|San Diego Christian (3-6, 0-2 GSAC)||0||2||2|
|Hope International University (6-1-2, 2-0 GSAC)||2||3||5|
|1||35:14||Bacilio Hernandez (Hope International University)|
|1||42:54||John Mejia (Hope International University)|
|2||51:45||Bacilio Hernandez (Hope International University)|
|2||53:27||Bacilio Hernandez (Hope International University)|
|2||69:04||Aaron Ruth (San Diego Christian)|
|2||72:42||Alex Zuluaga (Hope International University)|
|2||79:53||Martin Ochoa (San Diego Christian)|
|San Diego Christian||Indv. Leaders||Hope International University|
|2 Players (#12,#16) - 1||Goals||#7 Bacilio Hernandez - 3|
|None||Assists||3 Players - 1|
|#7 Patrik Borchmann - 6||Shots||#2 John Mejia - 6|
|#00 Xaiver Snaer-Williams - 7||Saves||#0 Ryan Brown - 10|
|San Diego Christian||Team Statistics||Hope International University|
|16 (14)||Shots (on goal)||21 (13)|
FULLERTON, Calif – The SDC men's soccer team couldn't overcome a 4-0 deficit in the first GSAC road contest of the season as they ultimately fell 5-2 to Hope International.
With the loss, the Hawks fall to 3-6 on the season and 0-2 in GSAC play. The Royals stayed undefeated in conference and improved their overall record to 6-1-2.
HIU opened the scoring off in the first half with a goal in the 36th minute. The Royals added another in the 43rd minute off a penalty-kick. HIU went into the half with the 2-0 lead and a 12-8 shot advantage. Patrik Borchmann led SDC with four shots in the half.
Trailing 4-0 in the 70th minute, Aaron Ruth slotted home SDC's first goal of the game. Ruth's goal came off a corner kick for SDC that wasn't cleared out by the Royals as he poked the ball into the lower left corner.
The Royals added their last goal in the 73rd minute but Martin Ochoa scored the second goal for the Hawks off a free kick from 25 yards out in the 80th minute.
SDC will host the Master's University on Thursday in their next match at Hourglass Park starting at 2:30 p.m.