It all started with a dream and a gnome.
“When the lights come on, he turns into a beast,” assistant coach Sam Kirby said. “He’s a different person.”
When Sonny Fierro climbed up on the starting block a few swimming lanes down from Michael Phelps, most everyone knew how the race would end.
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“The soccer rivalry between us and Santa Barbara is what Duke and North Carolina are to men’s basketball,” Cal Poly Athletics Director Don Oberhelman said in a press conference leading up to the game. “It’s the best soccer rivalry in the United States.”
Athletics Director Don Oberhelman can’t pick a favorite Cal Poly sport — to him, it would be like a parent trying to pick their favorite child.
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.
The 8,125 fans packed into Alex G. Spanos Stadium on a chilly night in 2010 remember Chris Gaschen’s right-footed dart that buried itself in the top corner of the net and sent the crowd into a frenzy.