First-Half Offense Leads Cal St. Fullerton Past Men’s Soccer


Cal State Fullerton registered three first-half goals en route to a 3-0 win over the American University men's soccer team Friday afternoon at Reeves Field.

Cal State Fullerton (5-0-1) scored its goals in the 14th, 21st, and 37th minutes to take control of the match. Kevin Venegas recorded the first score, his fourth of the season, to give the Titans the 1-0 lead. Eric Esconbedo and Jesse Escalante were responsible for the second and third strikes, respectively.

American (1-5-1) had its two best scoring chances early in the match. Less than six minutes in, Colin Seigfreid received a long pass down the middle of the field from Jack Scott, but CSUF goalkeeper Trevor Whiddon came out to make a fantastic sliding stop. Then in the 12th minute, Scott had a chance on an Alassane Kane cross, but he was unable to find the back of the net as Whiddon made the play.

American's defense held the Titans in check in the second half, resulting in only four total shots on goal for CSUF in the 90 minutes. Fullerton held a 14-9 advantage in shots in the match.

The Eagles will look to bounce back on Sunday, September 18 when they host 10th-ranked Central Florida. Match time from Reeves Field is slated for 4 p.m. and it will be broadcast live on Eagles Vision TV.