Oct. 8, 2017
CORVALLIS, Ore. - The San Diego State men’s soccer team suffered a 2-0 setback against Oregon State at Lorenz Field on Sunday. The Aztecs fall to 4-8-0 (0-4-0 Pac-12) on the season, while the Beavers notch its first conference win of the season and improve to 4-7-0 (1-2-0 Pac-12).
"This is nothing of what we expected at the beginning of the season and we firmly believe that we are not far away," said head coach Lev Kirshner. "It will be good for us to have a single-game week where we can recover, regroup, and properly prepare."
The Beavers headed into the halftime break with a 1-0 lead, in thanks to a 29th minute tally by Don Tchilao. 13:58 after play resumed for the second half, OSU extended that lead with Jordan Jones’ third goal of the year.
AJ Vergara led the Aztecs in both shots, with four, and shots on goal, with two.
One of the Aztecs best scoring chances came in the 84th minute, as Tevenn Roux’s chance at goal ricocheted off the post and out of danger. Less than three minutes later, the Aztecs presented another strong offensive threat as Dallin Cutler’s shot was on target, but cleared out of harm’s way by an OSU defender.
SDSU posted a 16-12 shot advantage and showed a high sense of urgency in the game’s final nine minutes, taking six shots for a chance at a late comeback. Each team recorded five shots on goal, while Adam Allmaras recorded three saves in net for the Aztecs.
SDSU has a weeklong break from game competition and will travel to UCLA (4-5-0, 1-2-0 Pac-12) next Sunday, Oct. 15, for a 5:00 p.m. contest at Drake Stadium.
MAN OF THE MATCH: Emil Kjellker was named Man of the Match, recording one shot in 90 minutes of action while patrolling the midfield for SDSU against Oregon State.