Cal Poly

Mustangs women's soccer team wins season opener

The Cal Poly women’s soccer team opened the season with a 3-1 come-from-behind victory over Loyola Marymount in Los Angeles.

The Mustangs scored three unanswered goals in the second-half, and freshman goalkeeper Alyssa Giannetti, making her first start between the posts for Cal Poly, had nine saves in the victory.

The Mustangs came out firing, with four shots on goal in the first three minutes, but it was the Lions who struck first in the 21st minute when Cori McGovern connected on a cross from the left side. Loyola Marymount would be shut out the rest of the way.

With Cal Poly trailing 1-0 at the half, Cristina Farrington subbed in and scored an empty-net goal in the 54th minute off of a pass from Kacey Held to even the score.

Four minutes later, Jess Duller put in the go-ahead goal for the Mustangs, deflecting a shot off of a defender and into the back of the net, giving Cal Poly the lead for good.

Elise Krieghoff added a goal in the 69th minute for the Mustangs, who return to action in their home opener on Sunday at noon against Cal State Bakersfield.