The Cal Poly men’s soccer team earned a road win, defeating Sacramento State 3-1 on Saturday.
The Mustangs (8-3-3, 3-1-1 Big West Conference) struck first, with Chase Minter scoring his seventh goal of the season in the 36th minute.
Sacramento State’s Cody Hoster answered in the 62nd minute, scoring off a cross by Mason McCann.
Cal Poly’s Dhillon Sean had his first goal of the season to break the stalemate in the 76th minute, and the final goal to seal it came from a Hornets own goal in the 88th minute.
The Mustangs had a top three cross-country performance at the course at Baylands Park in Sunnyvale. The women’s team placed second out of 21 teams competing, with 92 points. Oklahoma State, the 18th-ranked cross country team in the latest USTFCCCA poll, was first with 82 points.
Monika Juodeskaite from Oklahoma State was the winner with a time of 20:01 on the 6K course.
The top finishers for Cal Poly were Meghan Breadmore in 17th place (20:55), Sydney Szabo in 18th (20:57), Ashley Windsor in 19th (21:01), and Ashley Bergstrom in 21st place (21:02).
The men’s team came in third of the 23 schools, with 71 points, behind fourth-ranked Oklahoma State (30) and seventh-ranked Stanford (65).
Luis Morales was the top finisher for Cal Poly with an 11th-place showing (24:00) on the 8K course, and was followed by teammates Clayton Hutchins (16th at 24:03), Eric Hayden (20th, 24:04), Nick Woolf (22nd, 24:06), Riess Haslam (27th, 24:14) and Al Gamez Jr. (29th, 24:15).
The medalist for the men’s race was Justin Marpole Bird, who was running unattached and finished in 23:38. The fastest collegiate time was Oklahoma State’s Shane Moskowitz, with a time of 23:46.
Cal Poly Invitational
The Mustangs had several runners who ran at the Fairbanks Memorial course at Cuesta College. Eric Sindel won the university division with a time of 27:04 in the men’s 8K and Kyle Lynch finished in 27:41.
For the women, the Mustangs beat Bakersfield 19-36, with Sara Van Dyke winning the 5K race (18:12).
Teammate Annie Whitford was second with 18:59, and Holli Arrieta was third (19:25).
Long Beach State 3, Cal Poly 1
The Cal Poly women’s team fell to Long Beach State 26-28, 25-22, 25-15, 25-20 at home.
Taylor Gruenewald had 12 kills and Raeann Griesen added 11 more.
The Mustangs (7-10, 2-5 BWC) failed to capitalize on their first set win by dropping the next three straight. Taylor Nelson registered 41 assists on the night.
The 49ers improve to 16-4 and 6-0 in the Big West Conference.
Cal Poly at ITA Southwest Regional Championships
Ben Donovan won for Cal Poly on Saturday to move on to the main draw Round of 16 for singles at the USTA/ITA Southwest Regional Championships at the Ralphs-Straus Tennis Center.
Donovan secured a 7-6 (9-7), 6-0 victory over San Diego State sophomore Milen Ianakiev. Donovan (5-3) will face USC’s Jonny Wang, the country’s 39-ranked player in the preseason, at 10:30 a.m. today.
In the first round of consolation singles play, Lucas Lesoeur swept USC’s David Laser 6-3, 6-1, before dropping a 6-0, 1-6, 6-3 match against San Diego’s Romain Kalaydjian in the second round.
Cal Poly’s Devin Barber also picked up a consolation victory, 6-3, 6-4, over a Big West Conference foe, Marcel Chan from Hawai’i.
Cuesta College at the Southern California Dual Championship
Connor Pollock went 4-0 at 141 pounds to help Cuesta take fourth place at the Southern California Dual Championship.
Cuesta beat Santa Ana 26-11 and beat East Los Angeles 30-18. The Cougars lost 28-12 to Cerritos and 24-21 to Palomar.
Joe Else went 3-0 at 165 pounds.
Mt. SAC won the tournament with a 4-0 record.
Cuesta is currently ranked fourth in the state with a 4-5 record this year.