Men's Soccer Outguns San Diego for First Win of Season, 3-2

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SAN DIEGO, Calif.--Sophomore Christian Barreiro had a part in all three of Penn's goals, scoring two himself in the men's soccer team's 3-2 win over San Diego, Sunday. The win was the first for Penn this season as its record improved to 1-1-2. Meanwhile, the Quakers delivered USD's first loss of the season with its record at 3-1-0.

After an uneventful start to the game, Penn got two quick goals in the last 10 minutes of the first half. First, junior Loukas Tasigianis gathered a cleared balland one-timed it to the back of the net. Barreiro had served the corner kick that was cleared out to Tasigianis.

After a yellow card was assessed to USD and they paid for it as Barreiro's free kick sailed directly into the upper right corner and Penn went ahead two.

Though it looked as though the Red and Blue would take that lead into the break, USD came on with 24 seconds before the buzzer. The Toreros pulled the play to the right side and with the goal open, a ball made it through to Tim Grey who headed it past the remaining defenders.

Justthree minutesinto the second half, Tobi Olopade headed the ball forward to Barreiro who beat his defender and went straight on with USD keeper Kelin Briones and beat him with a shot to the right post.

Back to a two-goal lead, the Quakers played through to the 64th minute before USD broke through with another score.

The Quakers were named co-champions along with host SDSU of the SDSU Tournament after the Aztecs beat Wisconsin, 3-2, in overtime. Barreiro was named the tournament's offensive co-MVP while defender Thomas Brandt earned defensive co-MVP honors. Juniors Aaron Ross and Jason Gorskie as well as sophomore Jake Levin were named to the all-tournament team.

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