"That was an intense game and I'm proud of the team for their effort," said Coach Pete Fewing. "It was great to come back from a deficit. I thought the starting lineup played well and the guys off the bench performed, too."
SU (3-3-2) ramped up its play as the night continued. It earned six first-half corner kicks, but found no fruit from the attempts. The Redhawk defense was up to the task, though, as Akili Kasim and the back line answered any challenges from the Mustangs in the opening 45 minutes.
Kasim made a key save near the start of the second frame, but the hosts then found a goal in the 55th minute to grab a lead. Seattle U got rolling after that, pressuring the Cal Poly defense and quickly tying the match. Burke Fahling drew a foul to set up a free kick from 35 yards out. Jesse Ortiz played a ball into the box, where it was headed away from goal, but Harrison Kurtz volleyed a pass from the arc to an open Ritchie on the right side, where the senior placed a shot into the net to level the score in the 60th minute.
More Redhawk playmaking set up the go-ahead goal in the 66th minute. Crashing the box, SU earned a penalty kick off a Mustang handball. McGlynn calmly slotted in a goal on the left side to make it 2-1.
Seattle U made the necessary plays down the stretch and turned away any Mustang tries as time ran out. Kasim finished with two saves in net for his third victory of the year.
Seattle U opens WAC play on Saturday, Sept. 28, as California Baptist visits Championship Field. Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m.