Men's Soccer Hosts Missouri State Monday Night

Men's Soccer Hosts Missouri State Monday Night
SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Coming off the heals of a dominating 3-0 win over Holy Cross in the season opener, Santa Clara men's soccer will have a quick turnover and host Missouri State on Monday night at 7:30 p.m.  For the Bears, it will be their first official game of the season as the season opener with Kansas City last Thursday was canceled due to inclement weather after 45 minutes of play.
 
THE BEARS
Missouri State is led by the winningest coach in program history, Jon Leamy, who is entering his 28th season at the helm with an overall record of 262-184-65. 
 
The Bears were selected as favorites to win the Missouri Valley Conference in the coaches' preseason pool returning 11 players who saw action in 13 or more games last season.  In 2018, they finished with a 9-2-6 overall record, reaching the conference semifinal game. 
 
Three Bears were named preseason all-conference selections: Josh Dolling, Kyle Hiebert, and Ben Stroud.
 
Dolling, a junior midfielder/forward, was named MVC All-Conference First-Team and United Soccer Coaches All-West Region Second Team last season after leading the conference in goals scored with 10 and in individual scoring with 23 points. 

Senior defender Hiebert helped the Bears defense that led the conference in fewest goals allowed (13) and goals against average (0.70) the past two seasons. He received MVC All-Conference Second Team and United Soccer Coaches All-West Region Third Team honors last season. 

Senior defender Stroud earned United Soccer Coaches All-West Region Second Team honors and was selected to the MVC All-Conference Second Team for the second straight year. 

Redshirt junior goalkeeper Michael Creek played in 16 matches, giving up just 13 goals to post a 0.76 goals against average that was second best in the conference while recording six shutouts.  

SERIES HISTORY
Santa Clara is 0-1 all-time against Missouri State, having lost its lone matchup in 2018 in double overtime, 3-2.    
  

GAMEDAY INFORMATION

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THE BRONCOS
 
Santa Clara head coach Cam Rast begins his 18th year at the helm to lead a squad that returns 23 players including three All-West Coast Conference honorees from a team that finished 5-10-2.  
 
Nineteen of the returners saw action last season with 13 of them appearing in double digit matches to account for 80 percent of its goals and all of its assists.  
 
Junior Javier Ruiz Duran led the team in goals (six) and assists (five) to earn All-WCC Second Team recognition along with senior Miles Robinson who scored four and assisted on three.  Sophomore Eduardo Lopez Perez tallied a pair of goals and was named to the WCC All-Freshman team. 
 
Redshirt junior Henning Jolivet brings the most experience between the woodwork playing in seven matches last season to finish with a 3-3-1 record and a 1.89 goals against average.  
 
 
NOTES
Live Stream
• All Bronco home matches and West Coast Conference road matches are streamed live on the WCC Network with David Gentile doing the play-by-play for the home matches.
 
Broncos Team Information
• Twenty-three players return.
• Nineteen players with playing experience return including 13 who played 10 or more games last season.  
• Broncos welcome five newcomers – four freshmen plus one graduate student (Hendrik Kuehn) from Germany.  
• Only one scorer lost to graduation: Andres Jimenez (5).
• Returning goal scorers (2018 stats): Javier Ruiz Duran (6), Miles Robinson (4), Alan Camacho Soto (3), Eduardo Lopez Perez (2), Julian Bravo (1), Alex Achramowicz (1), Sakari Carter (1)  
• Returning goalkeepers (2018 stats): Henning Jolivet (7 GP, 3-3-1, 1.89 GAA, .641 save percentage), Aran O'Brien (Redshirt).
 
Captains
• Junior Javier Ruiz Duran and sophomore Emil Christensen are the captains for the 2019 edition of the Broncos.  
 
Class Breakdown
• Graduate School: 1 (Hendrik Kuehn)
 
Across the Globe
• The Bronco roster fields a squad composed of player hometowns from eight states and five countries. 
o States: California, Colorado, Nevada, New York, Oregon, Texas, Virginia and Washington
o Countries: Canada, Denmark, Germany, Norway, Spain, United States
 
2019 Exhibition Matches
• Santa Clara lost its exhibition opener 3-2 against UC Davis and played to a 1-1 draw in the second match against Sacramento State.
• Three players scored in the exhibition matches: Javier Ruiz Duran and Presten Manthey against UC Davis and Alejandro Barajas against Sacramento State. 
• Freshman goalkeeper Guillem Badenes Mecho played in 135 of 180 minutes including starting the Sacramento State game.  
 
Season Openers
 With a win last Friday, Rast is now 10-8 including 5-4 at home in season openers.
 
Firsts
 Senior Sam Agosti and sophomore Martin Aasen tallied their first goals as a Bronco in the season opener (Aug. 30) against Holy Cross. 
 Senior Dylan Carrubba and redshirt sophomore Alejandro Barajas had their first career assists in the season opener.  
 Freshmen Guillem Badenes Mecho and Liam Anderson along with graduate student Hendrik Kuehn started in their Santa Clara debuts against Holy Cross. 
 Redshirt sophomore Tennyson Stevens and redshirt freshman Bishop Washington made their Bronco debuts coming off the bench in the season opener. 
• Badenes Mecho recorded his first career shutout.  
 
TICKETS
Season or single-match 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 (see below for access), 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. 

The construction of the Stephen C. and Patricia A. Schott Athletic Excellence Center has necessitated the closure of the main entrance (off Accolti Way) to the Leavey Center parking lot. Access is now ONLY directly from El Camino Real (Route 82). If you are traveling east on El Camino Real, the Leavey lot entrance will be approximately 150 yards on the right (enter through the black iron gate) after you pass the main campus entrance. If you are traveling west on El Camino, make a u-turn at the main campus entrance at Palm Drive/Railroad Ave and follow the same directions.

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