Gator Jakob Velega, #9 senior, dribbles the ball around Hawaii Hilo Vulcan Cristian Ruelas, #22 junior, in Cox Stadium at SF State Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. The SF State Gators beat the Hawaii Hilo Vulcans 1-0 in over time. Daniel Porter/Xpress.
24 Oct 2014

Men’s soccer wins against the Vulcans two minutes into overtime

  SF State men’s soccer defeated Hawaii-Hilo Vulcans Wednesday in a long and frustrating bout, thanks to late in the game heroics from juniors Colt Reichl and Sam Merritt. The

SF State Gator Jakob Velega, #9 freshman, fights for possession of the ball from UC San Diego Triton Kuba Waligorski, #4, during the soccer game at Cox Stadium Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014. The Gators beat the Tritons 2-0.
20 Oct 2014

Men’s soccer comes back with a bang after rough past five games

Returning from a five game losing streak, SF State’s men’s soccer team came onto the field hungry for a win, defeating conference rival UC San Diego 2-0. “It’s just a

17 Oct 2014

Men’s soccer lose fifth game in a row, have high hopes to upcoming home game

SF State men’s soccer team dropped their fifth straight game Friday to No. 8 ranked Cal Poly Pomona 1-0 in double overtime off a goal from Alexander Turkson in minute

SF State Gator forward Cameron DeJong, # 16, volleys the ball out of the air away from advancing Cal State East Bay players, Kellen Crow, #15, and Arthur Ethel, #3, at Cox Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014.
14 Oct 2014

Half way there: Men’s soccer midseason review

SF State men’s soccer team had the best start to a season in 34 years, but the team is going in the wrong direction after four straight losses. Their overall

SF State Gator midfielder Sam Merritt, #10, fights for a ball in the corner against Cal State East Bay player Steven Henry, #25, at Cox Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. Sara Gobets / Xpress.
30 Sep 2014

Men’s soccer win their first CCAA game against Cal State East Bay

SF State won its first CCAA game Sunday against Cal State East Bay(CSUEB) in an exciting 3-2 overtime thriller, following a disappointing draw earlier this week against Cal State Stanislaus.

Seniors Kevin Johnson (left) and Hayden Roberts (right), who have been buddies since freshman year, stand in Cox Stadium at SF State Tuesday, Sept. 16. Martin Bustamante / Xpress
23 Sep 2014

Bond between two senior soccer players has team on right track

A lot can happen in four years. There are successes, failures, hardships and triumphs, and a pair of SF State men’s soccer seniors have seen them all. Kevin Johnson and

SF State's Joe Rousseau (15) and Notre Dame's Robert Hines (16) race along the sideline, trying to keep the ball within the boundaries during the game at Cox Stadium on Friday, Sept. 19.
20 Sep 2014

Men’s soccer rallies for physical draw

Despite putting on a strong offensive front in the first period of their match, it took an equalizer and 48 minutes of stout defense from the SF State men’s soccer

17 Sep 2014

Men’s soccer defeats Dominican University of California 2-1

The SF State men’s soccer team improved its record Tuesday after taking out the Dominican University of California Penguins 2-1 at Cox Stadium. The Gators began aggressively by taking shots,

Sam Merritt, of SF State, keeps the ball in fair play as it almost rolls out of bounce during the soccer game at Cox Stadium at SF State on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.
09 Sep 2014

SF State men’s soccer team wins first game of the season after an afternoon of strong defense

SF State’s men’s soccer team fought its way to a gritty 1-0 victory over Holy Names University in its season opener at Cox Pavilion today. The Gators took a step

05 Nov 2013

Men’s soccer loses despite last minute goal

[set_id=72157637364235336] A last-minute goal by freshman midfielder James Aguirre wasn’t enough to overcome a two-point deficit against the Cal State San Bernardino Coyotes. The Gators lost 1-2 Sunday in their

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08 Oct 2013

Men’s soccer takes a loss, yellow cards at Chico game

[set_id=72157636342198565] A free kick goal sealed SF State’s fate Sunday as they fell to Chico State 1-0. The Wildcats’ Octavio Guzman sailed the ball over the outstretched hands of Gators’

24 Sep 2013

Men’s soccer defeat CSULA for first time in seven years

[set_id=72157635861659504] SF State’s first conference win could turn out to be their biggest, as the men’s soccer team bested defending California Collegiate Athletic Association south division champs Cal State Los

18 Sep 2013

Men’s soccer faces multiple injuries in shutout game

The men’s soccer team faced Sonoma State in an evenly-matched game Friday afternoon that ended in a shutout and Gator loss.  In an intensely physical game where two SF State

04 Sep 2013

Men’s soccer copes with altered roster for new season

A haul of talented newcomers has the SF State men’s soccer team excited for what it expects to be a bounce back season. After finishing last year with four wins

21 May 2013

Student athletes gear up for summer training

With the semester coming to a close, it’s time for those overstressed, overworked students to unwind and kickback in the summer glory. But for student athletes, the end of the

