MEN'S SOCCER DEFEATS WILLIAM JESSUP, 3-0
Freshman Gabriel Silveira scored his first career goal in a 3-0 victory over William Jessup on Friday.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The Sacramento State men's soccer team defeated William Jessup, 3-0, on Friday afternoon at Hornet Soccer Field. The Hornets improve to 5-2-0 with their fifth straight win while the Warriors slide to 1-4-0 in 2010.
Sacramento State has outscored their opponents 9-1 in the five-game winning streak, including shutouts in the last four games. Freshmen keepers Cesar Castillo and Federico Antonelli combined to earn the clean sheet versus William Jessup.
This is the first time since 2004 that a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation team has shutout four straight opponents. New Mexico was the last.
Three different players scored goals for the Hornets with Ernesto Carranza starting off the action in the 39th minute. After Carranza had his first shot blocked by a William Jessup defender, the senior calmly recollected the ball a few yards away and fired once again, this time slotting the ball across the front of the keeper and at the far post for his second score of the season.
In the second half and the 75th minute of the contest, Gabe Silveira recorded his first career goal after a corner kick rattled around in the box before the freshman from Corte Madera, Calif. finished off the ball with a blast to the top near corner of the goal.
On the only assisted goal of the night, David Norton scored for the first time this season after taking an excellently placed through ball from Andre Spencer and one-touching the shot to the far post. It was Spencer's first career assist as the freshman from Anaheim, Calif. was playing in his first collegiate game.
Many of the Hornet regulars did not play in the game against the NAIA side, including Diego Marroquin, Matt Linenberger, Adam Bettencourt and Max Alvarez.
The Hornet starters will be sure to see plently of time against their next opponent, Santa Clara, at 1 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $5 for adults and, as always, Sacramento State students get in free with their OneCard.