SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The Sacramento State women's soccer team welcomed the California Golden Bears to Hornet Field for their second and final preseason exhibition match of the year. The two teams played to a 1-1 draw after 90 minutes.
In their first exhibition match, Sacramento State played three 30-minute periods on the road at San Jose State. On Friday, as the regular season gets closer, the Hornets and Bears played two regulation 45-minute halves, although agreed that there would be no overtime period.
The first half passed fairly quietly, with each team taking just two shots over the 45-minute half. The Hornets struck first in the second half, though, taking advantage of a goalkeeper deflection to score the games' first goal.
In the 66th minute, Bonnie Ford drilled a shot on goal from just in front of the net. The ball was blocked by the Bears' goalkeeper, but the delfection kicked straight out to midfielder Mikayla Reed. Reed settled the ball before lining a shot past the reach of the goalkeeper for her first goal of the season.
Just 12 minutes later, however, Cal countered with a goal of their own from right in front of the net against freshman keeper Ailey Collins. Collins, who played the entire second half, setting a new career-high with 45 minutes, also had two saves.
Friday morning's match against Cal was Sacramento State's second and final preseason exhibition contest. They open the regular season on the road with a tournament at UNLV. The Hornets take on UC Santa Barbara on Friday, August 17 at 4:00 pm before facing the host Rebels on Sunday at 1:00 pm.
For more information, including live stats and game times, please visit the 2018 Women's Soccer Schedule at HornetSports.com.