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Magellan Game-Winning Goal Lifts Cal Poly Over CSU Bakersfield

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. — Stephanie Magellan scored in the 87th minute at Alex G. Spanos Stadium on Sunday afternoon, lifting the Cal Poly women's soccer team to a 1-0 victory over CSU Bakersfield.

Magellan started the game-winning sequence with a corner kick, leading to Chelsea Barry angling a pass into the middle of the box for a third sophomore, Caitlyn Kreutz. Then after a clearance attempt by a Roadrunner defender, Magellan settled the bounce 10 yards out and shot into the top-left corner.

Tallied with two minutes and eight seconds remaining until overtime, it ranks as the ninth-latest (regulation) go-ahead goal in school history.

Magellan, a Brazil National Team U-20 training camp invitee for the past two years, also recorded the game's first shot on frame, as Jordan Bertram made a 16th-minute save to keep the match scoreless before stepping in front of another Magellan shot in the 24th.

In the 27th minute, Mustang junior McKenzie Flood also forced a save and freshman Jordan Patane had a shot blocked. Additionally, sophomore Ashley Kirchick placed a shot on goal a minute-and-a-half before the break.

Then almost seven minutes after returning to the field, Flood again shot on target, followed by Kreutz (on 58') and fellow sophomore Sydney Knauer (62') also testing Bertram.

It was the third shutout of the season for Cal Poly (4-2-1).

Barry, senior Kendra Bonsall and junior Emily Hansen each never left the pitch, while seniors Nicole Wheeler and Nicole Fetsch, along with redshirt freshman Lexi Marietti, also were key in helping freshman goalkeeper Sophia Brown keep the Roadrunners off the scoreboard.

Cal Poly faced nine shots in the win.

The Mustangs, now 3-0-0 at home, will next head to the Marquette Invitational, facing the host Golden Eagles in Milwaukee at 5:30 p.m. PDT Friday and then Loyola Chicago at 9 a.m. (West Coast time) Sunday, Sept. 18.

Photos by Matt Aguirre