Athletics News

Oct 11, 2018

Women’s Soccer Weekly Notes, 10/11 – PDF
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Sacramento State women’s soccer team hosts Portland State Sunday at noon in their only match this week. Both teams enter the match with a 2-4 Big Sky record, tied for fifth in the conference with eyes on a postseason berth.
How To Watch
Hornets vs. Portland StateSunday, Oct. 14 // 12:00 PMHornet Field // Sacramento, Calif. Live Video: WatchBigSky.comLive Stats: HornetStats.comTwitter: @SacStateWSoccer
All links, news, and updates can also be found by visiting the 2018 Women’s Soccer Schedule online at HornetSports.com.
About Last Week
Sacramento State dropped both matches on the road last weekend, falling short, 3-2, at Southern Utah before coming up on the wrong end of a 2-0 shutout at Northern Arizona. 
On Friday, the Hornets battled back from a 2-0 deficit to force a 2-2 tie at Southern Utah thanks to a penalty kick by Arianna Nino and another goal by Caitlin Prothe, but the Thunderbirds delivered the game-winner in the 82nd minute.
Sacramento State followed that with a hard-fought, 2-0 loss on the road at Northern Arizona. With temperatures lingering in the 40s and the previous night’s snow still lacing the edges of the field, Sacramento State fell behind early and was unable to recover against the Big Sky’s second-ranked team. 
Against Portland State
Since 1996, Sacramento State has faced the Portland State Vikings 24 times. In those 24 games, the Hornets hold the all-time advantage, having won 12 of those 24 matches (12-9-3 all-time). In fact, Sacramento State had a six-game unbeaten streak against the Vikings from 2005-2009, going 4-0-2. At Hornet Field, Sacramento State is 5-3-1 all-time against the Viks. 
Last year, Sacramento State and Portland State faced off just once, an away match in Portland. The Vikings got the better of Sacramento State in that match, defeating the Hornets 2-1. Over their last five matches, the …

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