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Oxnard edges Vaqueros 1-0 on second-half PK

Oxnard edges Vaqueros 1-0 on second-half PK

Mario Sermeno converted a penalty kick in the 55th minute and No. 8 Oxnard made it stand up for a 1-0 WSC men's soccer win over SBCC on Friday at Oxnard.

The Condors, who returned 11 players from last year's State Championship squad, improved to 6-0-7 and 2-0. The Vaqueros are 6-5 and 1-1.

"We should have been up 2-0 in the first half," said SBCC coach John Sisterson. "Victor Chavez beat three defenders, then the goalie made a good save. Ten minutes later, Carlos Espinoza broke free for a strong shot but it went into the side netting."

The Vaqueros had 14 shots with four on-goal.

"I thought we showed them too much respect in the first half," said Sisterson. "After we fell behind, we played a lot better in the last 30 minutes. Casey Everett had a shot from 30 yards that hit the crossbar in the second half. We were a little unlucky with the woodwork."

The Vaqueros will host L.A. Mission on Tuesday at 1 p.m.