#14 Pacific Bounces Back with 2-1 Win over San Jose State

Camden Riley and Anthony Orendain. Photo by Hannah Baber
Camden Riley and Anthony Orendain. Photo by Hannah Baber

STOCKTON, Calif. - The No. 14 Pacific men's soccer team got back in the win column on Sunday evening with a 2-1 win over visiting San Jose State. Camden Riley and Anthony Orendain both added goals, and goalie Curtis Goldsmith notched his seventh victory of the season while making two saves.

"Going doubles with Friday and Sunday is a very difficult thing to do, so for us to have a good performance tonight is a testament to the growth and what we've done," said head coach Ryan Jorden. "For us to come back tonight and play in the manner that we did, I was extremely proud of the work that the guys put in."

The win propels Pacific to 7-1 on the year while the loss drops San Jose State to 2-4.

The Tigers looked to have taken a 1-0 lead in the eleventh minute as Bob Groenendijk dished to Anthony Orendain by the goal line who tapped it in, but the play was called off due to an offsides call. Offensively, Pacific dominated possession in the first 45 minutes of play, and finally got on the board in the 33rd minute as Groenendijk dished the ball into the box which found Camden Riley who headed it towards the far post for the 1-0 advantage. 

Pacific extended their lead in the 50th minute when Orendain stole the ball from the Spartan 'keeper at the top of the box and tapped it in for his third goal of the season. The Spartans inched closer in the 77th minute as Jeremy Romero converted a penalty kick to bring the score to 2-1. In the closing minutes the Tiger back line continued to withstand the Spartan attack to preserve the victory.

Pacific will next embark on a five-match road trip starting with Oregon State on Sept. 22nd. West Coast Conference play begins on Oct. 7th at Portland.