Men’s soccer

Gators men’s soccer cruises by Cal State Dominguez Hills 3-0

October 2, 2018 Sports 0 Comments

After having scoring troubles for the last four games, the Gators clicked offensively and defensively during their 3-0 Sunday win over the Cal State Dominguez Hills Toros at Cox Stadium. The Gators brought a complete effort to a nationally televised game defined by SF State’s offensive pressure and CSUDH’s critical offensive mistake. “When you do ...

Gators men’s soccer seeks another winning streak in Sonoma

September 13, 2018 Sports

The SF State men’s soccer team is in for a great defensive battle on Friday when it faces off against Sonoma State University on their territory on Seawolf Soccer Field Even though Sonoma State has had scoring struggles lately — racking up as many ties as wins — they’ve only allowed a single goal in the ...

Men’s soccer coach goes pro, stays within collegiate play

March 7, 2018 Sports

What would you do if you just coached your team to its first CCAA tournament birth since 1978 and won coach of the year? If you’re SF State men’s soccer coach Javier Ayala-Hil, you take on a massive new challenge and accept the head coach position for an entirely new team. Ayala-Hil was announced in ...

Faith unites the Fellowship of Christian Athletes

November 15, 2017 Sports

In the living room of San Francisco State baseball coach Tony Schifano, something bigger than any game is happening with a group of athletes from Gator athletics. Each week, these athletes meet as the Fellowship of Christian Athletes club, or FCA. Since its founding in 1954, FCA has strived to combine two key elements: faith ...

Gators’ season comes to a close in CCAA semifinals

November 3, 2017 Sports

San Francisco State men’s soccer closed their historic season today at 11 a.m. in the semifinals with a 0-3 loss against Cal Poly Pomona. The last time the Gators were in the playoffs, the 1978 team made it to the finals of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. This season, the Gators made it to the ...

Taking a knee at SF State

November 3, 2017 News Sports

It’s more than just the national anthem. It’s greater than lining up in single fashion, putting your right hand over your heart and standing in respect for the American flag. Two San Francisco State soccer players kneeled during the national anthem prior to their match against Sonoma State on Saturday. Taking a knee is a ...

Men’s soccer advance to next round of playoffs

November 1, 2017 Sports

On Halloween night while students on campus were enjoying costume parties, San Francisco State Men’s soccer team was in San Diego claiming their first playoff match 1-0 over the University of San Diego, California. The Gators entered the match as the lower seed, but tied with UCSD earlier in the season 1-1. The previous match ...

Gators chomp their way to playoffs

October 31, 2017 Sports

San Francisco State won their last game of the regular season on Saturday, celebrating Senior Day, to pull their way into the playoff season for the first time since 1978. After the only goal in the game, set by junior midfielder/defender Ayden Bowers’ header from the right side of the box, the Gators cemented their ...

Men’s soccer crushes the competition in historic win

October 25, 2017 Sports

SF State men’s soccer won their second to last home game by a landslide and historical 7-1 victory over the Humboldt State University Jacks. After the Gators won one of their two games this past weekend, winning these last two games were critical to head into the CCAA playoffs. The Gators shot three attempted goals ...

Men’s soccer advances two slots before conference playoffs

October 22, 2017 Sports

The San Francisco State University men’s soccer team won its fourth home game against Cal State San Bernardino, shooting up two spots on the California Collegiate Athletic Association standings. With only having three games left in the regular season, the Gators needed this 4-2 win in order to advance further up in the ladder. Now ...

Men’s soccer sweeps weekend home games

October 1, 2017 Sports

Coming off of their 2-1 win against California State University, East Bay, men’s soccer added another win to their record against CSU, Monterey Bay on Sunday, Oct. 1 at Cox Stadium. The San Francisco State University Gators won their second game of the weekend against the CSUMB Otters, lengthening their record to 7-1-1. This game, ...

Men’s soccer team wins first home game with shutout

September 5, 2017 Sports

The SF State University men’s soccer team defeated the Dominican University of California’s team today, scoring two goals in the first half and making the final score 2-0. In the first SF State home game of the season, Dominican started with possession of the ball. The Gators were being pressured by the offense right away. ...

Ayala-Hil looks to improve upon first season at SF State

May 11, 2017 Sports

The SF State men’s soccer team is back to practice in preparation for their upcoming fall season after completing their 2016 regular season with a 9-6-2 overall record, only four points from a playoff berth. Head coach Javier Ayala-Hil was added to the Gator family last fall, two weeks prior to the first match. Ayala-Hil’s ...

Golden goal catapults Gators past Broncos

October 25, 2015 Sports

The SF State’s men’s soccer team gave their nine seniors a grand farewell on senior day, defeating the 17th ranked Cal Poly Pomona Broncos in an overtime thriller, 1-0. The game winner came in the first minute of overtime, on a cross from midfielder Robert Kelly that connected with the head of midfielder Jordan Wusstig. ...

