Oct. 12, 2006
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - The University of San Diego men's soccer team (7-4-1, 2-3-1 WCC) played to a 1-1 tie as they took on the Loyola Marymount University Lions (6-5-2, 2-2-2 WCC) in Los Angeles, Calif. on Thursday afternoon. The Toreros snapped a three game losing streak posting their first tie of the season.
The Toreros wasted no time in an attempt to score their first goal of the match which came thirty seconds after kickoff. Midfielder Tannen Wels rushed up the far side of the field receiving a pass just outside of the penalty box. Wels sent the ball into the center of the box to forward Michael Caso who headed the ball past LMU goalkeeper Robert Flores to take a 1-0 lead over the Lions.
San Diego held onto their lead for 87 minutes when the Lions put up a corner kick. There was a scramble for the ball and in the confusion the Toreros were issued a yellow card which stopped play. Forward Diego Barrera took the penalty kick and was able to score past goalkeeper Lance Friesz tying it 1-1. Time expired which led to San Diego's first overtime match of the season.
In the 107th minute, San Diego charged deep into LMU territory in an attempt to score. They managed to get a shot off which found the net however the linesman called offsides retracting the goal and giving a free kick to the Lions. Flores wasted no time sending the ball quickly up field to a teammate who ran all the way down field getting Friesz one-on-one taking a shot of his own to score. However, the official retracted that goal as well due to a foul on USD he had to asses. The match ended in a 1-1 tie.
For the Lions, Barrera, Trini Gomez, and Brad Stisser all posted team high three shots each. As a team, LMU recorded 16 shots and had three corner kicks. Flores allowed one goal and had three saves on the afternoon.
San Diego recorded ten team shots as a team and six corner kicks. Ciaran O'Brien had a team high four shots on goal while Ryan Guy and Michael Caso each tallied two shots on goal. Friesz allowed only one goal and recorded three saves.
San Diego returns home to Torero Stadium where they host LMU in their seventh conference match of the season on Sunday, October 15 at 2:00 p.m.