With six minutes remaining in regulation Wednesday night, UC Davis’ Matt Wiesenfarth scored on a Brian Ford assist to lead the visiting Aggies to a 1-0 Big West Conference men’s soccer win over Cal Poly at Alex G. Spanos Stadium.
It was the second straight game-winning goal for Wiesenfarth, who ran up on Ford’s diagonal pass through the box from the right side of the pitch to connect for the go-ahead score.
UC Davis (4-5-2, 2-1-0) outshot the Mustangs 11-9 (all but one of those shots came in the second half), with a 4-to-2 shots-on-goal advantage.
“It was a Big West Conference battle tonight, sort of like a street fight, and UC Davis won the street fight,” Mustangs coach Paul Holocher said in a news release.
Cal Poly (4-4-2, 1-1-0) goalkeeper Patrick McLain made his return from a recent injury and made a 43rd-minute save of a previous Wiesenfarth shot.
Atascadero High grad Alex Aguiar, a true sophomore midfielder for UC Davis, played 79 minutes in the win, but didn’t take a shot.
ITA All-American Championships
Cal Poly junior Andre Dome won his third-round match in Tulsa, Okla., sweeping Auburn’s Andreas Mies 6-4, 6-3.
With the win at the event featuring more than 300 players, the Arroyo Grande High grad advanced to the association’s championship tournament and in the process became the first Mustang to ever do so.
Main draw play gets under way today as 64 singles players compete for the title.
Cuesta 28, West Hills 21
The Cougars’ Brad Beaudette (5-0), the eighth-ranked wrestler in the state at 184 pounds, recorded the fastest pin for Cuesta on the night, winning in 2 minutes, 4 seconds.
Freshman Michael McAlister (5-0), ranked No. 13 at 174, also won by fall, in 2:59, his longest contest of the season so far.
“We rose to the occasion tonight,” Cuesta coach Joe Dansby said in a news release. “It was a big day for our freshmen.”
Cuesta also got decision wins from Matt Correa (7-3 at 125, over 11th-ranked Darren Salazar), reigning All-American and fourth-ranked Jon Gay (13-3 at 133) and Dale Fuller (15-9 at 197).
Carson Gracia, a 2010 state championship meet qualifier, was credited with the win for the 157-pound matchup for the Cougars (3-2) after an illegal slam resulted in an injury default.
Cuesta’s Marsh, Bernard honored
Cuesta College’s Eric Marsh and Alexandria Bernard were named the school’s male and female Athletes of the Month, respectively. Both were the Cougars’ athletes of the year last season.
Marsh leads the Cougars (6-7, 1-0 Western State Conference) in goals (32), assists (13) and steals (20).
Bernard leads the state in steals with 66. Her 36 goals rank fourth in the state, and she’s third in the state with 23 assists while helping to lead the Cougars to an 11-6 start to the season.