Immediately after entering the game, Austin Schwalbach and Denair High grad Paul Oei hooked up for the game-winner in the second overtime against UC San Diego to give the Cal State Stanislaus men’s soccer team the 2-1 win on Sunday at Warrior Stadium.
Schwalbach collected a cross from Oei on the far side of the goal box and knocked it in the 108th minute. The duo entered the match just 36 seconds prior to the golden goal.
It was the Warriors' second straight overtime win after edging Cal State San Bernardino 1-0 on Saturday. Stanislaus (8-3-1 overall) improved to 6-3-1 in the California Collegiate Athletic Association and is tied for first in the conference’s North Division with Chico State.
Other than the penalty kick scored by San Diego on Sunday, the Stanislaus defense has not allowed a goal in the last 282 minutes. The Warriors had a 1-0 lead early in the first half, when Daniel Kuczynski headed in a Schad TenBroeck throw-in.
San Diego (6-6-0, 5-5-0 CCAA) evened the score in the 77th minute, when the Tritons were awarded a penalty kick chance on a Warrior foul in the box. Alex Portela converted on the PK score to tie the score.
The Tritons nearly took the match in the 105th minute, but Sam Ball’s shot hit the left post.
The shot chart was fairly even with Stanislaus holding a 15-14 advantage. The Warriors had eight shots on goal, with San Diego goalkeeper Jesse Brenne picking up six saves.
The Warriors will go on the road next weekend, first at Cal Poly Pomona on Friday night before traveling to San Francisco State on Sunday.