Rosso Leads Oxy Past La Verne

Rosso Leads Oxy Past La Verne

LA VERNEAriel Rosso, Liam Walsh and Nate Dunning all found the net as the Occidental men's soccer team beat La Verne on the road on Saturday, 3-1.

Rosso was the first to score, giving Oxy a 1-0 lead in the 16th minute. He also assisted on Dunning's goal in the 78th minute and then Walsh finished off the game with an insurance goal in the 80th on an assist by Santiago Bedoya-Gallego.

Rosso is tied for the conference lead with three assists this season.

Johnny DeRueda evened the score at 1-1 in the 19th minute. 

The Tigers outshot La Verne 16-8.

Oxy improves to 4-3 overall and 3-2 in SCIAC play. The Tigers currently sit in fourth place in the conference standings having already played the top two teams Redlands and Cal Lutheran.

The Tigers return to Jack Kemp Stadium on Wednesday, facing Claremont-Mudd-Scripps at 7 p.m.

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