SAN DIEGO – The Aztec males’s soccer group (7-3-2) received a thriller on the College of San Diego (1-11-0) 2-1 Friday night at Torero Stadium after scoring off a free kick with 4 seconds remaining.
The Toreros tied the match up at 1-1 within the 88th minute after SDSU had been successful for 82 minutes, however then USD dedicated a pricey foul with seven seconds remaining to arrange an Aztec free kick from 30 yards out. Iñigo Villaldea despatched the ball into the far facet of the field, and Rik Regeling, who was making his first profession begin, bought a head on it to ship it throughout the field to Blake Bowen who tapped it in together with his proper foot.
“I ran to the close to submit and Rik [Regeling] headed it again throughout and made it a straightforward faucet in for the win,” Bowen stated after the match. “It feels good to get one other [game-winner].”
This was the second time that Bowen and the Aztecs scored a game-winning aim off a free kick within the remaining 5 seconds of a match. Bowen scored the game-winner with one second left in opposition to UC Davis on Sept. 10.
“Wow, what a end once more,” head coach Ryan Hopkins stated after the match. “The blokes preserve persevering with to seek out methods to win video games and that is the mark of a resilient group. They by no means misplaced perception in one another, and I could not be prouder of them. They set a group aim to go undefeated in non-conference play and to perform that in such a dramatic end is much more rewarding.”
The Toreros outshot SDSU 9-6 and 5-3 in pictures on aim, however the Aztecs led till the ultimate three minutes. SDSU scored within the 6th minute after some nifty passing. Iñigo Villaldea discovered Alex Hjælmof in the course of the sphere who one-touched a cross to Andre Ochoa who scored contained in the far submit together with his left foot. Ochoa, the Aztec captain, has a team-high 5 targets.
The Toreros’ 88th minute aim got here after a cross hit an Aztec defender then bounced off the crossbar to Ross Johnstone who completed the aim.
Goalkeeper Jacob Castro (7-3-2) collected 4 saves. He has allowed one aim or much less in 11 of his 12 matches this season.
STAT OF THE GAME
That is the second time this season SDSU has scored the game-winning aim off a free kick within the remaining 5 seconds.
THE NOTE I
The Aztecs went undefeated in non-conference play (5-0-2).
THE NOTE II
SDSU improves to 15-7-2 all-time in opposition to the Toreros.
The Aztecs return to Pac-12 play Thursday once they play at Stanford at 8 p.m. SDSU beat Stanford 1-0 in additional time earlier this 12 months.