The Cal Poly women’s soccer team beat UC Irvine 2-1 on the road Friday night.
The Mustangs struck early, scoring in the fifth minute, when Elise Krieghoff turned and fired from the right corner of the box to find the back of the net off a pass from Megan Abutin.
In the 19th minute, Krieghoff and Abutin combined again, this time to assist Lydia Anderson, who was alone at the top of the box on a corner kick.
UC Irvine answered early in the second half, finding the net in the 55th minute after the ball fell to Blanca Frontino following a scrum in the box.
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Cal Poly’s (8-8, 3-2 Big West Conference) Alyssa Gianetti had seven saves to stave off the Anteaters (8-8, 3-2 Big West).
L.A. Pierce 2, Cuesta 0
The Cougars struggled to find any offense in the second half as L.A. Pierce scored in the 42nd and 54th minute to remain undefeated in the Western State Conference.
“Once they got that second goal we were facing too much defense in the box,” Cuesta coach Bob Wilson said in a news release.
Cuesta (6-6-2, 1-3-2 WSC) returns to play Tuesday against Moorpark.
CSUN 3, Cal Poly 1
The Mustangs answered with a set win in the second after dropping the first, but it ultimately wasn’t enough as Cal Poly lost 25-18, 26-28, 25-20, 25-19.
After a back-and-forth second set, Cal Poly kept the momentum going into the third set to tie at 20 before CSUN (13-4, 4-1 Big West) served out the set.
Caihla Petiprin had 10 kills while Taylor Nelson had seven kills and 25 assists for the Mustangs (7-9, 2-4 Big West).
Nicole Kessler had a team high 18 digs for the Mustangs.
Southwest Regional Tournament
Cal Poly freshman Axel Damiens beat San Diego’s Alex Araouzos 6-7, 6-2, 6-1 before losing to San Diego State’s Thorsten Bertsch 6-1, 6-2 in the round-of-64 in the tournament at Pepperdine.
Damiens then won in the round-of-64 in doubles play with Dan Cardiff beating Luke Bohuslav and Feliz Van Kann of Loyola Marymount 8-7.
The Mustangs’ Corey Pang won 6-0, 6-0 in the first round against Pepperdine’s Jonah Kral before losing to Max de Vroome 6-4, 6-4 of USC.
Sophomore Ben Donovan won his only match of the day 6-4, 6-3 over San Diego’s Romain Kalaydjian.
Cal Poly’s Garrett Auproux beat Felix Schueller of Grand Canyon 6-3, 6-2 as he advanced to the round-of-32, as did Donovan.
MEN’S SWIMMING AND DIVING
USC 152, Cal Poly 125
Jimmy Deiparine, Shannon Fong and Mickey Mackle won individual events in Cal Poly’s season opener.
Deiparine won the 100-meter breaststroke in 56.24 seconds, and Fong was first in the 100 butterfly (51.47). Fong went on to place third in the 200 butterfly with a time of 1 minute, 55.60 seconds.
Mackle was first in the 200 individual medley (1:54.21), second in the 200 butterfly (1:55.57) and fourth in the 200 breaststroke (2:06.25).
Brady Shutt won both diving events for the Mustangs, and the team of Caleb Davies, Jack Jenner, John Hornacek and Justin Dedianous placed first in the 200 freestyle relay with a time of 1:26.78.