Riverside, CA - The Golden Eagles men's soccer program entered tonight's match looking to rebound from a 4-0 loss at The Master's College this past Friday afternoon. Playing host to Marymount College, the team was also looking to snap a three-match losing streak. But even after La Sierra took the early lead, it was Marymount College who stormed back for the 4-2 win.
It would stay that way until Scott Smith was able to put one by La Sierra goalkeeper Wade Dixon in the 56th minute to tie the score at 1-1. Jim Erikson gave the Mariners the lead when he lofted a ball, from 35 yards away that got caught up in the wind and bounced off the far post into the goal, in the 57th minute. Two minutes later, Viktor Algren gave Marymount a commanding, 3-1 lead, when he found the back of the net off a pass from Smith.
The Golden Eagles cut the lead back to one (3-2), when Santiago slipped one past the Marymount goalkeeper, on an assist by Kenneth Henry. But that was as close as La Sierra would get, as Smith closed things out with an unassisted goal in the 86th minute, finishing the match with two goals and one assist.
The Golden Eagles are now 4-6 on the season. They will look to get back on track this coming Friday afternoon, when they play host to Menlo College. The Oaks have a record of 2-1-2. Most recently they lost 3-1 to No. 18 Biola University and played to a 2-2 tie against Marymount College. Menlo College is the defending Cal Pac Conference champion. Friday's match is scheduled for a 2pm start.