Late Penalty Kick Gives Mustangs Win Over Holy Names
Marcelo Silva's penalty kick in the 84th minute, following a yellow card against Holy Names goaltender Mathias Spinnars, gave the Mustangs their second victory in the two-game Master's College Invitational.
The Mustangs scored early when Jorge Serrano lofted a pass that Fabrice Gautrat headed into the net in the 7th minute. Master's remained in control for most of the first half. TMC outshot the visitors from the Bay Area 10-1 in the first half.
Holy Names got more opportunities in the second half and tied the score in the 78th minute when Henry Goh scored.
The deciding goal came when Spinnars came out of the box and interfered with the Mustang attack, earning a yellow card. Silva then stepped up on the ensuing penalty kick and beat Spinnars low.
At 5-0 with three non-conference matches remaining before GSAC play kicks off, head coach Jim Rickard believes his team is "getting better." He described his team as "resilient" in its play over a weekend in which it came down from a 1-0 deficit to beat Westminster, and rebounded from Holy Names' tying goal on Saturday to get the lead back.
Rickard's squad will be back in action this coming Thursday when future GSAC member Arizona Christian visits Reese Field.
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