NCAA DIVISION II MEN: Cal State Dominguez dominates in final

Cal State Dominguez Hills, best known as the home of the Home Depot Center, won its second NCAA Division II men's title with a 3-0 win over Dowling Sunday at Tampa's Pepin-Rodd Stadium

With a team entirely comprised of players from California high schools or junior colleges, the Toros dominated Dowling in the final and put three goals past its giant keeper, the 6-foot-6 Nemanja Veljovic.

CSUDH, which outshot the Lions, 21-7, got goals from Brian Alvarez, Andrew Marinez and Hiram Rangel to finish the season with a 13-game unbeaten streak.

In the semifinals, the Toros fell behind to host Tampa on a goal by Jamaican star Ryan Maxwell after only 15 seconds, but they recovered to win, 3-2, in overtime.

The Toros also won the 2000 men's soccer title.

GAME SUMMARIES:
Semifinals
Dec. 5 in Tampa
Tampa 2 Cal State Dominguez Hills 3 (OT). Goals: Maxwell (Mitchell) 1, Warren (Milien) 29; G.Piechota (Mariano) 22, Rover (Perkins) 46, Mariano (Perkins) 95.
Tampa -- Thompson, Williams, , Fraser, Layrisse, Ingvarsson, Bethel, Warren, Maxwell, Mitchell, Swan, Milien. Subs: Gulan, Jimenez, Sasser, Moses.
Cal State Dominguez Hills -- Benitez, Marinez, Garcia, Pulido, Terranova, Gallaugher, Rangel, Clark, Alvarez, Holland, G.Piechota. Subs: Rover, Mariano, Guerrero, Turoldo, Perkins.
Referee: Richard Poole.
Att.: 1,034.

Dec. 5 in Tampa
Dowling 2 Northern Kentucky 1 (OT).
Goals; L.Traore (Milosavljevic) 81, L.Traore (Mbow) 97; Eckerlin (Downey) 4.
Dowling -- Veljovic, Green, S.Traore, Schneider, Miller, Milosavljevic, Mbow, Keita, Vargas, Rydin, L.Traore. Subs: Cunningham, Cotto, Hawryluk, Azikiwe, Fabrizio.
Northern Kentucky -- Lavric, Beattie, Downey, Delaney, Jonca, Dobrowolski, Ashworth, Barrick, Allison, Ray, Eckerlin. Subs: Donnelly, Bishop, Meyer.
Referee: Tim Bowers,
Att.: 1,034.
Final
Dec. 7 in Tampa
Cal State Dominguez Hills 3 Dowling 0. Goals: Alvarez 17, Marinez (Turoldo, Alvarez) 69, Rangel (Guerrero) 77.
Cal State Dominguez Hills -- Benitez, Marinez, Garcia, Pulido, Terranova, Gallaugher, Rangel, Clark, Alvarez, Holland, G.Piechota. Subs: Rover, Mariano, M.Piechota, Guerrero, Turoldo, Stonerock, Perkins, Salas, Commins.
Dowling -- Veljovic, Cunningham, Green, S.Traore, Schneider, Miller, Keita, Vargas, Milosavljevic, Rydin, L.Traore. Subs: Mbow, Nicolini, Edwards, Cotto, Goldman, Hawryluk, Azikiwe, Fabrizio, Levine.
Referee: Tim Debysingh.
Att.: 203.

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