CYPRESS, CA- The Cypress College men's soccer team (6-0-1) came out strong in Tuesday's game against the Palomar Comets (4-1-3). The Chargers took the lead within the first ten minutes of action, but would give up a second half equalizer as the game resulted in a 1-1 tie.
Both sides brought their best defense to the match, making it difficult for either team to find the back of the net. A breakaway ball from sophomore, Connor Fitzgerald, found Lorenzo La Violette in the box to give Cypress a 1-0 lead (36:00). La Violette leads the Chargers with six goals in seven games this season.
Just after halftime, the Comets came back fighting to keep themselves in the game. In the 49th minute of the match, Comets' sophomore forward, Arturo Soltero, took a deep shot from about 25 yards out and landed the ball just underneath the crossbar to tie the game, 1-1.
The remainder of the game consisted of tough defense with seven saves in the match by both teams and 14 corner kicks. After a few close plays on both ends of the field, neither side could put the game away, ending in a draw.
The men's soccer team will return to Ray Haas Field at Cypress College this Friday afternoon, September 27th at 11:00am.
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