WOMEN'S SOCCER HITS CROSS BAR AND POST IN 1-0 LOSS TO PEPPERDINE
MALIBU, Calif. - The Sacramento State women's soccer team dropped a 1-0 decision to the Pepperdine Waves on Sunday, Sept. 20.
With the loss, the Hornets fall to 3-3-2, while the Waves improve to 5-2.
The Hornets had several scoring opportunities in the game's early minutes off of a pair of corner kicks. In the 19th minute, junior Cori Shreve's shot off of a corner went off of the post of the goal. The rebound came to the foot of senior Kim Kemper, who had her shot saved by Waves 'keeper Roxanne Barker.
In the 22nd minute, Shreve headed a shot just wide off of another corner kick, and the game remained scoreless into halftime.
At intermission, the Hornets held a 5-3 advantage on shots, and also put the game's lone shot on goal.
Pepperdine took a 1-0 lead in the 54th minute, as following a Sacramento State foul in the box, Callie Payetta converted a penalty kick to give the Waves the lead.
The Hornets attempted to tie it in the 65th minute, but off of a corner kick, senior Katelin Hopping had her shot hit the crossbar. It proved to be their last chance, as the Hornets failed to attempt a shot in the final 25 minutes to fall 1-0.
For the match, the Waves outshot the Hornets 8-7, with Pepperdine putting three shots on goal to the Hornets two.
Shreve led the Hornets with two shots, while five other players connected on a lone shot apiece.
Sacramento State returns to action on Sept. 27 as they travel to take on the Fresno State Bulldogs. Kickoff is scheduled for 2 p.m.