Cal Poly splits home results

By Ariel Carmona Jr.

Cal Poly’s men’s soccer team earned a 1-0 victory against Chico
State on Sunday afternoon this past weekend to take their overall
record to 7-7-1 and their conference mark to 5-6-1.

Following the game winning score on a goal authored by junior
midfielder Nathan Braunwalder on an assist by junior forward Tyler
Reinhart at the 77:16 mark.

The Chico State players looked on from their bench as Cal Poly’s
team celebrated the hard earned victory.

The result was in stark contrast with Friday’s 1-0 home loss to
Cal State Stanislaus where the Warriors out-shot the Broncos 14 to
11, despite coming up with fewer saves (6-4 in favor of Cal
Poly).

“Obviously we were very excited,” said Head Coach Lance Thompson
following the Broncos’ 1-0 win on Sunday.

“We started slow and they were all over us early but we made
tactical adjustments throughout the first half.”

“We did a good job of making those and we performed well with
those adjustments.”

Chico State’s momentum and focus may have been temporarily
affected by an injury to one of their players.

Thompson said the story of the game was Tyler Reinhart who was
injured and did not play in Friday’s loss to the Warriors but came
up with the big assist on Sunday’s win over the visiting
Wildcats.

On Sunday shots on goal were almost even with Chico State
(7-5-4, 4-4-4) outgunning the Broncos 11-10 but Cal Poly had more
saves than the Wildcats (3-2.)

“He’s been great for us all year,” said Thompson about Tyler,
“We took a little bit of a risk with him this game and he came
through with a great assist.”

“He’s been a great role player, He’s very versatile and his
versatility came through for us today, which we’re excited
about.”

According to information made public by the Cal Poly Athletic
Department, the Broncos need two more wins for their most wins
since the 1999 team went 9-7-2.

The Broncos go on the road next week with games against CSU East
Bay and UC San Diego before closing out their regular season with a
road game and a final home game against CSU San Bernardino on Oct.
30 and Nov.1.

The Wildcat’s Sophomore defender Jacob Darr suffered an injury
to an elbow during a collision right before halftime leading to a
brief stoppage of play.

Reach Ariel Carmona at: sports@thepolypost.com

Cal Poly splits home results

Senior Midfielder/Defender Derek Lindsey, Junior Defender Nathan Braunwalder, Senior Midfielder Miguel Abascal, Junior Forward Tyler Reinhart, Freshman Forward Andy Payeras. After an assist from Reinhart, Braunwalder scored the game-winning goal.

Cal Poly splits home results

Cal Poly splits home results

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Cal Poly splits home results

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