The Cal State Stanislaus men's soccer team was challenged on both ends of the field on Sunday. The result was a rare home defeat for the Warriors in a 3-0 setback to Cal State L.A.
Cal State L.A. scored three late goals to pick up its third straight win over the Warriors. The Golden Eagles are now 2-2 overall and 1-1 in the CCAA South while Cal State Stanislaus falls for the first time this season and is now 3-1, 1-1 in the CCAA North.
The Golden Eagles' challenged the Warriors' backline often, out-shooting Stanislaus 19-7 for the contest, 8-1 in the first half. L.A. managed 12 shots on goal.
Stanislaus defenders and Clint Long were up to the challenge early, keeping L.A. off the board until the 73rd minute. In the end, Long was credited with eight saves while CSUS also picked up a team save.
Antti Arvola scored at 72:02 on a give-and-go play with Halil Tozar. Tozar then found the back of the net himself at 75:23 off of a rebound shot by Rosario Bras. In the 80th minute, Bras gave the Golden Eagles their third score.
Offensively, the Warriors were held to seven shots with one on frame.
Cal State L.A. edged the Warriors twice last season including the semifinal match of the CCAA Tournament at Warrior Stadium last November.
The Warrior men will have two more home matches next weekend when they host Cal State East Bay and Cal State Monterey Bay.