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MARAUDER SOCCER FALLS SHORT IN LAST PRESEASON MATCH

MARAUDER SOCCER FALLS SHORT IN LAST PRESEASON MATCH

The Mauraders selected LA Mission College as their last Preseason game to prepare for next weeks conference opener versus Glendale College.  " We knew coming into this game it was going to be a war, especially with both of us coaches being CSUN alumni bringing similar backgrounds into this match," stated Head Soccer Coach Jerry Stupar.  Systems of play were similar , Shot Chart almost even , with multiple close opportunities to win from both programs.  However, LA Mission # 9 just before half had a shot with an uncharacteristic side half volley that spinned off another player inside of the 18 yard box which found its way in the net and a 1-0 lead going into the second half.  AVC outshot LA Mission with several close calls but failed to equalize the game in the second half. " We had multiple high percentage scoring opportunities in the last 15 minutes which could have easily gave us a 2- 1 win but it was an off day for our offensive team, but a great game to end post season and reflect ", stated Stupar. The Mauraders finished preseason at ( 4-4-2 )