Cal Poly wins third straight match, hands Westmont its first loss

Posted at 10:34 PM, Sep 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-20 02:50:26-04

Junior midfielder Emmanuel Perez scored twice 86 seconds apart early in the second half and junior defender Andrew Forth notched his first career goal in the 73rd minute as the Cal Poly men’s soccer program extended its winning streak to three matches with a 3-0 victory against Westmont on Thursday evening inside Alex G. Spanos Stadium.

The two-goal effort marked Perez’s second consecutive brace after scoring twice versus Gonzaga (Sept. 15). Having chalked up five goals in Cal Poly’s last three games, Perez now ranks fourth in program history with three multi-goal games.

Sophomore goalkeeper Carlos Arce-Hurtado was called to make two saves in the final eight minutes to earn his first career solo shutout for Cal Poly (3-2-0), which limited Westmont to just one shot attempt during the opening 37 minutes. The Mustangs themselves tested Warriors goalkeeper Lalo Delgado just once during the opening half with Perez seeing a 13th-minute chested attempt corralled.

The Mustangs required just 61 seconds, however, to break onto the scoreboard in the second half as sophomore defender Andrew Robertson crossed from the right for Perez, whose glancing header bounded past Delgado.

In another 86 seconds, Perez doubled his total from inside the Westmont penalty area. Senior midfielder Diego Alonso earned his first assist of the evening on the goal before picking up his second on Forth’s header, which came directly from a corner kick attempt.

Cal Poly outshot Westmont, 18-6.

Cal Poly continues a five-match home stand versus Seattle on Monday, Sept. 23 at 7 p.m.

-Provided by Cal Poly