Saturday, August 20, 2005 (Final)
Fresno State 4, Sunbirds 1 in soccer exhibition
Two first half goals by Cortney Sobrero propelled the Fresno State Bulldogs to a 4-1 exhibition soccer win over the Sunbirds at Steinert Field tonight.
Sobrero got the Bulldogs on the board in the 25th minute then added her second nine minutes later. It was 2-0 at the half.
Elizabeth Burns got the Sunbirds back in it when she hammered home a loose ball high in the box. That made it 2-1 just eight minutes into the second half.
Yvette Flores made it 3-1 with an unassisted goal in the 73rd minute.
Eleven minutes later Erika Sugano made it 4-1 on a nice pass from 84th minute Antonea Lugo also drew an assist on Sobrero's second goal.
"I was pleased with our effort," said FPU head coach Jaime Ramirez. "We made some costly mistakes that they capitalized on, but we showed some flashes."
The Sunbirds officially begin their season on September 4 in Arcata when they face Humboldt State.
Fresno Pacific University offers undergraduate and graduate programs that stress solid academic preparation and a strong ethical foundation. Each year more than 2,000 traditional and adult students attend classes on the 42-acre main campus in southeast Fresno or centers in Visalia and Bakersfield. The university also reaches 12,000 students across the nation and around the world through professional development studies programs. The only four-year Christian university in the Central Valley, FPU is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and ranked in the top quarter among Western universities master's category by U.S. News & World Report.