Cal Poly lost a heartbreaker on the road after fighting back from down 2-0 in a 3-2 loss to Cal State Fullerton on Saturday night.
Cal State Fullerton’s Marc Fenelus scored on a deflected free kick that left him one on one with the keeper in the 37th minute. Fullerton scored again early in the second half, this time from Amara Soumah (53rd minute).
Three minutes later Cal Poly (7-3-3, 2-1-1 Big West Conference) answered, with Chase Minter scoring his fourth goal of the season in the 56th minute. Minter scored again six minutes after that to equalize.
The two sides were deadlocked until the 90th minute, when Titans’ Dyllan Stevens scored off a throw-in.
UC Irvine 3, Cal Poly 0
Raeann Greisen racked up 15 kills and 13 digs for Cal Poly in a losing effort against UC Irvine at Crawford Gym, 25-23, 25-20, 25-18.
Caihla Petiprin had nine kills and Taylor Gruenewald had seven kills for Cal Poly (7-8, 2-3 Big West).
Taylor Nelson had 32 assists. Nicole Kessler had 14 digs for the Mustangs.
Battle in the Bay
Cal Poly sophomores Ben Donovan and Corey Pang earned wins at the Battle in the Bay Classic.
Donovan and Pang teamed up for a doubles win, 8-6, over Thomas Takemoto and Vasco Valverde from host San Francisco.
Pang then played a singles match, winning 7-5, 6-3 over Pepperdine’s Tom Hill.
Eighth-seeded Donovan later beat Rakshay Thakkar, also from Pepperdine, 6-2, 6-2 to make it to the quarterfinals.
Donovan went on to play USC’s Rob Bellamy, and won 6-4, 2-6, 1-0 (12-10), despite dropping the second set. He is set to play UCLA’s Austin Rapp in the consolation championship today.
Pang lost his quarterfinal draw to Cal’s Greg Bayane 6-4, 6-2.
The Mustangs’ Devin Barber beat the Gauchos’ No. 1 player Ziad Sultan 7-6, 6-4 to move on to Flight C’s third-place match today.
He also played a doubles match with Tim Tan, defeating Michael Carella and Cooper Bridge of UC Riverside 8-5, to advance to the consolation final.