SAN LUIS OBISPO – The Cal Poly men's soccer team matched a program record by conceding just three shot attempts Saturday evening, but the Mustangs – despite forcing San Diego State goalkeeper Adam Allmares into seven saves – finished in a scoreless draw versus the 11th-ranked Aztecs inside Alex G. Spanos Stadium.
Senior forward Justin Dhillon (top) placed all four of his shot attempts on target and junior goalkeeper Eric Kam was forced into just one save for Cal Poly (1-4-1), which matched the program record for fewest shot attempts allowed set four times previously and most recently during a scoreless draw at UC Davis on Oct. 28, 2015.
Saturday's shutout marked Kam's first career clean sheet.
Cal Poly (1-4-1) limited San Diego State (4-0-2) to one shot attempt to the first half while the Mustangs placed three of their four attempts on target. Dhillon ripped a shot from 35 yards that was turned away by Allmares in the 19th minute before freshman midfielder Kenneth Higgins was stopped at point-blank range in the 33rd. Dhillon also had a 30-yard free kick corralled by Allmaras six minutes prior to halftime.
Senior midfielder Ruben Duran opened Cal Poly's second half with a shot on target in the 48th.
San Diego State's first and only shot on frame came in the 78th minute with Kam chalking up a save following an attempt from forward Travis Nicklaw.
Cal Poly's best chance to claim victory in regulation time came with 13 seconds remaining as Dhillon's attempt near the left post from 15 yards was collected by a sprawling Allmares.
The Mustangs produced one final chance at victory 47 seconds from full time, but senior defender Kody Wakasa's attempt was stopped by Allmares.
Cal Poly concludes its three-match home stand versus No. 7 UCLA on Friday, Sept. 23 at 8 p.m.