Men's Soccer 2009-10 Headlines

November 12, 2009
UC Santa Cruz Men's Soccer Host NCAA Regionals
SANTA CRUZ, CA--UC Santa Cruz will be the host school for the 1st and 2nd round of the NCAA Men's Soccer Wst Reginal Tournement this weekend. Whitworth is the highest seeded for the West Region and they will take on Chapman, ranked fourth in the West, at 11AM on Saturday.

October 25, 2009
UD Men Lose Tight One to Powerful UC-Santa Cruz
IRVING, TX -- The men’s Crusader soccer team scratched and clawed against the highly ranked UC-Santa Cruz Banana Slugs, but ultimately fell short by a score of 2-1. The Banana Slugs entered the contest ranked first in the NCAA DIII West Region poll and sixth in the NCAA DIII National poll.

October 24, 2009
Men's Soccer Knocks Off No. 6 UC-Santa Cruz
SHERMAN, TX -- The Austin College men’s soccer team made its final home match of the season a memorable one, getting two first half goals from Chris Melton as the ’Roos stunned the No. 6 ranked University of California-Santa Cruz on Saturday to improve to 5-8-1 overall this season. The ’Roos are 4-0-1 in their last four games.

October 9, 2009
UCSC vs. Chapman
SANTA CRUZ, CA -- Friday’s match between the UCSC Slugs and Chapman University was D3 independent grudge match. The visiting Chapman University Men from Orange County came into Friday’s match ranked 4th in West with a record of 7-1-2, while the Slugs came into the match ranked #1 in the West (4th in the Nation, NSCAA) with a record of 8-0-1.

October 6, 2009
UCSC VS. Fresno Pacific
SANTA CRUZ, CA -- Tuesday brought a thrill-ride of a match between the 4th ranked NCAA team in the nation, the UC Santa Cruz Banana Slugs and the NAIA team of Fresno Pacific University. Senior Day at the East Field saw four senior Slugs play their final home game. Seniors Brendan Ward, Matt Mahowald, Tim Degrasse, and Cameron Hector received their standing ovations in front of a loving hometown crowd.

September 22, 2009
UCSC vs. Menlo College
SANTA CRUZ, CA --Tuesday’s match at UC Santa Cruz brought the visitors from Menlo College. Coming into the match UCSC remained undefeated with a record of 7-0-1, and Menlo College, an NAIA school, came with a record of 0-6.

September 18, 2009
UCSC VS. Cal Baptist
SANTA CRUZ, CA -- Santa Cruz, CA – Friday’s match-up in Santa Cruz had the Lancers from California Baptist University come to town to face the unbeaten Slugs of UC Santa Cruz. The Slugs with an overtime win just a day previous against Concordia University had improved their record to 6-0-1, while the Lancers came in 1-1-3 in a tough NAIA conference.

September 17, 2009
UCSC VS. Concordia University
SANTA CRUZ, CA --Thursday’s game for the Slug Men’s Soccer Program brought a talented NAIA team from southern California, Concordia University. Concordia was ranked number 9 in the nation in the NAIA national polls while UCSC was ranked number 7 in the nation according to the NSCAA National D3 rankings. Concordia came in with a record of 3-3 and the Slugs with an unbeaten record of 5-0-1.

September 12, 2009
Bulldogs Get Slimed
SANTA CRUZ, CA--Saturday afternoon saw the clash of two classic west coast rivals between the UC Santa Cruz Banana Slugs and longtime rivals the Bulldogs from the University of Redlands. This game did not disappoint in any sense of the word. Right from the opening 5 minutes Redlands got on the board their first trip down the field with a breakaway goal from Jeff Willey assisted by Nick Gundersen in the 3rd minute.

September 11, 2009
UC Santa Cruz Beats Linfield, 3-1
SANTA CRUZ, CA--Matt Fondy scored his first goal of the 2009 season off of a corner kick from teammate Cody Pillon on Friday. The Slugs came out strong against the visiting Linfield College of McMinville OR, scoring in just the 8th minute of play after already hitting the goalpost twice.

September 3, 2009
Lutz Fall to UC Santa Cruz on Overtime Goal
PARKLAND, WA --Brendan Ward headed home Cody Pillon's corner kick with 2:18 remaining in the second overtime to give the visiting UC Santa Cruz Banana Slugs a hard-fought 1-0 men's soccer victory over the host Pacific Lutheran Lutes on Thursday afternoon.

September 1, 2009
Loggers Fall to Slugs in Season Opener
TACOMA, WA -- Junior Kyle Benson (Mukilteo, Wash./Kamiak) scored the first goal of the game, and the first goal of the season for Puget Sound early in the second half but a tough UC Santa Cruz team battled back, answering with two of their own as the Banana Slugs took a 2-1 overtime win over the Loggers in a NCAA Division III men's soccer game on Tuesday evening on Peyton Field at Baker Stadium in Tacoma, Wash.