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Cal Poly Men’s Soccer Finishes in Monday Scoreless Draw at Gonzaga

Cal Poly Men’s Soccer Finishes in Monday Scoreless Draw at Gonzaga

SPOKANE, Wash. – Senior goalkeeper Simon Boehme (above) chalked up six saves Monday evening and the Cal Poly men's soccer program produced eight shots on target to Gonzaga's six, but neither side mustered an attempt over the goal line at Luger Field as the Mustangs opened a five-match road trip with a scoreless draw.

Boehme played the final 65 minutes to combine with sophomore Jason Hernandez on the shutout effort. Sophomore midfielder Emmanuel Perez led Cal Poly with three shots on target.

Cal Poly continues its lengthiest road trip in 10 seasons and the Pacific Northwest tour at No. 22 Seattle (Friday, Aug. 31) and Portland (Monday, Sept. 3). Kickoff both evenings is 7 p.m.

The Mustangs kept Gonzaga without a shot on target for the opening 54 minutes of Monday's match, but Cal Poly was unable to find a way past Bulldogs goalkeeper Ben Willis. Mustang sophomore defender Addison Parrish produced the game's first shot on target in the ninth minute before Perez was stopped in the 17th. Freshman defender Brecc Evans was then turned away twice on headers during the final 10 minutes of the initial half.

Perez was thwarted twice more during the opening 15 minutes of the second half and junior midfielder George Grote saw an attempt at the left post collected by Willis in in the 71st.

At the other end of Luger Field, Boehme – substituted on at halftime in place of Hernandez – kept the scoreline level with saves in the 54th, 65th and 67th minutes.

Grote produced Cal Poly's eighth shot on target with 42 seconds remaining in regulation, but was stopped once more by Willis.

Into overtime, Boehme chalked up save No. 4 in the 98th minute, dropping down to kick away an attempt from Gonzaga forward Demitrius Kigeya. Boehme then recorded two final saves seven seconds apart in the 109th on attempts from forward Matt Kinztle and midfielder Joe Corner to preserve the scoreless draw.