2012 Men's Soccer News

February 23, 2013
Titans Earn Exhibition Win Over Alberta
Cal State Fullerton earned its first win of the spring exhibition season by upending the University of Alberta (Canada) by the final of 1-0, Saturday afternoon at Titan Stadium.

February 19, 2013
Men's Soccer Inks Eight Recruits
Cal State Fullerton head men’s soccer coach Bob Ammann announced Tuesday that forward David Beary (San Diego, CA./La Jolla HS), defender Zach Bryan (Murrieta, CA./Murrieta HS), forward Marc Fenelus (Providenciales, Turks and Caicos/Western Texas College), defender Myles Lark (Fresno, CA./Monte Vista HS), midfielder Garrett Losee (South Jordan, UT./BYU), midfielder Steven Ortiz (Torrance, CA./South HS), forward Amara Soumah (Denver, CO./Illinois Central College), and midfielder Dean Wright (Chatsworth, CA./Chatsworth HS) have signed National Letters of Intent to continue their soccer careers with the Titans.

December 28, 2012
Venegas' Strike Named NASL Play of the Year
After six weeks of voting, 16 Play of the Year candidates were whittled down to just one and former Cal State Fullerton men's soccer standout Kevin Venegas emerged victorious, as his long-range strike for the Minnesota Stars was selected by NASL.com voters as the league's Play of the Year.

November 15, 2012
Former Titan Venegas Up for NASL Play of the Year
Former Cal State Fullerton men's soccer player Kevin Venegas is one of 16 players up for the North American Soccer League's 2012 Play of the Year, open for fan voting through Nov. 16.

November 7, 2012
Titans Fall in Big West Semis at UC Davis, 2-0
Matt Sheldon's 27th-minute strike proved to be the early game-winner while Ian Palmer added an insurance strike late in the second half Wednesday afternoon, lifting host UC Davis to a 2-0 victory over Cal State Fullerton in a 2012 Big West Conference Tournament semifinal match-up at the Aggie Soccer Field.

November 6, 2012
Titans Travel North to UC Davis to Kick Off Big West Tournament Play
After being picked fourth in the Big West Conference South Division and seventh overall, the Cal State Fullerton men’s soccer team begins its “second season” this week as one of four qualifiers for the 2012 Big West Men’s Soccer Tournament that kicks-off on Wednesday (Nov. 7).

November 5, 2012
Titans' Trio Earns All-Big West Conference Honors
Cal State Fullerton senior Jesse Escalante and sophomore Ian Ramos were named to the first team while senior Gerzon Blanco was an honorable mention selection as the Big West Conference released its postseason honor roll as selected by the coaches on Monday afternoon.

November 3, 2012
Titans Tourney Bound With "Senior Night" Win
Cal State Fullerton senior Gerzon Blanco finished with a goal and an assist while senior Jesse Escalante added the eventual game-winner in the 73rd minute on Saturday night, lifting the host Titans to a 2-1 "Senior Night" victory over UC Riverside and a berth into the 2012 Big West Conference Tournament.

October 31, 2012
Key Battles Remain as Titans Look to Lock-Up Playoff Berth
Winners of three-straight matches, the Cal State Fullerton men’s soccer team (7-10-1 overall, 3-4-1 in the Big West Conference) makes its final push for the Big West Conference Tournament this week with a pair of matches to wrap up the 2012 regular season.

October 31, 2012
Titans Edged in Road Finale at Northridge, 1-0
Despite holding a 17-7 advantage in the shot column for the match, the Cal State Fullerton men's soccer team could not dent the back of the net on Wednesday night, falling to host Cal State Northridge, 1-0, in a clash of the top two teams in the Big West Conference's South Division.

October 29, 2012
Clean Sheet Nets Titans' Escalante Big West Weekly Honors
Cal State Fullerton junior goalkeeper Bryan Escalante was named the Big West Conference Defensive Player of the Week on Monday afternoon after helping the Titans pick up three key points in a 1-0 shutout of UC Irvine over the weekend.

October 27, 2012
Blanco's Late Strike Lifts Titans to Victory
Cal State Fullerton senior Gerzon Blanco netted his second game-winning goal in as many matches on Saturday night, breaking a scoreless tie in the 83rd minute to lift the Titans to the 1-0 win over visiting UC Irvine at Titan Stadium.

October 26, 2012
Cal State Fullerton Hosts UC Irvine in Battle for O.C. Rematch
A suddenly resurgent Cal State Fullerton offense returns to the pitch this weekend for only one match, but a key battle in the race for the Big West Conference South Division’s second playoff spot.

October 22, 2012
Ramos Nets Big West Offensive Player of the Week Laurels
Cal State Fullerton sophomore midfielder Ian Ramos was named the Big West Conference's Offensive Player of the Week on Monday afternoon after his offensive exploits helped lead the Titans' men's soccer team to an unbeaten week with wins over Cal State Northridge and UC Riverside.

