SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Santa Clara men's soccer faces Loyola Marymount in its home finale on Sunday at 1 p.m. PT. The match at Stevens Stadium is also Senior Day where eight Broncos will be recognized before kickoff.
The Broncos boast a 25-11-9 all-time record against the Lions. In the 2015 matchup, SCU won an overtime match at LMU's Sullivan Field, 2-1.
"It's a great chance for us to showcase our seniors and all that they've contributed to our program," head coach Cameron Rast said. "It's a game that we always play to win, every game we play to win so that's always going to be the approach. But it's a chance for these guys to be recognized and honored."
Santa Clara (5-8-1, 0-4-1 WCC) has the best goals against average in the West Coast Conference, allowing just 0.83 goals per game. Along with being tops in the league, that is No. 36 mark in the nation. An experienced back line in front of sophomore goalkeepers Dakota Havlick and senior Pasha Hashemi has allowed 12 goals in 14 matches and posted four shutouts.
"I'm really looking forward to getting back on the field and getting a chance to prove ourselves again," Rast said. "LMU being here on Sunday will be a great chance to get a result and play well so we look forward to that."
Scoring has not come easy for the Broncos, totaling eight goals in 14 games. Junior Carlos Delgadillo is the leading scorer on the team with three goals, two of which were game-winners. Delgadillo has scored seven game-winners in his career and 17 goals overall. Junior Satoshi "Yoshi" Chaffin has pitched in five points (assists worth one, goals worth two) on the year, scoring and assisting on game-winning goals for the Broncos. Senior Edson Cardona and junior Jonathan Jarrett have also opened their scoring accounts this year.
Loyola Marymount (8-8, 2-3 WCC) enters Sunday's match after beating Gonzaga in overtime last weekend, 1-0. The Lions have won three of its five overtime matches this year. Also, LMU has faced two ranked foes, falling in overtime to then-No. 6 Syracuse, 2-1, on August. 28. On Sep. 21, the Lions won at No. 17 UCSB, 4-3.
Adrien Perez leads the team with three goals scored on the year while four student-athletes are tied for second place with two goals. Antonio Porreco and Matt Gooden are tied for tops on the team with three assists. The Lions have scored 18 goals on the year while dishing out 21 assists.
Collin Partee has played all but 29 minutes in goal for LMU this season. He has allowed 19 goals but made 74 saves, the top mark in the conference and No. 22 in the nation.
SMC posted an overall record of 9-9 in 2015 and went 4-3 in league play.
Postgame Autographs: Approximately 10 minutes after the game, join the men's soccer team in the entrance plaza to receive the 2016 Santa Clara Men's Soccer schedule poster and autographs from the team.
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.