Rescheduled game leads Santa Clara to defeat Pacific
THE SANTA CLARA
November 6, 2014
After a weather delay changed the men’s soccer team’s schedule, the team made it a business trip Sunday, routing the University of the Pacific 4-1 in Stockton.
The team shared the wealth as all four goals were scored by different Broncos.
“Our biggest challenge going into the game was knowing very little about our opponent so we weren’t sure what to expect,” said sophomore defender Matt Steurer, who scored one of the four goals. “We were sharp the entire game and stayed focused the entire weekend preparing for the game.”
The Broncos took the lead in the 30th minute when junior Ryan Masch trapped a long ball from the defense. Then he found freshman Carlos Delgadillo who passed it right back to Masch for a header goal to go up 1-0. The two teams went into half 1-0.
Santa Clara increased their lead when Steurer sent the ball flying into the net for his second goal of the season.
After Pacific’s only goal, the Broncos put another point on the board in the 61st minute when midfielder Dylan Autran found Max Ornstil, who juked his defender and put the squad up 3-1.
Autran came up with another assist late in the game when he quickly took the ball down the sideline and crossed to Delgadillo, who scored.
“We did a good job of getting ahold of the ball in central and dangerous areas,” said Santa Clara Head Coach Cameron Rast. “That allowed our midfielders to support (the offense) and create sustained attacks.”
“(Friday’s game) will be a great test for us,” said Rast. “If we win the rest of our games, we’ll win our conference, no doubt about that. Until then, we’re focused on Friday’s match where we’ll have to play particularly well.”
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