POMONA, Calif.-- In its first road match of the season, the Azusa Pacific women’s soccer team fell 1-0 to Cal Poly Pomona on Tuesday night. In a game that saw just one shot on goal, the Broncos scored the game winner in the 54th minute when a free kick was deflected, and cleaned up by Arika Ontiveros from six yards out.
The loss ended a brief two-match winning streak for the Cougars against the Broncos (2-0), although the two local teams haven’t faced off since 2004. The Cougars tallied nine shots on the day, while Cal Poly Pomona finished with six.
Keeper Sarah Klinkenberg, the reigning Pacific West Conference Freshman of the Week, allowed her first non-PK goal, while the Azusa Pacific offense was held scoreless for the first time this season. Lindsey Ryals paced the Cougars with three shots, while Alyx Williams recorded two shots in the match.
The Cougars will enjoy a lengthy nine-day break before kicking off PacWest play at Holy Names on Thursday, Sept. 19. Azusa Pacific will then play Academy of Art on the 21st before welcoming BYU-Hawaii on the 30th for the first match in a four-game home stand.