WOMEN'S SOCCER HOSTS SAN JOSE STATE ON FRIDAY
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The Sacramento State women's soccer team will play host to San Jose State at 4 p.m. on Friday in the Hornets' final non-conference home game of the season.
Sacramento State hosts San Jose State at 4 p.m. on Friday at Hornet Field.
The Hornets (3-5) will face the Spartans (0-6) at Hornet Field in Sacramento State's lone game of the weekend.
The Hornets are coming off back-to-back wins last weekend against San Francisco and Creighton. The Spartans' last game was a 4-2 loss at Cal State Bakersfield.
Live stats for the match can be found on www.hornetsports.com or by clicking HERE.
Sacramento State holds an 8-5-3 record all-time against San Jose State. The Hornets won last season's last meeting, 2-1, on the road. At home, the Hornets are 4-1-3 versus the Spartans and have not lost at Hornet Field in the last five matches (2-0-3).
PULVER EARNS PLAYER OF THE WEEK HONORS
Caitlin Pulver was named Big Sky Conference Offensive Player of the Week, the league announced on Monday afternoon. It was the first time Pulver won the award. Northern Arizona goalkeeper Lauren Weaver earned the conference's defensive player of the week honors. Pulver was selected for the award after scoring the game-winning goal for the Hornets in a 1-0 victory against San Francisco on Friday and tallying another score in Sacramento State's 2-1 overtime win against Creighton on Sunday. Pulver is now second on the team with three goals. The senior entered the season with three career goals in her first three seasons with the Hornets. She now has six goals and two assists for 14 career points.
SCOUTING THE SPARTANS
San Jose State has scored just seven goals in six games but four in the last two contests. In those two games, the Spartans were defeated 5-2 by UC Davis and 4-2 by Cal State Bakersfield. Kelsey Lord, a preseason Western Athletic Conference selection, leads the team with two goals while five other players have also scored. Keeper Meghan Maiwald has been in net for all but 10 minutes of the season and sports a 2.60 goals against average with 37 saves. The Spartans were co-favorites with Utah State to win the WAC in the league's preseason coaches poll after topping the conference in both 2009 and 2010. Senior Jessica Ingram was named preseason defensive player of the year.
The Hornets play at Nevada next Friday before starting Big Sky Conference play the following weekend with a home match against Portland State.