Men’s soccer victorious on senior day

Nov 15, 2012 No Comments by

SAN RAFAEL, CA—On Saturday Nov. 3, 2012, the men’s soccer team saw their season come to a close against Point Loma Nazarene University at home on senior day.

The highly anticipated and emotional day was highlighted by the play of the team’s seniors. All five playable seniors, Pedro Guevara, Evan Cordova, Ryan Shilling, Garret Mitchell, and Casey Gibson started the game.

(Photo/Dominican Athletics) Senior Pedro Guevara scored 37 goals in his four years at Dominican

The Penguins’ scoring started with sophomore Kolby Mitnick when he one-touched a perfect through ball from senior Evan Cordova into an open goal. The goal was Mitnick’s 10th and also gave him his team-leading 28th point of the season.

After a goal from Point Loma, the Penguins looked to Guevara, who is the team’s best player and possibly the best player in Dominican history, to take the lead.

Guevara netted his team-leading 12th goal with a spectacular run through the midfield before planting a shot from the top of the box in the corner of the goal. Guevara started all 18 games for the Penguins this year, and netted 37 goals in his career.

Perhaps the main story of the day was senior Casey Gibson. Gibson was making only his second start of the season and it was one he will never forget. Gibson only allowed one lone goal while saving a phenomenal eight shots.

Gibson is no doubt the emotional leader on the team. Even from the bench, he was the most vocal of all the Penguins and was always the first to congratulate or console a teammate, no matter what the circumstances.

(photo/Dominican Athletics/Devan Weber) Senior Casey Gibson finished his career by notching a win on Senior Day.

Gibson wore his emotions on his sleeve his whole career and Senior Day was no exception. When the final whistle blew on the career of Casey Gibson, he fell to his knees in the goalie’s box and broke down. Gibson closed his season and his career with the first full win of his four year tenure at Dominican.

The men’s win in the final game of the season boosted their record to 9-7-2 overall, and 5-7-2 in conference, which was good for seventh place in the PacWest Conference.

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Brian Sanchez is a senior Communications and Media Studies major at Dominican University of California with an emphasis on Sports Broadcasting. When he isn't broadcasting sports for Dominican University on radio.dominican.edu he is writing about them. He is thrilled to have the opportunity to join The Habit in time to be a part of the launch of the web edition of the student newspaper. He hopes to cover all things Dominican to the best of his abilities and use that to land a job covering sports for a career after he graduates. It doesn't matter what sport or where, but his ultimate goal is to end up back in the bay area covering the teams he grew up watching.
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