WOMEN'S SOCCER FALLS TO MONTANA 1-0
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Montana's Sara Campbell scored a goal in the 87th minute to lead the Grizzlies to a 1-0 victory over the Sacramento State women's soccer team on Sunday, Oct. 19 at Hornet Soccer Field.
With the loss, the Hornets fall to 8-7-1, 2-2-0 in Big Sky Conference play, while the Grizzlies improved to 5-9-1, 2-2-0 in the Big Sky.
The first 87 minutes of the contest appeared to be a replay of last year's match in Missoula, which ended in a 0-0 tie after two overtime sessions. Both teams recorded a scant five shots apiece during the first 45 minutes of play, which each team putting just two shots on goal. The strongest attempt for either team in the first half was a shot by Hornet junior Katelin Hopping in the 39th minute that hit the cross bar.
The second half was much of the same, with Sacramento State dominating the shot charts 11-3 during the second 45 minutes. The Grizzlies, however, took advantage of their strongest chance, as in the 87th minute Kaitlyn Heinsohn found Sara Campbell with a through ball, and Campbell put a shot into the back of the net for her second goal of the season, giving Montana the 1-0 conference victory.
For the match, the Hornets outshot the Grizzlies 16-8, and held a decided 10-2 edge in corner kicks. Redshirt freshman Savannah Abercrombie collected three saves in goal for the Hornets, while Grace Harris posted five saves for Montana. Sacramento State was led offensively by junior Kim Kemper, who posted three shots, while the Grizzlies were led by Heinsohn's two.
With the victory, Montana ended Sacramento State's 14 match home unbeaten streak, which dated back to the 2005 season.
The match served as the final regular season home contest for the Hornets seven seniors Tiffany Fraser, Sarah Howard, Jenny Lawrence, Missy Matzen, Rebeccah Phillips, Kayelyn Satkowski and Kara Taylor. They were honored in a ceremony prior to the contest.