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Chico trumps Stanislaus

POSTED September 17, 2013 9:19 p.m.

Chico State scored three unanswered goals on Sunday as the visiting Wildcats defeated Cal State Stanislaus in men's soccer, 3-1.

Carlos Gavino scored for the Warriors in the 23rd minute but defending conference champion Stanislaus opens 0-2 in conference play for the first time in the Dana Taylor era.

No. 18 Chico State immediately evened the score and added two more goals in the second half to improve to 4-0-0, 2-0-0 CCAA.

Gavino's score came at 22:12 after his penalty kick try was amazingly saved by James Stroud. But Gavino collected the rebound and deposited back into the net to give the Warriors an early 1-0 lead.

But, the Wildcats answered right away with a goal by Jordan Gorman less than eight minutes later. Chico State would add two more scores in the second half - at the 52nd and 63rd minute marks.

The low-scoring offense of Cal State Stanislaus has been held to three goals in four matches this season - all three goals came from set plays (throw in, corner kick and penalty kick rebound).

The Warriors fought hard in a physical match that saw 29 total fouls called and four cautions issued.

Stanislaus goalkeeper Clint Long earned four saves in defeat after facing 14 Wildcat shots (7 on goal).

The 0-2 start was also an oddity since the Warriors were 28-8-4 entering Sunday when playing at Warrior Stadium.

 

 

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