By Kieron Coleman |Staff Writer|
An important weekend saw the ‘Yotes come up just short after playing two powerhouses in the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA.)
The Oct. 21 game saw the men play at the StubHub Center, home of the LA Galaxy, with an opportunity to climb a couple of places in the standings.
The ‘Yotes conceded three in the first half, after what seemed to be against the run of possession.
Midfielder Diego Casillas scored from just outside the 18-yard box, bending a ball into the upper right corner.
The ‘Yotes came out pressing after halftime, which gave them chances to score, although they were unable to convert.
“It just wasn’t our day, both teams created a lot of chances, which they scored and we didn’t,” stated defender/midfielder, Eric Lavery.
On Oct. 23, the ‘Yotes traveled to Cal State LA to take on the Golden Eagles in what was expected to be a physical game.
With the setback for the ‘Yotes against the Toros, coach Darren Leslie changed the formation and tactics to try and outplay LA.
Leslie changed the formation to play two forwards, with hopes of creating more chances.
The ‘Yotes had a goal disallowed at 0-0 in the second half, which looked to be a very good decision from the officials.
The Golden Eagles replied very well to the forward focused ‘Yotes and converted with a header late in the second half.
The goal would be the only one of the game as the ‘Yotes fell 1-0.