SAN DIEGO – A day after the Menlo College men’s soccer team overcame a two-goal deficit with three goals in the final 11 minutes, the Oaks fell behind Point Loma Nazarene, 2-0, and mustered just one score in a 4-1 loss Saturday.
The Sea Lions (3-0) led 2-0 on goals by Tony Mercuriali and Brian Thames 28 minutes into the match before Oaks senior forward Armando San Vincente halved the Point Loma lead with a 20-yard strike at the 38-minute, 48-second mark.
On Friday, Menlo (3-1) trailed San Diego Christian 2-0 before rallying for a victory. There was no comeback Saturday though as Greg Stoaks and Thames scored in the 64th and 69th minutes, respectively, to put the match away.
Point Loma outshot Menlo 35-9 and 13 saves by Oaks goalkeeper Pat Conte kept the game within reach until late for the visitors.
Menlo returns to action Sept. 21 when the Oaks visit Division I Sacramento State.
Point Loma Nazarene 4, Menlo College 1
PLUN Soccer Field; San Diego
Sept. 10, 2005
Menlo College 1 0 - 1
Point Loma 2 2 - 4
PLNU Mercuriali, Tony (Sonney, Adam) 20:57
PLNU Thames, Brian (unassisted) 27:57
MC San Vincente, Armando (unassisted) 38:48
PLNU Stoaks, Greg (Thames, Brian) 63:47
PLNU Thames, Brian (Thames, Derrick) 68:08
Shots (on goal): MC 9 (2); PLNU 35 (17)
Saves: MC 13 (Conte Pat 13); PLNU 1 (Louzil, Bryan 1)
Corner kicks: MC 2; PLNU 7
Fouls: MC 9; PLNU 13
Yellow Cards: MC – Koutou, Kevin (10:22); Conte, Pat (41:43); PLNU – Antl, Ben (87:05)
Red Cards: None
Records: MC 3-1; PLNU (3-0)