Gators scrap out win against Coyotes

October 23, 2015 Sports

The SF State men’s soccer team snapped their seven game winless streak Friday, beating the Cal State University San Bernadino Coyotes 1-0 in a back-and-forth and rough-and-tumble contest. The game winner came off the foot of Gator forward Ashley Watson on a penalty kick in the 64th minute. “There was a handball in the box, ...

Gators lose close game against sixth ranked Toros

October 18, 2015 Sports

The SF State men’s soccer team broke their five game scoreless streak, but still came up short against the California State University Dominguez Hills Toros, losing 1-2. The Gators played a competitive and fierce game against top conference opponent CSUDH, but two key defensive mistakes contributed to the loss. The Gators scored first in the ...

Gators handed first home loss of season

October 16, 2015 Sports

The SF State men’s soccer team continued to be plagued by offensive inefficiency today, failing to score a goal in their fifth consecutive game. The Gators lost to the Cal State Los Angeles University Golden Eagles 0-1, which is their first loss at home this season. The game-winner for the Golden Eagles came in the ...

men’s soccer draws in second straight scoreless contest

October 4, 2015 Sports

The SF State men’s soccer team’s offensive woes continued today, when they drew 0-0 with the Humboldt State Lumberjacks in double overtime. The Gators fired off a whopping 28 shots, but were unable to find the back of the net for the second consecutive game. One of their best chances came in the 56th minute, when midfielder ...

Defense reigns supreme in 0-0 draw for men’s soccer

October 2, 2015 Sports

In a neck-and-neck grind it out contest that ended after a 20-minute overtime period, the SF State Gators tied the Sonoma State University Seawolves 0-0. The game was a pivotal one for the Gators, who were looking to improve their conference record of 1-2 on the season. With a tie, the Gators were able to add ...

English soccer player strives for greatness in America

September 16, 2015 Sports

Moving to a new country can be a daunting task. For 23-year-old Ashley Watson, the opportunity to come to the United States to get a master’s degree and play soccer was one that he said he said he wanted to embrace. “I like it in San Francisco, and I was ready for a change,” Watson ...

Gators continue home winning streak

September 15, 2015 Sports

[slideshow_deploy id=’67541′] The SF State men’s soccer team continued their hot start to the season, improving to a 4-1 record by defeating the Holy Names University Hawks 1-0. Despite the win, Gator’s head coach Matt Barnes said he was disappointed in how his team played offensively. “We didn’t play well at all today,” Barnes said. ...

Mens soccer team wins second consecutive game of the season

September 8, 2015 Sports

[slideshow_deploy id=’67284′] The SF State men’s soccer team won their second consecutive game of the season, defeating the Concordia University Cavaliers of Portland, Oregon in a 1-0 contest that saw a combined 23 fouls, two yellow cards and one red card. “It was a physical game,” said Gator defensive captain Max Talbert. “But that’s soccer— it gets physical and you ...

Mens soccer team scores win during first game of the season

September 7, 2015 Sports

[slideshow_deploy id=’67262′] The SF State men’s soccer team won their first game of the season at Cox Stadium Friday, defeating the University of Missouri-St. Louis Tritons 1-0 in a contest that remained 0-0 until the second half. “We didn’t play exactly the way we wanted, but we found a way to win,” said Gators head coach Matt Barnes. The only ...

SF State hosts inaugural media day

September 7, 2015 Sports

Teams shared their passion, expectations and hopes for the Fall 2015 season during the SF State athletics department’s inaugural media day press conference Wednesday. Coaches and players from men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s cross country and women’s volleyball were in attendance. The speakers provided insight on key players to watch, tactical changes, philosophies ...

Soccer captain chases major-league dream

September 1, 2015 Sports

Max Talbert, a 22-year-old senior and SF State men’s soccer captain, threw new black soccer jerseys into the waiting arms of his teammates during the first week of school. Members of the SF State men’s soccer team smiled and joked with Talbert as he laughed with them from the center of the group during the team’s first ...

Solidified soccer team looks promising

August 26, 2015 Sports

Twenty-eight pairs of soccer cleats trod onto the sunken field in the middle of Cox Stadium before Friday afternoon’s practice. The herd of try-out hopefuls had thinned for the final time, and the remaining players, no longer anxious, smiled and laughed through a series of warm-up drills as they prepared for their second session of the day. “We ...

U.S. Open Cup qualifying match comes to Cox Stadium

January 27, 2015 Sports

SF State’s Cox Pavilion will host a Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup tournament qualifying match for the Nor-Cal Adult Premier League Jan. 31. SF City Football Club will face Stanislaus United Academica and looks to become the first team in 17 years to represent the city in the U.S. Open Cup. The team began four years ago when ...

Men’s soccer ends season with most wins since 2005

December 16, 2014 Sports

The Gators had the most wins in a season since 2005, where they won 10 games. The Gators started the year having their longest unbeaten streak at six games since 1980, only to hit the road and go on a five game losing streak against top opponents. Although the losing streak tanked the team in ...