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Mt. SAC Men’s Soccer Extends Win Streak to Nine

Mt. SAC Men's Soccer starting 11 players vs. San Bernardino Valley

(San Bernardino, CA) The Mt. SAC Men's Soccer Team extended its winning streak to nine games, the longest in seven years, with a 4-1 win over host San Bernardino Valley College.

Forward Alan Piceno led the Mountie attack with a pair of goals during the Monday away game (Sept. 30).

"The team had a quick start in both halves, getting early goals," Mt. SAC Men's Soccer Coach Juan Sanchez said. "The second half was a better half for us. We played with more defensive intensity, which allowed us to score early goals. I'm happy with the overall play of the team."

Mt. SAC (9-0), the number one ranked team in the country, scored a goal early in the opening half and two goals within the first three minutes of the second half.

Piceno, with five goals this season, took a pass from midfielder Jesus Garcia, turned the SBVC defender and scored a breakaway goal, at the four-minute mark, for the 1-0 lead.

The first of the two early second-half goals came in the 47th minute, after a free kick from the far post from midfielder Herminio Padilla, which was tapped in by forward Angel Santoyo.

Just a minute later (48th), on an assist from Padilla, midfielder Paul Iniguez took a rebound, turned around alone in the middle and scored the third goal for the Mounties.

The Wolverines (7-3-1), ranked ninth in the state, broke the shutout with a goal in the 85th minute, to trail, 3-1.

Mt. SAC answered in the last minute of the game with Piceno's second goal.  Forward Jared Jacobo recovered the ball and passed it to Santoyo, who played a through ball to Piceno.

Mt. SAC goal keeper John Samano, who made three saves in the game, won his fourth game.  As a team, the Mounties took an incredible 22 shots in the game.

Mt. SAC will travel to Dallas (TX) for it's annual game against Richland College, this Saturday (Oct. 5). Richland (10-0) is the defending National Junior College Athetic Association (NJCAA) Division III National Champion and is currently ranked No. 2 in the country in the latest NJCAA DIII poll behind the Mounties.

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