Coyotes drop Pioneers on penalty kick goal

Diego Casillas

By Kieron Coleman |Staff Writer|

CSUSB men’s soccer got the 1-0 win against the East Bay Pioneers on Oct. 7 to improve their record to a promising 4-2-1 in the CCAA.

Once again, midfielder Diego Casillas scored the game winner via a penalty placed confidently into the side netting.

“All I could think about is placing the ball into the back of the net, I completely shut out all the distractions,” said Casillas.

The Coyotes outshot the Pioneers 16-10 in the game, with eight shots causing the Cal State East Bay keeper some problems.

Goalkeeper Jacob Huber has now kept an impressive six clean sheets this year, with Captain Dan Looker keeping a strong back line.

“We have been working a lot on maintaining our defensive shape, as well as our defensive transition in the midfield, which has previously been an issue for us,” said Looker.

“The most important thing is we keep winning, although I think if we get one or two goals then the floodgates will open,” added Looker.

Promising forward Ivan Quintero continued to cause problems for the offense, creating four shots on goal for the ‘Yotes.

The Coyotes have been dominant after scoring the first goal of the game, although they seem to struggle a lot when they concede first.

“It was really important to score the penalty, I knew that scoring first is something that has been a huge advantage to us winning games,” said Casillas.

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