2018 Men's Soccer News

  • MEN'S SOCCER OPENS CRUCIAL WEEK OF BIG WEST PLAY AT CAL POLY, VS. UC RIVERSIDE
    October 16, 2018
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The Sacramento State men's soccer team opens a crucial week of Big Sky play with a match at Cal Poly on Wednesday and a home match against UC Riverside on Saturday. Wednesday's match is a must-win for the Hornets against the last-place Mustangs while Saturday's is equally important against a Highlanders team that enters the week tied with Sacramento State for fourth. 
  • BENJI KIKANOVIC RANKED 16TH IN THE NATION AMONG FRESHMEN MEN’S SOCCER PLAYERS
    October 13, 2018
    CULVER CITY, Calif. – Sacramento State’s Benji Kikanovic has been ranked 16th in the nation among all freshmen men’s soccer players, according Top Drawer Soccer.
  • MEN’S SOCCER DROPS MATCH AT CAL STATE FULLERTON, 1-0
    October 13, 2018
    FULLERTON, Calif. – The Sacramento State men’s soccer team took on the defending Big West tournament champion Cal State Fullerton Titans Saturday night. Despite a number of second half opportunities, the Hornets fell 1-0 on the road in Southern California.
  • MEN’S SOCCER DEFEATS CSUN 2-1, CLIMBS TO SECOND IN BIG WEST
    October 10, 2018
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Sacramento State men’s soccer team jumped out to a 2-0 lead over the CSUN Matadors and despite allowing a late Matadors score, was able to fend off the late CSUN attack and hold on for the 2-1 Big West win.
  • MEN'S SOCCER CONTINUES CONFERENCE PLAY WITH CSUN, CAL STATE FULLERTON
    October 09, 2018
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The Sacramento State men's soccer team continues Big West conference play with another home/road week. They will host the CSUN Matadors Wednesday afternoon at Hornet Field before traveling south again for a Saturday night matchup at Cal State Fullerton. 
  • MEN’S SOCCER FALLS IN FIRST ROAD CONFERENCE MATCH, 2-0 AT UC IRVINE
    October 06, 2018
    IRVINE, Calif. – The Sacramento State men’s soccer team took on the UC Irvine Anteaters Saturday night in their first road Big West match of the season. An aggressive ‘Eaters offense put the Hornets on their heels almost immediately and Sacramento State never fully recovered, ultimately falling 2-0 on the road.
  • ON RAINY NIGHT, MEN’S SOCCER TAKES DOWN UC SANTA BARBARA, 1-0, IN CONFERENCE OPENER
    October 03, 2018
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Fall officially arrived at Sacramento State and the rain came down just in time for men’s soccer’s Big West conference opener against perennial powerhouse UC Santa Barbara. Despite the weather and the tough opponent, Sacramento State won their league opener, 1-0, over the Gauchos.
  • MEN'S SOCCER KICKS OFF CONFERENCE PLAY AT HOME VS. UC SANTA BARBARA, AT UC IRVINE
    October 02, 2018
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The Sacramento State men's soccer team opens Big West Conference play at home this Wednesday, Oct. 3 when they host the visiting UC Santa Barbara Gauchos. Wednesday's conference kickoff is scheduled for 4:00 pm at Hornet Field. The Hornets follow Wednesday's match with their first road conference contest at UC Irvine on Saturday, Oct. 6. 
  • MEN’S SOCCER DROPS HEARTBREAKER AS #17 UC DAVIS SNEAKS BY, 2-1, IN OVERTIME
    September 29, 2018
    DAVIS, Calif. – The Sacramento State men’s soccer team dominated the offensive half of the field for much of Saturday’s match at the #17 UC Davis Aggies, but despite an early 1-0 lead, the nationally ranked Aggies snuck by the Hornets, 2-1, in overtime.
  • MEN'S SOCCER WRAPS NON-CONFERENCE WITH CAUSEWAY MATCHUP SATURDAY
    September 26, 2018
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The Sacramento State men's soccer team closes out the non-conference portion of their schedule this weekend with a road match at the causeway rival UC Davis Aggies. Although a Big West member, Saturday's game will be played as a non-conference match up and is the final non-conference tune up for both squads. Kickoff on Saturday is scheduled for 4:00 pm at Aggie Soccer Field. 
