Cal Lutheran Escapes With Tie On Late Goal

Cal Lutheran Escapes With Tie On Late Goal

Thousand Oaks, Calif. - The Cal Lutheran Men's Soccer team received a goal from Alex Wardle with 11 seconds left in regulation to escape with a 1-1 tie with Pomona-Pitzer on Saturday evening.

Cal Lutheran moves to 7-2-2 overall and 5-1-2 in the SCIAC, while Pomona-Pitzer moves to 3-8-1 and 2-5-1 in league play with its first draw of the season.

Freshman midfielder Jk Gopakumar scored for Pomona-Pitzer in the 39th minute to give the Sagehens a 1-0 lead, which almost lasted until the final whistle. A loose ball in the box, resulted in junior midfielder Nathan Shekita earning possession and finding Gopakumar in front of the net for his second goal of the year.

Jack Duncan kept Cal Lutheran in the game by robbing freshman forward Voja Maric early in the second hald, and then stopping junior forward Lawrence McDonald late in regulation.

Duncan finished with 10 saves for the Kingsmen, as Pomona-Pitzer finished with a 22-15 edge in shots. Nigel Brady had six saves for Pomona-Pitzer.

The Sagehens will be back in action on Monday for a home game against Caltech, beginning at 4 p.m.