SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Alan Camacho Soto's goal in the 75th minute was the difference giving Santa Clara men's soccer a 2-1 win over Pacific to earn their first West Coast Conference win of the season on Saturday night.
The Bronco junior's game-winning goal came just three minutes after Pacific (4-7-1, 1-1 WCC) tied it up on a well struck ball by John Rico-Contreres from 25-yards out. Rico-Contreres' rocket shot found the upper 90 past a diving SCU goalkeeper Guillem Badenes Mecho.
Camacho Soto entered the match after Pacific's game-tying goal and made an immediate impact. He took a pass from Terrell Smith on the left side of the box, turned and lifted the ball past Tigers goalkeeper Ethan Bandre for the game-winner.
In the 24th minute, Lopez Perez took a diagonal feed from Dylan Carrubba inside the box as his right-foot shot deflected off a Tiger defender to find the back of the net.
Santa Clara dominated the first half, getting off seven shots while not allowing a single Pacific shot. Chances were hard to come by for the Tigers until Rico-Contreres struck in the 72nd minute for one of eight shots in the second half.
However, the tie score was short lived, thanks to Camacho Soto's heroics.