SAN DIEGO, Calif. – The Oregon State men’s soccer team fell to San Diego State 2-0 Sunday afternoon at the SDSU Sports Deck in San Diego, Calif.
“To be honest, I just think we didn’t have enough in the tank,” said head coach Steve Simmons. “Our guys were coming off an overtime game (Friday against UCLA), and we didn’t have the sharpness today that we had in Friday’s game. Some of the little things that we did really well on Friday just weren’t there today, and that was the difference in the game.”
Oregon State (7-7-2, 0-5-2 Pac-12) found itself trailing early for the second-straight match, as San Diego State (5-8-1, 2-4-1 Pac-12) found the net in the fourth minute. Casey Macias played a pass to Morgan Sacco in the box. Sacco proceeded to fire a shot from 15 yards out that beat the goalie to give the Aztecs a 1-0 edge.
“We had a costly turnover in a bad spot, that allowed them to get on the scoreboard early,” Simmons said. “It was unfortunate, because I think our guys were really up for this game.”
San Diego State found the net again in the 56th minute. This time it was Sacco on the assist, as he passed the ball to Jordan Ongaro. Ongaro hit the target from 10 yards out to give the Aztecs a 2-0 advantage.
The Beavers had a few scoring opportunities as the game progressed, but were unable to get on the scoresheet. Sophomore Mikhail Doholis recorded a team-high three shots in the game, one of which was on goal, while sophomore goalkeeper Matt Bersano tallied six saves.
Oregon State will return to action Friday, Nov. 8, when it hosts No. 1/1 California at 1 p.m.