Men's Soccer Drops Pac-10 Home Opener To No. 14 California
Oct. 8, 2010
CORVALLIS, Ore. - The Oregon State men's soccer team lost to No. 14 California, 5-0, in its Pacific-10 Conference home opener Friday night at Paul Lorenz Field.
The Golden Bears (6-1-2, 2-0-0 Pac-10) entered the match on a five-game unbeaten streak and jumped on the Beavers for three first-half goals in 5:25 of action beginning at 15:07 on a rebound goal by Ted Jones. A.J. Soares scored at 20:09 on a header into the right side of the goal and Tony Salciccia finished the first half scoring on a header into the center of the net.
California got second half goals from John Fitzpatrick at 48:44 on a shot to the right side of the goal and Soares added another goal on a backwards header over goalkeeper Steve Spangler's head. Demitrius Omphroy had assists on both second half goals.
Oregon State (6-4-0, 1-2-0) had seven shots in the match with three of those on goal. Sophomore defender Chris Harms had two of the shots for the Beavers.
The Beavers return to action on Sunday at 1 p.m. against Stanford at Paul Lorenz Field.
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