WOMEN'S SOCCER USES TWO LATE GOALS TO POWER PAST MONTANA
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Victoria Ramirez scored and tallied an assist as the Sacramento State women's soccer team used two late goals to defeat Montana, 2-0, in a Big Sky Conference game on Sunday afternoon at Hornet Field.
The Hornets (4-5-3, 2-1-1) played to a 1-1 draw with Eastern Washington on Friday after giving up a late goal. On Sunday versus the Lady Griz (5-6-2, 1-2-1), the Hornets turned the tables and used two late scores to climb in the Big Sky standings.
In the 81st minute, Ramirez took a short through ball from and fired a shot from 10 yards out. The ball bounced down off the cross bar and deflected into the net off Montana keeper Kristen Hoon as she turned to catch the ball.
Rarmirez assisted on the Hornets' second goal just 96 seconds later when she blasted a shot which rebounded off Hoon to the middle of the box where finished it with a one-touch shot to the near post.
Ramirez, a Sacramento native and graduate of Valley HS, now has a team-best nine points in 2012 on three goals and three assists. The Hornets nearly got on the board in the first half when freshman fired a shot off the cross bar from 15 yards out.
Overall on Sunday, Sacramento State had a slim 11-10 edge in shots but an 8-5 advantage in shots on goal. Montana, however, took three more corner kicks (7-4).
Sacramento State keeper made five saves en route to her fourth shutout this season and second in conference play. The senior has a 1.14 goals against average with 47 saves in eight starts.
The Hornets have just six games left in the regular season with two at home and four on the road. Next weekend head coach 's squad will travel to Southern Utah on Friday and Northern Arizona on Sunday.