The State Hornet

Sac State sophomore forward was drawn to soccer at a young age

Sac State sophomore forward Benji Kikanovic dribbles the ball Saturday, Oct. 19 at Hornet Field. Kikanovic currently has 4 goals and one assist in the 2019 season.

Vince Castellana

October 24, 2019

Sacramento State sophomore forward Benji Kikanovic had a successful freshman season in which he racked up many accomplishments from winning Big West co-Freshman of the Year to making the Big West All-Freshman team and the Big West All-Second Team. “All those awards to me are really nothing,” Kikanovic said....

Sac State men’s soccer team loses to Cal Poly on Senior Day

Sac State senior midfielder Matt Carnefix attempts to steal the ball from Cal Poly junior midfielder Kenneth Higgins against the Mustangs Wednesday, Oct. 23 at Hornet Field. Carnefix attempted one shot in the loss.

Nigel Rayyan

October 24, 2019

The Sacramento State men’s soccer team lost to California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo 1-0 at Hornet Field Wednesday, dropping their season record to 1-3-1 in Big West Conference play.   Wednesday’s loss soured Senior Day celebrations, as this was the last opportunity to ea...

Sacramento MLS team to positively affect Sac State, Republic FC announcer says

Sacramento Republic FC President and Chief Operating Officer, Ben Gumpert, speaks in front of a crowd during the Indomitable Block Party Mon. Oct. 21. Sacramento Republic FC held the party to celebrate joining Major League Soccer.

Vince Castellana

October 23, 2019

Major League Soccer announced Monday that the Sacramento Republic FC will be the 29th team to join their league, effective 2022. Sacramento celebrated the announcement Monday night with the Indomitable Block Party held at Capitol Mall and 5th Street. Sac Republic FC play-by-play announcer Rob McA...

Sac State men’s soccer team defeated by Fullerton in overtime

Sac State sophomore midfielder Oscar Govea takes a corner kick against Cal State Fullerton Saturday, Oct. 19 at Hornet Field. The Hornets lost to the Titans in overtime 2-1.

Vince Castellana

October 19, 2019

The Sacramento State men’s soccer team suffered a 2-1 overtime loss to California State University Fullerton Saturday afternoon at Hornet Field. Sac State head coach Michael Linenberger said he felt fatigue and lack of rest played a big part in the Hornets’ performance during the game. “We put...

Sac State men’s soccer team ties UC Irvine 2-2

Sac State sophomore defender Alejandro Alacantaro battles for possession of the ball with UC Irvine freshman midfielder Roberto Molina Saturday Oct. 12 at Hornet Field. UC Irvine and Sac State played a 2-2 draw.

Robert Moon

October 13, 2019

The Sacramento State men’s soccer team (5-6-2, 0-1-1 Big West Conference) managed to come back and tie UC Irvine 2-2 Saturday, with only 2:15 remaining in regulation when senior defender Luis Urias scored the equalizer. The game started rough for both teams with the ball going back and forth in the...

Small wonder: Kim-Bustillos leads Sac State’s women’s soccer team

Sac State junior forward Kylee Kim-Bustillos kicks the ball at practice Tuesday, Sept. 24 at Hornet Field. Kim-Bustillos has scored 7 goals and made 3 assists thus far in the 2019 season.

Cristian Corona

October 11, 2019

When you think of the number five in soccer, you might think of a defensive or holding midfielder, but Sacramento State women’s soccer junior forward, Kylee Kim-Bustillos, is neither.  Kim-Bustillos, a kinesiology major, is the opposite of what a traditional number five in soccer entails. Inst...

Sac State senior defender poised for comeback season after ACL tear

Sac State senior defender Mac Harrington runs toward the camera in this photo illustration Thursday, Sept 19, after a game against the University of San Francisco. Harrington is coming back from a torn ACL that prematurely ended his junior season Sept. 29, 2018.

Ian Edwards

October 7, 2019

In September 2018 while playing a game at UC Davis, Hornet soccer senior defender Mac Harrington went down with an injury after a late hit by an Aggies player, later discovering that he completely tore his ACL.  His junior season was over. Harrington was the starting center back and his injury, s...

Sac State women’s soccer team defeats Southern Utah 3-0

Sac State junior forward Kylee Kim-Bustillos attempts to steal the ball against Northern Arizona Friday, Oct. 4 at Hornet Field. Kim-Bustillos scored one goal in the Hornets 3-0 win against Southern Utah Sunday.

Nigel Rayyan

October 7, 2019

The Sacramento State women’s soccer team defeated Southern Utah University Sunday 3-0 in a dominant performance. Sac State (7-1-5, 1-0-3 Big Sky Conference) came into Sunday’s game with three consecutive ties after playing a 1-1 draw with Northern Arizona University Friday. RELATED: Sac St...

Sac State men’s soccer team defeated by UC Davis 2-1

Sac State junior goalkeeper Hector Grajeda makes a save against UC Davis Saturday Oct. 5 at Hornet Field. UC Davis went on to win 2-1 in overtime.

Vince Castellana

October 6, 2019

The Sacramento State men’s soccer team suffered a 2-1 overtime loss to the UC Davis Aggies Saturday afternoon at Hornet Field. The Hornets struck first in the 24th minute with a goal from freshman defender Jaime Robles thanks to an assist from junior forward Matthew Korpontinos to give Sac State...

Sac State women’s soccer team draws against Northern Arizona

Sac State sophomore midfielder Camila Fonseca kicks the ball against Northern Arizona on Friday, Oct. 4 at Hornet Field. Fonseca scored the only goal for the Hornets in a 1-1 draw with the Lumberjacks.

Vince Castellana

October 5, 2019

The Sacramento State women’s soccer team, led by sophomore midfielder Camila Fonseca, tied Northern Arizona University Friday 1-1. The Hornets and Lumberjacks played an even first half, tied at zero at the break. At the beginning of the second half in the 46th minute, Fonseca scored thanks t...

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