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
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
State Dominguez Hills 3 Dowling 0.
Goals: Alvarez 17, Marinez (Turoldo, Alvarez) 69, Rangel (Guerrero) 77. Cal State Dominguez Hills --
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.: