LOS ANGELES — Despite a goal from Matthew Labrie and a mostly evenly played game, the Occidental men's soccer team came up a just short against Redlands, falling 2-1 at Jack Kemp Stadium on Wednesday.
In the final seconds of the game Oxy's Adrian Paredes headed a corner kick that looked like it was headed for the upper corner of the goal, but field player Jonathan Cheung made an outstanding save just inches away from the goal to preserve the win for Redlands.
Kayvon Parsa scored Redlands' first goal in the 24th minute, heading in a cross from Dylan Carlyle, and then broke a 1-1 tie with a nice right-footed shot from the top of the box in the 83rd minute.
His second goal was the difference.
The Tigers evened the scored with less than 2 minutes to play in the first half. Ryan Wilson played a corner in toward the near post where Matthew Labrie made his run and was able to volley the ball into the back of the net.
It was Labrie's second career goal and Wilson's fourth career assist.
Ariel Rosso played very well for the Tigers in the midfield.
Season Impact: Oxy falls to 4-1 and 2-1 in SCIAC.
Redlands improves to 3-1 and 2-0. The Bulldogs were predicted to finish first in the SCIAC by the conference coaches in the preseason poll.
Next Game: Oxy is back in action at Chapman on Saturday night at 7 p.m. The Tigers' next home game is against Caltech on Sept. 22 at 7 p.m.Follow Oxy Athletics on Twitter Sign Up for Newsletters Watch on Youtube Follow us on Instagram