WOMEN'S SOCCER FALLS TO IDAHO STATE 3-1
POCATELLO, Idaho - The Sacramento State women's soccer team fell to the Idaho State Bengals by a score of 3-1 on Thursday, Oct. 23 at Davis Field.
With the loss, the Hornets fall to 8-8-1 on the season, 2-3-0 in Big Sky Conference play, while the Bengals improve to 3-10-4, 1-3-1 in the Big Sky.
In a battle of two squads currently on the outside looking in on the Big Sky Tournament, the Bengals came out of the gates with a sense of urgency. Following a tackle in the penalty area by Sacramento State, Idaho State opened the scoring on a penalty kick conversion by Jana Davis-Boehler in the 30th minute, giving the Bengals a 1-0 advantage they took with them into intermission.
The second half saw the Bengals post their first insurance goal in the 52nd minute on a Noelle Sanders strike, and followed with another goal in the 67th minute as Kilee Quigley found the back of the net, giving Idaho State a 3-0 advantage.
Sacramento State lit up the scoreboard for the only time in the match in the 72nd minute, as junior Ashley Forbes scored her fourth goal of the season on assists from fellow juniors Katelin Hopping and Kim Kemper, accounting for the final score of 3-1.
After mustering just two shots during the first 45 minutes, the Hornets posted nine second half shots to outshot the Bengals 11-8 for the match. Idaho State 'keeper Bailey Williams collected five saves for the match, while Hornet redshirt freshman Savannah Abercrombie matched her with five saves as well, as all eight of the Bengals shots for the match were credited as attempts on goal.
The Hornets were without head coach Randy Dedini, who was serving a red card suspension from last Sunday's match against Montana.
Sacramento State returns to the pitch on Saturday, Oct. 25 as they travel to Ogden, Utah to take on the first place Weber State Wildcats. Kickoff is scheduled for 10 a.m. Pacific time.