UCSC men’s soccer doubles road loss in Willamette

The UC Santa Cruz men’s soccer team suffered a 4-2 loss to Willamette in Salem, Oregon on Monday.

It was the most goals the Banana Slugs have scored in six games this season, and the team’s second game in as many days after beating George Fox 1-0 in Newberg, Oregon on Sunday.

The Banana Slugs dug themselves a 3-0 hole in the 21st minute in their game against Willamette, but fought back with goals from Paolo Santiago and Max Beldner before halftime. Pierce Gallaway of the Bearcats produced an 85th-minute insurance goal from a free kick.

Tanner Boyea assisted on both UCSC goals, and Beldner was also credited with an assist.

A total of seven yellow cards were issued, including five to UCSC players for dangerous or unsportsmanlike play.

Goalkeeper Arman Salimi made three saves for UCSC in 90 minutes; his counterpart Pierluca Carnovale made five saves.

In the win over George Fox, Adrian Jacobs scored his second goal of the season in the 88th minute. He was assisted by Will Barba. Salimi made a save registering the shutout.

UCSC (1-3-2), in the midst of a five-game road trip, plays Menlo (3-2-1) at Atherton on Saturday at 4 p.m.


Mile of 5th Avenue: Nikki Hiltz, an Aptos native who identifies as non-binary, took second place in the women’s pro race at the New Balance 5th Avenue Mile in Manhattan, NY, on Sunday

Hiltz finished in 4:17.4. Britain’s Laura Muir, a silver medalist in the 1,500 meters at the Tokyo Olympics in 2020, won the course record in 4:14.8. American Eleanor Fulton took third place in 4:18.0.

A total of 8,504 runners competed; 4,472 men, 3,999 women and 33 non-binary.

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