Men’s Soccer Dominant Performance Results in Another Win

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Photo by Robert Huskey/Cal State LA Athletics Deparment

Tim Klefisch gets pumped up against Stanislaus State. The golden eagles defeated the warriors 5-1.

Denae Ayala, Staff Reporter

The men’s soccer team extended its undefeated season after allowing only one goal, and opened up conference play with a win against the Stanislaus State Warriors. The team is now 6-0-0. 

The “Black and Gold Crew” gained complete control of the game, when their willingness to share the ball paid-off with well executed goals. 

However, there was doubt early in the match. During the first three minutes of game play, Stanislaus State forward Ryan Kane tipped the ball into the net. It looked as if the Warriors were ready to give the undefeated Golden Eagles a run for their money. 

Early goals from the opposition is something head coach Chris Chamides wants to work on. 

“We gave up an early goal today and that’s problematic. The ability to be ready for the start of a game and not concede a goal is something we need to focus on,” said Chamides . 

Thus far, the team has given up three early goals, including one against Fresno Pacific and another against Biola University.

The early lead ended quickly for the Warriors, as the Golden Eagles came soaring back shortly after the first goal was scored. 

After a beautiful cross by David Elizaga, midfielder Daniel Simonis knotted up the game at 1-1. 

“Scoring is always nice, we kept going and took care of business,” stated Simonis. 

The squad took care of business and then some. The birds went on to score three more goals before the end of the first half. Midfielder Tim Klefisch, and forwards Robin Lindahl and Ramon Hofmann all contributed, and the lead skyrocketed to 4-1. 

The second half was no different, they continued to share the ball, resulting in another goal by Hofmann, who had not scored all season.

“It’s a big relief, I am happy I get to contribute to our victory and I am very grateful to be apart of this team,” said Hofmann.

The men’s soccer team finished the game convincingly, dispatching Stanislaus State 5-1.