CHRIS BETTENCOURT LIFTS MEN'S SOCCER TO 1-0 WIN OVER STANFORD IN FINAL SECONDS
Chris Bettencourt's late goal gave the Hornets their second win on the weekend.
STANFORD, Calif. — Chris Bettencourt hammered home a goal with 18 seconds remaining to lift the Sacramento State men's soccer team to a 1-0 win over Stanford on Sunday afternoon at Laird Q. Cagan Stadium. The Hornets improve to 2-2-0 on the young season while Stanford falls to 0-4-0 after the loss.
Sacramento State now has a 4-6-1 all-time record against Stanford, including a 3-4-1 mark in conference play when the Cardinal were a member of the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation prior to 2000.
With the game appearing to be headed for overtime, Ernesto Carranza won a ball and headed down the field before chipping a pass to Bettencourt for a one-timer.
Freshman goal keeper Cesar Castillo collected three saves in his third career start en route to his first shutout.
Both teams tallied 10 shots with the Cardinal placing three on frame compared to two from Sacramento State.
Men's soccer returns home to host Loyola Marymount at 4 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 17. The game is a rematch of last season's NCAA first round contest which was won by the Hornets in overtime. Sacramento State will also play host to No. 25 ranked UC Irvine this weekend, with the match set to begin at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 19.