Sonoma State’s Men’s soccer kicked off their first CCAA season game this weekend by defeating San Francisco State Friday 1-0 and Sunday losing against Cal State Monterey Bay 0-1.
Friday’s game at the Cox Stadium against the San Francisco State Gators was a 1-0 win. The Seawolves defense held their own, not allowing many shots on frame for their Goalie Beau Diaz. The Gators were able to get off 14 shots, nearly as many as the Seawolves. Many were off target and Diaz made five saves, four of them in the second half, to preserve his second shutout of the season.
“I thought we played well and had good control of the game. Our defense was solid and offense created good chances, we just need to work on putting teams away and not giving them a chance to get into the games,” said Forward Brenton Frame.
It was in the 22nd minute that the Seawolves put the San Francisco Gators on their toes when Forward Frame opened his 2013 account by scoring to lead the game. Forward Aaron Glover found Frame wide open down toward the corner assisting a pass right in front of the goal allowing Forward Frame opportunity for kicking it toward the upper right post several feet from the goal and allowing the Seawolves to end the game with a 1-0 win.
“I was unmarked inside the six yard box and Aaron delivered a perfect cross for me to tap in, its going to be the first of many this season,” said Frame.
It was a great way to start off the season for the Sonoma State Seawolves and they are going to keep the momentum.
Last year Sonoma State beat San Francisco 2-0 at the Sonoma State home field. The Seawolves have now won 11 of their last 12 road games at San Francisco State and are 12-1-1 at Cox Stadium since 1998.
“That was a solid win for us. San Francisco State is very good and is going to win some games this year,” said head coach Marcus Zeimer.
Even though the Seawolves beat San Francisco they knew Cal State is 3-0-0 on the season after a 5-3 win over Humboldt State on Friday.
On Sunday the Seawolves played Cal State Monterey where they lost 1-0. Monterey scored just before the second half. The Seawolves re grouped, had many shots on goal, but couldn’t get it in the net.
“I thought we started out slow and they capitalized on the first chance they got but we dominated after that and should have scored multiple times and won the game,” said Midfielder Evan Filipcyzk.
Sonoma State and Monterey both had six shots in the second half, but Sonoma had three shots on goal. There were no red cards but Monterey did receive four yellow cards.
Last year Sonoma State had a close game against Monterey but still defeated them 4-3. Even though this year’s game against Monterey was a loss the Seawolves are still ready to dominate the season.