Cal Poly freshman forward Allie Begin had her first collegiate goal, but the Mustangs women’s soccer team could not avoid its first loss of the season, falling 3-1 to Dayton in a nonconference road match Sunday.
Sandwiched around a 30-minute thunderstorm delay in the first half, Colleen Williams scored twice for the Flyers (2-0), and Juliana Libertin put one past goalkeeper Brooke Gauvin in the 75th minute to hand Cal Poly (1-1) a three-goal deficit.
Begin beat Dayton goalkeeper Katherine Boone one-on-one on an assist from Cici Kobinski in the 82nd minute to complete scoring.
The Mustangs had three more shots (22) and one fewer on goal (8) than the Flyers. Tiffany Gummow led Cal Poly with seven shots, equaling Kobinski with two on goal.
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The loss came two days after the Mustangs opened the season with a 2-1 victory over Cincinnati, where freshman Sara Lancaster scored the first goal of her collegiate career.
Cal Poly returns to California for another road match Friday at Cal State Bakersfield. The Roadrunners (0-1) fell 4-1 on the road to New Mexico in their season opener Sunday.