Coquitlam’s Matteo Polisi scored his eighth goal of the year but it wasn’t enough to spare his SFU Clan men’s soccer team just its third loss of its Great Northwest Athletic Conference season.
SFU lost 2-1 to the Western Washington Vikings last Saturday at Terry Fox field in Burnaby.
After a scoreless first half, the visitors from Bellingham, Wash., broke through in the 71st minute, when Georg Cholewa put a rebound into the Clan’s net.
But a minute later they were back on even terms when Polisi rifled a bullet into the bottom right corner of Western Washington’s net.
The draw lasted less then five minutes, when Cholewa’s second goal of the match also proved to be the game winner.
Matteo Polisi finished the match with four shots, two of them on Western Washington’s net.
His younger brother, Marcello, also had a shot on net. But his larger contribution came in the match’s 34th minute, when he desperately cleared a loose ball off the goalline, following a Vikings’ corner.
Dr. Charles Best grad Quinn Dawson narrowly missed tying the match in the 87th minute when his point-blank shot was steered aside by the leg of Western Washington’s goalkeeper.
Port Coquitlam’s Aidan Bain took the loss in SFU’s net.
The Clan host Seattle Pacific University on Saturday, 7 p.m., at Terry Fox field in Burnaby.
Women lose in overtime
Former Centennial Centaurs’ teammates Kiara Buono and Danae Robillard formed two-thirds of the midfield for the SFU Clan women’s team in a 1-0 overtime loss to the University of Concordia last Saturday in Burnaby.
The women play Western Oregon University on Saturday, 6 p.m., at Terry Fox field in Burnaby.