MEN'S SOCCER BLANKED AT SEATTLE U
SEATTLE, Wash. - The Sacramento State men's soccer team suffered a 2-0 loss to Seattle University on Sunday afternoon in a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation match.
Cesar Castillo had six saves but allowed two goals in the Hornets' loss at Seattle U.
The Hornets (6-6-2, 2-3 MPSF) lost their second straight game while Seattle (2-8-2, 1-4) earned just their second win of the season and first in conference play. Sacramento State now sits in third place in the four-team MSPF Pacific Division, six points back of undefeated CSU Bakersfield and three points behind San Jose State. Undefeated New Mexico leads the Mountain Division with 15 points with Denver in second. The MPSF Tournament features the two division winners and the next four best records, regardless of division.
Seattle jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the 12th minute when Marshall Kosaka found the back of the net for his first goal of the year. Kosaka added a second in the 89th minute with just 1:22 left to play. Both goals were unassisted.
Sacramento State was held to just seven shots in the game while Seattle took 23, including 15 in the second half. Mikey Ramos led all players with 10 shots and five on goal while Sacramento State had three players each take two shots and the Hornets combined for just two shots on goal as a team.
The Hornets had a 4-3 edge in corner kicks and was whistled for two fewer fouls. Kasey Cox received two yellow cards in the game and was ejected in the 63rd minute. The Redhawks were issued two yellow cards.
Sacramento State will be back at home next weekend when they play host to Denver at 4 p.m. on Friday and Air Force at 1 p.m. on Sunday.