MEN'S SOCCER FALLS IN MPSF OPENER 2-1 TO SAN JOSE STATE
SAN JOSE, Calif. – The Sacramento State men’s soccer team fell in their Mountain Pacific Sports Federation opener to the San Jose State Spartans by a score of 2-1 on Sunday, Oct. 7 at Spartan Stadium.
With the loss, the Hornets fall to 1-8-1, 0-1-0 in the MPSF, while the Spartans improve to 6-4-0, 1-0-0 in MPSF play.
The Spartans struck first, as Ed Murillo-Jimenez came off the bench to score on a deep shot into the upper-right corner of the net in the 37th minute, making the score 1-0 in favor of San Jose State.
The score would remain that way until the second half, as in the 53rd minute Hornet junior Adam Owens took a pass from freshman Fernando Cabadas and bounded a shot off of Spartan ‘keeper Lewis Sweeney for his first goal of the season, tieing the game at 1-1.
San Jose State would have the answer in the 72nd minute, however, as Efrain Burgos Jr. bent a free kick into the net, to account for the game-winning goal.
The Spartans outshot the Hornets 17-11 for the match, including an 11-4 advantage in the second half of play. The Hornets had 10 different players take shots, with Cabadas leading the way with two shots. Sophomore Ryan Kenny posted six saves in goal for the Hornets.
SacramentoState is back in action, as they open up a two-game MPSF home stand on Friday, Oct. 12 against UNLV at in game two of a doubleheader with the women’s soccer team.