Farfan's Penalty Kick Gives Titans 3-2 Overtime Win at San Jose State
Aug. 27, 2006
FULLERTON, CA - Cal State Fullerton freshman Michael Farfan scored twice, including the game-winner on a penalty kick in the fifth minute of overtime, to help lift the Titans to a 3-2 extra time victory over host San Jose State on Sunday afternoon at Spartan Stadium.
Fullerton improved to 1-0 after winning its season opener while the Spartans fell to 0-1.
A goal in the 24th minute by San Jose State's Jacob Morrison gave the Spartans the early advantage, but Farfan's first career tally as a Titan in the 62nd minute tied the match at 1-1 as his long shot from just over midfield sailed over the head of SJSU goalkeeper Richard Mann and into the net.
After the Spartans regained the lead in the 67th minute on a Keven Azevedo goal, Fullerton came back to tie the match once again in the 82nd minute as Amir Shafii received a pass and buried it near post to knot the match at 2-2.
Cal State Fullerton outshot San Jose State, 26-24, and had six corners to the Spartans' two.
Titans' goalkeeper Brent Douglas, a transfer who played two seasons at San Jose State before heading south, made six saves on the afternoon to earn the win.
The match featured a total of 12 yellow cards and six red cards with San Jose State playing a man down for the final 24:14 of the contest.
Fullerton returns to action with a Labor Day weekend trip to Memphis, TN, to participate in the Memphis Tournament. The Titans open against Oral Roberts on Friday (Sept. 1) at 5 p.m. before taking on the host Tigers on Sunday (Sept. 3) at 7:30 p.m.