28 Oct 2012

Gator men's soccer wins last game of season against Cal State Dominguez Hills

In their last match for the 2012 regular season, the Gator men’s soccer team defeated the Cal State Domiguez Hills Toros 2-1. The Gators celebrated “Senior Day” with their nine

26 Oct 2012

Gator men's soccer squeaks by with 2-2 draw against Cal State LA

The Gators fought back to overcome an early deficit and scraped a 2-2 draw against the Cal State Los Angeles Golden Eagles today. Despite falling behind early in the first 10

21 Oct 2012

Gator men's soccer clutches second win of season against Cal Poly Pomona

The Gators find their form in their second consecutive win of the season with a 2-1 win against the Cal Poly Pomona Broncos. SF State demolished their winless conference record

19 Oct 2012

PHOTOS: Gator men's soccer locks in first conference play win against Cal State Monterey Bay

The Gators earned their first CCAA conference win of the season Friday afternoon with a convincing 3-1 win against the Cal State Monterey Bay Otters. With the combination of poor

16 Oct 2012

Former goalkeeper Mike McNeill fulfills coaching dream

Mike McNeill watches the ball’s path as it cuts through the air toward the keeper, judging the potency of the strike and the movement of the ball. He decides what the

28 Sep 2012

Gator men's soccer trounced by Cal State East Bay at Project Pink match

The Gators were decked out in their pink socks as tribute to the Project Pink match, where they had set up containers for donations for breast cancer research. “We just

23 Sep 2012

PHOTOS: Gator men's soccer reaches stalemate against UC San Diego

Despite being outplayed by the UC San Diego Tritons, the Gators were able to hold on in extra time and scrape up a 0-0 draw. The Gators were bossed around

21 Sep 2012

PHOTOS: SF State men's soccer suffers 2-0 loss against Cal State San Bernardino after key player's injury

The Gators are still on their quest to win their first CCAA game, after a 2-0 loss against the visiting Cal State San Bernardino Coyotes. The loss wasn’t the only

16 Sep 2012

SF State men's soccer wins first game of season with shutout against Cal Maritime

For the Gators, Sunday’s men’s soccer game was a day of many firsts, including their first win of the season. The Gators shutout the Cal Maritime Keelhauers 6-0. Of the six

12 Sep 2012

SF State freshman Guillermo Castro sustains father's legacy as men's soccer goalkeeper

A 9-year-old goalkeeper stands in front of the goal as he watches an opposing player approach the penalty box. He assesses the play — based purely on instinct — and

06 Sep 2012

PREVIEW: SF State men's soccer kicks off new season

When you see the SF State men’s soccer team this year, you’ll notice a few things. They’re bigger. They’re agile. They’re athletic. Part of that is due to the fact

05 Sep 2012

PHOTOS: SF State men's soccer loses second game to Academy of Art

The Gators stomached yet another loss this season after Academy of Art University’s senior forward, Grimur Grimsson, scored the winning goal with only 40 seconds left in the game, bringing

03 Sep 2012

PHOTOS: SF State men's soccer season opens with loss against Notre Dame Argonauts

The Gator’s season opened in a heartbreaking loss Monday afternoon when Notre Dame de Namur’s sophomore defender Mikhail Wingate-Pearce tapped in the golden goal from point-blank range for a 3-2

05 May 2012

SF State goalkeeper hopes to further career as soccer coach

Mike McNeill eats, sleeps and breathes soccer, but his time as a player is almost up. The goalkeeper for the men’s soccer team is finishing his athletic collegiate career in

18 Oct 2011

SF State men's soccer must maintain chemistry to end season with winning record

With five games left in the season, the SF State men’s soccer team continues to work on their goal scoring and chemistry, two points of focus projected earlier in the

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12 Oct 2011

Men's soccer defeats Cal State Stanislaus in last home game of season

The SF State men’s soccer team concluded the last home game of the season with a motivating 1-0 win against Cal State Stanislaus Sunday afternoon. The victory was especially meaningful

26 Sep 2011

SF State men's soccer team narrowly defeats Sonoma State in overtime

  Jose Monje’s first goal of the season was the deciding factor in the SF State men’s soccer game against the Sonoma State Seawolves in Sunday afternoon’s game. With only

23 Sep 2011

Gator men's soccer overpowers Cal State San Bernardino 2-1

  Saman Assadi’s first goal of the season for the SF State men’s soccer team turned out to be the clincher in the game on Sunday afternoon against the Cal

19 Sep 2011

Gator men's starting goalkeeper and captain sidelined for the season

When Mike McNeill tore his ACL in the second game of the season, the SF State men’s soccer team not only lost their starting goalkeeper, but also their captain. Little

11 Sep 2011

Gator men's soccer falls to Cal Poly Pomona Broncos 0-1

With three minutes left in the game and the pressure on, the SF State men’s soccer team has the opportunity to tie the game. Down a goal, Gator captain Sasha

29 Aug 2011

Gator men's soccer suffers penalty shootout loss against University of Missouri-St. Louis

The SF State men’s soccer team outplayed University of Missouri-St. Louisfor most of the game but fell short during penalty kicks (4-2) of the title game at the Cal State