Sacramento, Calif. – The San Jose State men’s soccer team tied its match at 1-1 with Sacramento State in the 55th minute, but allowed a goal just four minutes later and fell 2-1 on Friday afternoon.
"We played poorly in the first half," head coach Simon Tobin said. "We played much better in the second half, but gave up that costly second goal after getting ourselves back into the game."
The Spartans (1-4-0) had been chasing the equalizer since a 23rd minute, after Cylus Sandoval scored for the Hornets.
After San Jose State tied the game, Sacramento State (1-2-1) came right back and got what would turn out to be the game-winner at the 58:29 mark.
The Spartans out shot the Hornets 14-8 including 10-4 in the second half. Frankie Beauchamp led the side with three shots.
Two keepers played for San Jose State. Emmanuel Espinosa made two saves in the first half and allowed one goal. In the second half Felix Petermann, in his first action of the year, stopped three shots, but took the loss.
San Jose State (1-4-0) vs. Sacramento State (1-2-1)
Date: Sep 12, 2014 Attendance: 320
Weather: 102 F (Really Really Hot)
Goals by period 1 2 Tot
San Jose State...... 0 1 - 1
Sacramento State.... 1 1 - 2
1. 22:43 SAC Sandoval, Cylus (1) (Rieland, Elias) - Slip pass in right side of box, low finish to far post
3. 58:29 SAC Mez, Chimdum (2) (Ochoa, Fernando;Ramirez, Ivan) - Short passes in box and passed keeper from 10 yards
Shots: San Jose State 14, Sacramento State 8
Sacramento State 3 (Bru, Philip 3)