Mwanga Scores Twice, Beavers win 2-1
Nov. 8, 2009
Corvallis, Ore. - The Oregon State men's soccer team defeated San Diego State 2-1 on the road Sunday in San Diego, Calif. to guarantee a non-losing season for the first time since 2005.
'The guys had a great performance on a Sunday on the road,' Oregon State men's soccer head coach Steve Simmons said. 'It was San Diego State's senior day and our guys did a good job of matching their emotions and taking it to them.'
Sophomore forward Danny Mwanga scored two goals in the game; it is his fourth multi-goal match of the season and second against San Diego State. He had eight shots, five on goal, in the game and recorded his fifth game winning goal of the season. Against San Diego State this season, Mwanga has four goals, 15 shots, nine shots on goal, and two game winning goals.
Mwanga's first goal of the game came in the 22nd minute on a breakaway on the left side where he beat both a defender and the goalie to touch it in to give the Beavers (8-6-3 overall, 4-4-1 Pac-10) a 1-0 lead. Travis Sanchez assisted on the play.
The lead was extended to 2-0 when Mwanga added his second goal when San Diego State did not clear the ball and the goalie slipped and he punched it in on a wide open net.
Mwanga now has 25 points (12 goals, 1 assist) on the season which is the most since Alan Gordon had 25 points in 2003.
San Diego State (6-6-5, 3-4-2) was held scoreless until the final minute of the match when Nick Cardenas headed the ball into the lower left corner of the net on a cross. Matt McManus and Steve Beitashour were credited with assists.
The Beavers come back home for a week of preparation before heading north for their final match of the season when the face off with conference rival Washington, Nov. 14 at 5 p.m.