The Cal Poly men’s soccer team missed an opportunity to knock off No. 12 West Virginia on Sunday, instead settling for a scoreless tie despite outshooting the visiting Mountaineers 20-5.
The Mustangs (2-1-2) had nine shots on goal compared to two by West Virginia (2-2-1), and Cal Poly saw one shot hit the goal post and another bounce off the cross bar.
Though the Mustangs likely head into a Sept. 18 showdown with No. 4 Akron, the defending national champion, with increased confidence after such a dominating effort, the victory would have been nice, too.
Benny Estes and Patrick Sigler had two shots on goal apiece for Cal Poly, which forced West Virginia goalkeeper Justin Holmes into nine saves. Estes and George Malki tied for the team high with four shots apiece.
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Freshman forward Keegan Smith slammed a shot off the left post in the 37th minute, and Malki ripped a shot off the cross bar in the 75th minute.
The Mustangs had four shots, two on goal, during the overtime periods but came up empty.
WOMEN’S SOCCERCal Poly 3, Boise State 0
Tiffany Gummow scored her second and third goals of the season and Cristina Farrington added her second of the year to ensure the Mustangs (5-3-0) back-to-back victories for the first time this season.
Cal Poly outshot the Broncos 14-5, including 9-0 in shots on goal.
The Mustangs also beat Seattle 2-1 on Friday and had Gummow, Shandon Rovetta, Leslie Barkmann, Mackenzie Orand and Julie McKee all named to the Viking Soccer Classic All-Tournament Team.