The Cal Poly men’s soccer team grabbed an early lead but couldn’t hold it in a 2-1 loss to Pacific on Sunday at Alex G. Spanos Stadium.
The loss ends the Mustangs’ unbeaten streak at six.
Matt LaGrassa scored in the fourth minute for Cal Poly (5-2-1). It was his team-leading fourth goal of the season.
Pacific, making its Division I return after the program was dormant from 1985-2013, got the equalizer from Tyson Fox in the 36th minute. Kalei Gallarde scored the winner for the Tigers (1-5-0) in the 79th minute.
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Cal Poly’s Chase Minter narrowly missed tying the score in the 89th minute when his shot hit the crossbar, and Adam Olsen, after corralling the rebound, put a shot off the left post.
Mustangs goalkeeper Wade Hamilton made five saves.
No. 4 Stanford 2, Cal Poly 0
The Mustangs went into halftime locked in a scoreless draw, but the Cardinal scored nearly two minutes after the break.
Lo’eau LaBonta and Megan Turner scored for Stanford (8-0-1), which has not allowed a goal this season.
Alyssa Giannetti made four saves for Cal Poly (4-5-0).
Cal Poly adds four players
The Mustangs picked up four new faces for the upcoming season.
Dan Cardiff, Axel Damiens, Lucas Lesoeur and Tim Tan join a Cal Poly team that has reached the NCAA Tournament three of the past four years.
Cardiff played at Acalanes High in Lafayette, and was ranked the No. 18 player in California.
Tan transferred to Cal Poly from San Francisco, where he reached the quarterfinals of the Aggie Invitational and the Pacific Tiger Invitational in singles.
Damiens and Lesoeur played their prep tennis in France. Damiens’ father, Christophe, was a doubles All-American at Mississippi State in 1991.