Freshman goalkeeper Carlos Arce-Hurtado recorded 10 saves in his collegiate debut Saturday evening, but UC Riverside broke a scoreless deadlock in the 104th minute through Ilic Uros as the Mustangs dropped a 1-0, overtime decision inside Alex G. Spanos Stadium.
Arce-Hurtado, who recorded the most saves by a Cal Poly goalkeeper since Simon Boehme produced 12 at then-No. 10 Notre Dame on Aug. 27, 2017, chalked up five stops in the second half, one in the first overtime period and two in the second overtime to keep Saturday’s scoreline even. Arce-Hurtado’s 10th save was to punch away an attempt from UC Riverside forward Eduardo Sanchez in the 104th minute, but the save fell inside the penalty area. Sanchez collected the errant ball and found Ilic, who fired into the Mustang net toward the right post.
Cal Poly (4-5-2, 0-1-1) opens a two-match road trip when visiting Cal State Fullerton on Wednesday, Oct. 10. Kickoff at Titan Stadium is 7 p.m.
Called upon to make two saves in the opening half, Arce-Hurtado turned away the Highlanders in the 47th, 61st and 83rd minutes and then twice in the 85th to force overtime.
Cal Poly, meanwhile, tested UC Riverside goalkeeper Edwyn Gutierrez four times on the night, two of which came inside the opening three minutes after senior midfielder Jose Rivera and senior forward Sean Goode were repelled 22 seconds apart. Goode was stopped once more in the 27th before sophomore midfielder Emmanuel Perez was thwarted in the 74th.
Goode led Cal Poly with four shot attempts.
–Provided by Cal Poly