College Roundup: Cal Poly rallies for men’s soccer win over Penn

Elsewhere, Mustangs suffer first women’s soccer loss in 4-0 setback at Baylor

sports@thetribunenews.comSeptember 14, 2013 

The Cal Poly men’s soccer team came back with two goals in the final 10 minutes to beat Pennsylvania 3-2 on Friday night at Alex G. Spanos Stadium.

The Quakers (2-1) took the lead midway through the first half with a shot from 15 yards from Louis Schott, but the Mustangs (3-2) tied it six minutes later on an own goal by Penn off a corner kick.

Penn’s Sam Heyward gave the Quakers the lead again with a shot from 25 yards out in the 74th minute. Heyward finished with four shots, three of them on goal.

John Chronopoulos tied the score on his first goal of the season for Cal Poly with a shot from 10 yards out in the 82nd minute. In the 88th minute, Chris Bernardi took a free kick on goal, and Connor Drechsler made a diving header and deflected it into the goal.

Wade Hamilton made two saves in goal for the Mustangs, who also had a 15-2 corner kick advantage.


Baylor 4, Cal Poly 0

The Bears, ranked No. 10 in the nation in the coaches’ poll, snapped the Mustangs’ winning streak to start the season in Waco, Texas.

Cal Poly (4-1) managed just three shots on goal, compared to Baylor’s 12 shots. Elise Krieghoff was held scoreless for the first time this season after tallying 10 goals in the Mustangs’ first four games and was given a yellow card early in the second half.

The Bears (6-0-1)  led 4-0 at halftime on goals from Kat Ludlow, Bri Campos, Justine Hovden and Larissa Campos all scored. Bri Campos had four shots, all of which were on goal.

Cuesta 1, Sacramento City 0 

Serena Hughes scored the game’s only goal in the final minute of the game to lead the Cougars past Sacramento. 

Defender Sabrina Rice assisted the goal, and Julia Poladian had 10 saves for Cuesta (2-1). 


Kansas State 3, Cal Poly 1

The Wildcats beat the Mustangs 25-21, 25-21, 25-27, 29-27 in the Cal Hilton Garden Inn Invitational hosted Cal in Berkeley.

In the fourth set, Cal Poly (4-4) had a set point, which would have forced a decisive fifth set, but Kate Walters committed a service error that tied the score at 25. Kansas State got the next point to take a 26-25 lead. On the third match point, the Wildcats (7-1) finally closed out the Mustangs with a kill from Taylor Johnson.

Chelsea Hardin led Cal Poly with 15 kills, and Megan McConnell and Jennifer Keddy each had 12 kills. Walters had a game-high 23 digs, and Steffi Sooter had 15 digs for the Mustangs.


Cuesta Central Coast Tournament 

The Cougars opened their season by winning all three of their tournament games. 

Cuesta beat the Poly Stars 15-6 in their first game, and Karissa Sternfels led the team with four goals. Haley Shafer scored three goals and goalie Gabrielle Zimmerman had eight saves. 

Karissa Sternfels had four goals as the Cougars beat Merced 9-5 in their second game. Rachel Gruetzmacher scored three goals, and Zimmerman had five saves. 

In its final game, Cuesta beat West Valley 19-10 behind five goals from Amber Ehmer.

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