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More than 7,000 watch Cal Poly stun UCSB
by Paul Kennedy, October 18th, 2007 7:45AM



Cal Poly took over first place in the Big West with a 2-1 win over defending national champion UC Santa Barbara on Wednesday night before a record crowd of 7,143 fans at Spanos Stadium.

A goal by Anthony Grillo in the 49th minute broke a 1-1 tie in favor of the Mustangs, who opened up a three-point lead on UCSB in the Big West.

Many fans in the huge crowd flooded onto the field at the game's conclusion to celebrate Cal Poly's victory. The attendance was a new school record for a men's soccer match, breaking the previous record of 2,694, set in 1996.

Costa Rican sensation David Zamora had opened the scoring for Cal Poly on a free kick from the top of the box in the 16th minute, but the Gauchos equalized on David Walker's header in the 44th minute.

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