SANTA ANA, Calif. - In the 88th minute of Friday's non-conference match against the College of the Desert Roadrunners (5-2-2), the Santa Ana Men's Soccer team gave up a goal that broke a 1-1 tie which resulted in a 2-1 loss for the Dons.
The Dons (3-3-2) were defeated after holding the lead for the majority of the first half and being neck and neck in the second.
Both teams had good looks but it was COD that put in the next goal as Elijah Chavez scored in the 54th minute to even things up.
It seemed as though the match would end in a tie with neither team showing that they had the edge but suddenly the Roadrunners took advantage of a good throw in towards the Don goal and put a shot away to escape with a 2-1 victory.
Santa Ana will begin Orange Empire Conference play on Friday, October 1st with a road match against Fullerton (6-3-1, 0-1) at 3:00 p.m.