  • KIKANOVIC’S GOLDEN GOAL LIFTS MEN’S SOCCER OVER SAN FRANCISCO IN OVERTIME, 3-2
    September 23, 2018
    SAN FRANCISCO – The Sacramento State men’s soccer team defeated the San Francisco Dons, 3-2, in overtime Sunday night in San Francisco. After the Dons rallied for a late equalizer in the 88th minute, Benji Kikanovic sent the Hornets home with the win with a golden goal in the 94th.
  • DESPITE INCREDIBLE EQUALIZER, MEN’S SOCCER FALLS AT HOME TO GONZAGA ON LATE GOAL
    September 20, 2018
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Sacramento State men’s soccer team hosted the Gonzaga Bulldogs Thursday afternoon for their final home non-conference match of the season. Despite a brilliant equalizer by Sacramento State’s Alejandro Alcantara, a late go-ahead goal by Gonzaga proved the difference in the 2-1 match.
  • MEN'S SOCCER HOSTS GONZAGA THURSDAY BEFORE SUNDAY MATCH AT SAN FRANCISCO
    September 18, 2018
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The Sacramento State men's soccer team has just three non-conference matches remaining this season, including two this week. Both matches are against WCC opponents for the second straight week as the Hornets host the Gonzaga Bulldogs on Thursday before taking on the Dons in San Francisco on Sunday. 
  • MEN’S SOCCER EDGED 2-0 AT HOME BY #23 SAINT MARY’S
    September 14, 2018
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Sacramento State men’s soccer team took on their second nationally ranked opponent of the season as they hosted #23 Saint Mary’s on Friday afternoon. Despite limiting one of the nation’s top scoring teams to just two goals, the Hornets fell to the visiting Gaels, 2-0.
  • MEN’S SOCCER BATTLES PACIFIC TIGERS TO SCORELESS DRAW IN STOCKTON
    September 11, 2018
    STOCKTON, Calif. – The Sacramento State men’s soccer traveled down Interstate 5 Tuesday night to take on the regionally ranked Pacific Tigers in a midweek match. The Hornets fended off an aggressive Tigers attack but were unable to convert offensively as the match came to a scoreless draw after 110 minutes.
  • MEN'S SOCCER TAKES ON REGIONALLY RANKED PACIFIC, NATIONALLY RANKED SAINT MARY'S THIS WEEK
    September 10, 2018
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The Sacramento State men's soccer team takes on two more ranked opponents this week as they travel to Pacific on Tuesday before hosting #23 Saint Mary's at home on Friday. 
  • MEN’S SOCCER FALLS TO CAL IN WILD MATCH AT MLS STADIUM
    September 06, 2018
    SAN JOSE, Calif. – The Sacramento State men’s soccer team hit the road Thursday night to take on the California Golden Bears at Avaya Stadium in San Jose. The Hornets got goals from both Dom Scotti and Benji Kikanovic against a Bears team that is ranked 10th in the Far West.
  • MEN'S SOCCER TAKES TO MLS FIELD FOR MATCH VERSUS CAL ON THURSDAY
    September 05, 2018
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The Sacramento State men's soccer team heads back out on the road as they take on the Pac-12's California Golden Bears tomorrow, Thursday, Sep. 6. The match, which is the first between the two teams since 2006, will be hosted at the San Jose Earthquakes' Avaya Stadium in San Jose, Calif. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 pm. 
  • MEN’S SOCCER’S KIKANOVIC NAMED TO NATIONAL TEAM OF THE WEEK
    September 04, 2018
    CULVER CITY, Calif. – Freshman forward Benji Kikanovic was named to the Top Drawer Soccer National Team of the Week after his two-goal performance at CSU Bakersfield this past weekend.
