Titans Shutout Cal Poly to Advance to Big West Semifinals

Photo Credit: Matt Brown
Photo Credit: Matt Brown

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. – After losing to Cal Poly in the regular season, Cal State Fullerton men's soccer got its revenge as they knocked the Mustangs out of the postseason with a 2-0 victory Wednesday night at Alex G. Spanos Stadium.

Fullerton got off to what could have been a dangerously slow start as Cal Poly earned a penalty kick less than a minute into the game on a handball in the box, however, Diego Alonso of Cal Poly couldn't finish for the Mustangs under pressure as he shot the attempt wide.

With the shutouts Paul-Andre Guerin now holds the record for most shutouts in the history of the program with 20 in his illustrious career. Mike Ammann previosuly held the record with 19. 

Owen Lambe gave the Titans an early 1-0 lead in the 23rd minute of action, scoring on a perfectly executed counter-attack following a Cal Poly corner kick. For Lambe, it is his second goal of the season while Sebastian Cruz recorded his fourth assist of the year on the play. 

Jessy Sotelo added to the Titans lead to 2-0 in the 63rd minute of action, scoring his third goal of the season. Oscar Flores recorded the assist on a beautiful pass for his sixth assist of the year. Flores now has 20 points in 19 games. 

 With the win the Titans are 9-2 on the road in the Big West Conference Tournament since 2014 under Head Coach George Kuntz.

Fullerton now travels to UC Davis for the Big West Tournament semifinals Saturday afternoon with kickoff at 2:00 p.m. PT. 

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