The Sonoma State men’s soccer team’s season came to an end on Thursday at Cox Stadium in San Francisco after a dramatic loss in overtime against conference rival San Francisco State.
Even though both teams combined for a total 45 shots, 14 on goal, the only one to cross the goal line in the entire match came in the 94th minute, off the foot of a Gator player. Both Zanin Mahic’s and Chris Pihl’s collegiate soccer careers concluded with the loss. However, both seniors made the most out of their final game. Mahic led both teams with six shots, one on goal, and Pihl also attempted to score twice, but one went wide and the other into the hands of the Gators’ goalkeeper.
Although the game was filled with many lasts, for freshman goalie Mitch North, it was also filled with some firsts. North made his first start in front of the net this season and had a season-high 10 saves. The only one that got passed him was the one in overtime that ended the game and the season for the Seawolves.
With the loss, the team ended the season with an overall record of 8-8-2 and a 3-6-2 record in conference play.