header image

[Sign Up Now] to Receive Our FREE Daily SCVTV-SCVNews Digest by E-Mail

Inside
Weather
Santa Clarita CA
Clear
Clear
70°F
 
Calendar
Today in
S.C.V. History
May 25
1966 - Mustang Drive-In theater opens on Soledad Canyon Road [story]
Mustang Drive-In


Through four games, The Master’s University men’s soccer team has played 429 minutes including more than an hour of overtime so far this season.

OT is when a team has typically drained most of its energy reserves and when one defensive blunder proves fatal.

Yet, the Mustangs remained unbeaten after Wednesday’s wild, back-and-forth 3-3 tie with Eastern Oregon University at TMU.

Dylan Bielanski recorded his first multi-goal game as a Mustang, and Luis Garcia Sosa also scored for TMU, which moved to 1-0-3 on the year, a mark that Garcia Sosa believes says something definitive about his club.

“It proves that our team has grit and we aren’t willing to give up,” the senior midfielder said.

Wednesday’s drama unfolded in the final 15 minutes of regulation.

Alexander Zuluaga scored for the Mountaineers in the 76th minute, tying the score 2-2. Then Bielanski answered back two minutes later.

On the play, Justin Ikeora zipped a pass to Garcia Sosa, who dropped it off to Bielanski. The fifth-year senior laced a shot past the Mountaineer keeper for his second goal of the night.

The Mustangs couldn’t celebrate for long.

In the 83rd minute, Joaquin Bermejillo’s shot rebounded off the crossbar and bounced near the goal line. Eastern Oregon’s Micah Hill soared in and headed the ball into the net to tie the score 3-3.

“I’m disappointed to give up three goals,” said TMU coach Jim Rickard, “but Eastern Oregon was very talented and had a lot of skill on the ball. We had a hard time keeping the ball, so we were defending a lot which is very tiring.”

Two overtimes drained what remained of the Mustangs’ energy. Eastern Oregon (1-2-1) – which was coming off a 2-1 loss to Marymount California in double overtime Monday – looked like the fresher team. The Mountaineers outshot the Mustangs 6-0 in overtime and 20-11 for the game.

“They were getting to a lot of the balls before we were and they were hungry to not give up any more goals,” Bielanski said of the two 10-minute overtimes. “I think they showed their fitness and physicality to a level that surpassed ours.”

Rickard knew that a fourth overtime game and Wednesday’s weather – temperatures were expected to surpass 100 degrees – would take a toll on his team.

“I credit the players for giving everything they had in the tank,” he said. “Dylan and Luis came up big for us today with timely goals to keep us ahead. … My team has a lot of grit and fight to them, and it’s going to take that commitment to have a successful season.

“We obviously wanted to win, but the game was so exhausting I think everyone was just glad it was over. I don’t think either team could have gone much farther.”

Price Anderson made eight saves for the Mustangs, several necessitating a dive and sure hands. On the other end, the Mustang attack scored a season-high three goals, none featuring more skill than Bielanski’s in the 48th minute, a score that temporarily put the Mustangs back ahead, 2-1.

“I can remember getting it from Brayden (Campos) inside the box with my back turned to goal,” Bielanski said. “I didn’t feel or see anyone around me so I took one touch with my right foot and turned to strike the ball on frame with my left. The keeper was marking the first post, and I turned on the ball just enough to put it past him on the far post. I saw it go in and went to celebrate with the team.”

Here’s the box score.

The Mustangs next turned their attention to a home non-conference game with Westcliff on Saturday.

— Game Recap By Mason Nesbitt, TMU Sports Information Director

Comment On This Story
COMMENT POLICY: We welcome comments from individuals and businesses. All comments are moderated. Comments are subject to rejection if they are vulgar, combative, or in poor taste.
REAL NAMES ONLY: All posters must use their real individual or business name. This applies equally to Twitter account holders who use a nickname.

0 Comments

You can be the first one to leave a comment.

Leave a Comment


WATCH NOW
LOCAL SPORTS HEADLINES
Tuesday, May 24, 2022
The College of the Canyons women's volleyball program invites girls and boys ages 9-14 to participate in the 2022 COC Volleyball Camp, with two sessions beginning in July.
Tuesday, May 24, 2022
The College of the Canyons men's basketball program invites girls and boys from third to eighth grade to participate in the 2022 Howard Fisher's Cougar Basketball Camp, with two sessions beginning in June.
Friday, May 20, 2022
College of the Canyons had three Women's Softball players spotlighted by the California Community College Fastpitch Coaches Association with Ashlynn Heck, Allyson Melgar and Lisa Motz selected to the All-Southern California Team.
Thursday, May 19, 2022
The California Interscholastic Federation Southern Section announced its All-Foothill League teams representing the Santa Clarita Valley.
Thursday, May 19, 2022
College of the Canyons is sending two Cougars to the California Community College Athletic Association State Championship meet after their respective performances at the Southern California Championships hosted by Moorpark College on May 13.

