WOMEN'S SOCCER WINS FOR FIRST TIME IN FRESNO, 2-0
FRESNO, Calif. - Junior Cori Shreve scored in the eighth minute, while sophomore Shea Roberts added an insurance goal in the 76th minute, giving the Sacramento State women's soccer team a 2-0 victory over Fresno State on Sunday, Sept. 27.
With the victory, the Hornets improve to 4-3-2, and snap a three-match losing streak. Sacramento State also recorded their first victory over the Bulldogs in Fresno, having lost the previous seven road outings. Fresno State fell to 2-7-0 on the season following the loss.
After an early shot by freshman Jessica Castaño was saved by Bulldog goalkeeper Kaitlyn Revel, the Hornets again went on the attack in the eighth minute. Shreve, who entered the contest leading her team in shots from the defensive midfield position, cracked a shot from 25 yards out, after having a through ball off of her foot come right back to her, giving Sacramento State a 1-0 advantage.
Looking to tie it up, Fresno State posted all six of their shots in the half in the final nine minutes, but put just two on goal. Both were saved by sophomore goalkeeper Savannah Abercrombie.
Sacramento State added insurance in the 76th minute, as sophomore Shea Roberts scored her first goal of the season, giving the Hornets a 2-0 lead late. Defensively, Sacramento State did not allow a Fresno State shot the final 25 minutes of the match, holding on to the 2-0 victory.
For the match, the Hornets were outshot by the Bulldogs 8-6, but Sacramento State put five of those efforts on goal. Six different Hornets recorded shots in the contest, with Castaño, Shreve, junior Leah Larot and senior Kim Kemper posting shots on goal.
Abercrombie recorded her fourth shutout of the season in goal, collecting four saves along the way.
The Hornets return to action on Friday, Oct. 2 as they travel to Berkeley, Calif. to take on the Cal Bears. Kickoff is scheduled for 1:30 p.m.