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College Roundup: Zamora’s hat trick lifts Cal Poly men

The Cal Poly men’s soccer team got a hat trick from junior forward David Zamora in a 3-1 victory over Cal State Northridge on Saturday at Alex G. Spanos Stadium.

Zamora scored all three goals in the second half, including a header in the 68th minute on a pass from freshman midfielder Chris Gaschen.

Just two minutes later, Zamora scored what turned out to be the game-winner on a penalty kick after a Cal State Northridge (7-6-2, 2-3-1 Big West Conference) player was whistled for a handball in the box.

The Mustangs (7-8-1, 5-2) remain tied with No. 6 UC Santa Barbara for the conference lead after the Gauchos defeated Cal State Fullerton on Saturday night.

“David is just a clutch player who rises to the occasion in big matches,” Mustangs head coach Paul Holocher said in a news release. “He’s a leader who plays best when it matters most.”

The hat trick, Cal Poly’s second in two weeks, is only the program’s seventh overall.

VOLLEYBALL

No. 19 UC Irvine 3, Cal Poly 2

The Mustangs dropped their fourth consecutive five-set decision in a 22-25, 25-10, 25-21, 24-26, 15-11 loss in Irvine.A day after falling to three-win UC Riverside in five sets, the Mustangs (6-17, 2-8 Big West Conference) took the first set from the 19th-ranked Anteaters (17-4, 7-2) before setbacks in the second and third.

Freshman middle blocker Jennifer Keddy had a team-high 12 kills on a .429 hitting percentage, and freshman outside hitter Chelsea Hardin added 11 for the Mustangs.

Facing match point down 24-23 in the fourth set, Cal Poly rallied with three straight points to win the set.

The Anteaters, who were led by Juliane Piggot’s 15 kills, jumped out to a 3-1 lead in the final set and never relinquished it.

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