TACOMA, WA -- The U.C. Santa Cruz men's soccer team broke through early in the second half and held on to the one-goal lead for the remainder of the game to seal their third consecutive win and third consecutive shutout.
Impressive combination play from midfielder Conrad Rowling and winger Zac Hummel led to a
hard Hummel shot in the 49th beat him to the ball to net the only goal of the match.
PLU goalkeeper Mike Arguello made two saves, and U.C.S.C. goalkeeper David Vivian made
three. One of Vivian's saves came on perhaps PLU's most dangerous opportunity of the game.
After stripping a UCSC defender, PLU's Rigoberto Loreto nearly caught Vivian off of his line,
forcing him to sprint back and make a diving save on the ambitious thirty-five yard effort.
UCSC got off twelve shots to PLU's nine. Hummel and Kobayashi led the Banana Slugs with
three shots each, two of which were on goal.
In the 57th minute, PLU player Jacob Beck received a second yellow card, forcing PLU to play a
man down for the remainder of the game. UCSC was unable, however, to capitalize on the man-up advantage, and PLU kept things tense for the Banana Slugs through their counter attack and
Despite PLU's late effort, UCSC's defense ultimately held on to earn their fourth shutout in five
UCSC returns home for two days before heading out of town again on a three-game road trip to
Oregon, where they will face Willamette, Whitworth, and Linfield. This road trip will complete
an intensive seven-game road trip for the Banana Slugs, who seek to push their winning streak
past three games.