SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Santa Clara men's soccer hosts West Coast Conference foe Saint Mary's on Saturday at 7 p.m. The match was originally set for Friday, however, it was postponed due to the air quality in the Bay Area stemming from wildfires that continue to burn across Northern California.
Both the Broncos (1-9-0, 1-0-0 WCC) and the Gaels (4-4-3, 1-0-0 WCC) won their WCC opener last weekend. SCU is coming off a 3-1 win over San Francisco at home and SMC beat Gonzaga, 1-0, on the road.
Santa Clara is 41-8-6 all-time against Saint Mary's with the first meeting coming in 1968. The last meeting between the two programs occurred in 2016 resulting in a 1-0 Bronco loss at Saint Mary's Stadium.
In the WCC opener last Sunday, Santa Clara scored three unanswered goals after giving up an early goal to down San Francisco, 3-1. The Bronco goals were scored by '9 Carlos Delgadillo, 42' Miles Robinson and 79' Valdemar Andersen with Robinson credited for the game winner.
With a goal last weekend, Delgadillo took the team lead in goals scored with four, one ahead of Satoshi Chaffin and Andersen. Robinson has scored two goals with Nate Shue and Brandon Gillingham each chipping in with a goal. In all, six different Broncos have scored a goal this season tallying 14 goals in total.
Delgadillo's goal moved him to an eighth place tie with Peter Lowry (2004-07) for the most career goals in Bronco history with 22. Next up for the senior, Anthony Chimienti (1998-01) with 25 goals.
For the season, the Broncos have started four goalkeepers. Henning Jolivet has led the way starting six matches allowing 17 goals while making 23 saves. Dakota Havlick started the season opener, allowing four goals and saving three and returned last weekend to earn the win against USF allowing just one goal to go along with his two saves. Seamus Hudnut started the second match, allowing two goals while being credited with one save. And in the third match, Aran O'Brien allowed two goals and making four saves.
THE GAELS (4-4-3, 1-0-0 WCC)
Saint Mary's, currently ranked 81st in the RPI, has allowed only 11 goals all season in 11 matches. The Gaels have shut out four opponents and have allowed more than one goal in just three matches.
In the last five matches, Saint Mary's is 3-1-1, scoring five goals and allowing three. The Gaels won each of the three matches by a score of 1-0.
Both Remi Prieur and Andrew Konstantino have goals-against average of under one with Prieur credited with three shutouts and one for Konstantino.
Offensively, eight different Gaels have scored a goal with Jake Rudel leading the way with three.
Tickets: Alumni are being offered special pricing (with presentation of Grand Reunion lanyard) at $5 per ticket. However, that offer is available only at the Stevens Stadium ticket window.
For non-alumni, single-game 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.
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Parking: For weekday matches, the Leavey Center lot, 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). However, parking may be limited Saturday with the Grand Reunion festivities around campus. Click here for a campus map and parking restrictions.