Banana Slugs Take On University of the Pacific in Exhibition

STOCKTON (8-24) – UC Santa Cruz's men's soccer team started their 2015 campaign on Sunday as they traveled to the Central Valley to take on NCAA Division I opponent University of the Pacific in an exhibition match.

Sunday's exhibition was a way for the eleven seniors on Michael Runeare's squad to both bond with the new faces that came on board during the offseason and an opportunity to play against a NCAA Division I opponent.   

The Banana Slugs had several bright spots as both teams came out of the match with similar foul numbers in the aggressive match. Nassim Lemseffer had two shots to lead the Banana Slugs on the evening.  

The Banana Slugs will have one more exhibition match. UC Santa Cruz will take on NCAA Division II member CSU Monterey Bay in Seaside on Saturday. Kickoff is set for 3 pm.