Brief-Mens soccer falls short of the goal

Sebastian Noren, Sebastian Noren, and Sebastian Noren

In the first round of the So-Cal playoffs, the men’s soccer team lost 2-3 against the Oxnard Condors on the road Saturday.

The loss marked the end of the Vaqs’s season, and they finished with a 12-7-3 overall record.

Oxnard shocked the Vaqueros at the opening of the game with two goals in the first 10 minutes.

The Vaqueros dominated the game in possession but couldn’t capitalize on the chances they created in the first half.

Head coach John Sisterson was not pleased with the way the team performed in the first ten minutes of the game.

“We just didn’t compete,” Sisterson said. “We had three glorious opportunities in the first half that we didn’t put away.”

In the second half Oxnard increased its lead before the Vaqueros started their comeback.

Sekou Rolland scored the first goal for the Vaqs with a shot inside the box.

A couple of minutes later, lead goal scorer Mark Knight grabbed his 28th goal of the season to bring the Vaqueros back within striking distance.

The Vaqs pushed for the equalizer, but a couple of controversial calls left the Vaqueros one goal behind by the end of the game.

City College midfielder Khosro Panah was disappointed with the game.

“The first 10 minutes ruined the game for us,” Panah said. “We did all we could to come back, but it didn’t go our way.”