SENIOR POWER LEADS WOMEN'S SOCCER PAST MIAMI UNIVERSITY 2-1
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Seniors Sarah Howard and Kayelyn Satkowski each tallied their first goal of the season, as Sacramento State downed Miami University 2-1 on Friday, Sept. 19 at Hornet Soccer Field.
With the win, the Hornets improve to 2-4-1 on the season, while the Redhawks drop to 1-5-0.
The game started on a scary note for the Hornets, as in the first minute of play senior 'keeper Jenny Lawrence made an impressive punch save off the crossbar on a shot off the right foot of Miami's Stephanie Wilson. Lawrence, however, injured herself on the way down from making the save, forcing a goalkeeper substitution to occur just 38 seconds into the contest. Redshirt freshman Savannah Abercrombie came off the Hornet bench to make her first career appearance in goal for the Hornets, and play resumed.
In the 16th minute, the Hornets struck as Howard trapped the ball on an errant clearance attempt by the Redhawks, and blasted a shot from 15 yards out on the left side for her ninth career goal and first of 2008, making the score 1-0.
Miami would strike back in the 37th minute, as Julie Thompson contested a Sacramento State clearance attempt and found the right foot of Jodi Zwingelberg, who sent a shot past Abercrombie to tie the score at 1-1 on her first goal of the season.
In the first half of play, the Hornets outshot the Redhawks 9-7, with Sacramento State putting five chances on goal to Miami's four.
Both teams fought back and forth for momentum as the second half got underway, but it was the Hornets who would find the momentum first in the 73rd minute. Freshman Jordan Carlberg sent a through ball to near the top of the 18 to Satkowski, who dribbled through two Redhawks defenders and fired a shot past an outstretched Rachelle Boff to give the Hornets the 2-1 victory. For Satkowski, who sat out the 2007 season due to injury, it was her 12th career goal and first since October 20, 2006 against Northern Colorado.
For the match, Sacramento State outshot Miami 17-12, with the Hornets putting eight shots on goal to the Redhawks seven. Junior Kim Kemper led the Hornets with five shots, including two on frame, while Courtney Clarke led the Redhawk charge with four shots. Abercrombie recorded four saves in goal for the Hornets, while Boff finished with six saves for Miami.
Sacramento State returns to action at Hornet Soccer Field on Sept. 21 as they host the Gaels from Iona College. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m.