WOMEN'S SOCCER TAKES BIG SKY'S BEST RECORD INTO WEEKEND MATCHUPS WITH SAN JOSE STATE AND TOLEDO

WOMEN'S SOCCER TAKES BIG SKY'S BEST RECORD INTO WEEKEND MATCHUPS WITH SAN JOSE STATE AND TOLEDO

Women's Soccer Weekly Notes, 9/10 (PDF)

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. 

Follow The Action

vs. San Jose State Spartans
Hornet Field // Sacramento, Calif.
Thursday, September 12 // 4:00 p.m. PT
Live Stream: Pluto.TV (ch. 533)WatchBigSky.com
Live Stats: HornetStats.com

vs. Toledo Rockets
Hornet Field // Sacramento, Calif.
Sunday, September 15 // 2:00 p.m. PT
Live Stream: Pluto.TV (ch. 533)WatchBigSky.com
Live Stats: HornetStats.com

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.

Brace Yourself 

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.

Category Total Rank
Points 26 1st
Goals 9 1st
Assists 8 1st
Assists/Game 1.3 1st
Shutouts 3 1st
Goals Allowed 6 1st
Goals Against Avg. 0.93 1st

 

Sacramento State ranks among the top three in another four categories (Goals Per Game, Saves, Total Fouls, and Yellow Cards). 

Conference-leading Kylee

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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