WOMEN’S SOCCER FORCES 1-1 DRAW AT WEBER STATE

WOMEN’S SOCCER FORCES 1-1 DRAW AT WEBER STATE

OGDEN, Utah. — The Sacramento State women's soccer (7-7-3, 2-3-3) traveled to Ogden to take on Weber State (3-10-2, 2-3-2). The team looked to build off their exciting 6-3 win at home on Friday, but instead went up against a tough Weber defense and battled to a 1-1 draw after double overtime.

Weber state scored first, going up 1-0 in the 26th minute. After a corner kick was deflected out of the box, Morgan Quarnberg, Weber State's leading scorer, recovered the loose ball and after a quick tap, drilled home the shot from 20 yards out.

The equalizer came 12 minutes later. Kylee Kim-Bustillos made an excellent play on a goal kick, stealing the ball from a Weber defender at midfield. She dribbled up the field and into the left side of the box, drilling one past the goalie into the back right from just a few yards out.

It was Kim-Bustillos' eighth goal of the year, moving her even closer to the all-time mark for a freshman in program history (11). She also moves into a tie for the top spot in the Big Sky conference, tied with Portland State's Katie Forsee. 

That was all of the scoring on the afternoon as the Hornets and Wildcats traded zeros in the second half as well as both overtime periods, ending the game in a 1-1 draw.

Hornets goalkeeper Meghan Glisson made her first career start in goal for Sacramento State, making four saves and allowing just the one goal while playing all 110 minutes. Entering her senior season, Glisson had logged just over six minutes of play.

Sacramento State also saw another player go down in this one, losing midfielder Skylar Littlefield after a midair collision with a Weber State player. Both players were rattled after colliding while going after an up ball and both left the game.

Littlefield joins a growing list of injured Hornets that includes veteran defender Chelsea Arnold and three of the team's four goalkeepers: Molly McConnell, Aaliyah Fesili, and Kaylyn Evans.

With the draw, the Hornets are now 2-3-3 in the Big Sky, keeping them just on the outside of the conference postseason picture. They wrap the week with nine points on the year, tied for seventh with Southern Utah. They'll face Southern Utah this coming Sunday, October 22 at Hornet Field. The match starts at 1:00 pm PT.