Nov. 9, 2005
San Luis Obispo, Calif. - Courtesy Cal Poly sports information...
Freshman Dan Cumming took control of a loose ball for a last-second game-winning goal Wednesday night as Cal Poly SLO beat Cal State Fullerton, 4-3.
The Mustangs won their first and final Big West Conference match for an overall record of 5-14-0 and a conference record of 1-9-0. Cal State Fullerton falls to 4-13-1 and 1-8-0.
Cal Poly took an early lead just seconds after play began when Marcus Griffin scored his fifth goal of the season from an assist by Moses Venegas. Griffin scored again under 10 minutes later and contiuned the scoring streak later in the first half for his third goal of the game with another assist by Venegas after a strong passing sequence by the Mustangs.
Fullerton^s lone goal for the first half came after a controversial foul against Cal Poly. Arron Craggs passed to Earl Alexander who took the shot for his third goal of the season. The second half saw more action for the Titans, who scored two consecutive goals. The first came from midfielder Skyler Thuresson and the second from Anthony Dedeaux after a pass from near out of bounds by Thuresson.
Senior Jeff Fuhring, playing in goal in his first match, recorded five saves with one save going to the Mustang team. Fullerton goalie Kevin Puder recorded five saves as well with three saves going to the Titan team. Fullerton played without leading scorer Jose Barragan, who picked up his fifth yellow card of the season on Saturday vs. Cal State Northridge.
Fullerton concludes the season Saturday night at home against UC Riverside.