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FULLERTON, Calif. – The Cal State Fullerton men's soccer team captured its 2014 Big West Conference home opener against UC Santa Barbara, 2-0, on Thursday evening at Titan Stadium behind a game winning goal by Robert Coronado in the 42nd minute.
Fullerton dominated play in the first-half, leading in total shots 8-3, and corners 4-1.
Fullerton put the game out of reach in the 82nd minute when a powerful shot by redshirt senior Spencer Johnson hit the crossbar, but fell to the feet of sophomore Mitchell Bell who tapped in his second goal of the season, placing the Titans ahead 2-0.
Following the Titans second goal in the 82nd minute, UCSB's Drew Murphy was booked with a yellow card. Before the clock could start up again, another yellow card was issued to the UC Santa Barbara bench.
Salt secured his first win of the season for the Titans, improving his record to 1-2-2.
The Titans are back on the pitch for another Big West battle at Titan Stadium on Saturday as they take on Cal Poly at 7 p.m.
Notes: The Titans closed the gap in the all-time series against UC Santa Barbara with the win, posting an overall record of 23-29-3…Tonight's loss was the first conference loss of the season for the Gauchos and also the first conference win of the season for the Titans…The Gauchos 12-game unbeaten streak in regular season conference play was snapped, only two wins away from tying the all-time record of 14, set by UCSB in the 2002-03 season.