Santa Clara Men’s Soccer Tops Loyola-Chicago 1-0

Zimmerman, Brandon
Zimmerman, Brandon

IRVINE, Calif. – Freshman Harrison Hanley, one of Santa Clara's most athletic all-around players, scored in the 69th minute, propelling the Broncos to a 1-0 victory over Loyola-Chicago Monday afternoon in Irvine.

The three-sport star from Oaks Christian High School in Southern California knocked in a rebounded shot for the game's lone goal. The score, and the rebound setting it up, was a product of an offensive attack for SCU in which they out shot Loyola 7-2 in the second half.

The victory earns SCU a split in its two-game trip playing at the UC Irvine College Classic. The Broncos dropped a heart-breaking 2-1 decision Saturday night to Wisconsin, losing on an own goal in the game's closing moments.

Hanley wasn't the only freshman to immediately be recognized as an impact player for Santa Clara. Carlos Montes, a first-year player from James Lick High School in East San Jose, earned all-tournament consideration along with SCU's all-league midfielder Brandon Zimmerman.

Santa Clara will play twice at the Marquette Invitational in Milwaukee, Wisconsin this weekend, facing Valparaiso (Friday at 5 p.m.) and host Marquette (Sunday at 2 p.m.)


  • The Broncos out shot their two opponents 19-10 at the UCI Classic
  • SCU rebounded to beat Loyola after losing on an own goal in the 82nd minute against Wisconsin
  • Junior team captain Mykell Bates along with freshmen Carlos Montes and Mark Daus played in all 180 minutes for SCU in its two games at UCI
  • Montes led all SCU players by putting three shots on goal
  • Alex Fitschen, who scored Saturday, had two on target
  • Kevin Klasila has returned from a redshirt season to start in goal, saving four shots en route to shutting out Loyola on Monday

    UC   Irvine  College   Classic All-Tournament Team  
    Corey Attaway – UC Irvine (MVP)
    Miguel Ibarra – UC Irvine
    Andrew Fontein – UC Irvine
    Jimmy Turner – UC Irvine  
    Everett   Pitts – UC Irvine  
    Aaron Nichols –   Wisconsin  
    Ryan Vint –   Wisconsin    
    Chris Prince -   Wisconsin    
    Brandon Zimmerman – Santa Clara  
    Carlos Montes – Santa Clara
    Willie Koss – Loyola
    Will Martin - Loyola 

    Saturday, Sept. 4
    Wisconsin 2, Santa Clara 1
    No. 12 UC Irvine 1, Loyola-Chicago 0

    Monday, Sept. 6
    Santa Clara 1, Loyola-Chicago 0
    No. 12 UC Irvine 1, Wisconsin 0