OGDEN, Utah - Sacramento State extended its unbeaten streak to nine matches Friday night, playing to a 1-1 draw on the road at Weber State. Friday night was the Hornets' conference opener after posting a league-best non-conference record.
With the win, Sacramento State moves to 6-1-3 overall and 0-0-1 in Big Sky competition. Weber State is now 1-7-1 overall and 0-0-1 in league play.
Friday night's draw extended Sacramento State's unbeaten streak to nine games, matching the program record for longest unbeaten streak.
After dropping their season opener on the road last month, Sacramento State has won or tied in each of its last nine matches. The Hornets last went nine games without a loss from Oct. 12 through Nov. 11 of the 2007 season. That year, Sacramento State finished 12-4-5 and did not lose in conference play (4-0-3).
Julia Herrera put the Hornets ahead early on Friday, finding the back of the net in the 20the minute. Camila Fonseca made a sharp pass to the left side of the box, finding a wide-open Herrera, who sent it home to give her team the 1-0 advantage.
The score remained 1-0 for 67 minutes before Weber State finally broke through. With attackers in the box, Aubrey Goodwill was called for a foul and Weber State was awarded a penalty kick. The Wildcats' Jasmine Lotey converted on the PK, sending one past Aaliyah Fesili in the 87th minute.
Despite an extra 20 minutes, neither team was able to break the tie as the match went final, 1-1.
The Hornets, who have been excellent defensively all season, faced an attack unlike anything they've seen this season. Sacramento State allowed 20 total shots, the most since its season-opener at UC Davis.
Goalkeeper Aaliyah Fesili continued to excel in goal, however, matching her career-high with nine saves.
Sacramento State took just seven shots, but was accurate with the shots they did take, placing four on goal. Samantha Craig took a team-high two shots.
The Hornets will have a chance to set a new program record with a win or a draw in their next match, Sunday, Sept. 29 at Idaho State. Kickoff on Sunday is set for noon PT.
Details on Sunday's match, including links live video streams, notes, and more, can be found on the Sacramento State women's soccer schedule online at HornetSports.com.