Western suffers tough 2-1 loss in season debut at Chico State
Sept. 2, 2010
CHICO, Calif. - Freshman defender Mike Janjigian scored his first collegiate goal in the 88th minute, giving Chico State University a 2-1 victory over Western Washington University in a non-conference men's soccer game Thursday night at University Soccer Stadium.
It was the season opener for both teams.
Janjigian punched in a deflected header by Chris Akwaja. The play began with a corner kick by Evan Johnston.
The Wildcats broke a scoreless tie in the 55th minute when Akwaja scored on a header of a cross by Johnston.
It was the 24th goal of Bardsley's four-year career, moving him into fifth place on the school's all-time list. The assist by Jimenez was his 11th in three seasons, tying him for 10th all-time in that category.
Chico State had an 18-4 advantage in shots and seven corner kicks to none for Western.
Goalkeeper Christian Warman (Sr., Sedro-Woolley) had seven saves for the Vikings.
"Chico State had a great game plan and really played to its strengths," said Western coach Travis Connell. "Even though we had our moments with Bardsley's great goal and Warman's great saves, we weren't able to turn the game in our favor."
Western is at San Francisco State on Saturday (2:30 p.m.) before entertaining Humboldt State in its home opener Monday (2:30 p.m. noon) at Orca Field on the campus of Whatcom Community College.
Western Washington vs. Chico State Date: 09/02/10 Attendance: 336 Goals by Period 1 2 Total Western Washington 0 1 --- 1 Chico State 0 2 --- 2 SCORING SUMMARY: Chico State - Akwaja (Johnston), 54:06 WWU - Bardsley (Jimenez), 61:36 Chico State - Janjigian (Akwaja), 87:12 Shots: Western Washington 4, Chico State 18 Corner kicks: Western Washington 0, Chico State 7 Fouls: Western Washington 17, Chico State 15 Saves: Western Washington 7 (Warman 6, Team 1), Chico State 4 (Evans 4)
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