Santa Clara Soccer Teams Open WCC Play on Friday

Oct. 11, 2001

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Santa Clara University's soccer programs will both begin their respective West Coast Conference seasons on Friday night at Buck Shaw Stadium as part of the Third Annual Don Francisco Duel. The women's game against San Francisco will begin at 5:30 p.m. with the men's game against San Diego slated for an 8:00 p.m. kickoff.

The fourth-ranked women's team enters the league opener with a 9-1-0 overall record, and winners of the last five games by a combined score of 18-5. Head coach Jerry Smith will be looking for career win No. 49 in the WCC on Friday night against the University of San Francisco. The Broncos have defeated the Dons all 17 times that the two programs have met, including last year's 3-2 double-overtime win in San Francisco.

Junior Aly Wagner leads the WCC in points (27), goals (9) and assists (9), and has moved into the 19th place all-time in the WCC for career points, having scored 73 points in only 49 games. Sophomore Veronica Zepeda and freshmen Taline Tahmassian and Leslie Osborne each have scored five goals for the Broncos, placing them second on the team.

The men's team will play the second game of the doubleheader on Saturday night when they take on defending WCC Champion, the University of San Diego. The Broncos hold a 15-7-1 all-time advantage over the Toreros, but have dropped the last three games in the series by 1-0 scores in overtime.

The Broncos have six players who have scored one goal on the season, while sophomore Kellen Gilmore leads the team in assists with two. Senior Rusty Johnson has been his normal spectacular self, registering a 0.69 goals-against average on the season to go along with three shutouts.

Don Francisco Coffee Traders will be at Buck Shaw Stadium on Friday evening to make specialty coffee that will be free for all fans in attendance. Admission to the contests is $7 for adults, $5 for children and seniors, and $2 for Santa Clara students and Bronco Kidz members.

Perfect Compliments
May 24, 2002 Perfect Compliments
Wagner goes to the Oscars
March 13, 2002 Wagner goes to the Oscars
We Are the Champions
February 19, 2002 We Are the Champions
What Number Are You?
January 27, 2002 What Number Are You?
Thick and Thin
January 22, 2002 Thick and Thin
January 8, 2002 'Crisis'
A Superstitious Bunch
December 10, 2001 A Superstitious Bunch
2001 Women's College Cup
December 9, 2001 2001 Women's College Cup
Post-Match Quotes
December 1, 2001 Post-Match Quotes
Q&A with Leslie Osborne
November 30, 2001 Q&A with Leslie Osborne
Women's Soccer Tickets On Sale
November 19, 2001 Women's Soccer Tickets On Sale
Post Match Quotes
November 18, 2001 Post Match Quotes
Bowen bounds forward
November 16, 2001 Bowen bounds forward
Post Game Quotes
November 16, 2001 Post Game Quotes
Don't Leave Home without It
November 15, 2001 Don't Leave Home without It
2001 WCC Women's Soccer Stats
November 15, 2001 2001 WCC Women's Soccer Stats
October 19, 2001 Y-Not
Post Match Quotes
October 18, 2001 Post Match Quotes
Santa Clara adidas Classic
September 30, 2001 Santa Clara adidas Classic
Post Match Quotes
September 28, 2001 Post Match Quotes
Broncos' Show Must Go On
September 18, 2001 Broncos' Show Must Go On
Sprained and hurting
August 14, 2001 Sprained and hurting
Highs and Lows
August 14, 2001 Highs and Lows
Taking it to the Next Level
August 13, 2001 Taking it to the Next Level
Did You Know?
July 10, 2001 Did You Know?