Kaba Alkebulan turned in the first two-goal game of his college career, including the game-winner in overtime Sunday to give Cal Poly’s men’s soccer team a 2-1 Big West Conference win over Cal State Northridge.
Cal Poly (6-2-3, 1-0-1) improved to 5-1-2 at Alex G. Spanos Stadium this season with the win over the Matadors (4-6-1, 0-2-0). The Mustangs last beat Cal State Northridge in 2009.
Wade Hamilton had six saves for Cal Poly, which was forced to go to overime when the Matadors’ Marino Peixoto scored with about 21⁄2 minutes left in regulation.
“It’s a testament to our guys to have the internal drive and will to find the game-winner and overcome a late goal,” Cal Poly interim coach Phil Ruskin said in a news release. “More importantly, our guys have been challenged by the staff to overcome things no matter what happens.
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“I feel we’re finally stepping up and answering our call.”
Cal State Northridge 2, Cal Poly 1, OT
Lyndsey Preston scored on a header from Hannah Wissler a minute into overtime to give the Matadors the road win.
Cal Poly (6-7, 1-1) scored first in the Big West match when Lydia Anderson scored in the 27th minute.
Kendall Moskal tied it for the Matadors (5-7-1, 2-0) when she scored in the 76th minute.