m.|
|Saturday||April 24||Sacramento State||Sacramento, Calif.||11 a.m.|
|Saturday||April 24||San Francisco State||Sacramento, Calif.||12:30 p.m.|
|Saturday||May 1||UC Santa Cruz||Santa Clara, Calif.||9:30 a.m.|
|Saturday||May 1||San Francisco||Santa Clara, Calif.||11 a.m.|
|Saturday||May 1||USF vs. UC Santa Cruz||Santa Clara, Calif.||12:30 p.m.|
|Friday||May 14||Stanford||Stanford, Calif.||7 p.m.|
|Wednesday||May 19||San Jose Earthquakes||Santa Clara Youth Soccer Park||7 p.m.|