Mustangs Shut Out Titans, 3-0
Oct. 11, 2006
San Luis Obispo, Calif. - Courtesy Cal Poly sports information...
The Cal Poly SLO men's soccer team (6-5-3) extended its winning streak to three in a row with a 3-0 victory over Cal State Fullerton (5-7-1) Wednesday night at the Cal Poly Sports Complex. Cal Poly Freshman Jose Garcia scored two goals and sophomore goalkeeper Eric Branagan - Franco recorded four saves while improving his shutout total to five on the year.
In the twentieth minute Fullerton was called for a hand ball inside the goalie box from a Jeff Meyers Jr. shot resulting in a penalty kick. Freshman Jose Garcia converted the penalty kick for his third goal of the season.
Both teams managed five shots in the first period, however, the Mustangs would outshoot the Titans in the second period, 9-3. Julian Alvarez led the way with three shots on goal and at the 54th minute Meyers slipped Alvarez through for the score making the score 2-0. The Mustangs continued to attack with crisp and efficient passing and at the 73rd minute Jose Garcia scored his second goal of the evening on a ball that bent around the wall on a direct kick. Cal Poly limited the potent Fullerton attack to only eight shots.
The Titans return home to face UC Davis in a non-conference match Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m.