SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The Sacramento State women's soccer team pushed undefeated Texas to its limit before falling,1-0, on Sunday at Hornet Field. The Hornets are now 3-2 on the season while the Longhorns moved to 5-0.
The game was a defensive battle for the entire 90 minutes with each team recording 10 total shots. Texas controlled play for the majority of the first half as the Longhorns posted six shots and had five corner kicks in the period. The lone goal of the game came in the 13th minute when Katie Glenn caught the Sacramento State goalkeeper off her line and lofted a ball into the net from 35 yards out.
The Hornets turned up their offensive attack in the second half, outshooting Texas, 7-4. Sacramento State was able to get deep into the defense on several occasions but was thwarted by the Longhorns' backline which had both size and speed.
The team's best scoring opportunity came off a corner kick in 82nd minute when Amanda Mielke's header was blocked out of bounds.
Caitlin Prothe, Ariana Nino and Skylar Littlefield each had two shot attempts to lead the team. Five other Hornets were credited with a shot in the game.
Freshman goalkeeper Aaliyah Fesili had three saves for Sacramento State but took the loss.
Texas had the advantage of having not played in a week. The Longhorns were scheduled to play at Cal on Friday but the game was cancelled due to a combination of high heat and poor air quality. Sacramento State defeated UNLV, 1-0, on Friday while fighting through temperatures over 110 degrees.
The Hornets will host 25th-ranked Cal on Friday, Sept. 8, at 2 p.m. The game is the first of a doubleheader which will also feature the Sacramento State men's team playing San Diego at 4:30 p.m.
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