Cal Poly Roundup: Fast start propels Cal Poly men's soccer team to rout of San Jose State

Mustangs post 6-1 home victory for their most goals since 8-0 win over Cal State Monterey Bay in 2000

sports@thetribunenews.comSeptember 15, 2013 

Sophomore forward Matt LaGrassa scored twice in the first 10 minutes, freshman winger Ari Lassiter tallied two goals and an assist, and the Cal Poly men’s soccer team rolled to a 6-1 home win over San Jose State on Sunday in front of 953 fans at Alex G. Spanos Stadium.

LaGrassa scored in the fourth and 10th minutes off an assist from Lassiter and a corner kick. The Mustangs also got a ninth-minute goal from Mackenzie Pridham on an assist from John Chronopoulos, and led 3-0 less than 10 minutes into the match.

Cal Poly (4-2-0) took a 4-0 lead when Lassiter scored on a penalty kick in the 27th minute. The Mustangs also got second-half goals from George Malki and Lassiter on assists from Justin Dhillon and Pridham, respectively.

San Jose State (0-4-1) prevented a shutout when Sam Croucher scored on a penalty kick in the 36th minute.

Cal Poly goalkeeper Wade Hamilton notched two saves.


Texas A&M 4, Cal Poly 0

Kelley Monogue scored twice, and Liz Keester and Shea Groom also scored in the second half to help the 20th-ranked Aggies turn a scoreless halftime tie into a rout over the visiting Mustangs in front of 1,637 fans Sunday at Ellis Field in College Station, Texas.

Monogue scored in the 55th and 69th minutes, helping Texas A&M (5-2-1) pile up a 30-7 overall advantage in shots, including a 14-2 margin in shots on goal.

Goalkeepers Alyssa Giannetti and Heather Rouhier combined to make 10 saves for the Mustangs (4-2-0).

Cal Poly’s shots on goal came from Elise Krieghoff and Sara Epps.

Epps tallied three shots overall, and Krieghoff had two.

Aggies goalkeepers Jordan Day and Renee McDermott combined on a two-save shutout.

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