TWO GOALS BY KIM-BUSTILLOS HELP WOMEN’S SOCCER BATTLE TO 2-2 DRAW WITH CAL BAPTIST

TWO GOALS BY KIM-BUSTILLOS HELP WOMEN’S SOCCER BATTLE TO 2-2 DRAW WITH CAL BAPTIST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Sacramento State continued to play strong soccer on Sunday as the Hornets battled the visiting Cal Baptist Lancers for 110 minutes before settling for a draw. Kylee Kim-Bustillos scored twice for the Hornets, including a late equalizer to force overtime.

With the draw, Sacramento State moves to 3-1-2 overall on the season while the Lancers move to 3-2-1.

On Sunday, Sacramento State also celebrated Kids Day at Hornet Field. Following the conclusion of both the women's and men's games on Sunday, the teams met with fans of all ages to sign team posters and take photos.

Sunday's action started early as Cal Baptist pulled ahead to a 1-0 advantage in the 11th minute.

It was the first time since the season-opener that Sacramento State had trailed in a match. The Hornets had played nearly 400 minutes and four matches - dating back to August 23rd at UC Davis - without trailing until this afternoon's first Cal Baptist score.

That deficit did not last long, however, as Kim-Bustillos found the back of the net to level the score, 1-1, in the 29th minute. The junior forward put in work to move the ball across the top of the box before finding an open look and punching it in.

After the half, Cal Baptist scored again, this time on a free kick from outside the box, taking a 2-1 lead in the 55th minute. 

The match began to wind down, the clocking ticking closer to the 90 minute mark, and the Hornets attack seemed to find a second wind.

Within a matter of minutes, both Bonnie Ford and Julie Herrera struck excellent balls from outside the box, Herrera's just inches too high and Ford's hooking to the side at the last moment. 

But in the 89th minute, it was again Kim-Bustillos, this time with help from Aubrey Goodwill, who found the back of the net yet again, scoring the equalizer - her second of the day - to force overtime.

Both teams had chances in the extra periods, but keepers Aaliyah Fesili for Sacramento State and Abigail Tyhurst for Cal Baptist kept the opponents out of goal as the match eventually ended in a 2-2 draw.

The draw was the second of the year for the Hornets, who battled at Hawaii to a scoreless draw in what was a defensive showcase.

The brace was the third of Kim-Bustillos' career, who had two during her record-setting freshman season in which she scored 11 goals, most ever by a freshman in program history.

Already this season, Kim-Bustillos has four goals and an assist for nine points, nearly halfway to her career-high of 26 points, in just six matches. Her four goals and nine points both lead the Big Sky.

As a team, the Hornets lead the conference in goals (9), assists (8), and points (26), as well as own the lowest goals against average (0.93).

The team will look to continue to add to their conference-leading start with another home match up on Thursday, Sept. 12. Sacramento State will host San Jose State at Hornet Field at 4 p.m.

For more information on tickets, live video streams, and more, be sure to visit the Sacramento State women's soccer schedule online at HornetSports.com.