WOMEN'S SOCCER HOSTS EASTERN WASHINGTON AND MONTANA DURING SENIOR WEEKEND
HORNETS HOST EASTERN WASHINGTON AND MONTANA IN HOME FINALES DURING SENIOR WEEKEND
The Sacramento State women’s soccer team will host Eastern Washington and Montana during their final home weekend at Hornet Soccer Field. Eastern Washington heads into Friday’s contest with a 0-1-1 conference record, while Montana enters their contest on Friday at Portland State with a 1-1-0 Big Sky record.
TARANTINO SCORES 68 SECONDS IN AS WOMEN’S SOCCER ROLLS AGAINST NORTHERN COLORADO 4-0
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.
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. With the win, the Hornets ran their conference home unbeaten streak to 11 matches.
WOMEN’S SOCCER FALLS IN BIG SKY OPENER AT NORTHERN ARIZONA
The Sacramento State women’s soccer team fell in their Big Sky conference opener to Northern Arizona, 2-0, on Friday, Oct. 10 at Lumberjack Stadium.
In a battle of the two Big Sky team’s with the best non-conference records, Northern Arizona and Sacramento State were both held scoreless in the first half, despite strong chances. The Hornets outshot the Lumberjacks 6-5, but both team’s put five shots on goal in the first 45 minutes of play. Sacramento State’s best chance came on a free kick from Kara Taylor following a Lumberjack foul in the 16th minute, but the shot was saved by NAU ‘keeper Tori Rocke.
Northern Arizona struck quickly to start the second half, scoring a pair of goals within two minutes of each other. In the 50th minute, Kristi Andreassen scored from the top of the 18 to give NAU a 1-0 lead. 1:56 later, in the 52nd minute, Brenna Boies headed in a far post cross from Cee Cee Ordorfer to give the Lumberjacks an insurance goal and a 2-0 advantage.
Sacramento State could not find the answer, dropping their first conference match since Oct. 22, 2006, which was the last time the Hornets played at Northern Arizona.
Senior Sarah Howard, Taylor, and junior Katelin Hopping led the Hornets with two shots apiece, while redshirt freshman Savannah Abercrombie posted a career-high eight saves in goal. Rocke collected nine saves in the win for the Lumberjacks.
ELECE McBRIDE NAMED BIG SKY CONFERENCE OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Sacramento State freshman Elece McBride was named the Big Sky Conference’s Women’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week for the Sept. 29-Oct. 5, as announced by the conference today.
McBride had a career weekend, totaling three assists while leading the Hornets to a pair of 2-0 victories. McBride collected the assist on fellow freshman Jordan Carlberg’s game-winning goal against Nevada on Thursday, and followed that up with another game-winning assist on junior Katelin Hopping’s goal against UC Santa Cruz on Sunday.
Excluding the Hornets goal on a penalty kick against Nevada, McBride had her hand in every goal the team scored on the weekend. For McBride, a native of Roseville, Calif., the weekend total of three assists marked the first three points of her career.
For the Hornets, the honor marked the second weekly award of the season, as Kara Taylor earned defender of the week Sept. 15-21.