October 20, 2012
Blanco's "Golden Goal" Nets Titans Key Points
Cal State Fullerton senior Gerzon Blanco scored the "golden goal" game-winner with less then two minutes remaining in the second overtime period on Saturday night, giving the visiting Titans a much-needed, 3-2, victory over host UC Riverside in a key Big West Conference match-up at the UCR Soccer Stadium.

October 17, 2012
Ramos' Hat Trick Powers Second-Half Barrage
Cal State Fullerton sophomore Ian Ramos netted his first career hat trick, scoring three times in the second half -- including the eventual game-winner in the 71st minute -- to lift the Titans to a 5-4 win over No. 14 Cal State Northridge on Wednesday night at Titan Stadium.

October 16, 2012
Division-Leading Matadors, Highlanders Up Next for Titans
The Cal State Fullerton men’s soccer team (4-10-1 overall, 0-4-1 Big West Conference) looks to get off the schnide with a pair of matches this week as the Titans continue Big West Conference South Division play against nationally ranked Northridge and UC Riverside.

October 13, 2012
Soccer Updates with Jameson Campbell

October 13, 2012
'Eaters Trip Titans With Late Strike in Battle of O.C.
UC Irvine's Pavle Atanackovic finished with a three-point night, including the assist on Enrique Cardenas' game-winner with less than five minutes to play, lifting the host Anteaters to a 2-1 win over Cal State Fullerton on Saturday night in Irvine, Calif.

October 12, 2012
South Division Play Begins This Weekend at UC Irvine
After a frustrating trip to Northern California last weekend, the Cal State Fullerton men’s soccer team (4-9-1 overall, 0-3-1 Big West Conference) turns its attention to its South Division foes beginning this weekend.

October 7, 2012
Titans Fall at UC Davis On Late Strike
Alex Henry's first goal of the season with just over 10 minutes to play in regulation snapped a 1-1 tie and lifted host UC Davis to a, 2-1, Big West Conference men's soccer victory over Cal State Fullerton on Sunday afternoon.

October 5, 2012
Early Goals Sting Titans at Sacramento State
Sacramento State's Nate Nugen scored just 42 seconds in the match and Chris Sandoval added the eventual game-winner in the 21st minute Friday afternoon as the host Hornets remained unbeaten in Big West Conference play with a 2-1 victory over Cal State Fullerton at Hornet Field.

October 4, 2012
Men's Soccer on the Road at Sacramento State, UC Davis
Fresh off a battle with the nation's No. 3-ranked side, the Cal State Fullerton men's soccer team (4-7-1 overall, 0-1-1 in the Big West Conference) hits the road for the first time in conference play this weekend, completing its tour against the Big West's North Division with contests at newcomer Sacramento State and UC Davis in Northern California.

September 30, 2012
Titans, No. 3 Gauchos Battle to Scoreless Draw
No. 3 UC Santa Barbara out-shot host Cal State Fullerton, 17-9, for the match, but neither team could dent the back of the net through 110 minutes Sunday night as the Titans and Gauchos battled to a contentious scoreless draw in front of 1,002 fans in a Big West Conference soccer clash at Titan Stadium.

September 28, 2012
Autograph: Featuring Jesse Escalante
Emily writes to her favorite Cal State Fullerton soccer player, Jesse Escalante, looking for an autograph.

September 28, 2012
Men's Soccer Update with Bobby Reiss
Men's soccer player and Titans' roving reporter Jameson Campbell interviews his teammate Bobby Reiss about the team's progress though the season so far.

September 28, 2012
Pridham Lifts Cal Poly Over Cal State Fullerton, 2-0
Cal Poly junior Mackenzie Pridham found the back of the net in each half while the defense held host Cal State Fullerton to without a shot in the first period Friday night as the visiting Mustangs shut down the Titans’ offense with a 2-0 shutout at Titan Stadium.

September 26, 2012
Conference Openers Bring Mustangs, #3 Gauchos to the O.C.
A streaking Cal State Fullerton men’s soccer team opens Big West Conference play this weekend at Titan Stadium as the Titans welcome the league’s Central Coast contingent to Orange County.

September 23, 2012
Escalante ‘Golden’ as Titans Win Third-Straight
Senior Jesse Escalante’s curling goal with just under four minutes remaining in the first overtime period snapped a 1-1 tie and lifted host Cal State Fullerton to its third-straight victory, 2-1, over visiting San Diego on Sunday night at Titan Stadium.

September 20, 2012
Fullerton Grounds Air Force With 2-0 Shutout
Cal State Fullerton’s Anthony Rosales and Jesse Escalante each found the back of the net and the Titans’ defense teamed up for its first shutout of the season as the home side blanked visiting Air Force, 2-0, on Thursday night in a non-conference men’s soccer match-up at Titan Stadium.

