MEN'S SOCCER HOSTS SEATTLE U WEDNESDAY BEFORE VISIT TO SAN FRANCISCO
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The Sacramento State men's soccer team will play host to Seattle U for a rare Wednesday evening game before heading to San Francisco on Sunday.
The Hornets (1-1-1) will meet the Redhawks (1-1) at 1 p.m. on Wednesday at Hornet Field and play the Dons (1-1) at 4 p.m. on Sunday at Nogoesco Field.
You can follow along with the Hornets' home game against Seattle U via LIVE STATS and on twitter @hornetsports. The game at San Francisco on Sunday will also feature free LIVE STATS while LIVE VIDEO is available for a fee.
SCOUTING THE HORNETS
Sacramento State opened up the season with a 4-1 loss at Oregon State but switched to keeper Bryan Oliver before last weekend's games and the senior delived. The Hornets defeated San Diego, 2-1, in overtime on Friday and played No. 18 ranked Saint Mary's to a scoreless draw. Senior midfielder Chris Sandoval scored the Hornets' first goal of the season against USD while fellow senior, Matt Linenberger, scored on a header in overtime for the game-winner. Oliver made 10 saves, including a penalty kick stop against the Gaels, in his two starts and sports a 0.43 goals against avearge.
SCOUTING THE REDHAWKS
Seattle U split the first two games of its 2012 season. The Redhawks opened up the season with a 1-0 home win over Big West Conference member Cal Poly on Aug. 24 but lost, 2-1, at Gonzaga two days later. Seattle U has not played a game since and will be coming off a 10-day rest heading into Wednesday's game with the Hornets. Miguel Gonzalez and Race Sciabica scored for the Seattle U in its two games while Jake Feener has played every minute in net with nine saves and two goals allowed (1.00 GAA).
SCOUTING THE DONS
San Francisco currently sports a 1-1 record but will play at UC Davis before Sunday's game against the Hornets. The Dons lost, 1-0, to Stanford in their season opener before knocking off San Jose State, 2-0, last weekend. Sophomore forward Sixto Porras scored both of San Francisco's goals against the Spartans. Goalkeeper Brandan Roslund started both games and has seven saves with one goal allowed in 180 minutes (0.50 GAA).
LAST TIME AGAINST SEATTLE U
Sacramento State's last meeting with Seattle U was a 2-0 loss on the road in 2011. Marshall Kosaka scored both goals in the game, finding the back of the net in the 12th minute and 89th minute.
LAST TIME AGAINST SAN FRANCISCO
Sacramento State played host to the Dons early last season and won, 2-0. In just the the Hornets' third game of the 2011 season, then-junior Matt Linenberger scored the first goal of the game in the 53rd minute and then-sophomore Gabe Silveira tacked on another score in the 71st minute.
The Hornets are 3-2 all-time against former Mountain Pacific Sports Federation foe Seattle U. Sacramento State and Seattle U's five meetings have all come in the last three years, with the teams playing twice, and splitting the season series, in both 2010 and 2011. The Hornets and the Dons have a much longer history. Sacramento State played at San Francisco in its first Div. I game, losing 4-0 to open the 1991 season. Including that date, the Hornets hold a 5-4-2 record all-time against the Dons. Sacramento State has a two game-winning streak in the series, having won at home last season and on the road in 2009, when San Francisco was ranked No. 15 in the nation. In fact, in their last seven meetings, the Hornets have lost just once (6-0 in 2003).