ATHERTON – Junior goalkeeper Jarin Beck
made nine saves and freshman forward Philippe Anglade
’s first collegiate goal proved to be the game-winner as the Menlo College men’s soccer team opened the season with 2-1 victory against Cal State Stanislaus Thursday at Wunderlich Field.
Menlo (1-0) got the scoring underway at the 19-minute, 11-second mark as junior forward Aiden O’Flynn drove a header past Warriors’ goalkeeper Andrew Arellano for a 1-0 lead. Senior defender Todd Jones was credited with the assist off a throw-in.
The Oaks went up 2-0 at 66:40 as Anglade received a breakaway feed from senior midfielder Balta Vazquez and, with just the keeper to beat, fired a shot past Arellano.
Stanislaus (2-1) cut the lead in half three minutes later as freshman midfielder Matt Johnson converted on a free kick from freshman forward Frank Coehlo. The Warriors outshot the Oaks, 22-5.
An overtly physical game that saw 36 fouls escalated in the 78th minute as Oaks senior midfielders Scott Gill and Armando San Vincente and Coehlo were red carded for instigating a shoving match. The Oaks finished the game with nine players but were able to hold the Warriors off behind Beck, who helped preserve victory moments later by punching away a shot by Stanislaus’ Matt Mouro.
“Anytime you defeat a Division II school, it’s huge and we’re extremely happy to begin the season like this,” Oaks head coach Len Renery said.
Menlo returns to action Saturday with a 5 p.m. home tilt against Occidental.
Menlo College 2, Cal State Stanislaus 1
Wunderlich Field; Atherton, Calif.
Sept. 1, 2005
Menlo College 1 1 - 2
Cal State Stanislaus 0 1 - 1
MC O’Flynn, Aiden (Jones, Todd) 19:11
MC Anglade, Philippe (Vazquez, Balta) 66:40
CSUS Johnson, Matthew (Coehlo, Frank) 69:37
Shots (on goal): MC 5 (3); CSUS 22 (11)
Saves: MC 9 (Beck, Jarin 9); CSUS 1 (Arellano, Andrew 1)
Corner kicks: MC 1; CSUS 5
Fouls: MC 17; CSUS 19
Yellow Cards: MC – O’Flynn, Aiden (29:35), Anglade, Philippe (75:23); CSUS – Handy, Robbie (25:15)
Red Cards: MC – Gill, Scott (77:02), San Vincente, Armando (77:02); CSUS – Coehlo, Frank (77:02)
Records: MC 1-0; CSUS 1-2