Monday, August 28, 2006 - Soccer Exhibition
CSU Bakersfield 4, FPU 1
BAKERSFIELD Assistant coach Joel Ramirez said it best, ‘the Sunbird’s first half was championship material.’ However two halves make up a game.
The Bakersfield Roadrunners were relenting both on the offensive and defensive sides managing to shut down FPU’s top-scorer Amuary Nunes to one goal while putting up 14 shots on the night, 8 of which were on goal.
Nunes started off the night with a dribbler past goalie Steve Trojanowski in the 21st minute.
The Sunbird’s played a solid half dominating much of the possession time. However, minutes before half the Sunbirds slipped. T.J. Brown headed a beautiful ball into the left side, off a corner kick from Ryan Gay.
‘The goal before half really deflated us,’ said head coach Jaime Ramirez.
The Sunbirds never played the same.
CSUB struck hard in the second half putting away three more on the night (56:53, 78:35, 81:07).
Sunbirds continue action as they travel to Salt Lake City, Utah and participate in the Westminter Classic on September 1st 4th. Sunbirds will be on the road till September 23rd when they return home to host Menlo College at 7:00 pm.
Fresno Pacific University offers undergraduate and graduate programs that stress solid academic preparation and a strong ethical foundation. Each year more than 2,000 traditional and adult students attend classes on the 42-acre main campus in southeast Fresno or centers in Visalia and Bakersfield. The university also reaches 12,000 students across the nation and around the world through professional development studies programs. The only four-year Christian university in the Central Valley, FPU is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and ranked in the top quarter among Western universities master's category by U.S. News & World Report.