SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Freshman Beverly Goebel headed in the golden goal in the 104th minute to lead Sacramento State to a 2-1 overtime victory over Cal Poly on Sunday afternoon in front of a season-high 475 fans at Hornet Soccer Field.
Just her second career goal, the Moreno Valley, Calif., native reached the end of Katie McCoy’s free kick and directed the ball to the far post and over the grasp of Mustang keeper Alli Tramel.
In the Hornets’ third consecutive overtime match, Sacramento State was able to earn the victory backed by Goebel and junior forward Kayelyn Satkowski.
After 70 minutes of scoreless soccer, Satkowski found the net for the seventh time this season. The 2004 Casa Roble graduate took advantage of a wide open net in the 71st minute after Goebel dispossessed a Cal Poly defender just outside the Mustangs’ penalty box.
Goebel picked up her fifth assist of the season drawing a defender and Tramel off her line as she headed toward goal. With a quick diagonal pass to Satkowski, Tramel attempted to make the stop but couldn’t handle Goebel’s pass cleanly, leaving a wide open net for Satkowski.
It was Satkowski’s third goal of the weekend after scoring twice in the Hornets’ 4-3 overtime loss to Boise State on Friday.
Trailing 1-0, Cal Poly (6-5) scored the equalizer in the 77th minute when Cara O’Hagan blasted a 30-yard shot over Hornet goalkeeper Jenny Lawrence.
Lawrence, in her fourth start of the season, made a match-high six saves.
Sacramento State climbs back over .500 with a 6-5-1 record before beginning Big Sky Conference play at defending league champion, Weber State on Thursday, Oct. 5.
Satkowski continues to lead the team in scoring with seven goals and three assists, while McCoy has tallied three goals and five assists and Goebel has recorded two goals and five assists.
McCoy’s 13 career assists are second only to Paula Guarda (18) in Sacramento State program history.