Men's Soccer Battles Back To Defeat Kingsmen

Men's Soccer Battles Back To Defeat Kingsmen

On Saturday, playing away on Cal Lutheran (1-8-2, 1-6-1 SCIAC) turf, the CMS Men's Soccer Team (6-2-2, 4-1-2 SCIAC) was able to come from a first half deficit to win 2-1 in the final 20 minutes of play. 

After the Kingsmen's near miss in the 18th minute, Harrison Doyle (SO, Hidden Hills) rocketed a shot from far out that barely missed, flying past the CLU keeper and hitting the far right post.  Unfortunately, in the 32nd minute of play Jorge Martinez of the Kingsmen was able to finally convert and struck a nicely placed ball from about 12 yards out to score the first goal of the match. 

Cal Lutheran was able to maintain their 1-0 lead through the first half.  The Stags didn't give up though and pressured the CLU defense from the moment the second half started, outshooting the Kingsmen 9-3 and earning 5 of their 8 corner kicks in the second half.

In the 71st minute the Stags were able to tie up the game when Eric Bean (JR, Waukee, IA) assisted a goal by Stefan Gonzalez (GR, San Gabriel).  The game winner came for CMS with just ten minutes left, when a deflected shot by John Shaughnessy (FR, San Diego) was rebounded and finished by Ian Anderson (SR, San Francisco). 

CMS will play at Whittier (6-4-1, 4-2-1 SCIAC) on Wednesday night at 7pm.  In their last matchup the two teams played through double OT for a scoreless draw.