|Benedictine - Mesa (Ariz. ( 5-5)||0||1||1|
|UC Merced (Calif.) ( 6-1-4)||1||2||3|
|1||11:09||Marcus DeCouto (UC Merced (Calif.))|
|2||62:33||Jose Rodriguez (Benedictine - Mesa (Ariz.)|
|2||79:08||Cruz Trenado (UC Merced (Calif.))|
|2||87:09||Cruz Trenado (UC Merced (Calif.))|
|Benedictine - Mesa (Ariz.||Indv. Leaders||UC Merced (Calif.)|
|#10 Jose Rodriguez - 1||Goals||#9 Cruz Trenado - 2|
|None||Assists||2 Players (#7,#21) - 1|
|#8 Gerves Fagan - 3||Shots||#7 Artemio Contreras - 5|
|#1 Luke Boudreau - 9||Saves||#1 Bernardo Garcia - 4|
|Benedictine - Mesa (Ariz.||Team Statistics||UC Merced (Calif.)|
|11 (6)||Shots (on goal)||23 (12)|
MERCED, Calif. - The Benedictine University Mesa men's soccer team couldn't quite complete the comeback on Saturday, falling 3-1 against the University of California-Merced in a key California Pacific Conference matchup on the road.
The Bobcats struck early in the match, taking a 1-0 lead in the 11th minute, but the Redhawks kept them off the board long enough to knot the match in the second half, as Jose Rodriguez slammed home a goal in the 62nd minute to make it 1-1.
However, BenU Mesa couldn't keep the score even, as UC-Merced scored goals in the 79th and 87th minute to pull away from the Redhawks.
Luke Boudreau made nine saves in goal to keep the Redhawks in the game for most of regulation.
The Redhawks return home for their next contest, taking on Sierra Nevada next Thursday at Riverview Park. Game time is scheduled for 8:00 p.m.