SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Sacramento State continues its season-long four-game home stand with two more matches on Thursday and Sunday. The Hornets will host San Jose State for the first time since 2015 and the Toledo Rockets for the first time in program history. Sacramento State is coming off a succesful 1-0-1 weekend and look to build on their Big Sky-leading start to the 2019 season.
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About Last Week
Sacramento State continued to find results as the team went 1-0-1 this past week against Pacific and Cal Baptist.
The Hornets shut out Pacific last Thursday, defeating the Tigers 2-0 for their third consecutive shutout. Ariana Nino scored the first goal of the match and what proved to be the game-winner in the 28th minute. Shantel Torres-Benito added her second goal of the year to cement the win in the 70th. The shutout was goalkeeper Aaliyah Fesili's third, and the junior keeper made four more saves in the win.
On Sunday, the Hornets took on the Cal Baptist Lancers for the first time in program history, battling to a 2-2 draw in double-overtime. Kylee Kim-Bustillos recorded her third career brace, scoring a goal in each of the first and second half. Her second goal came in the 88th minute and tied the match at two.
Junior forward Kylee Kim-Bustillos recorded her third career brace on Sunday, scoring twice in Sacramento State's 2-2 draw with Cal Baptist.
Kim-Bustillos's last brace came back on October 22 of the 2017 season in a 4-0 win over Southern Utah. She did not have one in her 11 games last season.
Leading the Conference
Sacramento State comes into the weekend atop the Big Sky Conference standings with a 3-1-2 overall record. In addition to leading the conference in overall record, the Hornets lead the Big Sky Conference in seven categories.
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Sacramento State ranks among the top three in another four categories (Goals Per Game, Saves, Total Fouls, and Yellow Cards).
Kylee Kim-Bustillos is off to a strong start through the first six games of the season. Already, the junior forward leads the Hornets in total points (nine), goals (four), and shots (17).
All three of those are good for the top spot in the Big Sky Conference, as well. Kim-Bustillos's nine points are three more than anyone else in the conference.
Munoz With The Assist
Erika Munoz leads the Big Sky Conference with three assists this season, one more than anyone else in the league. All three of her assists have been to different goal scorers - Ariana Nino, Shantel Torres-Benito, and Kylee Kim-Bustillos.
Munoz came into the 2019 season without an assist in her time at Sacramento State and now has three in the season's first six games.
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