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Cal Poly Loses at Home for Only Second Time in 14 Games, 2-0 to FAU

Cal Poly Loses at Home for Only Second Time in 14 Games, 2-0 to FAU

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. — Although the Cal Poly women's soccer team held Florida Atlantic to just three shots on goal on Sunday afternoon, the Owls made their few chances count to leave Alex G. Spanos Stadium with a 2-0 win.

It was only the second loss in the last 14 home games for the Mustangs.

Claire Emslie, who captained the U-19 Scottish National Team, got FAU on the board in the 57th minute, racing in from the right perimeter of the penalty area before shooting into the left side of the net.

Emslie added her second strike in the 79th minute, capitalizing on a volley from the right side of the box via Dani Dangremond by firing just to the left of the goalkeeper from in close.

They were the 19th and 20th career scores for Emslie, a preseason All-Conference USA junior.

Elise Krieghoff finished with four shots on target for Cal Poly, including a 77th-minute opportunity from about 10 yards out on the left side. Sydney Drinkwater ran out and made a diving save to her right, though — one of seven on the day for FAU (2-1-1).

Megan Abutin (in the 15th minute), Sara Epps (18') and Mallory Flatebo (62') also had shots on goal for the Mustangs (1-2-0), who outshot the Owls 15-5 altogether (including a 6-0 advantage before halftime).

Cal Poly will travel to face San Jose State at 2 p.m. Friday before taking on No. 21 Cal at 4 p.m. Sept. 7.