Mustangs Exhibit Offense In Loss
August 29, 2013
Bakersfield, CA -- Even in his team's 5-4 exhibition loss to Cal State Bakersfield, there was something for The Master's College head coach Jim Rickard to like. The scoreboard provided proof.
After tallying just one goal in a pair of losses last weekend in Utah, the Mustangs broke out against the NCAA Division I Roadrunners, scoring four times in a 25-minute window in the second half, eventually tying the contest before Bakersfield tallied a late goal to win the match.
Down 3-0, the Mustangs broke through at the 13:45 mark of the second half on a Joey Mikulas goal. The sophomore midfielder scored off assists from Jorge Serrano and Brett Croft.
Less than 18 minutes later (76:15), the Mustangs sliced the deficit to one when senior Kevin Scheunemann scored in unassisted fashion.
The Roadrunners, who raced to their three-goal advantage in the first half, retaliated quickly, scoring at the 78:45 mark to double their advantage.
However, the Mustangs were far from finished. In fact, it took them all of 2:37 to close to 4-3 when Scheunemann struck again, scoring off assists from Mikulas and Serrano with 8:42 remaining.
Then, just 1:52 later, the Mustangs completed their comeback and this time Scheunemann was on the giving end, feeding junior Jordan Edwards, who booted in the game-tying goal at the 83:10 mark.
Shocked at being caught, the Roadrunners bounced back in front of their home crowd, scoring the game-winner on a Hugo Vinales goal with 1:28 left to play.
The Mustangs were outshot 17-10, including a 10-5 disadvantage on shots on goal. However, Scheunemann converted both of his shots on goal and finished with five points.
Following a scrimmage and exhibition this week, the Mustangs return to regular-season play next Wednesday when they play at Whittier.