The Cal Poly men’s soccer team got an 83rd-minute goal from sophomore forward Chris Bernardi to upset No. 18 Indiana 1-0 Friday at the Notre Dame-hosted Mike Berticelli Memorial Tournament.
Bernardi’s goal, which came when he collected a loose ball in the box, was his first as a Mustang. He tallied a team-high four shots.
Cal Poly (2-1) goalkeepers Patrick McClain and Chris Violas collected three saves apiece.
Senior forward David Zamora was credited with an assist on Bernardi’s goal.
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The Mustangs will wrap up play at the Mike Berticelli Memorial Tournament on Sunday against host Notre Dame.
Cal Poly 3, Eastern Washington 1
The Mustangs (5-3) won their third straight match with a 23-25, 25-17, 25-16, 25-15 victory to kick off the Washington State Tournament in Pullman, Wash.
Catie Smith had a match-high 15 kills and added eight digs for Cal Poly, while Kristina Graven had 14 kills and a match-high 18 digs.
The Mustangs hit .248 as a team while holding Eastern Washington a .134 percentage.
Sarah Cawrse had a match-high 39 assists, and Jennifer Keddy added 13 kills for Cal Poly, which will play Montana State and tournament-host Washington State today.
WOMEN’S WATER POLO
Cuesta 12, Santa Monica 3; Cuesta 7, Cabrillo 4
The Cougars opened the season with two wins at the Central Coast Classic at Cuesta.
Ally Bernard scored a game-high five goals against Santa Monica, helping Cuesta to a 4-0 first-period lead.
Erin Hasenkamp added four goals against Santa Monica, while Julia Tartarian scored two goals in each game.
Cuesta’s Loren Kasenberg made 12 saves over the two games, including a game-high eight in the win over Santa Monica.
The Cougars will play 2008 state champion Cerritos today at noon to continue play at the Central Coast Classic.
MEN’S WATER POLO
Cuesta 14, Ohlone 2; Cuesta 11, Modesto 5
The Cougars, ranked No. 5 to start the season, opened with two wins at the West Valley Tournament.
Former Arroyo Grande High standout Luka Vukomanovic scored a team-high three goals in the win over Ohlone, while Kevin Deckel, Lawrence Bardelli, Eric Marsh and Nick McGilvray scored two goals in each game.
Cuesta will play San Diego Mesa and No. 2 West Valley today to continue tournament play.
Cuesta 1, Cabrillo 1
Cuesta College had three promising chances to score, but the Cougars had to settle for only one goal — and the tie, in front of a home crowd against the Seahawks.
The Cougars (2-1-1) fell behind 20 minutes before the half after a Cabrillo (0-1-1) forward converted on a 1-on-1 breakaway against keeper Mari Monicelli.
In the second half, the Cougars were finally able to convert their attack into a score.
With 22 minutes left, Joanna Wheeler found forward Laura Sanchez on a run into the box and the first-year forward scored to tie it at 1. Monticelli had four saves in the second half for Cuesta.
“We came on strong in the second half,” Cuesta coach Bob Wilson said. “We had three beautiful chances where the goalie made a good save. We just weren’t able to finish enough to get the win.”