BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (Sept. 6) -- Kyle Gookins
of Cal State Bakersfield scored the only goal of the game with
less than 4 minutes remaining in the second sudden-death overtime
as the 9th-ranked Roadrunners edged Seattle Pacific University 1-0
in a non-conference men's soccer game Saturday night.
The Falcons (0-3-0), off to their worst start
in 33 years, were held scoreless for the second time in three
games but forced seven saves from Bakersfield (2-0-0) goalie Josh
Wicks. David Smith produced the best scoring opportunity for
Seattle Pacific, taking a long punt from keeper James Ward and
sending a drive that Wicks managed to smother.
The game's only goal came off a counterattack,
as a long ball from Alfredo Chavez found Gookins alone against
Ward from 14 yards.
It's the first time SPU has gone winless in its
first three games since 1970 -- Cliff McCrath's first as head
Seattle Pacific meets Cal State San Bernardino
Monday night in Bakersfield.
1, CSB, Gookins (Chavez) 106:46.
Shots--SPU 14, CSB 23.
Saves-- SPU (Ward) 7, CSB (Wicks) 7.
Corner kicks--SPU 4, CSB 4.
Fouls--SPU 16, CSB 22.
Cautions--Lundy, CSB, 40:00; Angelillo, CSB,
57:00; Yerkes, SPU, 67:00; Morris, SPU, 106:00.