SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Junior forward David Fraser recorded a penalty-kick goal in the 62nd minute and freshman goalkeeper Matt McDougall recorded his second shutout this season as the Sacramento State men''s soccer team defeated San Francisco, 1-0, Friday afternoon at Hornet Soccer Field. The Hornets are now 3-5-3 overall while the Dons fell to 6-5. The match ended USF''s season-high three game winning streak .
Both schools played a scoreless first half as the Dons finished with eight shots (two on goal) to the Hornets four shots (zero on goal). Sacramento State gained the only advantage in the contest when sophomore forward Patrick Nelle was tackled from behind by a San Francisco defender while in the goalkeeper''s box. Fraser connected on the ensuing penalty kick to give the Hornets the lead and the eventual game-winning goal. It marked the first penalty kick by Sacramento State in the 2002 season. The squad had previously been outshot 5-0 in penalty kicks, including five goals. Fraser, a native of Danville, Calif., is now tied for the team lead with three goals. The forward has also recorded a goal in two consecutive games.
San Francisco had its best chance to tie the score with 20 minutes remaining as Cameron Kolovos managed to toe a ball over a diving Sacramento State defender to create a one-on-one situation with McDougall. McDougall charged on the play and forced Kolovos to rush his shot wide right on the open net.
The Dons finished with a game-high 20 shots (five on goal) while the Hornets recorded seven shots with one on goal.
McDougall, a native of Sacramento, recorded a game-high five saves for the win. His first career shutout came against Dominican (2-0) on Sept. 22.
The match also ended a two-year streak in which both programs had played to a tie in each of the past two seasons.
The Hornets will try to continue its winning ways as the squad opens up Mountain Pacific Sports Federation play next weekend in the state of Colorado. Sacramento State will first face Air Force on Friday, Oct. 18, at 1 p.m. PDT in Cadet Soccer Stadium. The Hornets will then conclude the trip at Denver on Sunday, Oct. 20, at 10 a.m. PDT at Denver Soccer Field.