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Men’s soccer earns 1-1 tie on late goal in first home game

Mike McGough

September 6, 2015

Sacramento State’s men’s soccer team (0-3-1) snapped their three-game losing streak with a 1-1 tie in the Hornets’ home opener against CSU Bakersfield on Sunday afternoon.Midfielder Paul Geyer had the lone goal for the Hornets in the 85th minute after Bakersfield had taken a 1-0 lead midway throu...

Women’s soccer gets first win of season at Bakersfield

Jeremiah Martinez

September 4, 2015

After losing three consecutive games to start the season, the Sacramento State women’s soccer team won their first game of the year 3-2 against CSU Bakersfield (1-2-1) on the road Friday night.The Hornets got off to an early start when junior Jennifer Lum scored an unassisted goal during the fourth m...

Leitao’s complete game not enough to shut out Bakersfield, Hornets lose 1-0

State Hornet Staff

April 17, 2015

Hayden Carter pitched nine innings to earn a complete game shutout victory as the visiting CSU Bakersfield Roadrunners outlasted the Sacramento State Hornets 1-0 to take game one of the three-game set today at John Smith Field between the Western Athletic Conference rivals.Carter allowed five hits and t...

Softball splits doubleheader with 4-1 win over CSU Bakersfield, 8-0 loss to CSU Northridge

State Hornet Staff

February 27, 2015

The Sacramento State softball team split its doubleheader Friday with a win against California State University, Bakersfield and a loss to CSU Northridge.The Hornets started the day with a victory against CSU Bakersfield by a score of 4-1. The win is Sac State's fourth of the season and the first aft...

Volleyball defeats Bakersfield 3-1, advancing to the tournament title match

Lance Hayes

September 13, 2014

Sacramento State defeated CSU Bakersfield 3-1 Saturday morning in the second round of the Cal Poly ShareSLO Tournament (18-25, 25-17, 25-10, 25-19).The young Hornet squad put momentum back on their side, dropping only one set in today’s match after entering the tournament on a four-game losing str...

Softball wins on game-ending error against CSU Bakersfield

Softball wins on game-ending error against CSU Bakersfield

State Hornet Staff

March 16, 2014

Errors ruled the game when Sacramento State softball and Cal State Bakersfield squared off on Sunday in the rubber match at Shea Stadium.The Hornets won the game 2-1 by a game-ending error.Defensively, the Hornets were the better team as they didn’t give up a single error compared to the five the Roadr...

Hornet softball returns home to Shea Stadium

Hornet softball returns home to Shea Stadium

State Hornet Staff

March 14, 2014

There is nothing sweeter than being at home. Sacramento State softball can certainly attest to wanting to get back to playing games at home, since it spent 21 out of its first 22 games on the road to start the season.This weekend’s three-game series starting Saturday against CSU Bakersfield will be three of five co...

The WAC is whack

State Hornet Staff

February 12, 2014

“Shuffle up and deal” are words normally heard throughout casinos, but unfortunately for the Sacramento State baseball team playing in the Western Athletic Conference, the Hornets have been dealt seemingly a new conference schedule the past three seasons.The WAC, has undergone a remodeling of sorts in recent seasons, leaving affiliate member Sac State wondering about the stability of the conference. Division. I conferences should not be changing, it’s an epidemic that is happening across the NCAA landscape.There are six new schools that have been added to the conference in 2014 including Grand Canyon University, Utah Valley, Northern Colorado, Chicago State, University of Texas-Pan American and the University of North Dakota. The remaining four are Sac State, New Mexico State, Seattle University and CSU Bakersfield.Utah Valley, Chicago State, North Dakota and UTPA came over from the now defunct Great West Conference.It is difficult to adjust to playing teams you are not used to because of the high turnover, studying new tape and having to recruit differently because the conference has expanded in distance, is now a challenge for the Hornets. The WAC is no longer just a conference that lies in the western part of the country.This season, Sac State has been selected in the WAC coaches poll to finish third. The two teams picked ahead of the Hornets are New Mexico State and CSU Bakersfield, both remaining from 2013. This shows teams coming into the conference are at a disadvantage and could be a mystery to some coaches. The selection for fourth place was Utah Valley, which had an 18 point drop off from Sac State’s 68.10 head coaches in the WAC picked the order they thought each team would finish. If the team was picked to get first place, then that team would get nine points and the point total decreased by one as the teams are lower in the standings. The coaches could not vote for their own teams.The WAC has become a turnstile for teams in the west looking to move on to bigger conferences. Schools from last season that have departed the WAC are now in stabler conferences.San Jose State moved to the Mountain West Conference for baseball as well as other sports. Texas State, UT Arlington and UT San Antonio went to the Sun Belt Conference. Dallas Baptist is now a member of the Missouri Valley Conference and Louisiana Tech is a part of the Conference-USA.For Sac State’s affiliate sports, it should try and find conferences where there is stability. The competition will likely be better because of the familiarity between teams.The WAC needs to go all in and try and keep its members, even the affiliate like Sac State. If they do not, the WAC may fold.Curtis Manlapig can be reached on Twitter @CTMstatehornet

Hornets lose first game of the season at the hands of CSU Bakersfield

State Hornet Staff

November 13, 2013

Sacramento State men’s basketball was unable to stop CSU Bakersfield’s 3-point shooting, leading to the team's’ first loss of the season.The Hornets gave up nine 3-pointers on 56 percent shooting from the perimeter as the Roadrunners prevailed Wednesday, 74-66.Junior shooting guard Mikh McKinne...

Bullpen unable to close out Bakersfield series

Bullpen unable to close out Bakersfield series

State Hornet Staff

March 24, 2013

Sacramento State was well on its way for its first win of the season until it handed the game off to its bullpen.Starting pitcher Tanner Mendonca pitched 7.2 innings in the final game against CSU Bakersfield Sunday, allowing only one earned run before he was replaced by a pair of relievers. Senior B...

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