MSoc: Four goals brings SBCC its fourth win

SBCC dominated in goals and shots on Friday, beating visiting Palomar 4-1 in men’s soccer to extend its perfect record to 4-0.

The Vaqueros got on the board early when Nicolas Genthon was pulled down in the box. Carlos Archila Calderon drilled the penalty kick into the lower right corner, giving SBCC a 1-0 lead in the 9th minute.

In the 25th minute, Genthon outworked a defender for the ball and punched in a shot from the top of the box for his fourth goal of the year.

“We like to wait for a mistake and then attack that mistake,” said Genthon, a freshman from Houston. “I just slid in and tapped it into the goal. Their goalie likes to come out and play balls away from the goal and we took advantage of that.”

The Vaqueros led 2-0 at halftime and outshot the Comets 13-1. Santa Barbara lost forward Jason Winicki to a red card in the 45th minute and played the second half with 10 men.

Despite being a man down, SBCC still added two goals in a four-minute span to go up 4-0 in the 80th minute. Jonathan Mora scored for the second straight game, dribbling around the goalie on the left side of the box and beating a defender at the goal line in the 77th minute.

Mirza Dizdarevic came off the bench and scored in the 80th minute, slipping past the goalie at the top of the box and scoring in an open net. Josh Clay got a goal for Palomar (3-2) in the 84th minute, foiling the Vaqueros’ bid for a third straight shutout.

SBCC outshot the visitors 23-5, including 9-1 in shots on goal.

“Nick does a great job of working harder than the opponent and that’s why he got that second goal,” said coach John Sisterson. “We told our guys to defend first and break to the goal when they got a chance.

“Overall I thought we played well. That team was 3-1, so this was a good performance by our team.”

The Vaqueros continue their four-game homestand on Tuesday vs. Chaffey with kickoff set for 7:30 p.m.