SAN DIEGO, Calif. – The Bronco men's soccer team starts West Coast Conference play with a 1-0 victory at San Diego. The win puts the Broncos at 4-5-0 in the 2013 season and 1-0 in Conference. The Toreros are now 3-4-2 in the season and 0-1-1 in conference.
The Broncos led the Toreros in shots 13-10 and shots on goal 7-3. The men played an aggressive match with a combined five yellow cards and 25 fouls.
"The game tonight was a battle," said Bronco head coach Cameron Rast. "Both teams fought to get chances to win it. We played tough into overtime and created a great opportunity and Carlos was there to bury it."
Bronco goalkeeper Kendall McIntosh picked up his first save in the 22nd min. when San Diego's Keegan Smith had a one vs. one breakaway run on the left side. Smith tried to slot the ball far post but was kicked away by McIntosh.
Late in the 27th min. Bronco Carlos Montes drilled a shot that was blocked by the Torero defense. Michael Gates tried to keep the attack alive with a rebound shot from the top of the box but was deflected away once again by the Toreros.
Bronco David Torres served the ball over the Toreros defense in the 65 min. to Montes on the right flank for a shot that cleared the crossbar.
After 90 minutes of regulation, the men headed into overtime where the Broncos put away the game-winner less than four minutes in. Bronco Matt Steurer played a ball down the right flank to the space of Keigo Kameya. Kameya crossed the ball into the Toreros' box for Dylan Autran who then laid it off for Montes to put in the back of the net making the final score 1-0 for the Broncos.
"The lead up to the goal was well played," continued Rast. "We rotated the ball from the right side drawing their backs to one side of the field leaving Carlos alone on the back post. It was a great goal."
The Broncos will continue WCC play down south at LMU on Sun., Oct. 13 at 1:00 p.m. LMU faced USD in their WCC opener Wed., Oct. 2 which resulted in a 2-2 tie after 90 minutes and two overtime periods.
The Lions are 4-2-2 in the 2013 season and 0-0-1 in conference. Junior Juan De Rada leads the Lions with three goals and three assists with junior John McFarlin close behind with one goal and six assists.
Last season when the Broncos and Lions first matched up in conference, the Broncos came out on top with a 1-0 victory with a goal by Erik Hurtado.
Game Notes: A yellow card caution was issued to Santa Clara's Keigo Kameya, Matt Steurer, Parker Holland … a yellow card caution was issued to San Diego's Torrey Dearmas, Merlin Hoeckendorff.