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Aztecs allow three first-half goals in 4-0 loss to California

At first glance, it may appear that San Diego State men’s soccer outplayed California on Oct. 10 at the SDSU Sports Deck.

The Aztecs (3-6-1, 0-4-0 Pac-12) outshot the Golden Bears (6-3-1, 2-2-0) 13-7 and were awarded 16 corners compared to California’s two.

But the three first half goals from the Golden Bears and a fourth goal in the 88th minute were too much to overcome for SDSU resulting in 4-0 Aztecs’ loss..

Head coach Lev Kirshner said the Aztecs have the ability to play at a high level, but defensive mistakes have hurt them.

“We are fully capable of playing at this level with any soccer team – anybody in the country – but you can not continue to bleed goals in the manner that we are,” Kirshner said.