The Cal Poly men’s soccer team defeated Villanova 1-0 Friday night, when Dakota Collins took a flick pass from Benny Estes in the 68th minute and buried it in the back of the net to break up a scoreless tie in the first game of Cal Poly’s Big East Challenge.
The Mustangs (2-1-1) held the Wildcats (2-1-1) scoreless as Patrick McLain made three saves to help Cal Poly remain unbeaten in nine of its previous 10 games at Alex G. Spanos Stadium.
Cal Poly needed just three shots on goal to beat Villanova and get its first ever win against a Big East Conference team.
The Mustangs look to sweep the Big East Challenge by defeating No. 22 West Virginia on Sunday at Spanos Stadium.
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Cuesta 14, Santa Monica 5; Cuesta 16, Modesto 5
The Cougars (2-0) scored five goals in the first quarter and never looked back against Santa Monica in their season opener at Cuesta’s Central Coast Tournament.
Alexandria Bernard, Cuesta’s reigning Female Athlete of the year, scored four goals in the match. Alex O’Connor had two goals, and eight Cougars scored one goal each in the rout.
Against Modesto, Cuesta led 6-4 at the half and then scored six unanswered goals in the third quarter and cruised to the win.
Bernard again scored four goals, and Alex O’Connor scored four as well, Michaela Billingsley and Erin Hasenkamp scored two, and four other Cougars scored one goal each.
Cuesta plays Cerritos (2-0) and Ohlone today to wrap up the tournament.
Cal Poly 2, Seattle 1
The Mustangs (4-3-0) used two first-half goals to secure a victory over the Redhawks (4-3-0) in the fist round of the Portland State Tournament.
Sara Lancaster scored in the 25th minute when she picked up a rebound off the crossbar, and, minutes later, Leslie Barkmann headed in the game winner off a corner kick by Cristina Farrington.
Cal Poly will face Boise State on Sunday at 11 a.m.
Tulsa 3, Cal Poly 1
The Mustangs (3-5) won the first set, but dropped the next three as they lost 22-25, 25-14, 25-21, 25-22 to the Golden Hurricane (5-3) in their first match of the Middle Tennessee Tournament in Murfreesboro, Tenn.
Jennifer Keddy led Cal Poly with 14 kills and four blocks, and Kristina Graven added 13 kills and seven digs. Allison Lee had a team-high 19 digs, and freshman Shannon Garrett had 26 assists.
The Mustangs play at 9:30 a.m. today against No. 4 Illinois and play Middle Tennessee at 3 p.m.