KEMPER SCORES TWICE AS WOMEN'S SOCCER BLANKS EASTERN WASHINGTON 2-0
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Behind goals from junior Kim Kemper in the seventh and 58th minutes, the Sacramento State women's soccer team improved their record to 2-1 in Big Sky play with a 2-0 decision over Eastern Washington, on Friday, Oct. 17 at Hornet Soccer Field.
With the win, the Hornets also improve to 8-6-1 overall, while the Eagles fall to 2-9-3, 0-2-1 inside of the Big Sky.
Sacramento State produced shots early and often from the opening whistle, breaking through with their first goal in the seventh minute. Junior Ashley Forbes produced a picture perfect through ball to Kemper, who slammed home a shot from 10 yards out to give the Hornets a 1-0 lead that they would take into the half.
At intermission, the Hornets held a 12-2 shot advantage over Eastern Washington, including a 5-1 edge in shots on goal.
The second half saw Kemper score again, this time on a one-touch pass from senior Sarah Howard in the 59th minute, to give the Hornets some insurance. Eastern Washington did not put a shot attempt on frame during the second 45 minutes, giving Sacramento State the 2-0 shutout victory.
With the two goals, Kemper now has tallied six on the season and 14 for her career, moving her into fifth place in school history ahead of Tisha Smith (1994-95).
For the match, Kemper had four shots, all on goal, to pace the Hornets, while freshman Elece McBride added five shots. For the match, the Hornets outshot the Eagles 25-5, and held a 13-0 advantage in corner kicks.
Redshirt freshman Savannah Abercrombie posted her seventh clean sheet of the season in eight starts, placing her in a tie for second with Stacy Himes (1996) for the most shutouts in a season in school history. She posted one save on the day, while her counterpart for Eastern Washington, Ashley Renz, posted seven saves.
Sacramento State returns to action on Sunday, Oct. 19 at 12 p.m. as they take on Montana at Hornet Soccer Field. Fans are encouraged to come early, as the Hornets will honor their seven seniors, Tiffany Fraser, Sarah Howard, Jenny Lawrence, Missy Matzen, Rebeccah Phillips, Kayelyn Satkowski and Kara Taylor, 15 minutes prior to the contest.