Men’s Soccer Splits Weekend

On Halloween, the Dons scored three second half goals against Portland to win 3-0. The Dons were sloppy in the first half of the game, although they had a 4 to 3 shot advantage.

n the second half, however, the Dons were able to pull themselves together. In the 47th minute, junior midfielder Jonathan Levy scored the Dons’ first goal of the game. The Dons made the score 2-0 when junior forward Conor Chinn scored in the 66th minute. Chinn beat two Pilot defenders and sent a shot past Pilots’ goalkeeper Austin Guerreo for his eighth goal of the season. Chinn scored again in the 77th minute making it his nineth goal of the season. This game was the third multi-goal match of Chinn’s career.

The Dons had a 10-5 shot advantage during the second half. Chinn had five shots in the match, including four on the goal. Freshman defender Victor Wennberg added three shots, including one on the goal, and Bryan Burke added two shots.

Prior to the Dons-Gonzaga game on Sunday, USF honored two members of the Dons soccer family who passed away in 2007 – former USF team captain Victor Arbelaez and longtime supporter Rouben Chakalian.

In their last WCC home game, the Dons lost to Gonzaga 3-2 in double overtime. Conor Chinn scored the first goal 11 minutes into the match. However, Gonzaga responded by scoring two goals – Mitch Boland scored at the 27 minute mark and Tye Perdido at the 33 minute mark. The Dons did not respond until the second half, when Conor Chinn scored 6 minutes into the half. Although the Dons had a 13 to 1 shot advantage over Gonzaga, the Dons were only able to score one goal. The Dons and Gonzaga remained equal until Gonzaga forward Nick Love scored in double overtime to secure a Gonzaga victory.

Junior midfielder Jonathan Levi led the team with 5 shots, including 4 on the goal. Conor Chinn added 4 shots with 3 on the goal. Victor Wennberg and junior midfielder Leon Williams both had 3 shots, including 2 on the goal. Sophomore defender Justin Warren and freshman defender Jared Cruz both had 2 shots with 1 on the goal.

In their last home game of the season, the Dons will take on the Academy of Art. The game is set for Friday at 5 p.m.

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