For the second year in a row, the SFU men’s soccer team has been bucked from the NCAA Div. II championship tournament by the Cal Poly Pomona Broncos.
The Clan lost 2-1 to the Broncos in last Thursday’s opening round of the Super Region 2 play downs in San Diego, Cal. Last year SFU lost to Cal Poly Pomona in the West Regional semi-finals, 4-3 on penalty kicks after the teams failed to score in regulation time.
This time, the Broncos scored early and late as SFU conceded goals in the third and 86th minutes.
The Clan managed to tie the game just over a minute after the Broncos went ahead for the first time when a deflected free kick from 25 yards bounced off the hands of Cal Poly keeper Jason Trejos.
Coquitlam’s Matteo and Marcello Polisi powered the Clan’s offence. Matteo fired six shots, four of them on goal, while Marcello registered two shots. Midfielders Adam and Kyle Jones also returned to the lineup as substitutes after both had missed several games because of injury.
But it wasn’t enough.
“If you don’t finish chances eventually a team is going to create one,” Clan head coach Clint Schneider said as his team dominated much of the play but failed to convert that edge into goals.
Sewak grapples fourth place
Coquitlam’s Sunita Sewak of the SFU Clan finished fourth in her 130-lb weight class at the annual Mike Clock Open wrestling tournament in Forest Grove, Ore. last weekend.
Sewak, a sophmore who attended Centennial secondary school, won her first match by a technical fall over Deni Kroeze then did the same in the quarterfinal against Sierra Joner of Southwest Oregon Community College.
But Sewak was felled by her teammate, Alex Hendrick, in the semi-final. She then defeated Kirra Saunders of Southern Oregon University by decision before losing her match for third place to Alexis Morfin of Grays Harbor Community College.
In total, the top-ranked SFU women’s wrestling team won five of the six weight classes it competed in at the meet and swept the top three places in three of those weights.