FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Sacramento State women's soccer team took five shots against the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks on Sunday but were unable to find the back of the net as they fell, 2-0, in Flagstaff.
The Hornets (3-10-2, 2-4 Big Sky) came into Sunday's match looking to rebound from their tough 3-2 loss at Southern Utah. Northern Arizona (8-3-2, 4-0-1 Big Sky) entered the match looking to remain unbeaten in Big Sky play.
Sacramento State was on the defensive early as the Lumberjacks started to pile up the shots. Northern Arizona took a 1-0 lead just over seven minutes into the match and then doubled it with their second goal of the day less than 30 seconds later.
The early hole was too much for the Hornets to climb out of, especially as they struggled to control possession through much of the match. Sacramento State had just five total shots in the match, two of which were on goal, compared to 16 shots (eight on goal) for Northern Arizona. The Lumberjacks also led in corner kicks, 6-2.
With the loss, the Hornets fall to 2-4 in Big Sky play and 3-10-2 overall. After winning two of their first three conference matches, they have now lost three straight.
Sunday's match was Sacramento State's final road match of the regular season. They will return home and look to right the ship with three Big Sky matches at Hornet Field over the next two weeks.
Up first, the Hornets will host Portland State a week from today on Sunday, Oct. 14. Kickoff at Hornet Field is scheduled for 12:00 pm. For more details, be sure to visit the Sacramento State women's soccer schedule online at HornetSports.com.