Latest Additions to SCVNews.com
Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva held a press conference Tuesday to announce a new initiative to keep the public safe while they ride the Metro system.
Sheriff Villanueva Begins Operation Safe Travel
The Los Angeles County Development Authority is pleased to announce that it has been awarded more than $1 million in grants from the California Public Utilities Commission, through the Solar on Multifamily Affordable Housing Program, which provides financial incentives for installing energy efficient systems on multifamily affordable housing throughout the State.
County Development Authority Awarded $1m in Grants For Public Housing, Including Valencia
Los Angeles County Public Works has announced a road closure near Lake Hughes late May.
Public Works Announces Road Closures Near Lake Hughes
The Valley Industry Association has changed the date of their upcoming summer BBQ party. 
June 23: VIA Summer BBQ Party Changes Date
As the nation observes Memorial Day and honors those who paid the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country, travel to gatherings with family and friends will dramatically increase vehicles on roadways during the holiday weekend. 
CHP Reminds Public To Buckle Up For Memorial Day
After the shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff Station will be working with all SCV School districts to ensure added safety through the remaining school year. 
SCV Sheriff Station Increasing Law Enforcement Presence Around Schools
The William S. Hart Union High School District Governing Board unanimously approved the appointment of Bryan Wilson as the new principal of Golden Oak Adult School. He takes over for Donna Manfredi who announced her retirement in March.
Hart District Welcomes New Principal, Five New Assistant Principals
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Wednesday six new deaths and 4,202 new positive cases in Los Angeles County and 94 new cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Wednesday COVID Roundup: Santa Clarita Total Cases Increases By 94
 Senator Scott Wilk  announces that Senate Bill 1089 has successfully passed out of the Senate Floor.
Wilk’s Better Vision Act Clears the Senate
1966 - Mustang Drive-In theater opens on Soledad Canyon Road [story]
Mustang Drive-In
The city of Santa Clarita is excited to announce the winners of the 18th annual Bike to Work Challenge, which took place Monday, May 16, through Friday, May 20, 2022.
Santa Clarita Bike to Work Challenge Winners Announced
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Tuesday nine new deaths and 3,589 new positive cases in Los Angeles County and 100 new cases in the Santa Clarita Valley. This new data brings Los Angeles County death totals to 32,095, county case totals to 2,945,669 and Santa Clarita Valley case totals to 76,205 since March of 2020.
Tuesday COVID Roundup: Nine New Deaths, 3,589 New Cases in County
The College of the Canyons women's volleyball program invites girls and boys ages 9-14 to participate in the 2022 COC Volleyball Camp, with two sessions beginning in July.
Registration Now Open for 2022 COC Volleyball Camp
Science students from The Master’s University gained valuable hands-on experience and bolstered their resumes for graduate school last month when they presented original research at the West Coast Biological Sciences Undergraduate Research conference in San Diego.
TMU Students Present Original Work at Biological Sciences Conference
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has released a new report, "Mortality in Los Angeles County, 2020: Provisional Report." The report compares the provisional number of deaths and associated death rates and leading causes of death among L.A. County residents in 2020 with what was reported in 2019.
COVID was Second Leading Cause of Death in L.A. County in 2020
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is expanding its type 2 diabetes prevention efforts into the classroom in response to an increased prevalence of the disease in the county.
Los Angeles County Partners With K-12 Schools to Prevent Diabetes
The city of Santa Clarita, in partnership with Frontier Toyota, Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, is proud to sponsor the 2022 White Ribbon Campaign in the Santa Clarita Valley.
White Ribbon Campaign Reminds Students to Drive Safe
The Gibbon Conservation Center in Saugus has been challenged by two donors to increase membership by 100 new members by June 30 to earn an additional $6,500.
Fundraiser Challenges Gibbon Conservation Center to Add 100 Members
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station personnel participated in the annual Los Angeles Sheriff's Department Memorial Torch Relay Run honoring fallen officers throughout the nation.
SCV Sheriff’s Station Participates in Annual LASD Memorial Torch Relay Run
As aerospace and defense contracts started dwindling at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Donald Volkmann, owner of VP Manufacturing in Canyon Country, made the difficult decision to close in August 2020 after 33 years in the aerospace manufacturing business.
At 72, COC Welding Graduate Donald Volkmann is Just Getting Started
The California Department of Public Health, working with Sacramento County Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is investigating its first suspected case of monkeypox infection in Sacramento County in a person who recently traveled abroad.
Suspected Case of Monkeypox in Sacramento County, Public Risk is Low
Animation Career Review, an online resource site for those researching careers in animation, game design, graphic design, digital art, and related fields, has recognized California Institute of the Arts in six categories in its 2022 Graphic Design School Rankings, including two top spots for schools in California and the West Coast.
CalArts Graphic Design Program Scores High in Animation Career Review’s 2022 Rankings
The College of the Canyons men's basketball program invites girls and boys from third to eighth grade to participate in the 2022 Howard Fisher's Cougar Basketball Camp, with two sessions beginning in June.
Registration Now Open for 2022 Howard Fisher Cougar Basketball Camp
1860 - Colonel Thomas F. Mitchell arrives in Soledad Canyon [story]
T.F. Mitchell
SCVNews.com
%d bloggers like this: