Luis Guzman gave the Warriors an early lead on the road as the Cal State Stanislaus men's soccer team opened the conference season with a 3-1 win at San Francisco State Friday.
Guzman scored nine minutes in and the Warriors went on to built a 3-0 lead against a solid Gator side. With the victory, Stanislaus improves to 2-0-1 on the season and 1-0 in the CCAA before taking on Cal State Monterey Bay on Sunday.
San Francisco State, now 2-1-0 and 0-1, had gone 2-0 in its non-conference season outscoring opponents 8-1.
Guzman's goal came at 8:56 after a corner kick from Arturo Pulido. The corner kick was the result of a Jio Santana shot that had hit the post.
The match remained 1-0 until the Warriors struck again in the 70th minute with a Jose Velasquez goal. Velasquez too hit the cross bar and got the rebound for the finish.
Andres Zamora then capped off the Stanislaus scoring converting on a penalty kick at 73:03 for a 3-0 lead.
Friday's three goals were by three Warriors who scored their first goal of the year, bringing the team's total of 11 different players with at least a score. CSU Stanislaus has now outscored its opponents 12-5 in three contests.
Goalkeeper Javier Rosales made his second straight start and picked up the win with two saves.
SF State's goal came in the 83rd minute — a header by Josh Kuluris from a Kevin Thomas throw-in.
Demery scores twice, including golden goal in OT win
Karenee Demery scored two more goals, including a golden score in overtime as the Warrior women’s dominance over rival San Francisco State continues. Friday the Warriors beat the Gators, 2-1, in overtime to start CCAA play.
Demery tied the game in the second half, then scored the game-winner just 37 seconds into overtime as the Cal State Stanislaus women's soccer team improved to 3-0 on the season.
The Warriors' undefeated streak against San Francisco State is now at 15 matches. Stanislaus has posted four straight wins over the Gators and are 11-0-4 since the start of the 2001 season.
Myriah Johnson gave San Francisco State a 1-0 lead with a header goal at the 14:20 mark. The goal was just the first goal allowed by the Warriors this season.
In the second half, the Stanislaus offense were on the attack, out-shooting SFSU 7-4, and it paid off.
"Karenee had a brilliant game and finished two fantastic goals," CSUS head coach Gabriel Bolton said. "Millie Brown made a tremendous save in the first half to keep the game at 1-0. That's what we needed to get back in the game."
Demery scored the equalizer in the 61st minute after collecting her own rebound on her first breakaway try. The golden goal was set up by Bernie Bettencourt's cross that setup a breakaway by the speedy Demery for the winner.
Friday's win was the Warriors' first conference opener win — home or away — since 2006.
"It's great to start conference with a win. SF State is a tough place to play because their field is so slow and they play a very direct style," Bolton said. "I'm proud of the toughness we showed. It took a lot of heart and determination to come from behind."
Demery, who scored twice last week in two Stanislaus wins, now has four goals in three games.
Cal State Stanislaus travels to take on Cal State Monterey Bay on Sunday with a kickoff time of 11:30 a.m.