Sept. 11, 2008
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Air Force Falcons vs. Cal State Fullerton Titans
Friday, Sept. 12, 2008
6 p.m. at Cadet Soccer Stadium
Air Force Falcons vs. San Diego State Aztecs
Sunday, Sept. 14, 2008
12 p.m. at Denver, CO
Air Force; 0-3-0
CS Fullerton; 1-3-0
San Diego State; 1-1-0
Air Force - Loyola-Chicago, L 1-0
CS Fullerton - UNLV, L 1-0; CS Bakersfield, L 3-2
San Diego State - Michigan, L, 3-2; Albany, W 6-0
Doug Hill (USAFA, 1983)
Air Force; 5-15-1, Second Season
Bob Ammann (CS Fullerton, 1992)
CS Fullerton; 15-24-4, Third Season
Lev Kirshner (Rutgers, 1991)
San Diego State; 57-73-26, Ninth Season
AFA Battles Fullerton, SDSU
The Air Force Falcons take on a couple of opponents from the West Coast this weekend. Air Force hosts Cal State Fullerton on Friday, Sept. 12 at 6 p.m. at Cadet Soccer Stadium, then plays San Diego State on Sunday, Sept 14 at the University of Denver beginning at 12 p.m.
The Falcons are 0-3 after dropping a 1-0 decision to Loyola-Chicago last Sunday at home. The Ramblers scored with just over 10 minutes remaining in the game. Each team had just three shots on goal.
Robinson Notches First Goal
Sophomore Ryan Robinson scored the first goal of his career in the season opener against UC Santa Barbara. Robinson, who appeared in four games as a freshman in 2007, fired a shot from 10 yards out after receiving passes from juniors Steven Noller and Kevin Rosser for his initial collegiate goal.
Gullo Impressive in `08
Junior goalie Jim Gullo has posted an impressive 1.67 goals-against average so far this season. Gullo, who had just 40 minutes of varsity experience entering the season, made eight saves in each of the first two games this year and one save vs. Loyola.
0-3 For First Time Since `91
The Falcons are 0-3 for the first time since the 1991 season. However, that team turned things around immediately and went on an 11-game unbeaten streak before losing the season finale and finishing 9-4-2.
Tough Time Finding Shots
Sunday's game was a defensive battle, as each team mustered just three shots on goal. Loyola outshot Air Force 12-8 overall, the third straight game in which AFA was outshot. The Falcons have been outshot 59-22 in total shots and 23-8 in shots on goal.
Last Weekend's Recap
Loyola-Chicago 1, Air Force 0
Sept. 7, 2008 @ USAFA, Colo.
Alex Jones scored the game's only goal as the Loyola University men's soccer team remained undefeated with a 1-0 victory over Air Force Sunday at Cadet Soccer Stadium. With the victory, Loyola improved to 3-0-1, while the Falcons fell to 0-3 this season.
Jones took a crossing pass from Malcolm DeBaun and placed a header just over the outstretched arms of Air Force goalie Jim Gullo from 10 yards out with 10:04 remaining in the game. It was one of only three shots on goal for the Ramblers as Jones had another and Michael Ferguson had one as well. Shots were at a premium all day as Air Force only managed three shots on goal as well.
"We played tough defense today but couldn't finish offensively," said Air Force head coach Doug Hill. "Ryan Robinson really shut down one of the top forwards in the country (Ferguson) and Gullo kept us in the game with some great plays."
Junior Kevin Rosser had two of the Falcons' three shots on goal, while fellow junior Steve Noller had the other. Gullo made one save and Jason Dall had a team save for Air Force when he knocked Jones' shot off the goal line in the 60th minute.
Loyola outshot Air Force 12-8 in total shots and had seven corner kicks, compared to two for the Falcons.