`Dogs Host Sacramento State
    Kendall VanDine and the Bulldog defense have shutout two opponents this season.
    Kendall VanDine and the Bulldog defense have shutout two opponents this season.

    Sept. 25, 2009

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    FRESNO, Calif. - After winning their first road match of the season last weekend the Fresno State women's soccer team looks to extend their win streak. The Bulldogs host Sacramento State Sunday, Sept. 27 at 2 p.m. in Bulldog Stadium.

    "We look forward to being at home for a game," said head coach Brian Zwaschka. "Our road schedule has been tough and the team has responded very well. I am very proud of a team who battled hard this past weekend. We have been dealing with illness and injuries and the players have stepped up to the challenges and gotten on with the job. Getting our first road win was a relief and adds confidence to our plans and diligent work. Having such great road fans helps a ton, with the Davis match almost seeming like a home game!"

    The Bulldogs enter the weekend 2-6. The `Dogs earned their first road win of the season after beating UC Davis, 1-0. Claudia Cardenas scored the winning goal and leads the team in points (6) and goals (3). She is second in the WAC in goals per game (.75) and third in points per game (1.50).

    Junior Kaitlyn Revel is leading the WAC in saves (50), second in the WAC in saves per game (6.25) and second in the WAC in shutouts per game (.25).

    Fresno State as a team has the most saves in the WAC with 51 and are second in the league with two shutouts.

    The last time these two teams met was Sept. 28, 2008 in Bulldog Stadium. The Bulldogs came away with the win, 2 0. Fresno State owns the overall series against the Hornets, 9-3.

    Sacramento State is off to a 3-3-2 start in 2009. The Hornets went 0-2 over the weekend losing to Pepperdine, 1-0, and San Diego State, 2-0. Elece McBride leads the team in points with seven (two goals and three asssits). Leah Larot leads the team with three goals. Goalkeeper Savannah Abercrombie has 29 saves and three shutouts.

    "Sac State is a well coached, hard-working, organized team that has gotten several positive results and will come here to play, so we must build on our positives and give them our best game," said Zwaschka. "Most of all, it will be good to show our home fans how we are developing as a team leading into conference play."

    The Bulldogs are celebrating youth soccer for the month of September. All kids in the 8th grade and younger who wear their soccer jerseys will receive FREE admission.

    "We Are Your Team" - The Bulldogs return home on Sunday, September 27th when they host Sacramento State at 2pm in Bulldog Stadium. September is Youth Soccer Month and all youth 8th grade and under recieve FREE admission when wearing their youth soccer jersey. For ticket deals and information visit GoBulldogs.com, call or stop by the Bulldogs Ticket Office (559-278-DOGS).



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