College Roundup: Pridham, Mustangs edge Hornets in men's soccer

Senior forward scores twice, helps Cal Poly to 2-1 win at Sacramento State

sports@thetribunenews.comOctober 19, 2013 

The Cal Poly men’s soccer team won 2-1 at Sacramento State after a pair of second-half goals by Mackenzie Pridham on Saturday.

Pridham scored his first goal on a redirected slide in the 64th minute off a cross by Chase Minter.

The Hornets (2-8-3, 0-5 Big West Conference) tied the score seven minutes later off a deflection by Andrew Gosselin, which was assisted by Ivan Ramirez and Javier Muñoz. Pridham responded with a goal in the 79th minute off a header for his 11th goal of the season. Mike Hocker assisted. Pridham is third on the career goal-scoring list for Cal Poly with 24, two off the all-time record.

Wade Hamilton made four saves for the Mustangs (9-6, 2-3), who did not allow a Sacramento State shot until the last minute of the first half.

Cal Poly is tied for second in the conference with six points. UC Santa Barbara (5-0 Big West) leads with 15 points.


Cal State Northridge 3, Cal Poly 2

Casey Hinger had 20 kills for Matadors, who rallied to beat the Mustangs 27-25, 26-28, 22-25, 25-18, 15-11 at Mott Athletics Center.

Megan McConnell had 20 kills and eight digs to lead Cal Poly (8-11, 2-4 Big West), which rallied from a 24-22 deficit in the second set to tie the match at one set apiece. Maddie Kuber had 54 assists and four digs, and Hannah Schleis had 18 kills.

Kelcie Randazzo had a match-high 27 digs for Cal State Northridge (16-4, 5-1), and Natalie Allen had 14 kills and 14 digs.


Cal Poly at NCAA Pre Nationals

The Mustangs claimed 12th place out of 52 teams with 464 points on the men’s side, while the women took 17th out of 49 teams with 607 points at the LaVern Gibson Championship Cross Country Course in Terre Haute, Ind., on the NCAA championship course.

Sean Davidson led the Cal Poly men, completing the 8K course in 23 minutes, 47 seconds, and earned a 17th-place individual finish. Chris Frias (39th, 24:06) and (Mitch Moriarty (63rd, 24:28) were the next Cal Poly runners.

With top runner Laura Hollander not running, Diana George led the Mustangs by finishing the 6K course in 21:17 for 76th place.


Cal Poly at ITA Regionals

The doubles teams of Jen Cornea and Ane McPike and Bryn Bacharach and Emily Gibbons both advanced to the round of 16 for Cal Poly at Stanford.

Cornea and McPike defeated a team from Washington 8-7 (5), while Bacharach and Gibbons beat a St. Mary’s duo 8-6.

Kathryn Webb and Mika Padmanabhan fell in the round of 32 to a team from Washington.

Cornea lost to Maegan Manasse of Cal in singles play.

In singles consolation matches, Cal Poly’s Webb moved into the round of 32 by beating Portland’s Victoria Troesch, 3-6, 7-6, 1-0(1). Bacharach, the other Cal Poly player in the consolation bracket, was ousted by Sacramento State’s Deimante Bulatovaite, 6-3, 6-0.

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