The Saint Mary’s Men’s Club Soccer Team played their Senior Game Saturday, April 5 against Dominican University of California. Our team was on point and kept Dominican on their toes on defense, playing strong offense for first half of the game. Chris Huerta scored the first goal putting Saint Mary’s in the lead, and Noah Yang scored the second goal before the end of the first half with a score of two to zero. At half time, Diego Rios introduced graduating seniors for Senior Day and handed out awards in honor of recognition. In the second half, Saint Mary’s continued to play strong offense, however, Dominican managed to score one goal, putting Dominican on the board with a score two to one. Marcelino Perez scored the final goal for Saint Mary’s ending the game with a score of three to one. Good job Gaels!
Even with the constant rain and the brutal wind, the Gaels played their hearts out on Saturday March 29 against Sonoma State. Within the first half we only allowed two scores against us by Sonoma, and in the second half we made an incredible goal. Our men’s soccer team had a great defensive team, and SMC proved to us that they are going to give it their all, rain or shine.
Although the whole alumni team did not show up, we were fortunate to have enough players on club soccer to fill in on the other team. A great game played by both teams, going head to head the entire game. One of the players got injured in the second half of the game, but fortunately we had some of the girls’ soccer team watching, and one of the girls subbed in. Both sides of the Gaels had a blast playing competitively against each other and rooting for each other at the same time. This fun game ended in a tie of 4 to 4.
This weekend, our men's team played an evenly matched game against University of Nevada, Reno. Michael King scored in the end of the first half to make the game 1-0. In the first couple minutes of the second half, UNR came back and scored two goals. We came back to even the score when Brett Piex scored a great goal. Unfortunately, UNR scored one more goal to bring the game to an end at 2-3. It was an intense game.
The men's soccer team had excellent teamwork throughout the game, unlike their opposing team which we saw one player yelling the entire time using foul language at the SMC players. The game started off with a 1-0 lead against Chico before halftime happened, in which Michael King on our club team made that goal possible. The remainder of the game was intense still as both teams were eager to make a goal. Saint Mary's won with 1-0 in the end!
Our Gaels had a difficult battle against UC Davis this weekend at our home field. Unfortunately, UC Davis scored in the first eight minutes of the game giving our team a disadvantage. They continued to fight and started to make a comeback when Colin Gurley scored a brilliant goal at the beginning of the second half. Although the goal got the crowd excited and hopeful, UC Davis came back and scored two more goals leaving the final score at 3-1.
The Gaels will be training hard all through January Term to be ready to compete during the upcoming Spring League.
The Gales participated in the John Reynolds Open Cup Tournament in San Luis Obispo this past weekend. They worked hard and played with a travel squad of 20 players.
First game was vs. Cal Poly B which ended in a 1-1 tie.
Second game vs Stanford B ended in a 6-0 win for the Gaels!
Third game was on Sunday morning in the semi-final vs San Jose State and Gaels came out on top with a 2-1 win.
The Gales moved on to the final and played Cal Poly B once again. The game was in favor of the home team and the final score ended up being 4-0.
The Gaels played a great tournament and came home with the setisfaction of second place.
Now th team is on a short break until January Term traning starts and then they will be getting ready for the Spring season, stay tuned!
The Gaels traveled to Reno, Nevada to play the Wolfpacks at UNR. It was a fun trip full of team bonding but on the field the Gaels lacked the execution. Gaels lost 4-2 and therefore got second place in the league. The Gaels are now looking forward to play next weekend at San Luis Obispo at an open tournament.
Goals scored by Anthony DeSouza and Noah Yang.
The Gaels played a scrimmage against East Bay Eclipse Soccer Club. Succesfull 4-1 win puts the team in great standing for their game at Reno this Friday.
Goals scored by Aman Haile, Christopher Huerta, Ranjay Matharu, and Noah Yang.
Gaels played Dominican and showed them why the Gaels are currently first on the table! With a 6-0 win over Dominican, the Gaels are ready to end the season off strong.
Goals scored by Michael Jachetta, Michael King, Colin Gurley, Jason Chow, Chris Huerta, Anthony DeSouza
Third league game was a success for the Saint Mary's Club team with a 3-1 win over the University of the Pacific. The Gaels were tied to the Lions 0-0 at the half.
Goals scored by Hunter Douglas, Colin Gurley, and Sean Williams.
Vacacille United came down to play SMC Monday night under the lights. Game turned out to be very close with SMC getting a win in the last second with a 2-1 win.
Goals scored by Rudy Aguilar and Perry Kollias.
UCDavis B Club team suffered a 5-1 defeat on Saturday by our very own Gaels! SMC stepped their game up and scored 2 goals before the half, later giving up a hand ball in the box and having a penalty kick scored on them, but then scoring 3 more goals, leaving the final score at 5-1.
Goals scored by Hunter Douglas, Aman Haile, Sean Williams, and Chris Huerta (2).
SMC faced San Ramon Adult League Club Team and kept up with their skill but unfortunately came out with a 3-1 loss.
The team played vs Holy Names Univerity D2 team and lost 4-2.
SMC Men's Club Soccer battled Domican on Saturday, September 14th and came out with a 0-0 tie.
The team played by dominating the pressure and possesion, hitting the crossbar four times throughout the game. The Gaels are looking to practice their finishing to be able score during their next matchup.