MEN'S SOCCER EDGED BY SAN JOSE STATE, 1-0, IN SEASON FINALE
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The Sacramento State men’s soccer team wrapped up its 2007 season with a 1-0 loss to San Jose State. Sunday afternoon at Hornet Field.
The loss dropped the Hornets to 4-13-2 overall and 3-6-1 in Mountain Pacific Sports Federation games. The Spartans moved to 10-9-0 overall and 5-5-0 in MPSF play.
Physical play was the story in the early going as the two teams combined for 13 fouls and three yellow cards in the opening 30 minutes. After things settled down, San Jose State was able to find the back of the net on a goal from Nick Cukar with just under five minutes left in the half. Cukar received a pass from Julio Gonzalez on the right side of the box and was able to roll his shot past Hornet goalkeeper Ryan Kenny inside the far post for his sixth goal of the year.
Sacramento State had chances to tie the game in the second half but Lewis Sweeney made three saves in the period to record his third shutout of the season. The Hornets’ best opportunity came at the 71:26 mark when Fernando Cabadas worked his way through two defenders and fired a shot that was saved by Sweeney. Sacramento State followed with two corner kicks and Adam Owens headed the second just over the cross bar.
Prior to the game, the Hornets honored seniors Brandon Baggett and Eli Millan who were playing their final games for Sacramento State.