Men’s Soccer Opens WAC With a Win


Eric Larson 2010


This Friday, Sept. 29, Seattle University Men’s Soccer team swept CSU Bakersfield (3-6) in a 4-0 win. This was the first game for the team in the Western Athletic Conference (WAC). It was their seventh win of nine games so far this year.


Forward Cody Gibson challenges an opponent.

The team played a confident game. Sergio Rivas scored once in the first half and Rivas, Quinn Fahling and Orlando Neto all scored during the second. “The main goal for the second half was to push harder and score more, and we did just that,” Captain Josh Greene said.

After the game, Captain Nathan Aune stated that the team’s greatest strength this season is how close they all are. This was displayed through their communication on the field to keep possession throughout most of the match.

Following the loss to University of Washington that snapped their home winning streak, the drive to win was clear.

“There is no position (on the team) taken for granted. Everyone has to push themselves if they expect to play,” Greene said.

Limited playing spots push these athletes to work harder and earn their position on the team.

The Redhawks have been excelling in shots per game, with 22 compared to Bakersfield’s one. In terms of corner kicks, Seattle U had four while Bakersfield had one.

As for long term goals for the team, Greene and Aune are aiming to “keep winning the next match” and play successfully in the postseason. The team only has four more home games during the regular season, so make sure to stop by Championship Field and cheer on our Redhawks!

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