Late Goal Beats Titans
Sept. 4, 2005
Fullerton, CA - Keith Devey's rebound goal with less than five minutes to play Sunday afternoon gave Santa Clara a 1-0 men's soccer victory at Cal State Fullerton.
The Broncos, who beat UCLA on Friday night, 3-2, on a Devey goal with less than three minutes to play, are now 2-0. The Titans fell to 0-2 and have yet to score.
Kelechi Igwe dribbled in from the goalkeeper's left flank and took a hard shot that deflected off Fullerton freshman keeper Kevin Puder and Devey booted the loose ball across the goal line. Puder had entered the match early in the second half when starting goalkeeper Bobby Armstrong developed vision problems.
Christopher Moreo made 4 saves to post his first shutout of the young season for Santa Clara, which is ranked in the Top 20 of most national polls.
There were few excellent scoring changes in the evenly played match. Matt Hatzke hit the left post midway through the first half for Santa Clara and the Broncos unsuccessfully rattled a loose ball around but not past Puder with about 10 minutes to play.
Fullerton's best chance came with 12 minutes left in the first half when Amir Shafii's free kick bounced off Moreo's chest but no one could get to the rebound.
The Titans return to action Sunday afternoon at home vs. San Jose State.