John Chronopoulos scored on a penalty kick in the 39th minute to lift Cal Poly’s men’s soccer team to a 1-0 victory over visiting Massachusetts on Sunday in front of 309 fans at Alex G. Spanos Stadium.
Cal Poly (3-1-0) outshot UMass (0-4-0) by a 15-13 margin. Wade Hamilton posted a five-save shutout for the Mustangs.
“To get our first shutout of the season is a testament to our back four and, obviously, Wade,” Cal Poly interim head coach Phil Ruskin said, according to a news release. “It’s always a positive when you take advantage of an opportunity to get two home wins in a weekend.”
Cal survives scare from Cal Poly women
Cal Poly’s women’s soccer team took a one-goal lead into halftime at 12th-ranked Cal thanks to a 37th-minute own goal against the Bears on Sunday, but the Mustangs were unable to hold on in a 2-1 loss.
Taylor Comeau scored on a penalty kick in the 60th minute, then assisted Kelly Fitzgerald on an 85th-minute goal to give Cal (6-0) the win.
Alyssa Giannetti recorded five saves for the Mustangs, who fell to 2-3.
Mustangs drop to 1-4 in volleyball
Taylor Nelson had 13 kills, 23 assists and six digs, but Cal Poly’s volleyball team suffered a 25-23, 16-25, 25-12, 25-23 loss at St. Mary’s on Sunday.
Raeann Greisen had 10 kills and 11 digs for Cal Poly, which fell to 1-4. Casey Carroll added 10 kills for the Mustangs, who got nine kills from Savannah Niemen, 26 digs from Nicole Kessler and 20 assists from Maddie Kuber.
Natalie Loos paced St. Mary’s (4-3) with 13 kills and five digs.