“It was a very good goal by Miguel Gonzalez on a really smart, heads up play,” said head coach Pete Fewing. “He intercepted a pass from about 40 yards out and sent it in. I’m proud of the effort and determination the guys showed on the field. They absolutely battled in difficult circumstances and a warm climate.”
With three prior shots in the first half, in the 33rd minute, Miguel Gonzalez (Yelm, Wash.) launched the ball from just past midfield over Sacramento State goalkeeper Cesar Castillo’s head to put the Redhawks ahead, 1-0.
Just after halftime, in the 47th minute, Gabe Silveira tied the game, 1-1, with a shot from 10 yards out into the bottom right corner.
Seattle U had their best opportunity to take the lead in the 52nd minute, as back-to-back-to-back shots by Darrell Hannah (Nelson, New Zealand), Hamza Haddadi (Shoreline, Wash.) and Jeff Rose (Carmichael, Calif.) resulted in a save and two blocks, respectively.
Neither side was able to score further in regulation, sending the game into overtime, the second such contest for the Redhawks this season.
Only three Sacramento State shots resulted from the first overtime, with a purely defensive game in the second overtime, as the game ended in a 1-1 tie, the Redhawks’ first draw this season.
Jake Feener (Rocklin, Calif.) represented Seattle U in goal for all 110 minutes, making eight saves, while Castillo made four saves in goal for the Hornets.
Gonzalez led Seattle U with four shots, three on goal, while Chimdum Mez led Sacramento State with six shots, two on goal. The Hornets outshot the Redhawks, 20-11, in the match.
Gonzalez and Feener were named to the Copa De Causeway All-Tournament team, the two-site tournament hosted by UC Davis and Sacramento State this weekend.
The Redhawks begin to work their way up the west coast, facing Oregon State (Sept. 13) and Portland (Sept. 15) next weekend before making their home debut vs. Georgia State (Sept. 20) and Florida Gulf Coast (Sept. 22). Stay tuned to GoSeattleU.com, Seattle U Athletics on Facebook, @su_athletics on Twitter, and su_redhawks on Instagram for all the latest information.