2013 Sacramento State Men's Soccer News
November 11, 2013
THREE MEN’S SOCCER PLAYERS EARN ALL-BIG WEST HONORS
The Sacramento State men’s soccer team had three players earn all-Big West honors, led by a second team selection for senior goalkeeper Cesar Castillo, as the 2013 all-Big West teams were announced on Monday.
November 9, 2013
MEN’S SOCCER FALLS TO UC DAVIS 1-0 IN SEASON FINALE
UC Davis dominated play in the first half and got a goal in the 35th minute, and despite a spirited second half the Hornets were unable to find an equalizer as their season came to close in a 1-0 loss to the Aggies at Hornet Field.
November 8, 2013
MEN’S SOCCER CLOSES SEASON SATURDAY IN CLASH WITH UC DAVIS
The Sacramento State men’s soccer team (3-10-4, 1-7-1 Big West) looks to close its season with another win over rival UC Davis (7-8-3, 3-4-2 Big West) at 2 p.m. Saturday on Hornet Field. The Hornets, who defeated the Aggies 1-0 in Davis two weeks ago, will be looking to top their Causeway foe twice in one season for the first time in program history.
November 7, 2013
LINENBERGER REFLECTS ON 25 YEARS LEADING HORNET MEN’S SOCCER
Michael Linenberger could not have predicted he would be celebrating his 25th season with the Hornets as the men’s soccer head coach when he agreed to be assistant coach back in 1988.
November 6, 2013
MEN’S SOCCER BATTLES NO. 12 UC SANTA BARBARA TO 0-0 DRAW
Sacramento State and No. 12 UC Santa Barbara played 110 minutes of mostly even soccer, with each team placing four shots on goal, as the two Big West North rivals played to a scoreless draw on Wednesday at Hornet Field.
November 6, 2013
UC SANTA BARBARA AT SACRAMENTO STATE HIGHLIGHTS AND INTERVIEWS
Watch highlights and interviews from Men's Soccer's 0-0 draw with #12 UC Santa Barbara
November 4, 2013
MEN’S SOCCER RETURNS HOME, HOSTS No. 12 UC SANTA BARBARA WEDNESDAY
Facing a must-win situation to keep their Big West Tournament hopes alive, the Sacramento State men’s soccer team (3-10-3, 1-7-0 Big West) opens the final week of the regular season hosting No. 15 UC Santa Barbara (11-4-2, 6-0-2 Big West) at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Hornet Field.
November 2, 2013
MEN’S SOCCER SCORES TWICE BUT FALLS AT CAL POLY 4-2
Sacramento State got goals from freshman Andrew Gosselin and sophomore Edwin Luna, but Cal Poly, which entered the game leading the NCAA in goals this season, tallied four scores in a 4-2 win Saturday night in San Luis Obispo.
October 31, 2013
MEN’S SOCCER ON THE ROAD TO FACE CAL POLY SATURDAY
The Sacramento State men’s soccer team (3-9-3, 1-6-0 Big West) looks to build off its 1-0 win over UC Davis last weekend as the Hornets play their final road match of the regular season at Cal Poly (9-6-2, 2-3-2 Big West) Saturday night at 7 p.m.
October 26, 2013
MEN’S SOCCER EARNS 1-0 CAUSEWAY CUP WIN OVER UC DAVIS
Sacramento State senior forward Isaac Ikyurav scored a goal while sitting on the ground in the 37th minute and the Hornets withstood a late UC Davis barrage to secure a 1-0 Big West victory on Saturday afternoon in Davis.
October 24, 2013
CAUSEWAY CUP POINTS ON THE LINE AS MEN’S SOCCER VISITS UC DAVIS SATURDAY
The season long Causeway Cup presented by ScholarShare continues on Saturday as the Sacramento State men’s soccer team (2-9-3, 0-6-0 Big West) plays at UC Davis (6-7-2, 2-3-1 Big West) at 3 p.m. The match will be the first of two meetings between the teams this season, as the Hornets will also host the Aggies on Nov. 9.
October 22, 2013
MEN’S SOCCER BATTLES No. 17 UC SANTA BARBARA BUT FALLS 2-1
For the second consecutive match Sacramento State rallied from a 1-0 deficit to even the score in the second half and played a very competitive match, but again the Hornets saw their opponent regain the lead as No. 17 UC Santa Barbara got the game winner in the 75th minute and held on for a 2-1 win.
October 21, 2013
MEN’S SOCCER LOOKS TO COOL DOWN RED HOT UC SANTA BARBARA TUESDAY
The Sacramento State men’s soccer team (2-8-3, 0-5-0 Big West) heads south on Tuesday looking to slow down UC Santa Barbara (10-4-0, 5-0-0 Big West), which has won six consecutive matches. The teams will meet under the lights at Harder Stadium at 7 p.m.
