The Cal Poly men’s soccer team lost a heartbreaker 2-1 to rival UC Santa Barbara, as Luis Silva scored the match-winning goal with less than a minute remaining in a Big West Conference match on Tuesday.
The Gauchos (6-3-2, 3-1) dominated most of the play, outshooting Cal Poly (4-5-2, 1-2-1) 18-11 and on goal 13-3.
The match remained scoreless through the first half before the Gauchos got a goal from Sam Garza in the 50th minute.
But Cameron Walters tied the match in the 77th minute, getting an assist from Tim White.
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The two sides played even until the final minute when Silva tallied.
Mustangs goalkeeper Patrick McClain had a match-high 11 saves in defeat.
Cal Poly at Weber State Purple and Red Invitational
Geoff Gonzalez led the Mustangs to an eighth-place finish in the 16-team tournament played at Valley View Golf Course in Layton, Utah.
Gonzalez was the lone Cal Poly golfer in the top 20, finishing with a final round 75 on the par-72 course. He finished in a 10th-place tie at 1-under 215.
Sacramento State’s Jake Johnson won with a 12-under 204, five strokes ahead of teammate Grant Rappleye.
The Hornets also won the team title after posting a score 857. The Mustangs finished 22 shots back.
Daniel Miller (218 strokes, 24th place), Alex Franklin (222, 39th), Bryce Greeley (227, 65th) and Trevor Guthrie (229, 72nd) were the other Cal Poly scorers.
Cuesta 2, West Los Angeles 0
The Cougars (6-4-2, 1-2-1 Western State Conference) got a first half goal from Holly Ingles to lead at halftime.
Gina Foster scored the game’s final goal on a header from Cherish Bonomi to give the Cougars their first conference victory.
“It was nice to have the win, but we really were happy to have the run of the play.” Cuesta coach Bob Wilson said. “We were able to get everybody into the match.”
Cuesta 3, Allan Hancock 0
Cuesta opened Western State Conference play with a 25-12, 25-13, 25-17 sweep over Allan Hancock.
The Cougars (7-5, 1-0) set the pace for the day early, as they leapt out to a 15-5 lead to take the first set. Then, knotted at 12 in the second set, the Cougars won 13 of the 14 final points to take a commanding 2-0 lead in the match.
Tess Gilkey and Daniella Florant each tallied a match-high 11 kills for Cuesta, while Kristen Urias had a match-high 19 digs.