Kingsmen Stumble to Stags in 2OT

Kingsmen Stumble to Stags in 2OT

CLAREMONT, Calif. - The Cal Lutheran men's soccer team rallied from a two-goal deficit in the second half to force overtime against Claremont-Mudd-Scripps on Saturday night, only to have the Stags slip in the golden goal in double overtime for the heartbreaker at Pritzlaff Field.

Offensive Highlights: After falling behind 2-0 with a little more than one half played, the Kingsmen found the back of the net twice to even up the score. After a defensive stop in the 73rd minute, defender Cristian Yepez found Andres Mendoza who put the Kingsmen on the board off the counter attack. In the 82nd minute, Daniel Aguilar assisted to Brandon Kearney for the equalizing goal. Herman Jacobs had a game-high six shots, including three-on goal, for CLU while Kearney tallied three shots and Mendoza and Gabe Fernando added two apiece.

Defensive Highlights: Goalkeeper Sergio Esquivel tied a season and career-high with six saves in front of the net.

The Opponent: After a scoreless first overtime, Mehron Abdi provided the golden goal in the 103rd minute of the match for the Stags. CMS edged the Kingsmen in total shots, 18-15, and held a 9-1 advantage in corner kicks. Keeper Daniel Cui finished with three saves.

Next Up: Cal Lutheran (4-4, 3-3 SCIAC) will stay on the road for a match against Pomona-Pitzer this Wednesday, Sept. 28 at 4:00 p.m.

Box Score: CMS 3, CLU 2 (2OT)
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