TARANTINO SCORES 68 SECONDS IN AS WOMEN'S SOCCER ROLLS AGAINST NORTHERN COLORADO 4-0
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Junior Erin Tarantino scored just one minute and eight seconds in, as Sacramento State took home a 4-0 victory over Northern Colorado in Big Sky action on Sun., Oct. 12 at Hornet Soccer Field.
With the win, the Hornets improve to 7-6-1 on the season, including a 1-1-0 mark in the Big Sky, while the Bears fall to 5-10-0, 0-2-0 in Big Sky play.
In a rematch of last year's Big Sky Tournament championship match, Sacramento State took an early advantage that they would not relinquish. Junior Kim Kemper forced Bears 'keeper Kirstin Salminen away from the goal with a shot in the games first minute. Salminen saved the shot, and had control of the ball before seeing it falls out of her hands and onto the awaiting foot of Tarantino, who chipped the 'keeper for her first goal of the season, giving the Hornets a 1-0 lead in the games second minute.
Insurance followed soon after in the sixth minute, as junior Ashley Forbes found Kemper, who tackled through a Bears defender before unleashing a shot from just inside of the 18 that found the back of the net to extend the lead to 2-0.
In the second half the Hornets continuing scoring goals, as freshman Paige Tucker executed a perfect give-and-go with Kemper, getting the ball back at the top of the 18 and blasting a left-footed shot into the goal in the 53rd minute, giving the Hornets a 3-0 lead. Sacramento State struck once more in the 79th minute, as freshman Jordan Carlberg sent a lead pass from midfield that found the foot of senior Kayelyn Satkowski, who sent a cross to the right foot of junior Danielle Holloway, who beat a diving Salminen to give the Hornets the 4-0 decision.
Holloway, Tarantino and Tucker each scored their first goals of the season for the Hornets, with Tucker's goal being the first of her career in the Green and Gold. Redshirt freshman Savannah Abercrombie recorded her fifth clean sheet of the season, while stopping five shots.
Sacramento State outshot the Bears 19-10 for the match, with the Hornets posting 12 shots on goal to Northern Colorado's five.
The Hornets return to action at home this weekend as they face Eastern Washington and Montana in a pair of Big Sky Conference matchups. The Eagles and Hornets face off at Hornet Soccer Field on Fri., Oct. 17 at 1:30 p.m., before Sacramento State does battle with the Grizzlies on Sun., Oct. 19 at 12 p.m.