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Cal Poly Men’s Soccer Closes Exhibition Stretch Sunday versus LMU

Cal Poly Men’s Soccer Closes Exhibition Stretch Sunday versus LMU

SAN LUIS OBISPO – Five days out from its 2016 regular season opening match at No. 8 North Carolina, the Cal Poly men's soccer program closes a two-match exhibition stretch with a 5 p.m. tuneup versus Loyola Marymount on Sunday, Aug. 21 inside Alex G. Spanos Stadium.

The Mustangs, who opened their preseason training camp on Aug. 10, dropped a 2-1 exhibition decision to No. 1 and defending national champion Stanford on Aug. 17. Junior forward Adam Olsen's 66th-minute strike canceled out Stanford's opening goal, but Cardinal forward Foster Langsdorf scored with nine seconds remaining in regulation.

Twenty Mustangs – including four freshmen – saw time against Stanford. Deploying a new goalkeeper for the first time since 2012, junior Eric Kam and sophomore Simon Boehme recorded two saves apiece.

The Mustangs dealt Loyola Marymount a 2-0 defeat in Los Angeles last fall with goals from senior forward Justin Dhillon and 2016 Major League Soccer SuperDraft selection Chase Minter.

Following the Friday, Aug. 26 season opener at No. 8 North Carolina, Cal Poly's four-match road trip continues on Sunday, Aug. 28 at No. 5 Wake Forest.

The Mustangs return five starters and 15 letterwinners from last season's squad that matched a program record with 11 victories and qualified for the NCAA Tournament.