WOMEN'S SOCCER HOSTS FRESNO STATE SUNDAY
Leah Larot leads the Hornets with 11 points on a team-best five goals and one assist.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The Sacramento State women's soccer team will play host to in-state rival Fresno State on Sunday afternoon in their lone game this weekend. The Hornets (2-4-1) and the Bulldogs (4-3-0) will battled at 3:30 p.m. on the Hornet Soccer Field pitch.
Sacramento State has won two of the last three meetings with Fresno State, including a 5-1 victory at home in 2007.
This is the final game of a short three-game homestand for the Hornets, who will hit the road for games against Cal State Bakersfield and Seattle at the Seattle University Tournament on Sept. 24 and 26, while the Bulldogs' road tilt with Sacramento State breaks up a four-game homestand.
SCOUTING THE HORNETS
The Hornets are coming off a split weekend in which they lost 4-3 in a thriller with Nevada on Friday but rebounded with the biggest win in school history, 9-0 over Menlo College on Sunday. It was the most goals scored in a game in team history in addition to being the largest margin of victory even for Hornet women's soccer. The nine goals tied for the second most in Big Sky Conference history as well.
Leah Larot was the star of the past weekend with two goals against both the Wolfpack and Oaks and her five points (two goals and one assist) on Sunday was the fifth most for a single game in school history. Victoria Ramirez also had five points versus Menlo College but on one goal and three assists, a new single game school record for helpers.
SCOUTING THE BULLDOGS
The Bulldogs come into the game after falling to UC Davis, 3-2, in overtime. Prior to that loss, the Bulldogs were on a four-match winning streak after sweeping to championships in both the UTEP Miner Classic and the Florida International University Tournament. Fresno State outscored their opponents 8-4 during the streak.
Fresno State, which is averaging 1.43 goals per game as a team, is balanced on offense with no player having more than seven points seven games into the season. Laura Dodd is that leading scorer, with seven points on three goals - a team-high - and one assist. Four players have two assists to pace the sqaud.