WOMEN'S SOCCER FALLS IN SEASON OPENER TO PACIFIC
STOCKTON, Calif. - The Sacramento State women's soccer team fell in their season opener to the Pacific Tigers by a score of 2-0 on Friday, August 22 at Amos Alonzo Stagg Memorial Stadium.
With the loss, the Hornets fall to 0-1 on the season while the Tigers improve to 1-0.
The game was a physical battle between the two teams, with neither team finding the back of the net during the first half of play. The Hornets, however, had their best chance of the match early in the game, as senior Sarah Howard had a header punch saved away by Pacific 'keeper Amanda McNab in the 13th minute. The half saw the Hornets outshoot the Tigers, but by a narrow 5-4 margin.
In the second stanza, Pacific took advantage of two solid scoring opportunities, as in the 59th minute Sammi Teramae scored the games first tally, and Kristina Wavomba provided the insurance mark in the 82nd minute off of an assist from Teramae. Sacramento State's strongest chance of the second half came in the 84th minute, as junior Kim Kemper turned at the top of the box and shot the ball in one motion, only to see it be saved by McNab.
The Hornets ended the match with nine total shots, as junior Katelin Hopping led the way with three. Six other Sacramento State players posted a lone shot apiece. In goal, senior Jenny Lawrence collected six saves.
Sacramento State returns to action on Friday, August 29 in their home opener against Seattle University. Kickoff is scheduled for 2:30 p.m., and will be followed by the men's soccer season opener against Cal State Bakersfield.