SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Andrea Boehm and Kylee Kim-Bustillos each scored a pair of goals to propel the Sacramento State women's soccer team to a 4-0 win over Southern Utah on Sunday afternoon at Hornet Field.
The win brought the Hornets back over .500 with an 8-7-3 overall record. More importantly, Sacramento State is now 3-3-3 in Big Sky Conference games and is tied for fifth place with 12 points. The top six teams will advance to the conference postseason tournament which will be held at Eastern Washington. The Hornets are tied with Northern Arizona, North Dakota and Southern Utah for fifth. Sacramento State will host NAU on Friday, Oct. 27, in the season finale for both teams. North Dakota will host Northern Colorado that same day while today's game was the finale for SUU.
Boehm opened the scoring on Sunday with a goal in the 12th minute off a pass from Kim-Bustillos for her fourth score of the season. Kim-Bustillos doubled the team's advantage with her ninth goal of the year at 26:12 with an assist from fellow freshman Ariana Nino.
Sacramento State continued to dominate play in the second half. Boehm took a pass from Mikayla Reed and scored from the top of the box 21 minutes into the period. The goal marked the first time the San Ramon, Calif., native scored multiple goals in a game during her four-year career.
Kim-Bustillos capped the scoring on the day with her 10th goal which came at 83:47. The play was set up by a pass from Kayla Collins who found Kim-Bustillos cutting down the center of the field just outside of the 18. The goal gave Kim-Bustillos the Sacramento State single-season record for scores by a freshman. She is now just one goal away from moving into fifth place in school history for goals in a year regardless of class.
The Hornets outshot the T-Birds 18-4 overall and had nine shots on goal compared to three from Southern Utah.
Sacramento State used a pair of goalkeepers in the contest. Aaliyah Fesili earned the win after making three saves in 83 minutes of work. Meghan Glisson played seven minutes and did not have a shot attempted on her.
Prior to the game, the Hornets recognized its eight seniors who will be wrapping up their careers in the coming games. The group is comprised of Meghan Glisson, Molly McConnell, Amanda Mielke, Sofia Chandler, Kylee Smith, Kayla Collins, Chelsea Arnold and Andrea Boehm.