The Cal Poly men’s soccer team remained unbeaten in the Big West Conference with a 1-0 win over UC Davis on Sunday, setting up a Wednesday showdown at rival UC Santa Barbara with first place on the line.
In front of 2,023 at Alex G. Spanos Stadium, senior midfielder Daniel Cumming scored in the 43rd minute from 3 yards out on a pass across the box from sophomore midfielder Jacob Hustedt.
It was Cumming’s second goal of the season. The other, a Sept. 20 score that pushed the Mustangs (4-6-0, 2-0-0 Big West) past San Jose State 2-1, was also a game-winner.
David Zamora finished with a match-best five shot attempts for Cal Poly, which was whistled offside four times. Junior goalkeeper Patrick McLain made four saves in recording his second-straight shutout.
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Sunday’s victory vaulted Cal Poly into the Big West lead ahead of the No. 11 Gauchos (7-2-1, 1-0-0 Big West), who could tie things back up with a win on Wednesday.
The Mustangs have not won at Harder Stadium since 1998, and UC Santa Barbara is coming off a 3-0 win over No. 7 Indiana.
WOMEN’S SOCCERCal Poly 3, UC Irvine 2, OTJulianne Grinstead scored her second goal of the season 3:40 into the second overtime period, and the Mustangs (7-5-0, 1-1-0 Big West) evened their conference record with the victory.
Grinstead ended the game by taking a corner kick from Kristina Condon-Sherwood and putting it past UC Irvine keeper Danielle de Serierre to beat the Anteaters (8-4-0, 1-1-0 Big West).
Cal Poly also got goals from Cici Kobinski and Julie McKee.
Mustangs keeper Coral Hoover made eight saves as UC Irvine outshot Cal Poly 11-6 in shots on goal. But harboring a 2-1 lead, Hoover allowed the tying goal in the 80th minute.
The Mustangs host UC Riverside on Friday at 7 p.m.