Jenkins nets game winner for HSU women
The Humboldt State women’s soccer team bounced back from an opening-day loss to shut out Dominican University 1-0 on the road Saturday afternoon.
“Today was a great response against a good Dominican team,” said HSU head coach Paul Karver. “We made some adjustments to our shape that allowed us to attack a bit more and that is what finally opened the game for us.”
The HSU women were limited to just two shot attempts in the first half, but that was all they needed, with senior forward Alex Jenkins scoring the game’s only goal late in the period.
HSU’s defense stood strong and allowed only two Dominican shots on goal the entire match.
The Jacks head to Grand Junction, Colo., on Friday to play Western State (Colo.) at 4:30 p.m.
SU Men’s Soccer Falls to Dominican 2-1
Missed opportunities for the Humboldt State men’s soccer team resulted in a 2-1 loss against Dominican University Saturday at College Creek Field.
Despite multiple attempts from Isaiah Dairo and Frankie Calderon, HSU struggled to finish in the box.
“Full credit to Dominican today, they played very well and deserved the win,” said HSU head coach Fred Jungemann. “We created some good chances and had opportunities to tie up the game, but their keeper made some big saves towards the end to finish off the game. We will learn from our mistakes though and come out hungry to get back on track for Friday.”
Calderon netted Humboldt State’s lone goal off an assist from Gus Baker in the 16th minute.
Dominican answered back 10 minutes later and got the go-ahead goal early in the second half.
The Jacks struggled with their accuracy in front of goal, putting up 21 shots, 11 shots on target.
“This loss is a wake-up call for the team in terms of refining the way we play,” said HSU keeper Bryan Hernandez. “Dominican, honestly, played better than us and they wanted it more at the end of the day. We just simply have to train and play like the good team that we are.”
Humboldt State will host Concordia (Ore.) on Friday at 1 p.m.