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Oxnard Men’s Soccer opens with win over State Finalist

Oxnard Men's Soccer opens with win over State Finalist

August 23—Oxnard, CA

The Golden West Rustlers came into the Condor's Nest to open the 2019-20 campaign, after finishing second in the state last year.

They looked the part of a high-powered team, with nearly 50 players, and returning half of their squad.

The Rustlers came to play as Wilbert Loredo-Suarez netted a free kick just two minutes into the contest.  Six minutes later, the Condors looked to be in trouble as GW center-back Ricky Briseno headed in a goal to make it 2-0 in favor of Golden West.

Oxnard steadied themselves later in the first half.  Freshman Isaac Perez took a pass from Gustavo Martinez to bring OC back to a 2-1 count.

Early in the second half, Erik Lopez netted his first goal of the young season, to pull the Condors level at 2-2.

OC kept applying pressure and David Garcia gave Oxnard their first lead on an assist by Carlos Gomez, at the 76:00 minute mark.

Gomez then scored the clincher in front of the Golden West net with the game coming to full time.

The 4-2 win gives Oxnard momentum heading into an incredibly difficult pre-conference schedule that includes state-champion Cerritos College, among other top-ten teams in the state.