Sac State loses game and another starting forward to red card

Clifton Jones

Sacramento State (1-2-3) saw its three consecutive draws streak snapped, losing to Loyola Marymount University (4-1) 4-0 Friday.

The Hornets lost the game and its starting forward due to red card, the second issued in three games.

Senior forward Isaac Ikyurav was ejected in the 60th minute and will miss Sunday’s game against University of San Diego.

Sac State was overwhelmed with the overpowering Lion offense in which LMU out-shot the Hornets 21-5 as well as having an 11-2 shots on goal advantage.

The pressure from the Lions began right away as LMU got on the board in the first five minutes of the match.

Lions’ Mark Dotseth scored off a rebound heading the ball over the hands of senior goalkeeper Castillo.

Despite the onslaught, the Hornets were able to keep the Lions with a lone goal heading into halftime.

Following a 58th minute goal by LMU’s junior Juan De Rada, the Hornets defense began to play sloppy resulting in two more goals by the Lions in the final 30 minutes.

Freshman Adrian Perez and De Rada scored the last two goals within a minute of each other. Perez put away his goal with a header past Castillo in the 63rd minute. De Rada scored a minute later with his second goal of the match.

The Hornets redshirt freshman goalkeeper Teddy Simpson subbed in for Castillo and saw his first collegiate action.

Both head coach Mike Linenberger and Ikyurav were not available for comment following the game.

The Hornets are set to face the University of San Diego in San Diego on Sunday at 3 p.m.