By Jessica Olvera, Assistant Sports Editor
The Toros (1-2 in conference; 2-5-1 overall) struggled to keep pace with the overpowering display of offense from CSULA (3-0, 8-0).
The Golden Eagles opened the first half with a pair of quick goals, senior forward Robin Lindahl’s in the 7th minute followed by a converted penalty kick from senior Tim Klefisch in the 15th minute. The barrage continued in the second half, as CSULA scored four goals in the first 23 minutes.
“In the first half, we were playing well, we were creating chances but that team [CSULA] is extremely strong, extremely deep and we couldn’t compete with that,” head coach Eddie Soto said.
Freshman Carl Solli of CSULA had a hat trick
The Toros, who have five goals on the season, could not get any offensive spark to derail the Golden Eagles scoring momentum. CSULA took twice as many shots as the Toros (18-9) and had four times as many corner kicks (8-2).
“No one likes to get beat but that’s the process and we have to find the guys who understand and buy into the process, and if not then we have to move on,” Soto said. “We play Sonoma on Friday and we have to move on and get ourselves ready, our bodies ready and more than anything get our minds ready.”
The Toros continue conference play at home against Sonoma State on Friday, with kickoff starting at 7 p.m.