Sacco Leads Men's Soccer Past Oregon State, 2-0
Oct. 27, 2013
SAN DIEGO - The San Diego State men's soccer team put forth one of its most complete performance of the season on Sunday, defeating Oregon State, 2-0, at SDSU Sports Deck. In the process, the Aztecs swept the season series against the Beavers.
Senior midfielder Morgan Sacco scored a goal and recorded an assist for SDSU (5-8-1, 2-4-1 Pac-12), which won for the second time in its last three Pac-12 matches. In addition, senior forward Jordan Ongaro knocked through his team-leading eighth goal of the season in the second half.
San Diego State out-shot Oregon State, 17-8, as Ongaro led the Aztecs with five shots and senior midfielder Black Wise tallied three. Sophomore goalkeeper John Marcuzzo made his first-career start, finishing with one save in the shutout victory.
The Aztecs began the match strong, as Sacco knocked in a goal from straight on and 15 yards out into the left side of the net to put SDSU ahead, 1-0, in the fourth minute. San Diego State kept the pressure on, following up Sacco's score with a header by Ongaro that sailed high in the eighth minute, and a shot by Wise that went wide left in the 12th minute.
SDSU extended its lead in the second half when Ongaro gathered a pass from Sacco, spun around, and blasted a diagonal shot into the right side of the net from 10 yards out to make it 2-0 in the 56th minute. Ongaro entered the week ranked second in the Pac-12 in both goals and goals per match.
San Diego State returns to action this weekend, as the Aztecs head to Northern California to face No. 1-ranked California on Friday, Nov. 1, before taking on Stanford on Sunday, Nov. 3.
Man of the Match: Senior midfielder Morgan Sacco (Greeley, Colo.) was named Man of the Match in Aztecs' victory on Sunday, scoring his second goal of the season in the fourth minute and recording his first assist of the year in the 56th minute.