Torrance, CA --- The MCU's Men's Soccer team came up short in the final minutes of their home opener against Bethesda University, with a final score of 1-2.
The beginning of the match was back and forth, with both teams creating scoring opportunities. Both defenses held strong until the 43rd minute, when a foul resulted in a penalty kick for Bethesda. The Flames capitalized on the shot, which brought the score to 1-0.
Within one minute, the tables quickly turned and another foul resulted in a penalty kick for The Mariners. Barak Moshe (SO/Jeruselam, Israel) took the shot, and tied the score at 1-1. The time ran down for the first half, leading the teams into the locker rooms with an equal score.
The second half resulted in exchanged opportunities at each end of the field, until Bethesda eventually scored the final goal with 2 minutes left in the game. After the game Mariners' Head Coach, Mark Hervin, said, "I am proud of the work that the team is putting in, and we are focused on making the adjustments necessary to keep improving."
MCU now looks ahead to their matchup against Menlo College on the road on Monday, September 4th at 3:30pm. To view the full schedule, click here
|Palos Verdes, CA|
|1||42:57||Eduardo Stadtlander Se Faris (Bethesda University)|
|1||43:15||Barak Moshe (Marymount California)|
|2||87:18||Eduardo Stadtlander Se Faris (Bethesda University)|
|Bethesda University||Indv. Leaders||Marymount California|
|#27 Eduardo Stadtlander Se Faris - 2||Goals||#9 Barak Moshe - 1|
|#27 Eduardo Stadtlander Se Faris - 5||Shots||#23 Enrique Amador - 4|
|#24 Oscar Gomez - 7||Saves||#34 Kevin Bustamante - 3|
|Bethesda University||Team Statistics||Marymount California|
|12 (5)||Shots (on goal)||15 (8)|