SAN DIEGO STATE DEFEATS WOMEN'S SOCCER, 2-0
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - The Sacramento State women's soccer team dropped a 2-0 decision to the San Diego State Aztecs on Friday, Sept. 18.
With the loss, the Hornets fell to 3-2-2, while the Aztecs improved to 4-3-2.
San Diego State opened the scoring in the 31st minute, as Hayley Marsh took advantage of a direct free kick, beating Hornet sophomore goalkeeper Savannah Abercrombie from 25 yards to push the lead to 1-0.
The Hornets posted their lone chance on goal early in the second half, as junior Cori Shreve had her shot saved by Aztec 'keeper Aubree Southwick in the 61st minute. San Diego State increased the lead to 2-0 in the 69th minute, as Niki Fernandes connected from the top of the 18 for her second goal of the season.
For the match, San Diego State outshot the Hornets 16-6, which included an 11-4 advantage in the first 45 minutes of action.
Sophomore Elece McBride led the Hornets with two shots, while freshmen Megan Burg, Jessica Castano and Kelsey O'Donnell, along with Shreve, each posted a lone shot. Abercrombie collected six saves in goal for the Hornets, who have dropped two straight matches on the road.
Marsh led the Aztecs with five shots, including two on goal, while Fernandez posted four shots, half of which were on frame.
Sacramento State returns to action on Sunday, Sept. 20 as they travel to Malibu to take on the Pepperdine Waves. Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m.