Oct. 19, 2011
Fullerton, Calif. -
An unmarked Jameson Campbell punched in an easy goal in the seventh minute Wednesday night and Cal State Fullerton made it stand up for a 1-0 Big West Conference men's soccer win over Cal Poly.
The win snapped a 5-match winless streak for the Titans, who picked up their first Big West win while improving to 7-4-3 overall and 1-3-1 in conference. The Mustangs, coming off a dramatic 2-1 win over UC Santa Barbara before more than 11,000 home fans, fell to 6-6-2 and 3-3-0.
Kevin Venegas sent a cross from deep in the right corner and it found Campbell all alone less than 15 yards out from goalkeeper Patrick McLain. Campbell settled the ball and booted it low to the side for his first goal of the season.
"The boys were ready to play tonight and I couldn't be happier for them," said Head Coach Bob Ammann. "The result was just and the score-line doesn't do justice to the effort and performance of the team. Cal Poly is a quality team but as was evident again tonight, so are we. Their keeper made two unbelievable saves that kept two sure goals out and kept the game close. We knew Poly would throw everyone forward at the end like they did but the team was determined and countered what they threw at us.
"We made some player changes that I thought were positive with two freshmen starting in the back. I was extremely pleased with their performances.
"I was also very happy for Jamo getting the goal, his first of the year. His attitude and work rate have been great all season and although he hasn't gotten a ton of minutes he brings it each and every day."
Goalkeeper Trevor Whiddon posted his career-high sixth shutout of the season, making 5 saves. A pair of Mustang shots glanced off the cross bar. McLain was credited with 4 saves.
Fullerton travels to UC Irvine Saturday night while the Mustangs travel to UC Davis for an afternoon contest.