September 19, 2012
Non-Conference Schedule Concludes With Air Force, San Diego
Following four-straight matches on the road, the Cal State Fullerton men’s soccer team (2-6 overall) returns home to Titan Stadium for its next four matches -- including the team’s Big West Conference openers -- over the next two weeks.

September 17, 2012
Streaking Escalante Named Player of the Week
Cal State Fullerton senior Jesse Escalante was named the Big West Conference men's soccer Offensive Player of the Week for the first time in his career on Monday afternoon, helping power an offensive outburst for the Titans last week.

September 16, 2012
Offense Fires Back in Win Over Syracuse
Jesse Escalante scored his fourth goal of the season and added an assist while teammates Anthony Rosales and Ian Ramos each also found the back of the net on Sunday morning, lifting the Titans to a, 3-1, win over Syracuse to close out the UNLV Nike Invitational in Las Vegas.

September 14, 2012
Canisius Cruises by Cal State Fullerton, 4-2
Canisius College’s Gavin Falconer scored twice and Regan Steele added two assists Friday evening, overcoming a 16-9 shot advantage by Cal State Fullerton en route to a, 4-2, victory over the Titans in the first match of the UNLV Nike Invitational in Las Vegas.

September 10, 2012
Titans Face Trio of Teams on the Road
After playing just once last week, the schedule for the Cal State Fullerton men’s soccer team (1-4 overall) picks up considerably in the next seven days as the Titans are slated to take on a trio of schools on the road to close out a four-match road swing.

September 10, 2012
Runners Turn Away Titans, 2-1
Christian Duarte’s first goal of the season in the 84th minute proved to be the game-winner and Bakersfield goalkeeper Eric Shannon made nine saves on the night, helping lift the host Roadrunners to a, 2-1, victory over visiting Cal State Fullerton at the CSUB Main Soccer Field on Monday.

September 7, 2012
Second-Half PK Sinks Titans at LMU, 1-0
Loyola Marymount's Pedro Velazquez converted a penalty kick in the 55th minute for the only goal of the match and goalkeeper Vince Paldino denied Cal State Fullerton on a penalty kick attempt 12 minutes later as the Lions edged out the visiting Titans, 1-0, on Friday afternoon at Sullivan Field in Los Angeles.

September 6, 2012
Titans Look to Tame Lions in Lone Match
After four straight at home to open the 2012 season, the Cal State Fullerton men's soccer team (1-3 overall) hits the road for the first time in the current campaign, making a short jaunt north to take on Loyola Marymount in its only game of the week.

September 2, 2012
Birt Burns Rebels in Overtime to Lift Titans, 2-1
Cal State Fullerton senior Jonathan Birt finished with a goal and an assist on Sunday night, including heading home the “golden goal” game-winner in the fifth minute of the second overtime period, helping the Titans rally for a, 2-1, come-from-behind victory over visiting UNLV at Titan Stadium.

August 31, 2012
Fullerton Falls in Heartbreaker Against Cornell, 2-1
Jake Kirsch’s header off a free kick with just over three minutes remaining in regulation Friday night snapped a 1-1 tie and lifted visiting Cornell to a 2-1 non-conference men’s soccer victory over Cal State Fullerton at Titan Stadium.

August 26, 2012
Big First Half Pushes Pilots Past Titans, 4-0
University of Portland junior Steven Evans scored a pair of goals and the visiting Pilots unleashed 22 shots on the afternoon, lifting them to a 4-0 shutout victory over host Cal State Fullerton on Sunday afternoon to conclude the 2012 Wilson Titan Classic at Titan Stadium.

August 24, 2012
Early Goal Puts Eagles Past Titans in Tourney Opener
Alassane Kane scored into an empty net in the 32nd minute and that score stood up as American University blanked Cal State Fullerton, 1-0, in the second game Friday evening of the season-opening Wilson Titan Classic men’s soccer tournament.

August 23, 2012
Men's Soccer Welcomes Three Teams for Wilson Titan Classic
The Cal State Fullerton men’s soccer team finally gets the chance to take the field this weekend as the Titans (7-7-5 overall, 1-6-3 in the Big West Conference in 2011) welcome three teams to Titan Stadium for the two-day Wilson Titan Classic.

August 22, 2012
Come See Titan Soccer: Fermin Villalba

August 20, 2012
2012 Season Preview: Men's Soccer
Cal State Fullerton Head Coach Bob Ammann discusses the 2012 men's soccer season with media relations retired annuitant Mel Franks. Filmed Aug. 13, 2012 in Fullerton, Calif.

August 17, 2012
Come See Titan Soccer: Bobby Reiss

August 9, 2012
Men's Soccer Picked Fourth in New Big West South Division
The Cal State Fullerton men's soccer team was picked to finish fourth in the newly formed Big West Conference South Division, and seventh overall, according to a vote of the league's coaches released by the conference office on Thursday.