SHREVE SCORES EARLY, BUT WOMEN'S SOCCER SETTLES FOR 1-1 TIE AGAINST SAN JOSE STATE
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The Sacramento State women's soccer team tied the San Jose State Spartans, 1-1, on Sunday, Oct. 3 at Hornet Field.
With the tie, the Hornets record moved to 5-3-3, while the Spartans moved to 6-4-1.
The Hornets scored early in the contest, as in the 11th minute, junior Cori Shreve found the back of the net on a bizarre play to give Sacramento State the 1-0 advantage. On the play, freshman Kelsey O'Donnell sent a through ball toward the end line that was tracked down by junior Leah Larot. Larot slotted a cross through the box that was deflected by two Spartans defenders before being punched out by San Jose State 'keeper Nina Butera. Her clearance, however, found the foot of Shreve, who connected from 12 yards out on her third goal of the season.
San Jose State wasted little time responding, as after earning a corner in the 19th minute, Hallsie Pacheco crossed a ball toward the back post that was headed in by Emmy Belding for her fifth goal of the season, tying the score at 1-1.
The score would remain that way into the intermission, with the Hornets holding an 8-6 advantage in shots in the first 45 minutes.
The second half saw Sacramento State control much of the possession and have several scoring opportunities, but be unable to find the back of the net. The best opportunities came late for Sacramento State, as freshman Megan Burg had a strong chance go just wide in the 74th minute, and she also had an effort in the 84th minute that was saved by Butera.
The two team's would battle into golden goal overtime, with the first overtime period starting with a strong chance for the Spartans. However, Roxy Kamal pushed her header wide, and play continued, into a second overtime.
In the second OT, Sacramento State put two shots on goal, as freshman Jessica Castaño had a shot saved in the 104th minute, and sophomore Caitlin Pulver had a chance stopped in the 109th.
San Jose State earned a corner with under ten seconds remaining, and got a good look, but Kelsy Holm's shot missed over the crossbar high, and the contest ended in a 1-1 tie.
For the match the Hornets outshot the Spartans 23-13, with Sacramento State posting eight shots on goal to San Jose State's six.
Castaño led the Hornet charge with six shots, but put just one attempt on goal. Burg and Shreve each ended with three shots, with both players putting two chances on frame. Sophomore goalkeeper Savannah Abercrombie had four saves, while the Hornets picked up a team save on a header by Belding in the 73rd minute.
Belding and reserve Katie Bonadies led the Spartans with three shots apiece, with both players putting two shots on goal. Butera collected seven saves in the tie.
The tie ended a six match winning streak for San Jose State, in which they had shutout their last five opponents.
Sacramento State returns to action on Friday, October 9 as they open up conference play against Northern Arizona. Kickoff from Hornet Soccer Field is scheduled for 1 p.m.