COSTA MESA — The referee turned to the Orange Coast College sideline to say something to Coach Kevin Smith, who sat on the bench with his men's soccer team down one goal late.
"A minimum of three," the ref said.
"Three what?" someone asked on the bench.
The three was for the minutes left in the match on Tuesday.
In a matter of seconds, the three turned out to be the third goal Irvine Valley College put away to rally and beat the host Pirates, 3-1.
The Lasers scored at the start of stoppage time of the Orange Empire Conference match, which got away from OCC in the final 22 minutes.
The Pirates played against the wind in the second half, but it was Fredy Razo blowing them over.
Razo, who last year led the conference in goals, found the back of the net twice. He tied it up at 1-1 in the 68th minute and lifted up his jersey, not too high to cover his head.