Women's Soccer Visits Sac State Friday at 5 p.m.
Stockton, Calif. – The Pacific women's soccer team renews its rivalry with Sacramento State, as the Tigers visit the Hornets on Friday, in a 5 p.m. contest at Hornet Field.
Pacific, 1-3-0 on the season with all three losses coming to teams that were ranked this season, is unbeaten in the last 13 matches against Sac State, with 10 wins and three draws. All-time, the Tigers own an 11-1-4 advantage in the series with the Hornets, with the only loss coming back in the 1994 season.
"Sac State is a quality team," head coach Keith Coleman commented. "They haven't played enough where we can see where they are at this year, but we always have tough, tough games against them. It's a rivalry game. We're looking forward to going over there and playing well and capitalizing on some of the good things that have come out of our last four games."
The Tigers opened the season with a 3-0 win over Nevada at home before away losses to No. 2 Stanford, No. 20 San Diego and a USC team which started the season ranked No. 25.
"I think playing three top 25-type teams - with one being number 1 or No. 2., we felt like we were tested in those games," Coleman continued. "In San Diego game, we were in the game. In the USC game, we outshot them in the second half and played really, really well. We did learn a lot from it. We also learned that little mistakes cost you big time. We have to eliminate those mistakes going forward."
The Hornets enter at 1-3-0 on the season with regulation losses to Big West foes Long Beach State and UC Davis, an overtime loss to Seattle, and a win over NAIA opponent Master's College.
Following the contest, the Tigers return home to face UNLV at Stagg Memorial Stadium on Friday, Sept. 9, at 7 p.m. and Cal State Bakersfield on Sunday, Sept. 11, at noon.