DENVER, Colo. -- Junior forward David Fraser''s goal in the first overtime period gave the Sacramento State men''s soccer team a 2-1 sudden-death victory over MPSF rival Denver, Sunday afternoon at Denver Soccer Field. The Hornets raised their record to 4-6-3 overall and 1-1 in conference play while the Pioneers fell to 6-9, 0-2. The match marked the first Mountain Pacific Sports Federation win for Sacramento State this season.
After a scoreless first period, Denver got its only advantage of the contest in the 47th minute when Nic Hartman recorded an unassisted goal.
Sacramento State answered back in the 59th minute when senior midfielder David Rios recorded his second goal of the season off an assist by senior defender Hjalti Kristjansson. Neither team could end the game in regulation.
The Hornets earned the win in the 92nd minute when Fraser capitalized on a pass by freshman midfielder Sean McMahon. Fraser, a native of Danville, Calif., now leads the squad with four goals and 10 points. The junior has now recorded three goals in the Hornets last four contest including two game-winning goals. His other two goals have sent contests into overtime.
Freshman goalkeeper Matt McDougall recorded the win by tallying a game-high five saves. The Sacramento native is now 3-1-1 on the season.
The match also marked the first overtime win for Sacramento State this season (1-0-3).
Denver has now lost a season-high six games.
The Hornets will continue MPSF play at San Diego State on Sunday, Oct. 27, at 2 p.m.