Men's Soccer unable to stop No. 19 Cal in 2-1 loss

Frank Sanfilippo notched his
second goal of the season Sunday.
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SAN JOSE, Calif.—The Spartan men’s soccer team controlled the ball effectively the first half, but were unable to hold back the No. 19 California Golden Bears. San Jose State lost, 2-1, in a non-conference match with the local rival Sunday evening at Spartan Stadium.

The Spartans (4-7-0) out shot the Bears (7-2-1) in the first half, 5-3, but it was the Bears with the lone shot on goal in the frame. Just over 10 minutes into the second half, California’s Mike Munoz was able to dribble a soft shot through the hands of net minder Eddie Dominguez to break the scoreless tie.

In the 70th minute, Munoz fed a shot from the left side of the net up to Pieter Berger who drilled the ball from 15 yards out to take a 2-0 lead.

San Jose State kept in the match trying to break through the Bears’ defense. In the 86th minute Spartan Frank Sanfilippo found the net on a direct kick just outside of the top of the penalty box to cut the lead in half.

With just under five minutes to tie the match, the Spartans were unable to score a second goal of the night.

San Jose State will face another Bay Area foe this Friday afternoon when they travel to Moraga, Calif. to face the Gaels of Saint Mary’s at 3:30 p.m.