Fullerton, CA --- The Marymount California University Men's Soccer team faced a challenging opponent in Hope International University. The Mariners lost 2-4 to the Royals in their first road game of the season.
The Mariners started off with a strong start, and earned the first goal of the game at the 6:47 minute mark. Josep Morego (JR/Barcelona, Spain) carried the ball up the right side of the field, made his way past the defense, and beat keeper with a shot to the upper left corner of the net. The score would remain 1-0 until the Royals retaliated with a goal of their own in the 37th minute. This would lead the players going into half-time with a tied score of 1-1.
The Mariners came out in the second half with multiple scoring opportunities. The next goal, however, would be scored by the opposing Royals team in the 71st minute. MCU quickly composed themselves, and countered with a goal of their own. At the 73:55 minute mark, Miguel Martinez (FR) collected his own blocked attempt, and finished it into the left corner of the net for his first goal of the season.
The game was briefly tied at 2-2 until the 74:28 minute mark, when The Royals capitalized off of a penalty kick. A similar penalty situation would occur again in the 82nd minute, which brought the Royals final lead to a score of 4-2.
The Mariners will be back on their home field on Tuesday, August 29th at 11:00am at El Camino College for their home opener against Bethesda University.
|Marymount (CA) (0-1)||1||1||2|
|Hope International University (2-0)||1||3||4|
|1||06:47||Josep O Morego-Lopez (Marymount (CA))|
|1||37:38||Pedro Mendoza (Hope International University)|
|2||71:11||Jose Hernandez (Hope International University)|
|2||73:55||Miguel Martinez (Marymount (CA))|
|2||74:28||Pedro Mendoza (Hope International University)|
|2||82:23||Pedro Mendoza (Hope International University)|
|Marymount (CA)||Indv. Leaders||Hope International University|
|2 Players (#10,#16) - 1||Goals||#10 Pedro Mendoza - 3|
|None||Assists||2 Players (#07,#14) - 1|
|2 Players (#10,#23) - 6||Shots||#10 Pedro Mendoza - 3|
|#34 Kevin Bustamante - 2||Saves||#0 Ryan Brown - 5|
|Marymount (CA)||Team Statistics||Hope International University|
|21 (7)||Shots (on goal)||8 (6)|