Penalty kicks were the deciding factor in Westmont Men’s Soccer’s 1-0 win against #17 The Master’s (8-3-1, 2-2 GSAC). With the win, the Warriors (6-4-1, 3-2) moved into second place in the Golden State Athletic Conference standings.
“It is the kind of signature win that this group has been really close to getting but hasn’t quite gotten over the hump,” said Westmont head coach Dave Wolf. “Now, we have.”
“I thought The Master’s was very good,” noted Wolf. “Statistically, it turned out fairly even. If I had to judge the run of play, they had the edge. To keep a team that is that good going forward off of the board is a big accomplishment. Defensively, their back four were physically very powerful. It was very difficult to get anything against them.”
The first of the two critical penalty kicks came in the 64th minute after Westmont committed a foul in the box. Jonathan Brown took the shot for the Mustangs and sent a hard shot on the ground toward the left post. Westmont goalkeeper Josh Glover dove to his right and pushed the ball past the goalpost to prevent the score.