Men’s soccer holds No. 1 ranking in CCAA

After their tied match at UCSD, the Seawolves were ready to take their game to the next level. 

On Oct. 2, the Sonoma State University Seawolves were tested in their matchup against Cal State San Marcos.

During the first half, the Seawolves were trailing early after giving up a goal to San Marcos’ Bryan Morrison in minute 18. 

They would go into halftime down 1-0 despite outshooting them 8-4.

“I told the guys at halftime, I know         we are going to win this game. I have no doubt in my mind,” said Mitch North. North had one save in the Seawolves victory. “I’m just so proud of the guys and heart that this team has.”

During the second half, the Seawolves caught a break early. San Marcos got called for a foul inside the box which rewarded Sonoma State with the penalty kick. Defender, Eric Alvarado took advantage with the kick to score his first goal of the season in minute 47.

“We started off slow, but our team responded immediately creating chance after chance,” said Armando Coronel. “Our work rate made the difference today which allowed us to come back from an early goal.”

Shortly after the equalizer, Evan Roehrig would score his first career goal, following Gabe D’Ambrosio’s pass. 

The final score ended up being 2-1 with the Seawolves completing the comeback. The Seawolves wereable to outshoot San Marcos 15-7.

With the Seawolves’ victory, their record improves to 4-2-4 overall. This gives them sole possession of first place in the CCAA with 13 points. 

This puts them one point ahead of Cal State Dominguez Hills and Cal Poly Pomona.

This Wednesday at 7:30 p.m., Sonoma State steps outside of conference play with their matchup at Fresno Pacific University. 

After taking the weekend off, the Seawolves return to action to host Cal State Monterey Bay at the Seawolf Soccer Field on Oct. 14.