The NAIA No. 4-ranked Westmont Men’s Soccer Team played The Master’s Mustangs to a scoreless draw on Saturday.
It was the first tie and just the second overtime game for Westmont this season. Westmont also recorded its seventh shutout of the season.
The Warriors (10-1-1, 4-0-1 GSAC) remain unbeaten in conference play and still hold the top spot while the Mustangs (6-5-2, 1-2-1 GSAC) drop to eighth place.
“Master’s is a team much better than their record and we didn’t want to overestimate them,” said Westmont assistant Johnny Whallon. “To come down here and get a draw is not exactly what we wanted, but given how good they are we feel like there are a lot of positives from today. We had a goalie change and still got a shutout and a point against a good team at a place I think is the hardest place to play in the league.”
Late in the second half, the Warriors lost their All-American goalkeeper, Edward “Lalo” Delgado to an injury. Sophomore Isaiah Bobadilla replaced Delgado and immediately had a Mustangs corner kick to defend.
“I’m thrilled with how the guys handled the goalie swap the way they did. Isaiah Bobadilla grew leaps and bounds today,” said Whallon. “Losing a starting goalie is a big deal in this league and Boba (Bobadilla) stepped right up. I think his teammates were impressed with him. He was ready.”
The Warriors again take to the road for their next game at San Diego Christian, Saturday October 26. Game time is 12:00 p.m.