Cal Poly

College Roundup: Cal Poly soccer stays in first

The Cal Poly women’s soccer team got a golden goal from sophomore forward Afton Thulin in a 1-0 win over Pacific on Friday night in Stockton.

The former San Luis Obispo High standout scored her first goal of the season, shooting off a deflection deep in the box eight minutes into the first overtime period.

The Mustangs (12-5, 6-1 Big West) won despite being outshot 24-13. Senior goalkeeper Coral Hoover made six saves.

Pacific (9-5-2, 3-2) got a match-high six shots from Angelica Figueroa.

Ventura 3, Cuesta 0

The Cougars (4-8-4, 3-3-1 Western State Conference) were able to dress only 15 players in a loss at home.

“Ventura taught us our second lesson today,” Cuesta head coach Bob Wilson said. “They’re very good and we did the best we could to keep them in front of us.”

Cuesta lost to Ventura 5-0 in September. The Pirates (10-3) have won 13 of the past 14 WSC championships. Cuesta goalkeeper Mari Monticelli had 12 saves.


UC Riverside 3, Cal Poly 2

Cal Poly got a team-high 18 kills from freshman outside hitter Megan McConnell in a 25-12, 20-25, 24-26, 25-22, 15-12 loss in Riverside.

The Mustangs (6-16, 2-7 Big West) were held to a .141 hitting percentage. Sophomore outside hitter Catie Smith had 15 kills on a .324 hitting percentage, and junior middle blocker Dominique Olowolafe had nine kills with a .348 percentage, but no other Cal Poly player would hit better than .132. Mustangs freshman setter Anuhea Keanini had 44 assists.

UC Riverside (3-15, 1-7) was led by Dominique Cowling with a match-high 22 kills.


Cal Poly at the Del Walker Invitational

The Mustangs finished 12th with a 30-over total of 1080 at the Del Walker Invitational in Long Beach.

Cal Poly finished 50 strokes behind Colorado State, which won the tournament for the third consecutive year.

Freshman Pace Johnson was the top Cal Poly finisher as his 1-over 211 put him in a 26th-place tie. Junior Bryan Pierce carded a final-round 78, finishing in a tie for 46th at 215.


Seniors Suzie Matzenauer and Brittany Blalock won their opening-round singles matches at the ITA Northwest Championships in Palo Alto.

Blalock and doubles partner Steffi Wong also advanced to the round of 16 after defeating Oregon’s Emmanuelle Cor and Pavlina Smatova.

The doubles team of Diane Filip and Alexa Lee also advanced to the round of 16 after winning two matches. The tournament will continue today.


Cuesta College 15, Long Beach City 12; Diablo Valley College 15, Cuesta 11

The No. 9 Cougars split two games in the Golden West College Tournament in Huntington Beach, including a 15-12 upset of No. 3 Long Beach City College.

In the win, Lawrence Bardelli scored five goals, and Hunter Hamaker added four for the Cougars (16-10, 3-1 Western State Conference). Goalie Isaiah Hass made six saves.

In a 15-11 loss to No. 6 Diablo Valley College, Bardelli scored four goals, and Wesley Hain and Nic Lalanne added three apiece for Cuesta.

The Cougars play two more games today in the tournament.


Saddleback 12, Cuesta 7; Southwestern 15, Cuesta 14

The Cougars dropped two matches in Long Beach. Cuesta led Southwestern by four goals at halftime but could not hold them off in the second half. No other information was provided.