WOMEN'S SOCCER HEADS TO SEATTLE TOURNEY
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The Sacramento State women's soccer team will hit the road this weekend for a pair of games at the Seattle University Tournament. The Hornets will play Cal State Bakersfield at 3:30 p.m. on Friday before battling the host Redhawks at noon on Sunday.
The Hornets last played both Seattle and Cal State Bakersfield in 2008 and split the two games. Sacramento State played Seattle to a 1-1 draw at home and knocked off CSUB 4-0 on the road.
SCOUTING THE HORNETS
Sacramento State is currently 3-4-1 on the season but has won two straight games, over Menlo College and Fresno State, by a combined score of 11-0.
Junior goalkeeper Savannah Abercrombie recorded the shutouts in both contests and now has 19 shutouts in her career. The El Camino High School grad owns the school record for career shutouts and has a 5.5 game lead on Stacy Himes (15.5) in second place.
Forward Leah Larot has led the way offensively with six goals this season. She ranks 28th in the nation in total goals and 39th in the NCAA in goals per game (0.75). The senior from San Jose, Calif. has 13 career goals and her six this season is the most in a single season for her career.
As a team, the Hornets have outscored opponents 17-9 and outshot opponents 116-81 on the season.
These are the final non-conference games for head coach Randy Dedini's squad as the Hornets begin Big Sky Conference play on Oct. 8 versus Montana.
SCOUTING THE ROADRUNNERS
Cal State Bakersfield is 2-3-3 in 2010 and is coming off a scoreless draw with San Diego.
CSUB has scored just six goals this season with Tyler Shirk and Tara Corcoran leading the way with two goals each. No Roadrunner has more than one assist.
In the net, goalkeeper Kym Gause has allowed nine goals in seven games while making 31 saves.
SCOUTING THE REDHAWKS
Seattle University is 5-4-0 on the season and is coming off a 3-0 win against Cleveland State.
The Redhawks are led by Emma Levy, who has three goals and two assists while keeper Madison Goverde has played every minute this season in the net and has a 1.08 goals against average with 33 saves and three shutouts.