The State Hornet

Mata shows why she was born to play ball

Clifton Jones

October 31, 2013

At the age of 9, junior goalkeeper Kimberly Mata’s coaches knew there was something different about her.When the coaches approached Mata’s mother, Toni, they said her daughter was different from her teammates.“[Her coaches] would come up to me and say ‘she has real talent, she can go far with s...

Senior keeper leads team’s defensive unit

Clifton Jones

October 31, 2013

The senior goalkeeper for the Sacramento State men’s soccer, Cesar Castillo, as a kid was always seen kicking a soccer ball around whether it was in the house or on a field.Castillo, who ranks in the top 10 in the Division I in both total saves and saves per game, was a natural at the sport he started when he ...

Women’s soccer gets a secure win over UC Santa Cruz

Women’s soccer gets a secure win over UC Santa Cruz

State Hornet Staff

September 14, 2012

Sacramento State women’s soccer got its first win since the beginning of season after defeating UC Santa Cruz on Friday at Hornet field.The Hornets put up three shots within the first 15 minutes of play, when seconds later senior midfielder Victoria Ramirez took a shot and made the first goal of the...

Men’s soccer remains winless on the road as Roadrunners take the lead

Men’s soccer remains winless on the road as Roadrunners take the lead

State Hornet Staff

September 14, 2012

The CSU Bakersfield men’s soccer team defeated the Hornets 4-0 today at at Bakersfield's Main Soccer Field. The Roadrunners (2-1-3) scored three goals during a 15-minute period in the first half against the Hornets (2-3-1). Gyasi Zardes of CSU Bakersfield broke through three Hornet defenders and d...

Women’s soccer extends its losing streak against UNLV

Women’s soccer extends its losing streak against UNLV

Gabe Pacheco

September 8, 2012

The Sacramento State women's soccer team suffered its third straight loss after being defeated by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas 2-0 on Friday night at Peter Johann Field. It is the second straight road loss for the Hornets (1-3-1) and the Rebels (4-2-1) were able to extend their current winning stre...

Men’s soccer defeats San Diego in overtime

Men’s soccer defeats San Diego in overtime

State Hornet Staff

September 4, 2012

With a diving goal by Matt Linenberger less than two minutes into overtime, Sacramento State Men’s soccer team defeated the University of San Diego 2-1 on Friday at Hornet Field during the team’s home opener. With the majority of the game defined by 24 fouls and five yellow cards, the Hornets were the fi...

Men’s soccer ties with Saint Mary’s after double overtime

Men’s soccer ties with Saint Mary’s after double overtime

Rudy Saenz

September 2, 2012

Hosting 18th-ranked Saint Mary’s this afternoon, the Sacramento State men’s soccer team played into double overtime for a tied score of 0-0. Six yellow and two red cards were given by referee Colin Arblaster. Senior defenseman Matt Linenberger said the plan was to come and play good, aggressive socce...

Matt Linenberger makes game-winning goal at home opener in overtime

Matt Linenberger makes game-winning goal at home opener in overtime

Rudy Saenz

September 1, 2012

Due to a diving goal by senior Matt Linenberger in overtime, the Sacramento State men’s soccer team defeated the University of San Diego 2-1 Friday at Hornet Field during the team’s home opener. The majority of the game was defined by penalties with 24 fouls and five yellow cards, but the Hornets were...

Women’s soccer ties UC Davis in first Causeway Cup matchup

Women’s soccer ties UC Davis in first Causeway Cup matchup

Gabriel Pacheco

August 25, 2012

The Sacramento State women's soccer game went into second overtime and ended in a tied score of 0-0 against cross-town rival UC Davis on Aug. 24 at Hornet Field. Both teams played physical, which resulted in players being pulled down or tripped while trying to control possession of the ball. Despite the tie...