UC Merced played two Golden State Athletic Conference opponents to double-overtime draws last week, but all of the other seven California Pacific Conference preseason matches resulted in losses. The Bobcats played 110 minutes that ended in a 1-1 draw against Menlo, and then UCM went on the road and battled Westmont to a scoreless tie.
Monday, August 28
UC MERCED 1, No. 22 MENLO 1 (2OT)
On a blistering afternoon when the temperature hit 110 degrees on the field, the Bobcats and the Oaks played 110 minutes before finishing in a draw in Merced, Calif.
UCM (2-0-1): Marco Torralva 1 goal (47:09)
OTTAWA (ARIZ.) 4, SOKA UNIVERSITY OF AMERICA 0
The Spirit clipped the Lions (1-2 in their first three matches) in a non-conference match in Aliso Viejo, Calif.
Tuesday, August 29
WILLIAM JESSUP 3, SIERRA NEVADA 2 (OT)
Alexander Moreno scored twice in a five-minute stretch in the first half, but the Warriors evened the score with two second-half goals and then found the back of the net five minutes into the first overtime to tip the Eagles in Tahoe Vista, Calif.
The Flames scored with two minutes remaining in the match to pull off the upset in Torrance, Calif.
MCU (0-2): Barak Moshe 1 goal (43:15)
Thursday, August 31
SAN DIEGO CHRISTIAN 1, LA SIERRA 0
The Hawks punched the game's lone goal in the 88th minute, handing the Golden Eagles, still winless in three preseason matches, a non-conference loss in Santee, Calif.
THE MASTER'S 2, ANTELOPE VALLEY 1 (OT)
The Pioneers broke a scoreless tie in the second half, but the Mustangs evened the match soon after and then gained a win with a goal in the extra period in Lancaster, Calif.
UAV (1-2): Manuel Medina 1 goal (57:45)…Emerson Roque 1 assist
ARIZONA CHRISTIAN 3, BENEDICTINE-MESA 2 (OT)
Leading 2-1 after the break, the Redhawks appeared to have things under control against the Firestorm, but ACU posted a tying goal in the second half and another in overtime to hand BenU a loss in its season and program opener in Mesa, Ariz.