The Stanislaus State women's soccer team remains perfect in 2016 as the Warriors blanked Fresno Pacific, 1-0, Monday night to spoil FPU's season opener.
The Warriors also stay undefeated against the Sunbirds as they improved to 7-0-0 in the head-to-head series.
"FPU came out with great intensity. It was their first game of the season and you could tell they were energized. We matched the intensity level," head coach Gabriel Bolton said.
Mikayla Clifford's goal in the 60th minute was the only score on the night as Stan State improved to 3-0-0 heading into this week's two home matches at Warrior Stadium.
Jade Poon, who is coming off a tremendous opening weekend with three goals and an assist, adds another assist to her numbers Monday night. She started the scoring play, crossing the ball into the box to Gabby Squarcia, who tapped it to Clifford for the finish. It is Clifford's first goal of the season — and 11th of her career.
Stanislaus State dominated the second half on offense, out-shooting FPU, 8-3 to end the night with a 14-10 shot advantage.
Warrior goalkeeper Haley Crook earned six saves on the night — her best outing of the season so far. FPU had a chance to go ahead in the 24th minute on a penalty kick but Crook denied a Mariah Montoya attempt.
"Haley has played very well and made a great save on the penalty kick. The entire back line was outstanding tonight," Bolton said.Stanislaus next plays Friday night when the Warriors host Western Oregon at 7 p.m. for their home opener.
"I'm extremely proud of that effort. We played our best game of the season and it was the third road game in five days," added Bolton.
Notre Dame de Namur edges Stan State in men's soccer
An early first half goal by NDNU was all of the scoring on the night as the visiting Argonauts edged Stanislaus State, 1-0, Saturday at Warrior Stadium.
Notre Dame de Namur (1-1-0) got a 18-yard blast across the box to the near post from Nicholas Nguyen in the eighth minute of the contest and held on for the win.
Despite a solid effort, Stanislaus State (0-1-1) was limited with shots but seemingly made all of them count but came up empty. The set-back ended the Warriors' four-match winning streak against NDNU. Stan State had shutout NDNU in each of the last two seasons.
The Warriors made NDNU goalkeeper Alex Clewis earn his three saves while Emerson Lovato gloved two saves for Stanislaus.
Stanislaus will play the next four contests on the road, starting with a pair of matches at San Francisco State's Cox Stadium next week. The Warriors will take on Academy of Art on Thursday at 5 p.m. before facing Holy Names at 2 p.m. on Saturday.