San Luis Obispo High grad Afton Thulin assisted Morgan Miller’s goal in the 39th minute of the Cal Poly women’s soccer team’s 1-0 Big West Conference win over Cal State Fullerton on Sunday at Alex G. Spanos Stadium.
Thulin got by a Titans defender about 30 yards from the goal and then passed to Miller, who posted her third goal of the season by shooting into the right-center of the net from a dozen yards out.
It was Thulin’s first point of the season. She has started four of the 14 games she’s played this year, taking nine shots — four of them on goal.
Thulin, a 5-foot-8 sophomore forward, was a first-team All-CIF Southern Section Division III selection as a senior at San Luis Obispo High, where she tallied no fewer than 21 goals and 11 assists in each of her sophomore, junior and senior campaigns.
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During her freshman season with the Mustangs last year, Thulin played in 15 games, scoring one goal and distributing one assist.
Cal Poly (9-5, 3-1), which has won three straight and seven of its past eight, fired 13 shots Sunday, seven of them on goal, while the Titans (3-7-3, 1-2) mustered nine shots, four of them on goal.
Mustangs goalkeeper Coral Hoover earned her ninth victory of the season, posting four saves.Goalkeeper Jordan Santos made six saves for Fullerton.
Cal Poly will return to the pitch Thursday, hosting UC Davis at 7 p.m.
WOMEN’S TENNISThe Cal Poly women’s tennis team advanced players to the championship matches of each singles and doubles bracket in Flights A and B at the Fall Intercollegiate Tournament at Cal State Fullerton.
“The experience (of getting to the finals) was great for all of the players,” Mustangs head coach Hugh Bream said in a statement.
In the Flight A singles championship, Cal Poly’s Suzie Matzenauer fell 7-5, 7-5 to Pepperdine’s Arianna Colffer. Teammate Jocelyn Davis, lost in the Flight B finals to Long Beach State’s Julie Luzar, 3-6, 7-5, 6-3.
The Mustangs’ doubles tandem of Brittany Blalock and Steffi Wong fell in the Flight A doubles title matchup, 9-7 to Long Beach State’s Rachel Manasse and Jaklin Alawi, while Davis and Ashley Pane dropped a 9-8 decision to Cal State Northridge’s Nina Jaworowski and Whitney Paluch in the Flight B final.