McDOUGALL'S FIRST CAREER START IN GOAL LEADS TO COUGARS 12-10 VICTORY OVER MISL BALTIMORE BLAST
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Former Sacramento State goalkeeper Matt McDougall made his first start in goal for the California Cougars on Thursday night, leading the team to a 12-10 victory over defending Major Indoor Soccer League champion, the Baltimore Blast at Stockton Arena.
The Blast put 20 shots on goal, but only five got past the Cougars'' new starter. The win snapped a six-game losing streak for California and improved the Cougars'' record to 3-6.
McDougall signed with the California Cougars in November after finishing and impressive collegiate career with the Hornets. He minded Sacramento State’s net from 2002-05, making 58 starts and a program record 306 saves.
McDougall also played his high school soccer locally, graduating from Jesuit High school in 2001 after leading the Marauders to consecutive Metro League championships. The Sacramento native is also currently an assistant coach with the Sacramento State men''s soccer program.
During his senior season with the Hornets, McDougall earned first team all-Mountain Pacific Sports Federation honors after leading the Hornets to a 9-7-2 record, the program’s best overall finish since 1992 and posting a career-best 1.15 goals against average. His other collegiate records include 10 career shutouts, ranking second in Division I program history, and a 1.45 career goals against average, also second all-time.
Most recently, McDougall played for the Sacramento Knights of the National Premier Soccer League, making 72 saves en route to the winning 2006 NPSL National Championship with a 2-0 victory over the Princeton 56ers.