SANTA ANA, Calif. - The No. 8 seeded Santa Ana Men's Soccer team scored two goals in the second half of Saturday's CCCAA SoCal Regional Round one match to pull away and defeat No. 9 Irvine Valley (9-10-3) by a score of 3-1.
As expected, it was a competitive match for 90 minutes but the Dons (10-5-6) managed to gain an edge to take the season series that was previously tied at 1-1.
But Irvine Valley would respond just one minute and 11 seconds later with their own goal off a corner kick to tie things up.
Santa Ana held off the Lasers for the rest of the match and added an insurance goal in extra time when Julian Cardenas floated a ball into the upper left corner of the goal to give the Dons a 3-1 lead.
With the win, the Dons advance to round two of the CCCAA SoCal Regionals where they will face No. 1 Mt. San Antonio College on Tuesday, November 23rd.
Mt. SAC (15-2-2) defeated No. 16 Cypress by a score of 3-1 on Saturday afternoon to advance. Tuesday's game time is still to be determined.