By Carlos Alvarez
Women’s team back home, riding four-game losing streak
The road to play in the conference tournament took a major hit as the Cal State Dominguez Hills women’s soccer team went winless on their four-match road trip.
CSUDH lost 1-0 on Oct. 5 at Cal State L.A., 2-1 on Oct. 9 at Chico State, 1-0 on Oct. 14 against Cal State San Marcos and finished off the road trip with a 2-0 loss on Oct. 16 against the first-place team, UC San Diego.
With four games remaining, CSUDH has a record of 7-6, 4-4 in the California Collegiate Athletic Association. With 12 points, CSUDH trails Cal Poly Pomona by one point for the final spot in the conference tournament.
With postseason aspirations, the two teams face each other on Oct. 23 at Toro Stadium.
In their four-match trip the Toros were outscored 6-1, the lone goal coming from freshman forward, Jada Thomas against Chico State. In their previous four matches the Toros had outscored their opponents 4-2.
While the team has surpassed last year’s total victories of four, there are still hopes of playing in the conference tournament on Oct. 21 when they host Cal State San Bernardino at 7 p.m. at the Stubhub Center.
Tough road trip comes to an end
The CSUDH men’s soccer team were held scoreless, 3-0, by UC San Diego on Oct. 16 in La Jolla. With the loss, the Toros ended their four-match road trip with a 1-3 record.
The Toros (8-5-1, 5-3 in CCAA play) hold the final spot to make the conference tournament with 15 points. Trailing them with 14 points are Cal State San Marcos and Chico State.
CSUDH holds the tiebreaker against San Marcos after defeating them 1-0 on Oct. 14, but Chico State holds the tiebreaker against the Toros with their 3-1 victory on Oct. 9.
In their four-match trip the Toros were outscored 8-2, with the lone goals coming freshmen defender, Carlos Torres and forward, Leonardo Nogueira. In their previous four matches the Toros outscored their opponents 7-4.
Three of their last four remaining matches are against teams competing for a spot in the conference tournament.
CSUDH hopes to get back on the winning column when they host Cal State San Bernardino on Oct. 21 at 4:30 p.m. at the Stubhub Center.
The Toros currently trail CSUSB (16) by one point in the CCAA.