M. Soccer Continues Spring Slate vs. LA Galaxy II
Feb. 15, 2016
CARSON, Calif. – In its second match of the spring season, San Diego State men’s soccer was just barely unable to complete a comeback against LA Galaxy II of the United Soccer League (USL), falling 3-2 at the StubHub Center recently.
The match was the second week of preseason training for Los Dos, who took a 2-0 lead into halftime, thanks to goals by Bradford Jamieson IV and Denzel Slager. Galaxy II’s Adonis Amaya added a third goal at the 65-minute mark for a 3-0 lead midway through the second half.
But the Aztecs got the attempted comeback started in the 82nd minute. Ernest Reyes redirected a header to NSCAA All-Far West Region third team honoree Kyle Adams, whose side volley thwarted the Los Dos shutout attempt.
Less than a minute later, San Diego State put the score within one. Mac Clarke put pressure on the defensive clearance, forcing an own goal in the 83rd minute. However, the Aztecs were unable to get the equalizer for the final 3-2 score.
In the match, San Diego State put seven shots on goal to Galaxy II's five shots on goal, and took five corner kicks to LA’s four corners.
The Aztecs’ spring schedule continues on Tues., Feb. 16 with a 7 p.m. match atop SDSU Sports Deck against Los Xolos Sub-20, the developmental club associated with Los Xolos of Liga MX.
Man of the Match: Casey Macias was the Aztecs’ Man of the Match against LA Galaxy II. The junior was San Diego State’s best midfielder on both sides of the ball, keeping SDSU organized defensively and assisting with the team’s time of possession.