August 30, 2003

Men's Soccer Opens Season with 2-0 Victory over Alabama A&M

Aug. 30, 2003

Box Score

IRVINE, Calif. - The Santa Clara University men's soccer team began its 2003 season on the right foot with a 2-0 victory over Alabama A&M Saturday evening in the first game of the UC Irvine Tournament in southern California.

Both of the Broncos' goals came in the second half off the foots of junior Will Weatherly and redshirt freshman Keith DeVey. Weatherly posted the first goal of the season in the 49th minute off an assist from sophomore Kelechi Igwe. Just 16 minutes later DeVey notched his first collegiate goal off another assist from Igwe.

Junior Steve Cronin posted his first shutout of the season and sixth of his career Saturday night, making two saves while facing only three shots from the Bulldogs.

As a team the Broncos dominated Alabama A&M in nearly every statistical category, taking 14 more shots on the night with four more corner kicks and one less offsides call. It was the third-straight time the Broncos have beat the Bulldogs, moving their all-time series record to 3-0-1, with the only tie coming during the 1990 season.

Head coach Cameron Rast improves to 2-0 in season openers as his squad registered a 9-1 victory over Notre Dame de Namur in the opener of his first season at the helm in 2002.

SCU will continue its play in the UC Irvine Tournamen, taking on the Bulldogs of Fresno State on Monday at 11:30 a.m. Following play in Irvine, the Broncos will return to southern California next weekend to take part in the Loyola Marymount tournament. Santa Clara will face Creighton and SMU in their two contests in Los Angeles.