AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 LBSU (9-3-1, 2-1) picked up only the second win against a ranked team in school history (the 49ers beat No. 25 Cal State Fullerton in 2003) in dramatic fashion. Farquhar scored the first of her two goals in the fourth minute for 1-0 lead, but the three-time defending Big West champion Mustangs (8-2-3, 0-1) equalized 80 seconds later on Sharon Day’s team-leading sixth goal of the season. In the 30th minute, the 49ers had their only major miscue as junior defender Natalie Messina’s attempted clearance of a Mustangs throw-in went straight up into the air in the 49ers’ goalbox, and goalie Liz Ramos couldn’t corral the loose ball. Kelsey Carroll put it away for Cal Poly for that 2-1 halftime lead. After halftime, it was all LBSU, as the 49ers moved freshman Kim Silos up from midfield, and she combined with Farquhar and freshman Sahar Haghdan up front to pressure the Mustang defense. The trio was electric, as each tallied a goal in the comeback and their efforts caused one of the officials to comment to Ingrassia post-game that “Your team leads the league in speed.” “They really put together a great second half,” Ingrassia said of the 49ers. “When you really get the momentum going the right way, the bounces go your way, everything just happens to start clicking … It was a great win, but at the end of the day, it’s three points, and we’ve got (UC Santa Barbara) coming up on Sunday.” Silos’ 53rd-minute goal was a turnabout from Cal Poly’s second score, as she picked up the ball when the defense failed to clear it, and beat goalie Liz Hill for the tie. Eight minutes later, defender Sara Baca advanced deep into Mustangs territory and passed to haghdan, who put it home for the eventual game-winner. It might be time to accelerate that timetable. The one that measures expected performance level each year for the Long Beach State women’s soccer team, of course. Because Friday, in the second year of the Mauricio Ingrassia era, with the coach’s first full freshman recruiting class, the 49ers picked up their first program-defining win. After trailing nationally-ranked Cal Poly by a goal at the half, LBSU roared back to win 4-2 against the No. 20 Mustangs at George Allen Field. “We have been pushing so hard, and this was the game that we came out and really proved ourselves,” freshman forward Dana Farquhar said. “It is so cool, it’s a dream, it really is.” “This is what we came here for. We’re the little Long Beach State, but I think we’ve earned our respect,” Baca said. “I think people are coming in, and they’re kind of worried about playing us now.” — Matt Zimmerman can be reached at [email protected] (562) 499-1338. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!