Men's Soccer to Face Crosstown Rival San Jose State on Friday

Men's Soccer to Face Crosstown Rival San Jose State on Friday
SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Santa Clara men's soccer hosts crosstown rival San Jose State on Friday for the middle game of the five-match homestand to begin the 2019 season.  
 
The Broncos (1-1) won their season opener, 3-0, against Holy Cross on Aug. 30 and lost the second game, 1-0, to Missouri State on Monday night.  
 
THE SPARTANS
San Jose State is led by Simon Tobin who is entering his sixth season with the program and 33rd season overall as a head coach.  Prior to his stint at SJSU, Tobin led CSU Bakersfield to a NCAA Division II championship and seven conference titles and has a career record of 338-246-65.  His 1997 Roadrunners won the NCAA Division II Men's Soccer Championship as part of eight NCAA Division I and II championship appearances.  Entering the 2019 campaign, Tobin's 338 victories ranks at No. 10 in all of Division I among active coaches.
 
The Spartans have made the Western Athletic Conference Tournament title match the last two seasons and bring back 17 letterwinners, including preseason All-WAC selection Max Allen, along with 12 newcomers.
 
SJSU is 0-2 this season, losing the season opener to Sacramento State at home, 2-0, last Friday and falling on the road to West Coast Conference's Pacific, 2-1, on Tuesday in overtime.  While the Spartans have scored just one goal through two matches, they have taken 30 shots with 14 of them being on target.  
 
SERIES HISTORY
Santa Clara is 26-20-5 all-time against San Jose State, having last played in 2016 where the Broncos won 1-0 in double overtime.  The two squads have played an exhibition match the last two seasons.    
  

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.  
 
 
Thus far in 2019, Martin Aasen, Sam Agosti and Julian Bravo have each scored a goal to lead the team.  Bravo also has an assist to his credit along with Alejandro Barajas and Dylan Carrubba to lead the team.  
 
Goalkeeper Guillem Badenes Mecho has started in each of the first two contests where he recorded a shutout in his Bronco debut against Holy Cross (Aug. 30).  The freshman from La Vilavella, Spain has six saves and given up just one goal in two matches for an .857 save percentage.  
 
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
 
All-West Coast Conference
• Robinson was named preseason All-WCC this season.  
• A trio of players - Ruiz Duran, Nate Shue and Terrell Smith - were named to the conference All-Freshmen Team in 2017.  
 
United Soccer Coaches All-West Region 
• At the end of last season, Javier Ruiz Duran was named to the United Soccer Coaches All-West Region team.  
 
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 against Holy Cross.  
• Freshman Damani Osei made his Bronco debut coming off the bench against Missouri State (Sept. 2).  
 
Starting XI
 The Broncos had the same starting XI in the first two matches:  #0 Guillem Badenes Mecho, #5 Emil Christensen, #8 Alex Achramowicz, #9 Alan Camacho Soto, #10 Javier Ruiz Duran, #11 Alejandro Barajas, #13 Sakari Carter, #16 Liam Anderson, #20 Eduardo Lopez Perez, #28 Alejandro Perez, #32 Hendrik Kuehn
 
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.
 
MATCH PROMOTION
 
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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