SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Santa Clara men's soccer will host its second home game of the season against San Jose State on Wednesday. Kickoff at Stevens Stadium is set for 7:30 p.m. PT.
The Broncos are 25-20-5 all-time against the Spartans. The most recent matchup came in 2015 at SJSU and the Broncos won, 1-0.
"We're really looking forward to being at home and having a home match," head coach Cameron Rast said. "We had the UC Irvine game which was great but we probably didn't play nearly as well as we would've liked to in front of our home crowd. But, being able to have San Jose State here, a local derby which will have great emotion to it and hopefully great quality to it as well."
"(Over the break) I think we had the chance to look at some of our film and really break down some of the things that are causing us problems, particularly in the flow of the attack. That is what we're addressing; to make sure we have great chances to score goals. We've been in good spots we just need to finish off those chances."
Scoring has not come easy for the Broncos, totaling six goals in seven games. Junior Carlos Delgadillo is the leading scorer on the team with two goals, both of which were game-winners. Delgadillo has scored seven game-winners in his career and 16 goals overall. Junior Satoshi "Yoshi" Chaffin has pitched in three points (assists worth one, goals worth two) on the year, scoring the Broncos opening goal against CSUF and assisting on the game-winning goal. Senior Edson Cardona scored the game-winning goal for SCU from the penalty spot in the match against Northwestern on Aug. 29.
San Jose State (1-5-2) will be playing its third match in six days when these two teams square off. The Spartans won their opening game over Pacific, 3-2, and drew or lost the next seven matches. They tied UC Riverside, 2-2 on Sept. 23 and lost, 1-0, to Loyola Marymount in overtime on Sept. 25.
Jeremy Romero and Andrew Mendoza each have scored two goals for the Spartans to lead the team. Jonathan Colunga and Suliman Khorami have both dished out two assists to tie for tops on the squad.
Goalkeeper Nedin Tucakovic has played every minute of every game for SJSU, allowing 17 goals and making 45 saves on the year.
San Jose State posted a 6-11-2 record in 2015.
Bronco Kids Packet Pickup: Bronco Kids Members can pick up their t-shirt, drawstring bag, lanyard and membership card at the marketing table.
Student Promotion: Students from orientation can redeem vouchers at the marketing table to receive their cell phone wallet sleeve with proof of download and account activation of Ruff Riders Rewards app.
Giveaway: Purchase a special event ticket to receive a Santa Clara Soccer scarf! Already have your ticket to the game? Add on a scarf! Must purchase a special event ticket to receive scarf at the marketing table on game day.
Tickets: Season or single-game tickets are available. Click here to purchase online or contact the ticket office weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. at (408) 554-4660 or BroncoTickets@scu.edu. Group discounts are also available through our ticket office sales and service consultants. Gates to Stevens Stadium, as well as its ticket office, are open one hour prior to the start of the match.
Parking: For weekday matches, the Leavey Center lot, located on Accolti Way off El Camino Real, is free beginning one hour prior to kickoff. Any other parking facility on campus will be subject to normal daily rates or restrictions, including the main structure, located adjacent to Stevens Stadium on Palm Drive. During the weekend, campus parking facilities are free (except for permit required locations). Click here for a campus map and parking restrictions.