Soccer's Unbeaten Streak Snapped At Cal Poly
Nov. 1, 2003
San Luis Obispo, Calif. - Halloween turned out to be more trick than treat for the UIC men's soccer team as it had its seven-match unbeaten streak snapped on Friday night, dropping a 3-1 decision to Cal Poly on a rainy Friday night at Mustang Stadium.
With the loss, the Flames first since a 1-0 defeat at DePaul on September 27th, UIC drops to 10-5-2 on the year. The Mustangs improved to 6-6-3 this season with the win.
The Flames did own the early lead in this contest as senior Dennis King collected a loose ball in the goal box and put it by the keeper for his career-best tying 11th goal of the season and a 1-0 lead.
Cal Poly didn't led UIC enjoy its lead very long, equalizing the score just five seconds later when Danny Calderon netted the first of two goals in the game.
His second tally, in the 79th minute, came in spectacular fashion as he bicycle-kicked the ball into the upper left corner of the goal off a flick from teammate Mike Marchione. It was Calderon's team-high eighth goal of the season.
The Mustangs, who outshot UIC 28-11 in the game, would add a third tally in the 90th minute for the final 3-1 margin.
Flames rookie keeper Roman Tulis stopped eight shots in goal while Cal Poly keeper saved six for the Mustangs.
UIC will be back in action on Sunday afternoon as they continue on the West Coast by taking on San Francisco at 3:00 p.m.