SACRAMENTO, Calif. - San Jose State scored with less than 90 seconds remaining and the Sacramento State men's soccer team lost at home for the just the third time in the last four seasons, 2-1, to the Spartans on Sunday afternoon at Hornet Field.
The Hornets (2-4-1) recorded two wins and a draw in their previous three home games this year before losing to the Spartans (2-3-0).
San Jose State struck first on Sunday, when Dylan Muphy bombed in a free kick from 25 yards out in the 12th minute. The Spartans led for the next 30 minutes before the Hornets tied it up just before halftime.
In the 44th minute, junior Isaac Ikyurav used his speed to dribble past two defenders on the far sideline before he made a nifty move to get around a third Spartan and into the box. He then flicked a short cross to a fellow junior Gabe Silveira, who capitalized with a one-touch shot to the far post for his second goal of the season.
It was a back-and-forth tense second half until San Jose State's Steven Sanchez broke the draw in the 89th minute. After a long throw in split the defense, Sanchez had a breakaway on goal and finished to the far post.
Sacramento State keeper Bryan Oliver allowed both goals while making four saves. His counterpart, Michael Schwinn, made three stops while allowing one goal for the Spartans.
As a team, San Jose State had an 18-11 edge in shots and 4-2 advantage in corner kicks. The game featured 36 total fouls and five combined yellow cards. Overall this season, there have been 30 yellow cards and two red cards issued in Sacramento State's seven games.
The Hornets have just one game next weekend. Sacramento State will play its third consecutive former Mountain Pacific Sports Federation foe with UNLV visiting Hornet Field at 1 p.m. on Sunday. The Hornets, which moved from the MPSF to the Big West this year, will play their first Big West game in program history on Sept. 28 at UC Irvine.
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