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Men’s Soccer Sends Off Its Seniors With A 1-0 Win Over San Diego

Men’s Soccer Sends Off Its Seniors With A 1-0 Win Over San Diego
SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Santa Clara men's soccer sent off its seven seniors with a 1-0 win over San Diego to conclude its 2017 season on Saturday night at Stevens Stadium. 
 
The Broncos (3-13-1, 3-3-1 WCC) took advantage of its fourth corner kick of the evening when junior Andres Jimenez cleanly tracked down the set piece kick from Javier Ruiz Duran's left foot and beat the Toreros (8-6-3, 2-3-2 WCC) goalkeeper Thomas Olsen for the game winner.  For Jimenez, it was his first goal of the season and the third assist for Ruiz Duran.  
 
In a pre-match ceremony, seven Bronco seniors – Valdemar Andersen, Satoshi Chaffin, Carlos Delgadillo, Babacar Diallo, Jonathan Jarrett, Martin Riedler and Kyle Schumann – were honored with family and friends in tow.  Each senior got a starting nod in their final match donning a Bronco uniform.  
 
In a fairly even match with limited scoring chances on either side, Santa Clara outshot the Toreros 11-7 including holding a 5-1 advantage on shots on goals.  Bronco goalkeeper Dakota Havlick was credited with one save to notch his second clean sheet of the season.  
 
The Broncos finished the 2017 season going 3-4-1 in the last eight matches.  
 
 
NOTES
• In a pre-match ceremony, former Bronco midfielder and 2003 Santa Clara Athletics Hall of Fame inductee Paul Holocher was honored with a jersey ceremony.  
• Santa Clara is now 33-14-4 all-time against San Diego.
• Delgadillo finished his career with 24 career goals, placing him eighth all time in the Broncos career goal list, one behind Anthony Chimienti (1998-01).  
• The match marked the end of an era for San Diego as it was the final match for head coach Seamus McFadden's 39-year head coaching career where he finished with a 385-285-70 record.
 
UP NEXT
The 2018 season!  
 
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