Sonoma State Men’s soccer began the year with a preseason loss against Stanford on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013. The final score of this exhibition game was 1-0, though the Sonoma State Seawolves believe this upcoming season looks promising.
Goalkeeper, Beau Diaz has a positive outlook for the approaching season. Diaz, a senior at Sonoma State, has played for the men’s soccer team for only one year, but he believes their team chemistry will help lead them to success.
“This was an impressive start, we came out and we played well for most of the game. It was a hard fought battle and we weren’t able to come out on top,” said Diaz, “For the first game of the fall we looked really well. We have some improving to do and by the start of the season, were going to look sharp and be ready to go.”
The Sonoma State Seawolves came in third place last season against long-time rivals, the Chico State Wildcats. They ended last season with an overall record of 8-8-2. The Seawolves look forward to the start of this new season and have faith that their practice and motivation will lead them to success.
Center midfielder Sean Callahan, a redshirt sophomore on the team recognizes that Wednesday’s game was a tough loss. Despite the loss, Callahan is still excited and optimistic for the new season.
“It was a brutal game. There were lots of hard fouls and it was a really fast paced game. Not really our style but I think we showed a lot of fight,” said Callahan, “It was a great experience being under the lights against a top program and I am more than excited for this year.”
The Sonoma State Seawolves begin the 2013 regular season on Thursday, Sep. 5, 2013. They will be playing the Montana State Billings on home turf at the Seawolf Soccer Field at 2:30 p.m.