MEN'S SOCCER DEFEATED BY CAL POLY
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. - The Sacramento State men's soccer team fell to the Cal Poly Mustangs by a score of 4-0 on Friday, Sept. 18.
With the loss, the Hornets fall to 3-2-1 on the season, while the Mustangs improve to 1-4-0.
Sacramento State had a flurry of early chances in the first half, as freshman Max Alvarez and senior Scott Crandall had shots go wide and juniors Ernesto Carranza and Fernando Cabadas had back-to-back shots saved by Brett Finkelstein.
Cal Poly then wasted little time lighting up the scoreboard, as in the 13th minute, Jacob Hustedt dribbled between defenders in the box and scored from 10 yards out. Hustedt struck again in the 33rd minute, scoring off of a feed from Chris Gaschen to give the Mustangs a 2-0 halftime advantage.
Despite the lead, Cal Poly held a slim 8-5 advantage in shots at intermission.
The lead would grow in the 56th minute, as Patrick Sigler headed home a free kick off the foot of Gaschen, making the score 3-0 in favor of Cal Poly.
The Mustangs would close out the scoring in the 90th minute, as Michael Hocker slotted home a shot in the box to account for the 4-0 final.
For the match, Cal Poly held a slim 12-9 advantage in shots, however the Mustangs put 10 of their attempts on goal to just three for the Hornets.
Sacramento State was led by Cabadas, Crandall, and Carranza, who each had two shots. Cabadas, Carranza, and fellow junior Raul Rodriguez accounted for one of each of the three shots on goal. They were without starting center-back Diego Marroquin, who missed the contest due to a red card suspension.
Husted led the Cal Poly charge with three shots, all of which were on goal, while David Zamora added two shots.
The Hornets return to action on Sunday, Sept. 20 as they travel to Irvine, Calif. to take on the No. 16 ranked UC Irvine Anteaters. Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m.