Men's Soccer

Olivas' two goals secures tie for men's soccer team on road

Olivas' two goals secures tie for men's soccer team on road

The Irvine Valley men's soccer team stayed right in the middle of the race for a top spot in the Orange Empire Conference with a 2-2 tie at Santa Ana on Tuesday afternoon.

It was IVC's second straight tie. The Lasers' record went to 3-4-3 overall and 1-1-1 in conference. IVC tied Orange Coast, 2-2, at home last Friday.

Santa Ana improved to 4-1-3 overall and 1-0-2 in conference.

Freshman forward Eder Olivas scored both goals for Irvine Valley.

They were his team-leading fourth and fifth goals of the season.

Santa Ana took the lead, getting a goal from Matheus Cuhna off an assist from Daniel Castro in the 11th minute.

Eleven minutes later, the Lasers countered with a goal of their own to tie the match.

Olivas scored off a feed from sophomore forward Toby Waterman.

The second goal for the Dons came in the 28th minute when Paulo Gama put his first goal of the season away off a pass from Cuhna.

With that, the Dons went into the second half leading 2-1.

The Lasers came out in the second half with an aggressive mindset, scoring a goal just two minutes into the half with a long strike from Olivas to knot the game at 2-2.

Santa Ana and Irvine Valley both had plenty of chances to score again but couldn't do so, resulting in the tie.

Irvine Valley plays again on Friday, hosting Cypress in a conference match at 3 p.m.

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