Men’s Soccer Heads to Georgia State for Saturday Match

Men’s Soccer Heads to Georgia State for Saturday Match
SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Coming off back-to-back wins against Cal Poly on the road and Cal at home, Santa Clara men's soccer will face Georgia State on Saturday in another road test for the Broncos.
The Georgia State game will be the sixth road match in the last seven contests for the Broncos.  Santa Clara (3-5-0) got out of the gates slowly during the stretch dropping the first four contests before beating Cal Poly 2-1 and Cal 3-2 last week.   
Saturday's match in Atlanta is the third match that Santa Clara will be playing in the eastern time zone this year having played at Old Dominion and VCU earlier.  
Georgia State (6-2-0) is led by head coach Brett Surrency who is in his ninth year at the helm with a 84-71-9 career record.  GSU is coming off a 12-7-1 season and return 20 letterwinners from that squad including nine starters.   
The Panthers are currently riding a six-match winning streak after dropping the first two games to begin the 2018 season and are undefeated at home winning all three matches.  GSU has shutout the last two opponents (Presbyterian, 4-0, and Mercer, 1-0) and have conceded just five goals in eight matches.
Goalkeeper Paul Tyson has a 0.62 goals against average while making 26 saves for a .839 save percentage while playing every minute of the Panther games. 
Offensively, GSU has a balanced scoring attack with four players (Frank Rosenwald, Lukas Joyner, Aris Briggs and Alex Summerfield) who have each scored two goals each.  Rosenwald also has two assists to his credit and leads the team with six points.  
Saturday's match is the first meeting between Georgia State and Santa Clara.  


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Broncos Team Information
• Sixteen players with playing experience return including eight who played 11 or more games last season.  
• Broncos welcome 11 newcomers – 10 freshmen plus one transfer (Alan Camacho Soto) from Temple.  
• Top three goal scorers were lost to graduation: Carlos Delgadillo (6), Valdemar Andersen (5), Yoshi Chaffin (3).
• Returning goal scorers (2017 stats): Javier Ruiz Duran (2), Miles Robinson (2), Nate Shue (2), Brandon Gillingham (1), Andres Jimenez (1).  
• Returning goalkeepers (2017 stats): Dakota Havlick (8 games played, 3-4-1 record, 1.70 Goals Against Average, .622 save percentage), Henning Jolivet (6 GP, 0-5, 3.26 GAA, .575), Aran O'Brien (3 GP, 0-2, 2.71 GAA, .611).
• Seniors Dakota Havlick and Brandon Gillingham are the captains for the 2018 edition of the Broncos.  
Class Breakdown
Across the Globe
• The Bronco roster fields a squad composed of player hometowns from nine states and five countries. 
o States: California, Colorado, Georgia, Nevada, New York, Oregon, Texas, Virginia and Washington
o Countries: Canada, Denmark, Norway, Spain, United States
Road Warriors
• Santa Clara plays 11 of its 17 regular season matches on the road this season.  The Broncos are in the midst of playing seven of eight matches on the road and played five consecutive road matches from Aug. 31 to Sept. 18, going 1-4.  
• The Broncos will travel to four states (Virginia, Missouri, Georgia and Ohio) when it plays its seven road matches between Aug. 31 and Oct. 2
• The Broncos play four 2017 NCAA Tournament teams on the road (Old Dominion, VCU, Pacific and San Francisco) and one at home (Cal).  Santa Clara is 1-2 against those teams thus far, losing to Old Dominion and VCU before beating Cal on Saturday.  
Andres Jimenez had scored the game winner in three consecutive Bronco wins dating back to last season until Saturday's game against Cal when an own goal in overtime by a Cal defender helped Santa Clara get a win.    
• In the game against Cal Poly (Sept. 18), Jimenez's goal 41 seconds into the match turned out to be the game winner in the 2-0 win.  
• In the 2018 season opener, Jimenez scored the game winner on a penalty kick in the 64th minute against San Diego State to help the Broncos to a 2-0 win.   
• In last season's final game against San Diego, Jimenez scored the game winner in the 85th minute to give the Broncos a 1-0 win.  
Quick Goal
Andres Jimenez scored 41 seconds into the match against Cal Poly for the second quickest goal scored in Bronco history.  Back on Sept. 17, 1991, Alberto Cruz scored the quickest goal, just 29 seconds into the match against CS Sacramento.  
Clean Sheets
• The Bronco goalkeepers have recorded a clean sheet in four of the last 11 matches, dating back to last season.  
Dakota Havlick is credited with three of the shutouts including one this season in the season opener against San Diego State and seven in his career.  
• Redshirt sophomore Henning Jolivet earned his first win as a Bronco on Sept. 18, shutting out Cal Poly.
Impact Newcomers
• The freshmen tandem of Emil Christensen and Sakari Carter have started in all matches this season on the backline.  
• Another freshman, Martin Aasen, started the first seven matches of the season in the backline alongside Christensen and Carter before missing the last match against Cal.  
• Sophomore transfer Alan Camacho Soto (from Temple) and freshman Julian Bravo have played in all matches this season.  
• Camacho Soto made his first start on Tuesday against Cal Poly and has come in as a substitute in the previous matches.  
• Bravo has come in as a substitute in all matches.  
• Camacho Soto leads the team in assists with three and tied for the lead in points with five.  
• Carter and Bravo each scored their first goal as a Bronco in the Sept.10 double overtime loss against Missouri State.  
Eduardo Lopez Perez made his Bronco debut against ODU in the third match of the season and has played in each match since then including starting the last three.  Lopez Perez scored his first goal against Cal to tie the match up at 2-2 to send it to overtime.  
• Five have started in all games: Jimenez, Ruiz Duran, Carter, Christensen and Gillingham.
• Against ODU, six players came in as a substitute, the most this season.  
• The Broncos substituted a season-low three players in the win against Cal Poly.  
• In all eight matches this season, the Broncos have started at least six underclassmen in each match.  
Henning Jolivet has started in net the last two matches after Dakota Havlick started the first six matches to start the season.  
Overtime Matches
• The Broncos are 1-3 in overtime matches this season.  Santa Clara lost the first three overtime matches: 2-1 at home against UAB (Aug. 26) in the 103rd minute of double overtime; 1-0 in the 97th minute of overtime at VCU (Sept. 2) and 3-2 in the 108th minutes of double overtime at Missouri State (Sept. 10) before winning the last one against Cal (Sept. 22), 3-2, in the 93rd minute.  
• With the season opening win against San Diego State, Broncos head coach Cam Rast improved his record in season openers to 9-8 including 4-4 at home.
• The season opening win was the first since 2014 when the Broncos beat Nebraska-Omaha, 3-2, in overtime.  It was also the last road-opening win.  
• Carter and Gillingham have all gone the distance playing every minute of the first seven contests (759:13 minutes) this season.  
• The match against Georgia State will be the first meeting between the two schools.  It is the third time this season that the Broncos will face an opponent for the first time with Old Dominion and Missouri State being the other two.  
'State' Schools
• The season opener against San Diego State was the third consecutive match the Broncos faced a "State" school.  Santa Clara's first two preseason matches came against Sacramento State and San José State.  
• The Broncos faced Missouri State on Sept. 10 and will face the last of the 'State' schools in Georgia State (Sept. 29).  
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