October 19, 2013
MEN’S SOCCER OUTLASTED BY CAL POLY 2-1
Cal Poly senior forward Mackenzie Pridham scored twice, including the eventual game winner in the 79th minute, to lead Mustangs to a 2-1 win in a tightly contested match on Saturday afternoon at Hornet Field.
October 17, 2013
MEN’S SOCCER TO WELCOME BACK ALUMNI, HOST CAL POLY SATURDAY
The Sacramento State men’s soccer team (2-7-3, 0-4-0 Big West) opens Big West North division play this weekend hosting Cal Poly (8-6-0, 1-3-0 Big West) at 4 p.m. Saturday at Hornet Field.
October 13, 2013
MEN’S SOCCER SHUT OUT BY CAL STATE FULLERTON 2-0
Cal State Fullerton scored twice within a five minute stretch in the first half and limited Sacramento State to just two shots on goal for the contest to record a 2-0 Big West victory on Sunday in Fullerton.
October 11, 2013
MEN’S SOCCER EDGED BY UC RIVERSIDE 1-0
In a competitive match Friday night UC Riverside was able to net the only goal in the 61st minute and held on late for a 1-0 win over Sacramento State in Riverside.
October 10, 2013
MEN’S SOCCER CONTINUES BIG WEST PLAY AT UC RIVERSIDE, CAL STATE FULLERTON
The Sacramento State men’s soccer team (2-5-3, 0-2-0 Big West) plays its first road conference matches of the season this weekend, facing UC Riverside (5-4-2, 0-2-0 Big West) at 7 p.m. Friday and Cal State Fullerton (4-6-0, 1-1-0 Big West) at 3 p.m. Sunday.
October 6, 2013
#25 UC IRVINE RALLIES TO DEFEAT MEN’S SOCCER 2-1
Hosting a ranked opponent for the second time in as many matches, Sacramento State had a 1-0 lead into the 62nd minute but No. 25 UC Irvine was able to net an equalizer followed by the game winner with just 1:36 left in regulation for a 2-1 win.
October 4, 2013
MEN’S SOCCER DEFEATED BY #6 CAL STATE NORTHRIDGE 3-0
Hosting their highest-ranked opponent since 2005, Sacramento State hung with No. 6 Cal State Northridge for most of the match but the Matadors were able to find the back of the net three times to score a 3-0 win on Friday at Hornet Field.
October 2, 2013
MEN’S SOCCER TO HOST TWO RANKED TEAMS TO OPEN BIG WEST PLAY
Sacramento State’s second season in Big West Conference play will start with a bang this week as the Hornets (2-3-3) will host No. 6 Cal State Northridge (8-1-0) at 4 p.m. Friday and No. 25 UC Irvine (5-2-2) at 1 p.m. Saturday at Hornet Field.
September 28, 2013
MEZ THE OVERTIME HERO AGAIN TO LEAD MEN’S SOCCER PAST UNLV 1-0
After a scoreless regulation Sacramento State junior midfielder Chimdum Mez scored on a cross from senior Isaac Ikyurav in the 94th minute to propel Sacramento State to a 1-0 overtime win over UNLV Saturday night in Las Vegas.
September 27, 2013
MEN’S SOCCER CLOSES NON-CONFERENCE SLATE SATURDAY AT UNLV
The Sacramento State men’s soccer team (1-3-3) wraps up non-conference play at UNLV (2-5-0) at 7 p.m. Saturday, looking to enter Big West competition on a high note before a showdown with No. 6 Cal State Northridge next Friday.
September 22, 2013
MEN’S SOCCER OUTLASTED BY SAN DIEGO, 2-1
Sacramento State sophomore midfielder Edwin Luna scored his first collegiate goal but San Diego put home a winner in the 74th minute to score a 2-1 win over the Hornets on Sunday afternoon.
September 20, 2013
MEN’S SOCCER DOWNED BY LOYOLA MARYMOUNT 4-0
Loyola Marymount scored an early goal and later added three scores over a six minute span in the second half to score a 4-0 victory over Sacramento State on Friday afternoon in Los Angeles.
September 19, 2013
MEN’S SOCCER HEADS SOUTH FOR CHALLENGING WEST COAST WEEKEND
The Sacramento State men’s soccer team (1-1-3) continues play against teams from the West Coast Conference (WCC) this weekend when it plays at Loyola Marymount (3-1-0) at 4 p.m. Friday and San Diego (1-3-1) at 3 p.m. Sunday.
September 16, 2013
CASTILLO NAMED BIG WEST MEN'S SOCCER DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
After leading Sacramento State to a pair of ties with 16 saves in two matches, men's soccer senior goalkeeper Cesar Castillo has been named Big West Defensive Player of the Week, the conference announced Monday.
