M. Diaz de Leon

Men’s Soccer: Dons Lose Heartbreaker to Portland, Shut Out Gonzaga in 0-0 Tie

University of San Francisco, now 3-4-2 overall and  0-1-1 in West Coast Conference play, earned their first shutout since their opening weekend on Sunday, Oct. 6 against WCC rival Gonzaga at Negoesco Stadium. After 110 minutes of aggressive play from both sides, the game ended with a score of 0-0.

San Francisco’s goal heading into this game was to play with high energy, and to put pressure on Gonzaga’s defense. The Dons came out flat in the first half, but became more aggressive as the game continued.

The Dons had one opportunity to score in the first half when senior midfielder Mauricio Diaz de Leon split two Gonzaga defenders, but placed the ball above the goal. The Dons’ offense remained active after the missed opportunity while their solid defense kept Gonzaga scoreless.

In the second half, the Dons came out looking to put the ball in the back of Gonzaga’s net. In the 61st minute, senior midfielder Vegard Karlsen fought his way through the Gonzaga defenders and shot the ball from 15 yards out, but his shot was knocked away by the fingertips of Gonzaga’s goalkeeper.

USF’s defense suddenly came under attack as the game neared the end of regulation time. Gonzaga had an opportunity to score in 75th minute, but the ball soared over the crossbar. Soon after, in the 86th minute, San Francisco fans, players, and coaches let out a sigh of relief when a Gonzaga player’s shot attempt bounced off the crossbar and was cleared successfully by the Dons’ junior goalkeeper, Chase Hauser.

As the game entered overtime, USF’s offense increased its energy. The Dons were able to put three shots on goal during the two ten-minute periods, including one by junior forward Miguel Aguilar that bounced off the goal post. At the end of the overtime period, the Dons were unable to put the ball in the back of the net, and their defense had kept Gonzaga (5-2-2, 0-0-2 WCC) from doing the same, resulting in the 0-0 tie.

Last Friday, USF lost its West Coast Conference home opener against the Portland Pilots. The Dons fell 3-2 after coming back from a 2-0 first-half deficit.

“I’m very disappointed that we lacked the energy and intensity especially on the defensive side in the first half and we really allowed Portland to set the tone and to dictate the tone of the game,” Head Coach Erik Visser said to USFdons.com.

Any momentum that the Dons were able to gain was diffused by the Pilots, who picked apart the Dons’ defense. Portland scored in the 36th minute and the 48th minute of the first half. USF tied the game in the second half, as goals from junior defender David Romney and Aguilar evened the score at 2-2. In the 86th minute, however, the Pilots scored again, breaking the tie and winning the game 3-2.

The score from USF’s home game against the St. Mary’s Gaels on Wednesday, October 9th was not available at press time. The Dons play next at Santa Clara on Friday, October 11th at 7 p.m., a game that marks the first of four consecutive road games for the team.

140 thoughts on “Men’s Soccer: Dons Lose Heartbreaker to Portland, Shut Out Gonzaga in 0-0 Tie”

  1. Can I just say what a relief to come across an individual who in fact knows what theyre talking about on the internet. You surely know methods to bring an concern to light and make it crucial. Far more men and women should read this and realize this side of the story. I cant think youre not much more well-liked considering that you certainly have the gift.
    sneakers for cheap http://jordansins.yolasite.com/

  2. Each of the ordinance rooms will seat eighty persons, and sessions will start at regular intervals, or when a room is filled, whichever is first. This means that there will be a minimum of waiting for a session to begin, no matter what time a person arrives at the temple.

  3. When I originally commented I clicked the “Notify me when new comments are added” checkbox and now
    each time a comment is added I get several emails with the same comment.
    Is there any way you can remove people from that service?
    Cheers!

  4. I’m amazed, I must say. Rarely do I encounter a blog that’s both
    equally educative and engaging, and without a doubt, you have hit the nail on the head.
    The issue is something that too few men and women are speaking intelligently about.

    I am very happy that I stumbled across this during my hunt for
    something relating to this.

  5. Cross sectional and prospective research indicates that inferential feedback, a subtype of social support that addresses the cause, meaning, and consequences of negative life events, impacts depressed mood, depressogenic inferences, and depressive disorders. However, inferential feedback has not been manipulated in any prior study making it difficult to determine if it plays a causal role in depression. The current study represents the first controlled test of the role of adaptive inferential feedback in the reduction of depressive symptoms and depressogenic cognitive inferences. Individuals who received adaptive inferential feedback following a stressful life event demonstrated the greatest decreases in dysphoria and depressogenic inferences following the receipt of feedback compared to individuals who received other types of social support. Moreover, decreases in dysphoria were partially mediated by decreases in depressogenic inferences. The role of adaptive inferential feedback as a clinical tool in prevention and intervention programs is emphasized.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>