Cal Poly Pomona's men's soccer team used an exciting victory to snap a five-game losing streak.
The Broncos got a goal in the 88th minute from Matthew Barker and edged Cal State Stanislaus, 1-0, Friday at Kellogg Field. Cal Poly Pomona (4-7-2, 3-4) got back on track after dropping four conference games and five contests overall since opening California Collegiate Athletic Association play with wins over Cal State Dominguez Hills and Cal State Monterey Bay.
Cal Poly Pomona welcomed back starting goalie Tim Sisk, who had been sidelined since posting a shutout over Cal State Dominguez Hills on Sept. 13. Sisk made two saves and was supported by a tenacious Cal Poly Pomona defense on Friday.
The Warriors, too, played outstanding defense and good scoring opportunities were few and far between. The Broncos had just nine shots for the game, while Cal State Stanislaus (5-8, 2-5) had four, three in the second half.
Cal Poly Pomona scored the only goal of the game with just 2:19 left in the contest. Jonathan Harris launched a long throw-in that was headed into the net by Barker.
It was Barker's second goal of the season and the assist was the first of Harris' Cal Poly Pomona career.
Mando Herrera made three saves in goal for the Warriors, who had their only two shots on goal recorded by Dennis Wolfe and Jonathan Domingos.
Cal Poly Pomona will return to action on Sunday with a key CCAA contest against Chico State on Sunday at 12:30 p.m. at Kellogg Field.
CAL POLY WOMEN'S SOCCER
Cal Poly Pomona's women's soccer team played one of its best all-round games of the season Friday night and picked up a big California Collegiate Athletic Association victory as a result.
The Broncos got a pair of goals from Erica Rodriguez and played sensational defense in a 2-0 victory over Cal State Stanislaus Friday night at Kellogg Field. Cal Poly Pomona (4-6-2, 3-2-2) handed the Warriors their first conference loss of the season and snapped their winning streak at nine games.
Cal Poly Pomona enjoyed an 8-5 advantage in shots and all five of the Warriorsshots were wide of the mark. Cal Poly Pomona goalie Vanessa Richardson recorded her fourth shutout of the season and didnt need to make a save.
The Broncos are now unbeaten (2-0-1) in their last three games.
Cal Poly Pomona is now second in the CCAA South Division.
Rodriguez, who has four goals in the Broncoslast three games, got Cal Poly Pomona on the board early in the second half. She received a beautiful centering pass from Sara Flowers and shot the ball into the right corner of the net.
Then, less than 10 minutes later, she was in front of the net again and got a pass from Pamela Leyva Rodriguez beat Cal State Stanislaus goalie Breanna Vaughn to the ball and rifled a shot into the left corner of the goal.
The Warriors put some pressure on the Broncos late in the contest and got a pair of shots each from Rachel Shipman and Katie Brown. Cal Poly Pomona's defense, though, did a good job of limiting the Warriorsopportunities and kept the ball out of the Broncoszone for most of the game.
The Broncos will return to action in another big contest against one of the CCAA North Divisions top teams, Chico State, on Sunday at 3 p.m. at Kellogg Field.
CHAFFEY WATER POLO
Chaffey went into the Merced College tournament an underdog, but came out perfect for the day as it defeated both four-year schools Sonoma State, 7-6, and Saddleback, 10-5.
The Panthers (13-3) were led by Nikki Rush and Petra Koulveldkoda who had five goals each for the day.