LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Cody Gibson of Seattle University men’s soccer scored in the final minute to lift the Redhawks to a 2-1 win at Loyola Marymount Sunday afternoon. The junior scored off a Hal Uderitz assist with 36 seconds remaining to determine a winner at Sullivan Field.
"I was pleased with the way the guys stayed composed," said Coach Pete Fewing. "We really battled in the second half. It's a terrific win."
The teams worked back and forth, with each side finding a goal in the first half. The second 45 minutes was similar, but the defenses were solid, keeping the line at 1-all late in regulation. A Lion foul in the minute set up Sergio Rivas with a free kick from 40 yards out. The senior played a ball into the box, where Uderitz knocked it down and found Gibson unmarked. The forward finished from in close for his second goal in two outings.
SU (4-3-0) controlled the early action, garnering a pair of corner kicks and putting a shot on goal. In the 13th minute, Rivas crossed in a ball from the right side, hitting Declan McGlynn, who finished in the box for a 1-0 advantage.
Less than five minutes, though, the hosts earned a penalty kick and converted, leveling the match. From there, neither side gained much offensive momentum as the first 45 minutes came to a close.
SU will remain in southern California ahead of its game at San Diego on Wednesday. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. at USD.