September 14, 2013
MEN’S SOCCER RECORDS THIRD STRAIGHT TIE IN 0-0 DRAW AT SAINT MARY’S
Sacramento State senior goalkeeper Cesar Castillo made 10 saves, finishing just one stop shy of his career high, as Sacramento State recorded its third consecutive tie in a 0-0 final at Saint Mary’s. Four of the Hornets five matches this season have gone to overtime and the team has played more than 70 minutes of extra soccer already this season.
September 12, 2013
MEN’S SOCCER TIES SAN FRANCISCO, EARNS SECOND STRAIGHT 1-1 DRAW
Sacramento State got an early goal from senior Isaac Ikyurav and dominated for the better part of regulation but San Francisco found an equalizer in the 85th minute as the Hornets and Dons played to a 1-1 draw.
September 11, 2013
MEN’S SOCCER CLOSES HOMESTAND VS. SAN FRANCISCO THURSDAY
The Sacramento State men’s soccer team (1-1-1) prepares to close a season-long three-match home stand hosting San Francisco (3-1-0) at 4 p.m. Thursday at Hornet Field.
September 8, 2013
MEN’S SOCCER PLAYS TO 1-1 DRAW WITH SEATTLE
Senior Gabe Silveira scored in his first game of the season as Sacramento State came back from a 1-0 deficit and earned a 1-1 draw with Seattle on Sunday afternoon at Hornet Field.
September 6, 2013
MEN’S SOCCER FALLS TO CSU BAKERSFIELD, 3-0, TO OPEN COPA DE CAUSEWAY
Shots and scoring chances were just about even between Sacramento State and...
September 5, 2013
MEN’S SOCCER HOME TO HOST TWO MATCHES IN COPA DE CAUSEWAY
The Sacramento State men’s soccer team (1-0-0) hosts its first home matches of the season this week and does so as part of the four-team, two-site Copa de Causeway tournament.
August 30, 2013
MEZ GOAL LEADS MEN’S SOCCER PAST SAN JOSE STATE IN DOUBLE OVERTIME, 1-0
Junior Chimdum Mez buried a shot from just inside the 18-yard box in the third minute of the second overtime to lead Sacramento State to a 1-0 season opening win at San Jose State Friday night.
August 29, 2013
MEN’S SOCCER OPENS REGULAR SEASON FRIDAY AT SAN JOSE STATE
Following a pair of home exhibition matches the Sacramento State men’s soccer team will open its regular season against former Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) foe San José State at 7 p.m. Friday in San Jose.
August 27, 2013
MEN’S SOCCER SCORES 2-1 EXHIBITION WIN OVER SONOMA STATE
Sophomore Edwin Luna and junior Chimdum Mez scored within the opening 24 min...
August 26, 2013
MEN’S SOCCER TO CLOSE EXHIBITION SLATE HOSTING SONOMA STATE TUESDAY
Coming off a highly competitive first exhibition test vs. Stanford on Saturday, the Sacramento State men’s soccer team will play its final exhibition match when it hosts Sonoma State at 5 p.m. Tuesday at Hornet Field.
August 24, 2013
STANFORD USES TWO SECOND HALF GOALS TO TOP MEN’S SOCCER 2-0
After a scoreless first half in which Sacramento State battled Stanford for an even 45 minutes, the Cardinal scored two goals in less than seven minutes early in the second half and shut down the Hornet attack to score a 2-0 exhibition win in front of 608 fans Saturday at Hornet Field.
August 23, 2013
MEN’S SOCCER OPENS SEASON HOSTING STANFORD EXHIBITION SATURDAY
After nearly two weeks of intense training the Sacramento State men’s soccer team will host its first of two exhibition games at Hornet Field on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. against Stanford. The Cardinal are ranked No. 20 in the preseason Top Drawer Soccer rankings and will provide an exciting first test for the Hornets.
August 22, 2013
IKYURAV ON PRESEASON TEAM, MEN’S SOCCER PICKED FOURTH IN BIG WEST NORTH
Sacramento State senior forward Isaac Ikyurav has been named to the 2013 Big West Preseason all-Conference Team announced Thursday. The Hornets were also picked to finish fourth in the North Division in the Big West Men’s Soccer Preseason Coaches Poll.
August 14, 2013
MEN’S SOCCER OPENS TRAINING WEDNESDAY FOR 2013 SEASON
The Sacramento State men’s soccer team hit the field for the first time Wednesday morning as it officially opened training for the 2013 season. The Hornets have 17 practice sessions and two exhibition games scheduled before their regular season opener on Aug. 30.
June 10, 2013
MEN’S SOCCER SHOWCASING TALENTS IN SUMMER LEAGUES
Seven members of the Sacramento State men’s soccer team are competing this summer in the Premier Development League (PDL) and the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL).