MEN'S SOCCER PLAYS TO DRAW WITH SJSU, 0-0
Cesar Castillo lowered his goals against average to 0.82 after blanking the Spartans.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The Sacramento State men's soccer team played to a double-overtime scoreless draw with San Jose State on Sunday afternoon in both squad's Mountain Pacific Sports Federation opener. The Hornets' record now sits at 5-2-2 (0-0-1 MPSF) while San Jose State's is 6-3-1 (0-0-1).
The Hornets had some chances to get on the board, especially early in the game.
In the opening minutes, Fernando Cabadas played a perfect ball over the top of the San Jose State defense where Bryan Baker corraled it and slotted a shot past advancing SJSU keeper Jonathan Lester but as the ball slowly rolled toward the open net, a Spartan defender slid in at the last second and sent away the near goal.
Just a few minutes later Cabadas found Ernesto Carranza on the opposite side of the field and the senior one-touched the ball into the back of the net from 15 yards out but the goal was overturned due to a very close offsides call.
San Jose State had even more opportunites as the Spartans tallied 21 shots in the game, including 10 in the second half, but keeper Cesar Castillo made some outstanding stops en route to a six save, clean sheet outing. The freshman now sports a miniscule 0.86 goals against average and has allowed just one goal in the last six games.
In team stats SJSU had the edge in shots (21-8), shots on goal (6-4) and corner kicks (6-3) but the Hornets had the advantage in saves (6-4) and fouls (13-16).
Sacramento State will be back in action this weekend with a match against Cal State Bakersfield at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 8 before hitting the road for a game at Seattle on Sunday, Oct. 10.