Sonoma State Men’s soccer continued the preseason with an exhibition game at the Hornet Soccer Field against Sacramento State on Wednesday, Aug. 27. The game began with a 2-0 lead by the Hornets within the first 25 minutes of the game. Those two goals scored by Sacramento State would be the only goals needed to defeat the Seawolves in this exhibition game. Though the Seawolves scored one goal during the second half of the game, that one goal was not enough to escape another preseason defeat.
The final score of the exhibition game may have not gone in the Seawolves’ favor, but the win for the Hornets did not come easy. The final and only goal for the Seawolves came in the within the last 12 minutes of the game. Throughout those final few moments of the game, the Seawolves struggled for one final goal for the tie. By the end of the game, the Sacramento State Hornets ended up on top defeating the Sonoma State Seawolves 2-1.
Though the preseason has brought two losses to the Sonoma State Men’s Soccer team, the upcoming season still looks promising. The Seawolves have lost both to Stanford and Sacramento State in this preseason. The Seawolves hope to learn from these two losses and will use them to further prepare for the upcoming regular season.
The Sonoma State men’s soccer team has also been chosen by the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) to win the North Division in a preseason survey. With the North Division title, the Seawolves would enter the Conference tournament in the post season, something that hasn’t been done since 2010. Despite two losses in this preseason, the regular season looks hopeful and promising.
The regular season for men’s soccer begins on September 5, 2013 against Fresno Pacific at 5 p.m. at the Seawolf Soccer Field.