SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Sacramento State plays just once this week as the Hornets head to Portland State to take on the Vikings on Sunday, Oct. 13. The Hornets have a chance to extend their unbeaten streak yet again as they take on a Vikings team that is 3-1 in Big Sky play so far this year.
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at Portland State Vikings
Hillsboro Stadium // Portland, Ore.
Sunday, October 13 // 1:00 p.m. PT
Live Stream: Pluto.TV (ch. 532), WatchBigSky.com
Live Stats: HornetStats.com
About Last Week
Sacramento State continued its unbeaten streak last week, going 1-0-1 in two home matches against Northern Arizona and Southern Utah.
On Friday, the Hornets battled to a 1-1 draw against the Lumberjacks. After a scoreless first half, Sacramento State's Camila Fonseca put the Hornets ahead just 36 seconds into the second half, but the lead was short-lived as NAU found the equalizer 20 minutes later. Neither team scored again and the match went final, 1-1.
Sacramento State followed that up with a dominant 3-0 win over the visiting Southern Utah Thunderbirds on Sunday. The Hornets unloaded for three second-half goals, including the game winner by Kylee Kim-Bustillos in the 55th minute. Fonseca added her second goal of the weekend, making it 2-0, before Erika Sosa struck in the 87th for her first goal of the year.
With a win and a draw last week, Sacramento State extended its program-record unbeaten streak to 12 straight matches. Previously, the longest unbeaten streak in program history had been nine matches, a record set in 2007. That year, the Hornets finished 12-4-5 and did not lose in Big Sky play (4-0-3).
Chasing Big Sky Records
The Hornets' 12 match unbeaten streak isn't just the best in program history, it is currently tied for the third longest in the Big Sky Conference's history. The Hornets are one win or draw away from moving into a tie for second on the all-time list.
Big Sky Longest Unbeaten Streak
1. 16 (Portland State, 2013-14)
2. 13 (Weber State, 1998)
T3. 12 (Sacramento State, 2019)
12 (Montana, 1997-98)
Fonseca's Player of the Week
Senior midfielder Camila Fonseca was named the Big Sky Conference's Offensive Player of the Week after scoring two goals in two games for the Hornets. Fonseca's first goal was crucial in a 1-1 draw that helped keep Sacramento State's unbeaten streak alive.
Fonseca took just four total shots in the two matches, but was incredibly efficient, placing three on goal (.750 sog%) and scoring twice on four shots (.500 sh%). The award is the first of her Hornets career.
Piling Up The Awards
With Camila Fonseca's selection as the Big Sky's Offensive Player of the Week this past Tuesday, Sacramento State has now had four players earn the weekly award this season. Fonseca joins junior forward Tiffany Miras (Offensive, Sept. 24), Kylee Kim-Bustillos (Offensive, Sept. 17) and Aaliyah Fesili (Defensive Sept. 3).
The four weekly honors are most by a team in the Big Sky this season and are the most by a Hornets squad since the team received seven weekly awards in 2007.
Sacramento State's junior forward Kylee Kim-Bustillos leads the Big Sky Conference with 17 total points so far this season. She has scored seven goals - also a league high - and has three assists through 13 matches this season. Her 17 points are six more than the next closest player and her seven goals are two more than the next closest player.
Aubrey Goodwill has six total assists this season, a new career-high and the most through 13 games in the Big Sky Conference. The junior defender had two assists in Sunday's 3-0 win over Southern Utah, the first two-assist game of her career and the second such game by a Hornet this season (also Erika Munoz, 8/25 vs. Cal Poly).
Hornets goalkeeper Aaliyah Fesili leads the Big Sky's keepers in most defensive categories. She is tops in the conference in goals-against average (0.78), save percentage (0.861), and shutouts (6). She also ranks second in the league in total saves (68).
Personal with Portland
Portland State's coaching staff all have direct ties to Sacramento State. Vikings head coach Katie Burton was previously the associate head coach under Randy Dedini. Assistant coaches Maureen Whitney and Jenny Lawrence also coached in Sacramento. Most recently, Portland State added former Hornets standout Jennifer Lum as another assistant.
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