MEN'S SOCCER BESTS WILLIAM JESSUP, 11-0
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The Sacramento State men's soccer team had nine different players score goals en route to an 11-0 victory, the second largest in school history, over William Jessup on Friday afternoon at Hornet Field.
Isaac Flores took a team-high 12 shots and scored in the second half against William Jessup.
The Hornets only bigger victory was a 20-0 win over Pacific Union in 2006.
Sacramento State improves to 3-1 after the win while William Jessup falls to 1-3.
Junior transfer Eric Amato put the Hornets on the board first with a penalty kick in the 16th minute. After a corner kick into the box, a William Jessup defender was called for a hand ball which set up Amato's first goal in a Hornet uniform and Sacramento State's first penalty kick goal of the season. Amato spent his first two seasons playing at Western Ontario University.
Sophomore transfer Isaac Ikyurav tallied the next score in the 23rd minute on a unassisted breakaway down the right side that he finished to the far post. Ikyurav also scored again in the 37th minute. Ikyurav played his freshman season at American University in Nigera.
Bryan Baker tallied the Hornets' other first half goal in the 29th minute with an assist from Ikyurav.
The Hornets started all reserves in the game and that trend continued in the second half except for a few regular starters subbing in to get a bit of work in before Sacramento State's game on Sunday against Oregon State.
After halftime the Hornets netted seven goals with Max Alvarez's two scores leading the way. Alvarez notched the first goal of the second period in the 56th minute and scored again in the 61st minute.
In between those goals, Cody Shields fired in a shot from the top of the box off a feed from Adam Bettencourt for a goal. Bettencourt scored his own goal in the 62nd minute after a cross from Alvarez.
Freshman Isaac Flores, who took a game-high 12 shots in the game, scored in the 70th minute on a pass from Gabriel Silveira while Matthew Tellez and Almog Strikowski tallied the final two goals in the game.
Sacramento State finished with a 45-3 edge in shots and an 8-0 advantage in corners. William Jessup tallied 10 saves while Federico Antonelli, who played all 90 minutes in net for the Hornets, finished with two stops.
Sacramento State's next game is a battle against Pac-12 foe Oregon State at 1 p.m. on Sunday at Hornet Field.