NORTHEAST GLENDALE — It’s gotten so bad of late for the Glendale Community College men’s soccer team that it can’t put together a quality scoring opportunity.
If it could, Glendale college would then be taking a gigantic step forward.
There weren’t any major steps taken Friday night during Glendale college’s 4-0 loss to visiting Santa Barbara City College in a Western State Conference match at Sartoris Field.
Glendale college (2-7-2, 0-3-1 in conference) finished with one shot on goal before seeing Santa Barbara City College 3-5-3, 3-0-1) follow up on its shots to notch a relatively easy win in front of disappointed and frustrated Glendale college Coach Joe Agoston.
“It’s a combination of things,” said Agoston, whose team began the week Tuesday with a 3-1 conference road loss against College of the Canyons. “It’s been so disappointing because we started the season off strong and then we have fallen apart.
“I can’t figure out why. In our last four games, we’ve scored two goals.”
In other words, two goals in four conference matches.
The only bright spot for Glendale college came from sophomore goalkeeper Geoff Pogue. Pogue finished with 13 saves, most of them of the quality variety.
Santa Barbara City College crashed the net for two goals and were rewarded when a corner kick bounced in off a Glendale college defender for another.
“It’s all 11 guys out there,” said Agoston, whose team went 10-10-3 and 7-5-2 in conference last season. “One of the problems is in the midfield.
“Our midfielders have scored two goals this year. We are trying to make the best with what we can.”
Santa Barbara City College opened the scoring in the 34th minute when Danny Molineaux looped a 30-yard shot over the outstretched Pogue. It then made it 2-0 in the 41st minute, as Diego Diaz Duenas scored off a rebound left in front of the net by a sprawling Pogue.
A corner kick by Ryan McGavigan bounced in off a Glendale college player to make it 3-0 in the 62nd minute before Molineaux closed out the scoring in the 65th minute.
Glendale college will play at Santa Barbara City College at 3 p.m. Nov. 3.
Glendale college will return to action at 7 p.m. Tuesday with a conference home game against Oxnard College.