By Yesica Chavez |Staff Writer|
Coyotes were hungry for a win and dominated possession of the ball the entire first half of the game.
Eager to score, sophomore mid-fielder Tony Lo gave the Coyotes a 1-0 lead in the first half after he stole the ball from a defender and had a one-to-one shot with the goal keeper.
“We had more control over the game,” said Lo.
Although the Coyotes didn’t lead the first half in shot attempts, they were able to keep the lead in the first half.
The Warriors reacted quickly and came back with a fight during the second half of the game.
The Warriors tied the game in the beginning when Rafael Chavez assisted Jose Ramirez in scoring, which resulted in tying up the score.
The pressure quickly rose in the second half.
At the 67 minute mark, the game was 1-1, until a cross from senior midfielder Jose Gonzalez was mishandled by a Warriors defender that crossed the goal line for an own goal, making it a lead for the Coyotes 2-1.
The Coyotes defense struggled to maintain control over the ball, as the Warriors out-shot the Coyotes 9-4 in the second half.
With a 2-1 lead Coyotes then lost control in the last 10 minutes, when Warrior’s Gerardo Cazares stole the ball from Coyote defender and tied the game 2-2.
Junior midfielder Diego Casillas attempted to score in the last minute, when Warriors goal keeper Russ Klabough came in with the save.
The Coyotes attempted to make a winning goal and take lead of the game again, but unfortunately ran out of time.
Lo said, “for the most part of the game they [Warriors] were chasing us, all it took us was one mistake to tie.”
Both teams combined had a total of 42 shots, but the Coyotes out shot the Warriors 7-5 in overtime.
The Coyote’s goal keeper, Ivan Sanchez, had a total of five saves throughout the game, opposed to the Warriors goal keeper Russ Klabough whom had six saves.
“We played really well as a team, we are a good team, but I felt that we are unlucky when it comes to goals,” said Lo.
Out of numerous shots, the Coyotes didn’t have the luck to lock in the win against the Warriors.
The Coyote’s men soccer has not won recently, but has tied three times in the last four matches making the Coyotes 3-3-3 overall and 1-1-3 in the California Collegiate Athletics Association (CCAA).