Jaime Cano scored on a penalty kick early in the first half, and Cal State Fullerton’s men’s soccer team held on for a 1-0 upset win over host Cal Poly on Sunday in front of 1,208 fans at Alex G. Spanos Stadium.
Cal Poly fell to 8-4-0 overall and 1-1-0 in the Big West Conference despite a 16-14 edge in shots, including a 7-3 margin in shots on goal.
Cano scored in the 11th minute after Cal Poly defender Connor Drechsler was given a yellow card for taking down a Cal State Fullerton attacker inside the Cal Poly penalty area.
Mackenzie Pridham tallied four shots for the Mustangs, and Chase Minter had three shots.
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Cal Poly goalkeeper Wade Hamilton made two saves.
Bryan Escalante recorded six saves for the Titans (4-6-0, 1-1-0).
UC Irvine 4, Cal Poly 3
Sophomore forward Elise Krieghoff scored twice to match Cal Poly’s single-season program goals record at 15, but the Mustangs lost to the visiting Anteaters in front of 438 fans at Spanos Stadium.
Sara Epps also scored for Cal Poly (5-7-0, 1-1-0).
Krieghoff and Sara Lancaster had one assist each for the Mustangs, who outshot the Anteaters (6-5-0, 1-1-0) by an 18-15 margin.
UC Irvine scored twice in each half, with goals from Zoya Farzaneh and Cami Privett in the first 13 minutes.