COSTA MESA — Alejandro Lopez scored in the 85th minute as the Vanguard University men's soccer team defeated Concordia, 3-2, on Wednesday in the first round of the Golden State Athletic Conference postseason tournament.
Lopez's goal came on an assist from William Pellow. Tomislav Colic and Landon Herrera scored in the first half for the top-seeded Lions (11-7), who lost a 2-0 halftime lead before Lopez's goal. Concordia was the No. 8 seed.
Vanguard, the GSAC regular-season champion, hosts No. 5-seeded Biola on Saturday in a GSAC tournament semifinal. Game time is to be determined.