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The State Hornet

The student news site of Sacramento State University

The State Hornet

Student news without fear or favor
Hugo Quintanilla

Hugo Quintanilla, staff writer

Hugo Quintanilla joined The State Hornet in spring 2022, and now covers men’s soccer for The State Hornet. He moved from Los Angeles to Sacramento in the summer of 2021. He hopes to cover European football/soccer in the future.
All content by Hugo Quintanilla
Sac State’s junior forward Austin Wehner gets ready to go on for the ball, taking on University of San Francisco junior defender Elias Thomas at the Hornet Field on Thursday, Sept. 22. Wehner played 81 minutes versus the Dons and has played a total of 547 minutes this season.

Sac State men’s soccer loses 2-1 to USF

Hornets unable to score game-tying goal in first home loss this season
September 24, 2022
Sac State loses 2-1 to University of San Francisco. The Don’s junior goalkeeper Eric Waltz makes a last minute save stopping the Hornets from tying.
FILE: Sophomore defender Alejandro Padilla defends against Loyola Marymounts graduate student midfielder Leo Zulli at the Hornet field on Thursday, Sept. 8. The Hornets went down a man against LMU but still secured the win at home.

Sac State men’s soccer draws 2-2 against UNLV in Vegas

Hornets draw for the second time this season.
September 20, 2022
Sac State ties 2-2 to UNLV after the hornets give up the lead early in the second half.
Freshman defender Justin Faison and sophomore middle fielder Ali Sasankhan are defending against a Utah Tech forward Friday, Sept. 16 at Greater Zion Stadium. Sac State has matched their five-win total from 2021 seven games into this season with the 1-0 win against the Trailblazers.

Sac State men’s soccer winning streak extends to three games

89th-minute goal secures Hornets the 1-0 win against Utah Tech
September 18, 2022

With a slow start to the match — and not having many chances on offense — the Sac State men’s soccer team took a 1-0 win over the Utah Tech Trailblazers after a late diving header goal from junior...

Sophomore Sac State defender Alejandro Padilla steps up to defend a Gonzaga forward at the Hornet Field on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2022. Padilla played all 90 minutes of the match in the Hornets 3-2 win over the Bulldogs.

Sac State men’s soccer extends their winning streak, win 3-2 over Gonzaga

Junior midfielder Francisco Magaña’s hat trick edges Hornets past Bulldogs.
September 13, 2022
Sac State wins 3-2 over Gonzaga, Hornet junior midfielder Francisco Magaña scores a hat trick.
Freshman midfielder Danny Govea takes on LMU defender at the Hornet field on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2022. Govea helped control the pace in the midfield in the first half for the Hornets in their 2-1 win.

Sac State men’s soccer wins 2-1 over LMU

Hornets score a late goal to secure the win
September 9, 2022
Sac State wins 2-1 against LMU, Hornets played 10 on 11 for second straight
Genaro Alfaro steps up to take a late freekick at the Hornet field on Sunday. With this freekick, Hornet junior defender Alfaro helped tie up the match 1-1 to Pacific.

Sac State men’s soccer draw 1-1 to Pacific at home

Hornet Men’s soccer game was moved up to beat the heat
September 5, 2022
Sac State men’s soccer draw at home to Pacific 1-1, after being down a player for more than half the match.
Communications studies major Charlene Francisco poses in front of the water fountain on the library quad on Friday, April 22, 2022. Francisco spent the day promoting the Christian Brotherhood International club that she is a member of.

Sac state grads frustrated over quantity of commencement tickets

‘I do think there should be more tickets given out besides the 6’
May 10, 2022

As the semester is coming to an end, many seniors are preparing to graduate. There's been one question asked as seniors prepare for their commencement. Why just six tickets?  Some Sacramento State...

Sarah Putirka, a second year studio art major, sits outside of the university theatre on Tuesday, May 3, 2022. Putirka says she is not surprised that Arts and Letters won best college for Best of Sac State.

Best of Sac State 2022: College of Arts and Letters wins best college

May 4, 2022

For the fourth consecutive year, The College of Arts and Letters has won the best college in the State Hornet’s “Best of Sac State” student-centered poll.  With over 4,000 students, Arts and...

Studio art sculpture student Ember de Boer poses for a portrait on April 8, 2022 at the arts and sculptures lab at Sacramento State. “The environment is something my brain can wrap around and keep working on,” de Boer said.

Meet the women-led group of eco-artists for environmental change

Oakland-based coalition connects creators via virtual exhibitions
April 9, 2022
Sac State senior art major Ember De Boer expresses her connection with Women Eco Artists Dialog.
Sac State sophomore Rudolfs Aksenoks returns a serve to teammate Mate Voros on the other side of the court, Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2022, Asenoks is 4-0 this season in singles matches.

PREVIEW: Sac State’s men’s tennis team faces Saint Mary’s after two straight losses.

Hornets kickoff their season with a 5-3 record
February 20, 2022
The Sac State men’s tennis has won five of their first eight matches going into their game against Saint Mary’s.
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