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Hawks fall to No. 3 Lions after OT win on Saturday


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SANTEE – The reigning GSAC Tournament Champion and No. 3 ranked Vanguard defeated the San Diego Christian men’s soccer team 2-0 in a conference bout Tuesday.

With the loss, the Hawks fall to 7-5 overall and 2-2 in GSAC play. The Lions improve to a brisk 10-1 on the season and a perfect 4-0 in conference.

After a scoreless first-half, Vanguard was the first to break the defense. In the 60th minute, a Lion forward was tripped in the box for a penalty kick. Luke Kadillak calmly put it past the diving Josh Epstein for the 1-0 lead.

In the 68th minute, Ralf Coelsch made an attempt on goal but his header missed the target.

The Lions added some insurance in the 84th minute as Daniel Yo headed a long throw in by Zac Way.

Alex Saliba gave the Hawks a chance late in the 87th minute but his rocket of a shot was saved by the Lions keeper.

Vanguard led the Hawks in shots at 9-7. Saliba led SDC with three total shots. Pedro Henrique was next with two.

Epstein tallied three saves in the 90 minutes played.

The Hawks look to get back in the win column as they head to Phoenix Saturday to take on the Firestorm.

MEN’S SOCCER – TUE, OCT. 6, 2015 AT 7:40 PM 
Final 1 2 F
Vanguard (10-1, 4-0 GSAC) 0  2  2
San Diego Christian (7-5, 2-2 GSAC) 0  0  0
Santee, CA
Scoring Summary
Period Time Player
2 59:25 KADILLAK, Luke (Vanguard)
2 83:58 YO, Daniel (Vanguard)
Vanguard Indv. Leaders San Diego Christian
2 Players (#3,#20) – 1 Goals None
#5 WAY, Zac – 1 Assists None
#11 PAZ, Nahum – 3 Shots #8 SALIBA, Alex – 3
#00 GOMEZ, Brandon – 2 Saves #1 EPSTEIN, Josh – 3
Vanguard Team Statistics San Diego Christian
9 (5) Shots (on goal) 7 (2)
2 Saves 3
19 Fouls 24
4 Corner Kicks 3
0 Offsides 3



Saliba’s OT Goal Secures Win Against Menlo


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ATHERTON – After trailing just eight minutes into the game, the San Diego Christian men’s soccer team score two unanswered goals, one in overtime, to defeat Menlo 2-1 Saturday afternoon.

Borja Suarez scored in the 33rd minute and Alex Saliba scored the game winner as his upper 90 shot in the 94th minute gave the Hawks the golden-goal win.

With the win, the Hawks improve to 7-4 on the season and 2-1 in GSAC play. The Oaks fall to 7-2-1 overall and 1-1-1 in conference.

Menlo scored on their first attempt of the game with just 8:02 into the half. Robert McCowan scored off an assist from Luis Nunez.

Twenty-five second later, the Hawks looked to get on the board but Pedro Henrique‘s shot went too high.

Henrique had another attempt to level the score, this time from the penalty spot. But his shot was saved and out for a corner kick keeping Menlo’s 1-0 lead.

SDC finally broke the Menlo defense in the 33rd minute as Suarez scored 12 minute before half for his sixth goal of the season.

Menlo outshot the Hawks 5-4 in the first.

Both teams saw nothing going for them in the second half. Each team tallied four shots. SDC put two on frame, while Josh Epstein added one save in the second.

In the extra frame, Saliba blasted his shot past the Oaks keeper in the top shelf providing the Hawks with the win.


MEN’S SOCCER – SAT, OCT. 3, 2015 
Final 1 2 OT F
San Diego Christian (7-4 (2-1))  1  0  1  2
Menlo College (7-2-1 (1-1-1))  1  0  0  1
Atherton, CA
Scoring Summary
Period Time Player
1 8:02 Cowan, Robert (Menlo College)
1 32:37 SUAREZ, Borja (San Diego Christian)
OT 93:49 SALIBA, Alex (San Diego Christian)
San Diego Christian Indv. Leaders Menlo College
2 Players (#7,#8) – 1 Goals #8 Cowan, Robert – 1
None Assists #14 Nunez, Luis – 1
#10 HENRIQUE, Pedro – 4 Shots #9 Bunton, Eli – 3
#28 HUERTA, Ryan – 3 Saves #1 Coates-McDowall, Ale – 3
San Diego Christian Team Statistics Menlo College
9 (5) Shots (on goal) 9 (4)
3 Saves 3
10 Fouls 16
3 Corner Kicks 9
1 Offsides 0

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