The Dixie State College men’s soccer team beat California State University Los Angeles on Thursday.
DSC, winning the game 2-1, gave the No. 8 ranked team a good game. DSC kicked its first goal deep in the net toward the middle of the first half.
Both teams were competitive to try and move the ball down the field with multiple shots.
CSULA capitalized on its advantage and took an easy shot and brought the score 1-1 by the end of the half.
With a foul from DSC’s side, CSULA got a free penalty kick that resulted in junior goal keeper Tyler Walter’s hand injury during the beginning of the second half. Walters was replaced with freshman goal keeper Bryan Brubaker.
Brubaker saved the day by stopping all three shots to the net in the final 44 minutes of the game.
DSC later had a perfect shot set up and allowed a header for freshman defender David Stirland to make the winning goal for the Red Storm.
“This just sends a message to the guys,” said head coach Danny Ortiz. “With all their work we can play with anybody. If we can get that day in and day out, we will be just fine”
CSULA kicked shots all the way across the field to try and recover, but kept coming up short as time ran out.
The Red Storm play at 8 p.m. on Monday at Hansen Stadium against Colorado Mesa University.