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Cal Poly women's soccer team ties No. 9 Pepperdine

Cal Poly’s Morgan Griffey, left, slides into Pepperdine’s Michelle Manning in an effort to get the ball during the teams’ 1-1 draw Sunday at Cal Poly.
Cal Poly’s Morgan Griffey, left, slides into Pepperdine’s Michelle Manning in an effort to get the ball during the teams’ 1-1 draw Sunday at Cal Poly. jmellom@thetribunenews.com

A late goal cost the Cal Poly women’s soccer team an upset of ninth-ranked Pepperdine in a 1-1 draw Sunday at Alex G. Spanos Stadium.

The Mustangs (6-3-1) took a 1-0 lead in the 62nd minute on a goal from Jenny Haggarty, her first of the season. She scored into an empty net after Sara Lancaster drew out Waves goalkeeper Roxanne Barker before flicking a pass to Haggarty.

Pepperdine (7-0-3) equalized with 1:40 remaining in the game when Michelle Pao gathered up the rebound and slotted home a goal after Cal Poly goalkeeper Brooke Gauvin had stopped Ana Pontes’ point-blank shot.

Gauvin finished with 10 saves. The Waves outshot the Mustangs 22-3.

MEN’S SOCCERNo. 4 Akron 1, Cal Poly 0

Akron’s Scott Caldwell scored on a penalty kick in the 83rd minute at the Akron Tournament.

It was the first penalty kick given up by Cal Poly (3-2-2) in 23 matches.

The Mustangs had a chance to take the lead just before halftime when a shot by George Malki hit the crossbar against defending national champion Akron (4-0-2).

“The game was very much there for us to win,” Cal Poly head coach Paul Holocher said in a news release. “We were one pass and one finish away from winning this game. (The result of this match) tells me we have a good squad with a lot of character.”

Forward Kyle Montgomery and defender Patrick Sigler made the all-tournament team for Cal Poly.

VOLLEYBALLCal Poly 3, Cal State Bakersfield 0

Cal Poly snapped its two-game skid in a big way, sweeping Cal State Bakersfield and allowing no more than 15 points each all three sets. They swept 25-11, 25-10, 25-15, giving the Mustangs just their second win in their past nine matchups.

Jennifer Keddy led the Mustangs (5-8) with eight kills. Chelsea Hardin had seven, and both Catie Smith and Kristina Graven had six.

Kate Walters led the Mustangs with 25 assists, while Lauren Law led with nine digs.

As a team, the Mustangs hit .410 and held Cal State Bakersfield to a -.013 percentage.

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