Cougars go into double-overtime against CSUSB


Photo courtesy of CSUSM Athletics

Parker Hodges dribbles past East Bay’s Jonathan Garcia.

CSUSM’s men’s soccer team lost to No.18 Cal State San Bernardino’s Coyotes 0-1 on Oct. 4 at The Cage. The game fell into a double-overtime, this being the cougars’ third consecutive double-overtime game in the last five outings and fourth of the season. 


The Coyotes started off strong in the first half and fired nine shots, while the Cougars shot four. The Cougars goalkeeper, Justin Tesar, made five of his six saves in the first half alone. In the second half, the Coyotes had the shot advantage and managed six shots opposed to the Cougars five. However, the Cougars had two shots on target compared to the Coyotes’ one.


Tesar managed 6 saves during the game, a season high. The first overtime not much action proceeded as there was only shot on goal by CSUSM freshman, Aaron Alvarez.


However, in the 105th minute, the Coyotes’ Frank Daroma managed to find the back of the net in the upper left corner, scoring the Golden Goal to end the game.


The Coyotes had a shot advantage in the game, taking 19  shots in total with only 7 of them on goal. The Cougars took a total of 11 shots, with five of them being on goal. This game was the Cougars’ seventh game of the season where there was a double-digit shot total. 


The cougars followed up with a game against Cal Poly Pomona on Oct. 6 at The Cage. The game was a 1-1 tie. Next, the Cougars will play San Francisco State University Oct. 11 at The Cage. 

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