  • DOMINANT SECOND HALF NOT ENOUGH TO CATCH SAN JOSE STATE AS MEN’S SOCCER FALLS AT HOME
    September 02, 2018
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Sacramento State men’s soccer team found themselves trailing early Sunday evening as they hosted San Jose State for their home opener. They refused to quit, however, putting together an excellent second-half showing that came up just short in Sunday’s 2-1 loss. 
  • GOLDEN GOAL CAPS UNBELIEVABLE COMEBACK WIN FOR MEN’S SOCCER AT CSU BAKERSFIELD
    August 31, 2018
    BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – The Sacramento State men’s soccer team played a match for the ages Friday night, battling previously undefeated CSU Bakersfield to a hard-earned 5-4 overtime win.
  • MEN’S SOCCER RANKED #9 IN LATEST FAR WEST REGION POLL 
    August 29, 2018
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. — United Soccer Coaches released their weekly region rankings for the week of August 28 and ranked Sacramento State men’s soccer number nine in the region.
  • MEN'S SOCCER VISITS CSU BAKERSFIELD BEFORE HOME OPENER SUNDAY VS. SAN JOSE STATE
    August 29, 2018
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The Sacramento State men's soccer team continue their season-opening road trip with a stop at CSU Bakersfield before returning home for their home opener on Sunday, Sept. 2 against San Jose State. 
  • SCOTTI SCORES AGAIN, BUT MEN’S SOCCER FALLS 2-1 AT OREGON STATE
    August 27, 2018
    CORVALLIS, Ore. – The Sacramento State men’s soccer team continued their season-opening road trip with a Monday night matchup at the Pac-12’s Oregon State Beavers. For the second straight match, the Hornets jumped out to an early lead, but were unable to hold on as the Beavers took the game, 2-1.
  • MEN'S SOCCER PLAYS TO 1-1 DRAW IN SEASON OPENER AT #22 PORTLAND
    August 24, 2018
    PORTLAND, Ore. – The Sacramento State men’s soccer team opened their season Friday night on the road at the University of Portland. In the end, 110 minutes of play wasn’t enough to settle the match as the Hornets and the 22nd ranked Pilots played to a 1-1 draw.
  • MEN'S SOCCER OPENS SEASON THIS WEEKEND WITH OREGON TRIP
    August 22, 2018
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The Sacramento State men's soccer team kicks off the 2018 season with a weekend trip to the state of Oregon where they will face the Portland Pilots and Oregon State Beavers on Friday and Monday, respectively. The Hornets will play their first three matches on the road before returning to Sacramento for their home opener on Sunday, September 2. 
  • MEN’S SOCCER’S DANE SCHNELL HELPS NEW ZEALAND CLINCH U20 WORLD CUP BERTH
    August 20, 2018
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Dane Schnell signed his National Letter of Intent to play soccer for Sacramento State back in March. But before he left his home in New Zealand to take the field in Sacramento, he had to help the U20 New Zealand National team clinch a spot in the 2019 U20 FIFA World Cup.
  • MEN’S SOCCER WRAPS PRESEASON PLAY WITH 6-0 SHUTOUT OVER SONOMA STATE
    August 18, 2018
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Sacramento State men’s soccer team closed out their preseason schedule the same way they started it; with a 6-0 shutout win. The Hornets jumped out to a 4-0 lead at half before cruising to a 6-0 victory over Sonoma State in their third and final exhibition contest.
  • DOMINIC SCOTTI NAMED TO MEN’S SOCCER BIG WEST PRESEASON ALL-CONFERENCE TEAM
    August 16, 2018
    IRVINE, Calif. — Sacramento State men’s soccer’s captain Dominic Scotti was named to the Big West preseason all-conference team, the league announced Thursday.
  • MENS SOCCER PLAYS TO A 2-2 DRAW IN SECOND EXHIBITION AT SANTA CLARA
    August 15, 2018
    SANTA CLARA, Calif. – The Sacramento State men’s soccer team traveled to Santa Clara Wednesday night to take on the Broncos in their second exhibition match of the preseason. After jumping out to an early lead, Santa Clara evened the match in the second half as the teams tied, 2-2.
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