Cal Poly lost a Big West Conference match against the UC Irvine Anteaters 2-1 at Mustang Stadium Wednesday.
Cal Poly falls to 4-7 overall and 0-3 in conference play. Cal Poly now has consecutive Big West losses to UC Santa Barbara, Cal State Northridge and UC Irvine.
UC Irvine improved to 5-3-2 overall and 2-0 in conference play.
The Mustangs had numerous scoring opportunities throughout the game, but failed to capitalize until late in the match.
The Anteaters jumped out to an early lead, scoring in the 7th minute. Junior midfielder Andrew Hamilton scored the goal for UC Irvine.
The Anteaters increased their lead to 2-0 in the 27th minute. Junior Forward Doug Franco scored on a header off a pass from junior midfielder Doug Franco.
UC Irvine led 2-0 at halftime.
Cal Poly began the second half strong with several scoring opportunities early on, but was held scoreless until the 75th minute.
Senior Midfielder Moses Venegas netted his fourth goal of the season off an assist from senior defender/midfielder Justin Woodward.
Cal Poly was persistent in their attempts to tie the match, but failed to score the equalizer.
More soccer results to come…