SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Cal State Northridge scored three first-period goals as the Matadors defeated the Sacramento State men''s soccer team 4-1 Wednesday afternoon at Hornet Soccer Field. The Hornets are now 2-5-2 overall while the Matadors raised their record to 6-1-1. The match was the second of a scheduled doubleheader with the Hornet women''s soccer team.
Cal State Northridge got on the board first in the 12th minute when Alec de Mattos collected a loose ball and struck a shot into the Hornet goal. Less than a minute later, Yossi Raz crossed a pass to Juan Guerrero for the Matadors'' second goal of the contest. CSN added its final goal of the period when Charles Mitchell found the net in the 17th minute. Brian Phillips began the play by crossing a pass to Will Beard on the left side of the Hornet goal. Beard took one touch and sent a pass to Mitchell in front of the net for the score.
In the second period, Mitchell recorded his second goal of the contest on a penalty-kick goal in the 48th minute. The Matadors were awarded the penalty kick when a Hornet defender was called for a hand ball in the goalkeeper''s box.
Sacramento State recorded its only goal of the contest when sophomore defender Brent Hamilton found senior midfielder David Rios from 40-yards out for the header goal. For Rios, it was his first goal of the 2002 season. Hamilton, a native of Citrus Heights, Calif., leads the squad with seven points (three goals, one assist).
Radames Lafaurie recorded the victory for CSN by recording a game-high three saves.
The Hornets will next face Fresno State on Sunday, Oct. 6, at 3 p.m. in Bulldog Stadium.