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San Diego State University’s Independent Student Newspaper Since 1913

The Daily Aztec

San Diego State University’s Independent Student Newspaper Since 1913

The Daily Aztec

Men’s soccer continues their no-loss streak with a 2-0 over UC Riverside

The Aztecs (4-0-1) competed against the Highlanders (0-5-1) to add another win to their record
Zoey Advincula
San Diego State forward Rommee Jardily maintains possession against a UC Riverside defender on Sunday, Sept. 10th at the SDSU sports deck. Jaridly scored the first goal of the game, and his third overall.

San Diego State was able to extend its winning streak to four games with two goals scored by forward Austin Brummett and Rommee Jaridly. 

The Scarlet and Blacky finished this game second in the PAC-12, giving them a solid start to the season. 

The first half was a bit uneventful with the score being tied 0-0 at halftime. However, the Aztecs asserted dominance at the 50-minute mark as they scored their first goal. 

UC Riverside failed to rally back against SDSU as they only had 6 goal attempts over the course of the game. 

With an exchange of a yellow card for both teams by the 64th minute, each team maintained the same level of energy. The game really began to pick up the pace after this point. 

San Diego State defender Lorenzo Hernandez (far right) among San Diego State and UC Riverside defenders as the ball gets popped up in the air. (Zoey Advincula)

Building off of their momentum, the Aztecs proceeded to take the lead. They used their strength as Brummett scored the team’s second and final goal at the 82-minute mark. 

Forward Alexander Levengood shared his thoughts on the win, including where the team’s mindset needs to be as the season continues, and what’s needed to be improved on to stay consistent. 

“We cannot get complacent, we still have a long way to go in the season and we are going to play some very tough teams in the PAC-12,” Levengood said. “I think we are a very good team, but there are still a couple of levels we can reach which is exciting.”  

Head coach Ryan Hopkins had a couple of uplifting comments regarding the team’s success during the game on Sept. 10. 

“One of our core values is being unselfish, and you can see that in the actions of all of the players. Ultimately with (that) behavior, you are going to get the rewards that we are continuing to receive,” Hopkins said

Moving forward in their upcoming match against Life Pacific University on Sept. 18 at 7 p.m. at SDSU’s Sports Deck. The Aztecs will continue to build off of the momentum already produced by their current wins.