First generation college graduates are something to behold for any family. Having three siblings be the first to graduate in their family and do it together, at the same time, and at the same school is something really special.
Head coach Michael Linenberger and the Sacramento State men’s soccer team announced five new additions for the 2017 season. They join another group of five newcomers signed to National Letter’s of Intent in February.
For the second consecutive season the Sacramento State men’s soccer team will get a chance to host local USL Pro team Sacramento Republic FC at Hornet Field. The game will be played Wednesday, March 1, at 3 p.m.
The Sacramento State men’s soccer program announced five National Letter of Intent signees for the 2017 season. All five are from the state of California, with four of them coming from the greater Sacramento area.
After 90 scoreless minutes, 20 more scoreless minutes of overtime, and a best-of-five PK shootout nothing was decided, but on the sixth PK attempt CSUN goalkeeper Kevin Marquez made a save and senior Patrick Hickman converted to put the Matadors through to the conference title game while ending Sacramento State’s season.
After its first ever Big West Tournament home game and Big West Tournament win on Saturday, Sacramento State (9-8-2) makes its first appearance in the Big West Tournament semifinal round playing at CSUN (8-6-4) at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
In the first home Big West Tournament game in program history, Sacramento State took an early lead and scored the only goal of the second half on an Ivan Ramirez penalty kick as the Hornets defeated UC Riverside, 2-1, in the first round of the conference tournament.
For the first time since joining the Big West Conference in 2012, Sacramento State (8-8-2, 4-5-1 Big West) will host a first round Big West Tournament game facing UC Riverside (9-9-1, 4-5-1 Big West) at 3 p.m. Saturday at Hornet Field.
In a defensive battle between the top two teams in the Big West North division, UC Santa Barbara got the only goal of the game in the 81st minute and clinched the regular season division title with a 1-0 win over Sacramento State on Wednesday at Hornet Field.
With a berth in the Big West Tournament already secured, Sacramento State (8-6-2, 4-3-1 Big West) enters the final week of the regular season with a chance to finish second in the North and host a first round tournament game or even claim the regular season title.
Junior goalkeeper James Del Curto made six sensational saves and the Hornets got goals from seniors Alex Bettencourt and Nate Nugen and with withstood a late UC Davis barrage for a 2-1 win on Saturday afternoon in Davis.
As the 2016 regular season winds down Sacramento State (6-6-2, 2-3-1 Big West) plays two more critical division games this week hosting Cal Poly (3-8-2, 1-4-1 Big West) at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday and playing at Causeway rival UC Davis (7-6-2, 3-3-0 Big West) at 3:00 p.m. Saturday.
In a game that UC Davis led 1-0 into the 89th minute, three goals were scored in the final minute and six seconds of regulation time with the Aggies able to complete a 3-1 win over Sacramento State on Saturday.
UC Santa Barbara, the highest scoring team in the Big West, got a goal less than six minutes into the game but Sacramento State shut the door after that and got an equalizer in the 27th minute from senior Alex Bettencourt en route to a 1-1 tie in double overtime Wednesday night in Santa Barbara.
With six games remaining in the regular season Sacramento State (6-5-1, 2-2-0 Big West) opens Big West North division play at league-leading UC Santa Barbara (7-5-1, 3-0-1 Big West) at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
After picking up three points on the road to open Big West play last week, Sacramento State (5-4-1, 1-1-0 Big West) plays its first home conference games this week, hosting Cal State Fullerton (5-6-0, 1-1-0 Big West) at 4:00 p.m. Thursday and UC Riverside (6-4-1, 1-0-1 Big West) at 3:00 p.m. Saturday at Hornet Field.
In a defensive struggle in which the two teams combined for just six shots on goal, CSUN scored the only goal of the game in the 82nd minute off a throw-in for a 1-0 win over Sacramento State on Saturday night.