By Larissa Castanon
Cal Poly Pomona’s women’s soccer team finished off the season
with a win at home by defeating Cal State San Bernardino in a close
4-3 2OT victory. The Broncos end the season with an even 10-10
record, 6-10 in the CCAA.
“It was a great game to finish with,” Broncos head coach
Isabelle Harvey said Sunday.
At Sunday’s game Broncos senior forward Mary Carroll scored all
four goals to finish off her career at Cal Poly in grand style.
“We worked our butts off and we deserved to win,” said
Carroll’s four goals tied the school’s single game record, and
moved her from sixth top scorer overall to tie the second
The game went into overtime after the teams were tied at
The Broncos took a 2-1 lead into the break after Carroll scored
in the 12th minute off a feed from senior midfielder Andrea Salerno
and again with an unassisted goal in the 27th minute. The Broncos
took the first half momentum into the second half, but the Coyotes
fought back and ended regulation tied 3-3.
A penalty kick from Carroll became the decider in the dying
moments of the game as the Broncos’ win was a double blow for Cal
State San Bernardino, who fell out of playoff contention with the
San Bernardino also began to step up their energy once they fell
behind the Broncos.
The coyotes managed to score a goal under the vigilance of
senior goalkeeper Nakisha Gutierrez.
“Nakisha did a great job and shut it out very well,” said
Broncos’ senior midfielder Cody McClure was also forceful on the
field despite playing hurt.
“My legs were super tight, I’ve been battling with this all
season,” McClure said.
McClure was proud of her teammate’s performance and seemed happy
to be finishing up the soccer season.
“It was an amazing game we came back and showed our heart and
that’s the most important thing,” McClure said.
McClure will be finishing up her animal health science studies,
and plans to start looking for a job.
Carroll was happy to finish her final season strong. The four
goals on Sunday will bring her up to ten goals for the season. She
plans on finishing her kinesiology studies and would like to get
Harvey was gleeful and said that it was a tough season; however
she was happy with the last games result.
“Everyone on the team did an awesome job, from the girls on the
field to the players on the bench.”
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Women win 4-3 in second overtime
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