“Trust your Struggle.” The words are inked onto the forearm of Cal Poly defensive back Bijon Samoodi.
In Cal Poly’s 60-58 loss to Nevada, Deonte Burton not only scored the game-winning basket, but his second-late dunk was salt on the wound for the Cal Poly men’s basketball team.
While head coach Tim Walsh has always advised his players to have a short memory of defeat, the Cal Poly football team is looking for revenge Saturday.
Since its inception in 2004, the Battle for the Golden Horseshoe has symbolized the intense rivalry between UC Davis and Cal Poly. Each team wants nothing more than to claim the horseshoe trophy and bring it back to their respective campus.
Last year, it was George Malki who stole the spotlight in Alex G. Spanos Stadium. Hoisted up on the shoulders of his teammates and fellow students, the then-junior midfielder was draped in a Cal Poly flag. He couldn’t stop smiling.
No Cal Poly sporting event gets so packed that students have to buy tickets beforehand. And rarely does an event sell out — well, except for one. And it can only mean one thing.
By the age of four, Ariel Lassiter knew he wanted to grow up to be just like his dad. And as the son of a renowned professional soccer player, it seems fitting that the future Cal Poly winger’s first soccer experience was when the coaches of the Tampa Bay Mutiny told him he needed to leave the locker room.
Entering Sunday’s matchup against Cal State Fullerton, the Cal Poly men’s soccer team (8-4-0, 1-1-0 Big West) led all 198 Division I teams in total goals scored with 32. It’s the first time in head coach Paul Holocher’s regime that his team has accumulated such a lofty scoring record.
After snapping a two-game losing streak with a come-from-behind victory against Portland State last week, the Cal Poly football team will return home Saturday afternoon to host Yale in the last non-conference matchup of the 2013 season.
Before the men’s soccer home match against UC Santa Barbara this past season, head coach Paul Holocher pulled his team aside and told the young athletes that they needed to compete on the soccer field as if they were ninjas.
On Aug. 7, the San Luis Obispo Blues summer league baseball team concluded its 2013 campaign after losing two of its four games in the NBC (National Baseball Congress) World Series in Wichita, Kan.