Posted: Aug 25, 2019
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – In the final tune-up before the regular season, Santa Clara men's soccer played to a 1-1 draw against Sacramento State in an exhibition match on Sunday.
The Broncos leveled the match in the 62nd minute courtesy of Alejandro Barajas. Barajas was credited on a scramble in front of the goal off a free kick above the box.
The goal came 10 minutes after conceding a goal to Sacramento State's Matt Carnefix.
Santa Clara outshot Sacramento State, 15-2, led by Barajas and Alan Camacho Soto with three each.
"We got a chance to play a lot of players in today's exhibition. Guillem got his first start at goal playing the entire 90 minutes and I thought he was good. Besides that, almost everyone got a break during the game so we able to play a lot of combinations and see what kind of form they were in. After conceding the first goal, I was pleased with how we responded. From the moment we tied it, we were on our front foot and created multiple chances and that's what we want to have, we will just need to be sharper with them." – Broncos head coach Cam Rast.
• Twenty-two players saw action, one more than the first exhibition match against UC Davis.
• Freshman goalkeeper Guillem Badenes Mecho started the game after coming in the second half of the last exhibition match.
The Broncos kicks off its 2019 regular season campaign hosting Holy Cross on Friday at 2 p.m.