MEN'S SOCCER PLAYS AIR FORCE TO DRAW
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The Sacramento State men's soccer team recorded its first draw in conference play as the Hornets and Air Force played to a scoreless draw on Sunday afternoon at Hornet Field in a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation match.
Bryan Oliver had seven saves in a shutout against Air Force on Sunday.
The Hornets (7-6-2, 3-3-1) dropped to third place in the MPSF Pacific Division as San Jose State defeated Denver on Sunday. Air Force (8-5-2, 2-3-2) took over sole possession of second in the MPSF Mountain Division as they were previously tied with Denver.
In other MPSF action, division leaders No. 5 ranked New Mexico and No. 22 ranked CSU Bakersfield squared off with the Lobos winning, 2-0. In a matchup of last place teams, UNLV won at Seattle, 3-2.
There are three games remaining in the regular season before the MPSF tournament is held in Denver, Colo. Both division leaders make it to the tournament followed by the next four best teams, regardless of division.
On Sunday it was a constant battle in the midfield as neither the Hornets or Falcons could muster many good chances.
Sacramento State had a 17-13 edge in shots and a whopping 9-2 advantage in corner kicks but the Hornets only placed three shots on goal.
Air Force placed six of its 13 shots on frame but Sacramento State keeper Bryan Oliver recorded his second shutout of the season in his fifth start while making six saves. Air Force keeper Matt Underwood tallied his third shutout of the year with three saves.
The Hornets will hit the road next weekend to take on UNLV and undefeated New Mexico. Sacramento State closes out the regular season on Nov. 5 against San Jose State at home.